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The Greater Toronto Area Has Got Class

Yelp Canada | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

School might not officially be in session right now, but that doesn't mean you can't tickle your right brain for a change while you're giving your left a break from the books. There are certainly no shortage of creative outlets in the 'burbs, and with many businesses offering classes for adults and kids, you may have the secret weapon to a family friendly summer, right in your own backyard!

You Should Take Fun Seriously

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Living
Beverley Golden

Although we have more leisure time in our lives, we are having less fun. We could reap the benefits throughout our lives if we would give ourselves permission to indulge in some childlike fun. Realizing that I might not have been taking fun seriously, I'm committed to now share freely my own particular brand of fun without hesitation with anyone who asks.

How Kids Can Make a Difference

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

Study after study indicates that parents, schools and community members all have a role to play in developing caring, ethical children. But how do we do that in a way that's less about layering on the duty and obligation? How do we nurture a child's own instincts about what's needed in the world, and help them find their own unique way to give?

Vancouver Artists Work Magic In Historic Building

Genevieve Michaels | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Genevieve Michaels

You can't get any more historic than a house built at the inception of its neighbourhood.

9 Places to Express Yourself This Spring in Toronto

Yelp Canada | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

Are you suffering from some serious spring fever? Channel that newfound energy, get creative and express yourself. Here are nine fine Toronto places to let it all hang out through art, song or some other wild and weird avenues.

Turn Features of Your Home Into Moneymakers

David Lester | Posted 06.28.2015 | Canada Business
David Lester

There are many ways to turn everyday features of your home into income generating assets (appreciating assets) and often they are things that you will need to buy anyway. It is all about being smart about how you structure your home and how you shop for it. Here are some things you can invest in for your home that will make it a money maker for life.

MC Jin on Philosophy, Optimism and Loss

Herbert Lui | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada
Herbert Lui

MC Jin is a natural conversationalist. He'll tap you on the shoulder to get a point across. He'll tell you stories about his son with an ear-to-ear ...

Modern Copyright Extremism Will Kill Creativity As We Know it

Eva Prkachin | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Living
Eva Prkachin

Music, much like all art and cultural productions, thrives because musicians are constantly borrowing, sharing, and reacting. Slap a copyright on a chord progression, melody, riff, or a tone and watch the endless variety, one of the most beloved qualities of music and the 21st Century, wither. That's why we're fighting back against TPP copyright extremism.

Why 1,500 Women Signed Up to Edit Wikipedia on International Women's Day

Yen To | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Living
Yen To

Theories of why Wikipedia remains a male-based platform also abound. Some correlate it to the combative exclusivity of an old boys' club mentality that is repeatedly evidenced by women contributors submitting articles that are judged to be not substantive enough and immediately expedited for removal. The edit-a-thons came into existence as a counter measure to the aforementioned persisting pattern.

Andy Warhol Exhibit In Vancouver Lets Us Hang Out With Famous People (For Free)

Genevieve Michaels | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Genevieve Michaels

Everyone in Vancouver should go see this show while it's here. It's free, and you're basically hanging out with famous people and travelling through time all at once.

How To Stay Warm and Get Cultured in Toronto

Yelp Canada | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Travel
Yelp Canada

Just ask any lady in your life, shoes are art, damn it! That's right, if you haven't already heard there is a massive monument to shoes in downtown Toronto. Go in and walk through the ages shoe by shoe, and be sure to check out their current exhibition: Fashion Victims... shoes in the 19th century were serious stuff....

PuSh Festival Vancouver Brings The Performing Arts To Life

Genevieve Michaels | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Genevieve Michaels

There is something for everyone at PuSh Fest, whether you're a broke student getting into the Vancouver arts scene (like me), or a performing arts industry veteran.

Art and Culture Resolutions for 2015

Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood

This New Year's resolution proposal is strictly art and culture related, and some of them you can knock off from your own home! (Others might require you to get in your car, and do a bit of legwork). But for the most part, these are things that will make you feel better about yourself and your surroundings in an 'art loving' way. Here we go!

One Cool Trend for 2015? FIlm Cameras!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I know that digital will continue to be the camera of choice, but film continues to have its advantages. The best reason to support film is that it encourages the photographer to be present when taking a photo.

How to Redefine Yourself and Boost Your Self-Esteem

Jacki Andre | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

I continue to carry those words with me: "fat", "ugly", "lazy", "worthless". My one positive attribute was my smarts, and I owned being smart. I shaped myself into the female equivalent of Anthony Michael Hall's character in The Breakfast Club: a dorky loner who was thrilled when she got her first pair of prescription eyeglasses.

We Must Do More to Support Canadian Artists

Shannon Skinner | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

Artists make our world a colourful and interesting place. Innately curious and inquisitive, artists create beautiful, dramatic, thoughtful forms of art that please and engage the human eye and ear, or get us to think. As a nation, we do not support them enough.

A Future With In Vitro Meat Is Closer Than You Think

Robert Bolton | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada
Robert Bolton

Given predictable increases in population and demand, for meat production to take place responsibly in the future, we will have to significantly diversify our eating habits, and with them, our production habits. In vitro meat is one alternative. We don't know enough about it yet. But we know we can make it. It is possible.

How to Revamp Your Art Collection (Without Breaking the Bank)

Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood

Art fatigue is a common phenomenon, and it can be treated. You will only benefit from all of the amazing things that art can do for you and your space if you love that space you're in. Everyone needs to change their world a little bit every once in a while, and reorganizing your art collection is the easiest way to do that.

LOOK: Stunning Hand-Beaded Skull Art By Vancouver Artist

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Vancouver artist is using a normally grim symbol to remind us to love the life we have. Ricky Sosa runs Revolucionario Design Co., a Vancouve...

Tips on Buying Art as a Gift

Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood

It's quite a compliment that you thought enough of that person that you ventured into that art buying territory, no? Again, can be scary, but personal and worth the effort. So whether you wish to add to a loved one's art collection, or maybe start one for your friend, keep in mind a few helpful tips to keep you in line:

Visionary on a Mission - Introducing Saki Mafundikwa

Beverley Golden | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Impact
Beverley Golden

There are people who believe you can't go home again. Saki Mafundikwa isn't one of them. Born in Zimbabwe, he exhibited an extraordinary talent for drawing from an early age, yet his options appeared limited, as the idea of "design" was unknown.

In Conversation With Gloria Vanderbilt

Raji Aujla | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Living
Raji Aujla

Our interview was scheduled on the same day as the Mayor's Arts Lunch, and a day before her opening reception. We had an HBO documentary crew, a DOP, a secondary videographer, handlers, a boom operator and a 20-minute hard stop. Within those 20 minutes, I hoped to demystify an icon.

Commemorating the First World War Through the Power of Art

Hon. David C. Onley | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada
Hon. David C. Onley

As the war recedes even farther into the past, the experience of the Great War risks sliding out of our collective memory. The centenary of WWI challenges us to renew our understanding of the conflict and reconsider its contemporary meaning. In that same spirit, my office is hosting Lest We Forget, an exhibition of WWI-inspired paintings by celebrated contemporary artist Charles Pachter.

#NXNEART2014 Animates the City Like Never Before

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Music
Marcello Cabezas

Where is the art? Where is the ART? WHERE IS THE ART? Some have said if you build it they will come. A new art program as part of the NXNE Festival runs this week may be a true test of this sentiment.

10 Reasons to Buy Art

Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood

Those walls are blank, and look like they're closing in on you. Okay, so you can buy the prints, the limited editions and all that jazz, but for a moment please consider these reasons why buying an original piece of art is something that you should do. Today. Like now.