10th annual Strawberry Ceremony for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

A crowd of hundreds gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters to mark the 10th annual Strawberry Ceremony. The memorial organized by No More Silence, The Native Youth Sexual Health Network and Sistering among others,… Continue reading

The Matador Club rises again

The century year old Matador Club is set to rise again! The honky-tonk booze can which once hosted the likes of Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Blue Rodeo is set to reopen this… Continue reading

NYC noise musician Pharmakon plays S.H.I.B.G.B.’s

New York City noise musician Pharmakon writhes, screams, bangs and pushes her way through an underground gig at S.H.I.B.G.B.’s in Toronto. Photographed for NOW Magazine while fending off the moshing mob.

A sea of legs at the annual No Pants Subway Ride

Riding on the Yonge subway line just got a whole lot sexier as participants took to the rails for the annual No Pants Subway Ride. Started by Improv Everywhere in New York, the… Continue reading

Je suis Charlie: Toronto rallies in solidarity with Paris after terror attacks

A large group of people rallied at Nathan Phillips Square in solidarity with France and to commemorate the journalists killed at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris. People held up pencils and ‘Je… Continue reading

Braving the cold for the World Juniors Hockey Final

Only in Canada, eh?! A small yet vigorous gathering of people braved the -22 windchill at Maple Leaf Square outside the Air Canada Centre to watch Canada vs. Russia in the World Juniors Hockey Championship Final.… Continue reading

Ex Post Fac:TO 2014 – It Gets Better Toronto

Here we are again Toronto. It feels like just yesterday I was writing a summary of 2013, lamenting about our crack-addled mayor and trying to keep the positivity of life in the big… Continue reading

Toronto gets it’s first blast of winter

Every year it’s inevitable. As Canadians living in Southern Ontario, we should already have the Mukluks prepped and the winter tires on our cars and bikes come December. Yet when that first snowfall… Continue reading

Women Won’t Forget: 25th anniversary of the Montreal massacre at L’Ecole Polytechnique

A large crowd gathered at Philosopher’s Walk for the Women Won’t Forget vigil to mark the 25th anniversary of the murders at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. Philosopher’s Walk in Toronto is the site… Continue reading

Second City’s Matthew Reid and Carly Heffernan take on the TSO

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) at Roy Thomson Hall isn’t usually something to laugh about. Enter Matthew Reid and Carly Heffernan for The Second City Guide to the Symphony, a two night comedic take on… Continue reading

Speak for Tears: A vigil for missing and murdered Indigenous women, men, and children

A group gathered around the large fire pit of Dufferin Grove for the Speak for Tears vigil organized by hip hop artist Young Jibwe (aka Cameron Monkman). The vigil attendees honoured the thousands of… Continue reading

Toronto Carpet MFG Co., graffiti wall and Liberty Village

The view from my friend’s balcony overlooking the West Toronto Rail corridor towards Liberty Village and the old Toronto Carpet MFG Co. warehouse building.