Diane Scattolon said her business has helped customers make their own masks to protect themselves from COVID-19. It's been motivation for her to work out of the business instead of sticking to online sales.
Mona Long, 70, feared her store would close when it reopened at the end of May. Days before Stage 2 of Ontario's COVID-19 reopening strategy debuts in Hamilton, Long has a new sense of hope.
Daniel Schutt, 39, said he overdosed 18 times within his very first month using fentanyl.
TORONTO, ON - 12/11/17: University of Toronto Media Studies student and musician Ashwini Paradkar started playing guitar after leaving her drums behind in her home, Hyderabad, India. After three years without drums, Paradkar decided she needed a way to express herself through music while at school and bought a Vester acoustic guitar for $100. Her favourite music genre is classic rock.
Yommna Rakem, a grade four student at Tiffany Hills Elementary School, cried when she told the crowd at the bullying review session a boy at school called her "deaf" because she wears hearing aids.
Betty Smith, 65, dressed up as an Easter bunny look-a-like to bring joy to families as COVID-19 makes it challenging to celebrate the holidays.
TORONTO, ON; 09/29/18 - While they play family games and try to stay optimistic, Helen Hargreaves (left) and Merlin Hargreaves (right) worry that their child Eleanore may not have teachers who can accommodate their LGBTQ family . Merlin hopes Eleanore won’t have to explain her family with two moms to others for the rest of her life.
TORONTO, ON; 10/08/17 – ‘Maggie’, the eccentric host of the ‘Spooky Lagoon’ boat tour, eerily welcomed guests to Toronto Island’s Gibraltar Point Lighthouse on Oct. 10. The $25 tour took guests from Harbourfront to the island and back in a tiki taxi.
A Black Lives Matter activist screams while holding a sign in Gore Park in Hamilton, Ont.
TORONTO, ON; 09/21/18 - Quinne Kendall-Mitchell yelled with watery eyes until her vocal chords strained. The grade 10 student at East York Collegiate Institute led her peersin a rally on Fri, Sept. 21 against the province's decision to scrap the updated 2015 sex-ed curriculum.
The scene at Dundas Driving Park.
A bumblebee latches onto a plant, looking for food.
A man makes a phone call at a booth.
A tired parent taking a breath as bubbles float around her.
TORONTO, ON: 10/13/18 – In the last five minutes of class, students get to “free for all” and try whatever technique they want. The one-hour session is a full body workout for all ages.
The Hamilton Muslim Basketball Association is one of the fiercest in the city, with gameplay and rules that are nearly identical to the NBA.
TORONTO, ON; 03/20/18 – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne glides along the ice at the Leaside Curling Club, where she announced people aged 65 and above would receive free prescription drugs. Paivi Liitela, the club's general manager, said Wynne "knows how to throw a rock."
TORONTO, ON; 10/13/18 - Justin Van Dette is trying to turn Toronto into the city that never sleeps — and he’s starting with transit. The East York community activist wants the TTC to try a pilot 24-hour-service program and says almost 1,000 people have signed his petition.
Eleanore Hargreaves has had to explain her parents, Merlin (left) and Helen, to her classmates since her first day of school. Her parents worry teachers won't be able to support queer families like theirs.
TORONTO, ON: 12/28/17 – Ryan Long competes against other comedians in an impromptu laugh-off where the funniest comedian gets free drinks from the bar. He and JJ Liberman perform and travel together regularly.
TORONTO, ON; 09/17/17 – Posing before his first Terry Fox run, Paul Mason, known as “Fashion Santa”, remembers late mother, Donna Mason. According to his Terry Fox Foundation fundraising page, Mason collected more than $650 in sponsorships.
TORONTO, ONTARIO; October 17, 2017 - Part-time and full-time faculty at George Brown college march in protest around campus at noon. Today, 23 other Ontario colleges are on strike after negotations between OPSEU and College Employer Council fell through.
A statue at McMaster University wearing a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic.
TORONTO, ON – 12/20/17: The homeowner of 66 Stafford St. ran into the house to save her family photos after firefighters beat the blaze. Unfortunately, this fire, five days before Christmas, was not her first. Last year, she had another house fire on the same street. She bought the firefighters coffee as a token of gratitude.
TORONTO, ON: 03/04/18 - Peter Meng (center) finished each weekend with a full tank of gas and an empty wallet. It prompted him to start Weav, a rideshare app that matches riders based on preferences. He speaks with his team at University of Toronto about their pilot launch at the end of October.
Donna Robinson, 67, stares at the crime scene steps away from her home in Hamilton, Ont. Beyond the yellow crime tape in the Urban Lounge bar, gunfire killed two people and hurt two others.
TORONTO, ON; 02/01/18 -After finding body parts in potters at 53 Mallory Cres., a tent with heaters inside is warming the ground to begin excavation. The smell of propane fills the backyard and neighbouring Crestview Apartments. Police believe the human remains are connected to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.
A young woman stretching after a run at the Dundas Driving Park.
A boy bikes through a puddle after a rainy day in Hamilton, Ont. The reflection of the bike bounces off the water.
A young girl does a backflip in Bayfront Park.
Yellow caution tape blocks off swingsets in a Hamilton park during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A bird stares ahead while in a tree.
A candle-lit face is among Hamilton’s Indigenous communities huddled near Chedoke Creek for a full moon ceremony — and also to pray for the water next to them, which had about 24 billion litres of sewage and storm water runoff leak into it.