Stronger Together: Youth Empowering Youth
Their names are Michelle Bain and Li Koo—but I think of them as Danforth heroes. Together, Bain and Koo founded Youth Empowering Youth (YEY), an organization with a mission as noble as it is challenging: to give agency to the children in Ontario’s child welfare system. Bain is a lawyer by trade, as well as YEY’s director. Koo is a professor in Communications at George Brown College, and a recent candidate for the Toronto-Danforth Council seat in Ontario’s provincial election. Both are talented and professionally successful women who have thrown themselves headfirst into addressing the needs of our community. The problem tackled by these women is, sadly,…
The Place We call Home: A History of the Madina Masjid
Canada is a relatively young country and the mosque is a building block that has helped develop a diverse community in the most diverse city in Canada.
Todmorden Mills: History in Your Own Backyard
Todmorden Mills is a rare glimpse into early settlers’ lives, a concrete example of the steps they took to control the region and its environment—how they utilized and oftentimes destroyed the natural landscape, pushing out its native inhabitants for their own ends.
Dazed by the Danforth: The Classic Venue That Tells Its Own Stories
Whether you’re out to see a local artist that you’ve heard of through the grapevine or a household name in the music industry, the Danforth Music Hall continuously provides the ideal concert-going experience for both the avid fan and the casual listener.
New Kids on The Block
Welcome to the Vixen Experience: Pedicures, Privacy and Pinot.
Functional Fitness on the Danforth
Its focus on functional fitness and all-round physical activity gives Energia Athletics a competitive edge against conventional gym establishments located on the Danforth.
Pearls of Wisdom: Tattoos on the Danforth
James Stephen gets a tattoo at Black Pearl and interviews the staff about the shop, the industry, and what it’s like being the premier tattoo shop on the Danforth.
Discover Your Joy of Dance at Any Age
Joy of Dance, the community-based dance studio that is open to all ages, has become one of the pillars of the community on the Danforth.
Danforth Community Steps Up as Toronto’s Homelessness Crisis Worsens
The Danforth’s Out of the Cold program reveals the deeper problems with homelessness in Toronto.
Q&A with Ally and Taylor Frankel of Nudestix
Ally and Taylor Frankel: 16 Questions with the Co-Creators of Nudestix