In 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, three friends sat nervously in a cramped room at Pitman Hall Residence at Toronto Metropolitan University, ready to pack up their lives and move back home. Dreams of making it big in the production world were quickly crushed by the looming threat of the global pandemic.
Thirty years after its creation, the Citytv van installation commemorates a bygone era of Toronto pop culture
By Angel Agbontaen On this cold February day, the air of the Toronto Metropolitan University’s (TMU) Black Student Lounge (BSL) is stale with the only source of ventilation the standing fan at the corner of the room. All the chairs and tables had been moved around to make space for the huge sheet of canvas…
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By Shaki Sutharsan Oscar Larsen was sitting in a plane thousands of feet above the Atlantic, flying to Canada from Sweden to start his master’s degree at McMaster, when he started to feel that something wasn’t quite right. The feeling only grew as he stepped off the plane and boarded a bus to Hamilton, but…
Tired of newsrooms paying lip service to their ties to the LGBTQ community, journalists are putting themselves first, rewriting their legacy and adding queer-identifying sources to everyday stories