How poutine is becoming culturally diverse

By Corey-Clayton Lobo

In Warwick, Que. in the 1950s, a customer had asked a restaurant owner if he could add cheese curds to his french fries. In that moment an iconic Canadian food was born. Fresh-cut crispy fries, squeaky cheese curds and steaming hot gravy. This is all a perfect recipe for one of Canada’s most well-known dishes: poutine.The Food Network listed poutine as one of the top 30 “most iconic Canadian food items.” However, as you can imagine, many things have changed in the poutine world since the 1950s. Continue reading “How poutine is becoming culturally diverse”

Electrifying your ride

BY: JULIAN LABANDA-ARMSTRONG Get a car that stays charged up. Students gather excitedly at Humber College’s Lakeshore campus – all ready to test drive the latest buzz on the streets: electric vehicles. Plug N Drive, a non-profit organization that provides information on electric cars and charging stations, spearhead the event as part of a series of pop-ups on university and college campuses in Toronto. According to … Continue reading Electrifying your ride

More than just ink

BY: JAHNELLE SIMPSON Back in the day, tattoos weren’t such a hot trend. Instead, it was only a popular trend amongst those who were considered “rebellious” by society. Tattoos were something people probably hid from their families and employers because it was something no wholesome or professional person indulged in. Tattoos were perceived as disgraceful, trashy, unprofessional and sinful. However, in the new millennium, some … Continue reading More than just ink

Pressed News: The easy way to understand news

 BY: SULLY AKBARI When it comes to picking up the morning paper in the Greater Toronto Area, there are many highly-established news outlets around the city. News outlets such as the Toronto Star, the Toronto Sun, National Post, and The Globe and Mail feed the city with news on a day-to-day basis. Each of these news outlets have their own online app, and with online … Continue reading Pressed News: The easy way to understand news

An introduction to downtown Brampton

BY: O’NIEL BLAIR Imagine a place that encompasses romanesque style buildings merging with the architecture of the modern day. From the Starbucks café clock tower motif to the garden square’s large screen, where the community occasionally gathers to watch movies, downtown Brampton is an intriguing blend of old and modern values. Often dwarfed by Toronto, which is only a 36-minute drive away, downtown Brampton has … Continue reading An introduction to downtown Brampton

‘TREK’-ing to Hollywood North: Why filmmakers love Toronto

BY: DANIEL CAUDLE It’s not often that someone is introduced to a career that they fall in love with for the rest of their life. For Chris Gorys, this was his reality when he made his debut in the film industry at age four. From one of his first appearances on Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang, and after 17 years, Gorys has achieved … Continue reading ‘TREK’-ing to Hollywood North: Why filmmakers love Toronto

Stretches and scrambled tofu

BY: DELIA MACTAGGART The growing popularity of yoga and brunch culture is about more than a trend. In Toronto’s graffiti-covered, fruit market-filled, increasingly-gentrified Kensington Market, exists the calm oasis of the Hibiscus Café. It’s a short streetcar ride from Spadina station and provides health conscious brunch and treats that are appealing to yoga communities. There’s an inextricable indie element about the place. Glass jars full … Continue reading Stretches and scrambled tofu