On the morning of Oct. 28, 2015, 12 pedestrians were struck by cars in the City of Toronto. While some would say it's the result of a wet, grey day, this statistic follows an average of six pedestrians being hit each day, a stunningly high number set to increase as density intensifies and our population ages.
For those of us hip-hop heads in the know, Toronto-based producer MoSS has been one of the best-kept secrets in music.
Tattoo culture as a whole is becoming more and more prevalent, especially among the millennial generation. Depending on who you ask, many young adults are of the belief that tattoos are becoming less taboo, both within society and the workplace.
Once the site of the largest distillery in the British Empire, former factories have been transformed into pedestrian-only village with Toronto's coolest designer boutiques, cafes, restaurants, artisan shops and art galleries. It's so trendy that even the dead are squatters -- the Distillery District has long been considered a haunted site.
It isn't every day that you see a television screen turn on in the middle of your bathroom mirror, but then again it isn't every day that you stand ...
I should have known better. Generally, you need to offer some leeway for new kids on the block -- at least three months to work out kinks. But I didn't. Because at the time, I thought -- "Bumpy ride, be damned! Imma get me some Hotline Bling." Oh, how naively hopeful I was.
I have been to the Air Canada Centre (ACC) countless times for sold out sporting events and big ticket concerts. Never have I experienced mayhem in the hallways like I did at Sir Paul McCartney's sold out Out There tour in Toronto.
Winter Blues: the loss of motivation and productivity experienced during the long winter months, especially in northern countries. Winter presents a challenge for many people to stay on top of their fitness regimens.
Toronto and Montreal's skylines are a contrast between new and old. They outline the differences between the two cities.
While Anita refused to stop, he told her, "No, you know what, these are not humans, you dumb frickin' broad."
I remember in the fall of 1993, when the Blue Jays last won the World Series, and how the celebrations in the streets went on all night long. Even those of us who weren't die-hard baseball fans were caught up in the thrill of our home team winning the series. We were all proud Torontonians, and we felt the communal aspect of the win. When we watch sports on TV, we can't help but have strong emotions.
The staff at Buca Yorkville is the first to admit that breakfast in Italy is a simple pastry and coffee, but bridging Canadian cravings with their commitment to Italian dining means creating brunch. Luckily, brunch is my favourite meal, as it allows plenty of time to exercise up an appetite and it isn't too late in the day for digestion before bed.
Finally, a Toronto sports team is making waves and showing signs of excellence. It may have taken us 22 years to make the playoffs again, but we're a patient city, aren't we? After all, we cheer for the Leafs year after year despite repeated disappointment. Now, the Jays are up to bat for Toronto at large.
Mental illness is not a priority on the political agenda even with an election on the horizon. We need to get Canadian citizens motivated and ready to speak out so that more funding can be injected into a system that has been weakened by its lack of funding due to frozen base budgets in the community mental health and addictions sector for over three years.
This was my first Madonna concert and, having grown up on her music, I was very excited. Of course, I was also very excited to go see "The Matrix Reloaded."
What seemed to be an experiment of sorts in fact created lasting impressions inspiring new friendships with strangers and proof that authentic moments are indeed possible within the "shiny penny syndrome" many call real life.