It’s an exciting week in the city. TIFF 2019 is well under way and the weather is still warm. Celebrities and socialites have touched down for films and parties as moviegoers enter packed theatres to see the best in cinema. At the same time, Toronto has several crews located across the GTA filming upcoming movies and television series.
Yesterday, the federal government launched the new First-Time Home Buyer Incentive (FTHBI). The program aims to make the process of buying a home in Canada’s hottest real estate markets a bit easier for millennials. If approved for this incentive, the purchase transaction must close on or after Nov. 1, 2019.
Announced earlier this year as part of the Trudeau government’s 2019 platform, FTHBI stops first-time homebuyers from feeling the full weight of monthly mortgage payments. With these paym...
What is revealed by a deeply unfortunate headline error conflating killer and victim
On May 6th, a National Post article by reporter Adrian Humphreys detailed murder victim Andrew Kinsman’s true-crime interest in serial killers John Wayne Gacy and Dennis Andrew Nilsen. In June 2017, 49-year-old Kinsman became serial killer Bruce McArthur’s eighth and final victim, part of a major tragedy that has rocked Toronto’s LGBTQ+ community to the core.
Move over Zig-Zag, there’s a new, all-Canadian brand of rolling papers on the market.
You may have seen the packs of buffalo plaid papers at a cannabis retailer or headshop near you.
Puff or pass? With so many rolling paper products on the market, it can be challenging to choose which one is best for you. You’ve likely heard of household brands like Zig-Zag, RAW or Elements, each of which come in different sizes and types. It’s no secret that a well-rolled joint can enhance your smoking experience, but to fully enjoy everything cannabis has to offer, a fantastic rolling paper is critical.
Bunz had humble origins as a Facebook bartering group, created to allow people in Toronto to trade goods and services. But as the community skyrocketed in popularity, the name was trademarked, and a startup was born, with its own app and cryptocurrency, dubbed BTZ.
A protest walk on North Spur, a natural dam fortified as part of the Muskrat Falls project, on October 10, 2016. Image: Jacinda Beals, used with permission
Rita Monias, an Indigenous elder from northern Manitoba, traveled more than 3,000 kilometers to Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, in October to join a protest opposing a megadam project on the east coast that threatens to poison an Indigenous food web and cause mass drowning in the event of a dam break.
Kevin Martin was conceived with the help of a sperm donor in London, Ont.
On Wednesday, the 32-year-old was driving from his home in Ohio to Toronto to voice opposition to Bill C-404. The legislation would legalize financial compensation for egg and sperm donors — and could make Canada the new nexus of a global fight over assisted reproduction.
Now that cannabis is legal from coast to coast, how does Canada’s “recreational” market differ from the medical cannabis system that was first established by Health Canada in 2001?
When a girl’s arm brushed against mine in Grade 12 yearbook class, it sent shivers up my spine. Just like that, I realized I was queer.
I returned to that moment over and over again for two years. At first, I didn’t allow myself to consider I was queer. But later, as I fantasized about dancing with her as Cat Power’s “Moon” played in the background, I relented.
n English, there are no words to describe the existential pain of watching the catastrophic impact of climate change on the world around you. How do we explain how we feel when we hear about rising sea levels, burning forests, tornadoes and tsunamis ravaging coastlines, or animals going extinct?
Fortunately, a retired professor has coined a term for this ecological grief: “solastalgia,” or the feeling of being homesick while still at home and the landscape you love changes, often for the worse.
With cannabis now legal in Canada, people still face social stigma for consuming the plant. One Ontario photographer hopes to end the shame surrounding medicinal and recreational use of cannabis by photographing everyday people and their personal weed rituals.
Niv Shimshon, a 40-year-old married father of two is a wedding photographer and cannabis user based in Hamilton, Ontario.
Two recent incidents involving politicians and their online opponents have revived questions about how police handle social media hostility.