Spelling it out: The power of witchcraft

By Michelle Rowe-Jardine

Inside the Likely General, a small general store and event space on Roncesvalles Avenue in downtown Toronto, a workshop is well underway. The facilitator, 28-year-old Sabrina Scott, passionately imbues the message of self-care upon the youthful faces that are seated around them at a kitschy, candlelit table. Looking through the large, dimly lit storefront window, it might seem like someone is leading an ordinary class — but from inside, it’s clear: this is much more magical. Continue reading “Spelling it out: The power of witchcraft”

Veganism becoming more popular — but are people on board for ethical reasons?

By Ross Lopes

It happened six years ago, while living in London, UK on a working holiday visa. Hilary Killam, was getting over a relationship that just wasn’t working out for her anymore, and she decided to distract herself with documentaries.

One of them was Food Inc. There was a scene in particular that stood out to Killam, where a farmer stuck their hand into the side of a cow’s stomach who was still alive in order to check something in the animal’s stomach. She remembered thinking to herself, “This can’t be standard practice, this is ridiculous.” Continue reading “Veganism becoming more popular — but are people on board for ethical reasons?”

Pop-up businesses on the rise

By Kateryna Horina

On a Friday afternoon inside Toronto’s Left Field Brewery, it smells of freshly-brewed beer. What is unusual today is the smell of hotdogs. They don’t always serve food at Left Field, but today there are two women standing at a table with a sign that reads “Sausage Party!” As one of them is speaking with customers, the other prepares the orders. There is a menu on the table with some fully-loaded hotdogs on display. Everyone in the bar seems to be ordering one. They have to get them while they can, Sausage Party is only a pop-up. It’s going to be gone by the end of the day. Continue reading “Pop-up businesses on the rise”

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

Soca or Die: The movement and fetes taking over Toronto

BY: MURISSA BARRINGTON  In less than 72 hours, every last ticket to Dr. Jay’s Doh Cry Ah Leavin’ event is sold out. The annual event, also known as DCAL, is a sort of going away party for the award-winning DJ who travels to Trinidad every year for the island’s Carnival festivities. The fete (soca party), acts as a teaser for folks also going to Trinidad … Continue reading Soca or Die: The movement and fetes taking over Toronto

Millennials & Merlot

BY: CHRISTINA MULHERIN Wine drinking has often  been associated with wealthier, middle-aged folks, maybe because of how it’s represented in pop culture. For example, the affluent business men and women of long-running television drama Mad Men always seem to be sipping on a nice glass of red. But now it’s not uncommon to spot a few 20-somethings walking up to the counter at the LCBO clutching … Continue reading Millennials & Merlot