Features

Goodbye, Yonge: Urban Development in Downtown Toronto

Goodbye, Yonge Urban Development in Downtown Toronto Words by Kody McCann Photos by Grace King and Hana Nikcevic Finding a common ground between municipal growth and preserving local culture Toronto's Yonge Street stretches from Lake Ontario at the Harbourfront to...
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Who the North?

Reconsidering the influence of “Northern” branding in Toronto and Canada

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Disoriented and alienated during O-Week

Frosh Week isn’t for everyone

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Liberating gender

I am sure most of us are aware of how privileged we are to live in a city as tolerant and progressive as Toronto. Coming into contact with people from countless different backgrounds and cultures on a daily basis makes it abundantly clear that our beloved city has the...
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Editorial

How do you use that space?

How do you use that space?

  We need to include a multiplicity of voices When I talk about spaces, I'm not just talking about the physical. My definition of “space” encompasses anything that can contain our lives. It is the dimension within which all things move and interact. A quick...

Opinions

The responsible investing report

The responsible investing report

Photo | Hana Nikčević Gertler’s shameless greenwashing The cover shows the sun shining on a close-up of three green shoots, just beginning to open their leaves to the sun. This is the 2016 Responsible Investing Report, released this July by the University of Toronto...

What it Means to be Called ‘Asian’

The importance of thinking more carefully about our language In early June, a student posted a video of a woman yelling at Chinese workers in a Scarborough Foody Mart. The woman can be heard saying, “Go back to China,” and repeating that it is the law to know English...

Science

Cosmic Anomalies

Cosmic Anomalies

Photo | Zaji Kanamajina  Weird mysteries in the sky: are they aliens or what? Outer space is peculiar. This is a universal idea regardless of one's educational standing, comprising human views of the deep dark abyss. From thousands of years ago (when humanity made its...

Did climate change cause these hurricanes?

Did climate change cause these hurricanes?

Tropical cyclones, climatology, and capitalism In the past few weeks, the damage resulting from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have been dominating headlines. Harvey was the first, moving along the south Caribbean before taking a turn by the Yucatan Peninsula and...

Arts and Culture

The beautifully grotesque worlds of Guillermo del Toro

The beautifully grotesque worlds of Guillermo del Toro

A look inside At Home with Monsters Too steeped in genre for the art crowd, yet too artful to be purely commercial, Guillermo del Toro has always been something of an outsider. Plucking inspiration from art indiscriminately, his movies end up looking like Vermeer...

Stranded

My candidate statement

100 words on why I should be on VUSAC Statement statement statement statement statement statement statement statement statement statement statement statement statement statement statement statement statement statement statement statement statement statement statement...

Does Anyone Know Who the Pilgrims Were?

I really don’t know!   Hello everyone! I'm trying to write a new novel and I need your help. The novel is about pilgrims, and so far it's very good. The only problem is, I'm not really sure who the pilgrims were. I've tried asking my friends, but none of them...