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

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

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