Arts + Culture
What is Paint Nite?
“Locally hosted,” “one of a kind experiences,” “something to shout about,” these are just some of the buzzwords used on the Paint Nite website to describe their events. But what is exactly is Paint Nite? Paint Nite (recently rebranded as YayMaker) is an event company that hosts creative events like paint nights, candle-making and plant-design classes, held in local bars and restaurants, and run by “creative hosts” who walk you through how to complete a given work or craft. Events range from around $40-$55 per person and last approximately two hours. The experience is supposed to provide a fun night out, drinking and eating with friends, while also doing something…
QUIZ: Can You Complete the Lyrics of these Top 90s Hits?
The 90s were an era of great music and most of us are familiar with many of its top hits. However, remembering the EXACT lyrics to a song can sometimes be challenging and with misheard lyrics often running rampant, it can be hard to be 100% certain. So, why not test your knowledge of some classic 90s hits with our quiz and prove yourself to be a true 90s kid? There are three increasing levels of difficulty in the quiz and each level contains three songs. Can you make it all the way to the end with a perfect score? Find out below!
Everything You Need to Know About the Zodiac Signs
Ever been curious about astrology? Maybe you know what your zodiac sign is, but you’re not entirely sure what it means. Studying astrology and reading horoscopes have been in style for ages, but people often misconstrue what astrology really means. Astrology, in the most basic definition that I can think of, is really just the study of the influence that distant celestial objects (like the stars and planets) have on human lives. It is said that the position of the stars and planets at the time of your birth can shape your personality, your interests, and your affairs, as well as predict your fortunes. Personally, I’m not one to believe…
Semi-Finals of On the Danforth’s Movie March Madness
NCAA’s March Madness tournament might be cancelled, but we are still going strong! Round 1 is complete and the voters have spoken: Parasite has slayed Gladiator, the Titans have been forgotten, while Scott Pilgrim will face his biggest challenge yet, the boy who lived! We love these movies. We laugh with them, we quote from them, we judge them, and on numerous occasions, we have cried over them. We keep so close to our hearts and we’re willing to fight for them. We again need your help to decide once and for all which of these movies is the best! Voting will remain open until Tuesday, then the finals will…
Exclusive Interview with author Mathis Bailey
Mathis Bailey is the published author of Confused Spice (2016) and Brown Sugar and Spice (2019). Born in Detroit, he moved to Toronto to further his education and opportunities and became a strong voice for the Toronto LGBTQ+ community. He is a writer, blogger, foodie, travel junkie, bookseller, and overall fun guy! You can follow him on the following social media platforms: Instagram: @MathisBailey Twitter: @MathisBaileyZ OTD: Can you tell me about your first book Confused Spice? MB: Confused Spice takes place in Toronto and it follows two guys who are confused in life. One is confused about his career path and the other is confused about his religion. They…
Which Ancient Greek Philosopher Are You?
The Danforth is home to Toronto’s Greektown, which in some way is causally connected to Ancient Greece. I know that’s a stretch, but just go with it. Take this quiz to see which Ancient Greek Philosopher you are, and maybe learn a thing or two about the discipline, and yourself in the process. Please select the answer that fits your worldview the closest. If unsure, select the answer that makes the most sense to you. Take the quiz multiple times to see if you get a different philosopher!
Economic Club of Canada: Fighting for the Canadian Economy
Coming out of Union Station to Front Street West in Toronto, you are greeted by the illustrious Royal York Hotel. Entering the building, you feel the gravity of the building’s history and prestige as a hub not only for travellers, but also the groups, companies, and businesses that choose to use the hotel as a location for their events. No other location could be more fitting for The Economic Club of Canada to host their event, Growing an Economy that Works for Everyone on March 6th, 2020. An event catering towards equality, awareness, and especially the economics of Canadian culture, the arts, and various other industries. The Economic Club of…
On the Danforth Presents: March Madness Movie Edition
Movies. We laugh with them, we quote from them, we judge them, and on numerous occasions, we have cried over them. My point is, we all love movies, and there are a few that we keep so close to our hearts that we’re willing to fight for them. So, we decided to do exactly that. This year has been nothing but a roller coaster thus far, but we have finally hit March, which means that it’s March Madness season. Our team chose some of our favourite movies of all time to face off in a March-Madness-style bracket, but we need your help to decide once and for all which of…
Book Review: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate or spend some time reflecting on the achievements or cultural significance of why International Women’s Day is important, then look no further than Chimamanda Ngozi’s We Should All Be Feminists. We Should All Be Feminists is a short, 52-paged essay adapted from the excellent TedTalk of the same name that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave in 2012. While an essay might be off-putting to some, We Should All Be Feminists reads as a conversation. It is filled with stories, observations, and other anecdotal…
StreetARToronto You’ve Changed: A Guide to Toronto’s Evolving Street Art Scene
Whether you’re on the hunt for that perfect Instagram backdrop, searching for creative inspiration, or just want to appreciate some incredible public artwork, Toronto is the place for you. But in a city that’s become internationally renowned for its thriving urban art scene and thousands of dynamic murals, where should you start?