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.
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.
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; 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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.