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Photos! BIG On Bloor Street Festival

BIG On Bloor street festival (between Dufferin and Lansdowne) is in it’s 8th year and keeps getting better and better. Walking through the fest is like taking an explorative journey through many countries, cities, cultures and even decades in time. Among the many attractions included getting your name painted in classic Japanese style, henna applications,… Read More »

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Urban Beekeeping Bicycle Tour

Love those bees! Did you know there’s a whole community of beekeepers keeping things buzzing around the city? Join Koffler Gallery for a bicycle tour where you’ll take in Penelope’s Stewart’s beewswax installation, get a beehive demonstration, and sample local honey! The tour takes place on July 14 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm and begins at… Read More »

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PHOTOS! Olivia Chow’s World Pride Party at Woody’s

Drag queens took to the stage to celebrate the kick-off of World Pride with Toronto Mayoral Candidate Olivia Chow last week. Performers included Mahogany Browne, Sapphire Titha-Reign, Allysin Chaynes and Slimthick Monroe. You can catch Olivia Chow marching in the World Pride Parade this Sunday on Church Street, while Rob Ford gets a sunburn at… Read More »

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Project Prom x Corsage Project

Every teen should be able to choose whether or not to attend prom. Reality is a jerk, though, and a lot of teens just can’t afford it. Wouldn’t you feel, like, really good if you could help a short-on-funds youngster celebrate the end of high school? Lucky you, there’s a benefit gala for that. And… Read More »

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Jeff Perera: Changing What it Means To “Be a Man”

Boys don’t cry. Don’t be a pussy. Man up. From an early age, boys are given strong messages about what it means to be a man. Most of these messages perpetuate a culture of toxic masculinity in which men are expected to deny the traits that make them human (such as expressing strong emotions) and… Read More »

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Helping Youth on the Margins and Creating New Culture Makers: Get to Know SKETCH

From its original inception to the incredible not-for-profit enterprise it has become, SKETCH is a testament to the power of vision. The seeds of SKETCH were planted in Phyllis Novak’s brain in the early ’90s. While pursuing a career in acting, Novak, SKETCH’s artistic director, started giving theatre workshops at a drop-in centre for homeless and marginalized youth.… Read More »

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