A Day On The Danforth: Mobility-Accessible Spots in One of Toronto’s Best Neighbourhoods
As a newcomer to the Danforth area who happens to walk with a crutch, I thought long and hard about what I would like to see as a reader of On The Danforth. The Danforth is a lively, vibrant neighourhood with so much culture and experiences, but, accessibility-wise, it’s lacking. The buildings are old and rarely have accessible basements. Nonetheless, it’s an amazing part of the city, and we should all have the chance to explore it. This is how to spend a day on the Danforth without the worry of accessibility barriers. (Note: I wasn’t able to visit all the spots, but rest assured each business was thoroughly researched…
5 Feel Good Songs to Brighten Your Mood
We’ve all had those off days where we’re feeling down and out and need a little pick me up and listening to music is often one of the best and quickest ways to inject a little happy back into your day. So, if you’re feeling like you need a little mood boost, why not give these 5 feel good songs a listen? 1. You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates 2. Dancing Queen – ABBA 3. Man! I Feel Like A Woman! – Shania Twain 4. Happy – Pharrell Williams 5. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
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!
Why You Should Go See Eric Nam at the Danforth Music Hall
Rihanna. Justin Bieber. Lorde. And now, Eric Nam joins the roster of world-class musicians to perform at the historic Danforth Music Hall. The next Canadian stop on Nam’s Before We Begin World Tour is right here in our own backyard on February 24th—great news for fans of K-pop! Whether you’re a fan already, or just want to learn more about K-pop, here are five things you should know about Eric Nam.
Which Billie Eilish Track was Made for Your Star Sign?
It’s Billie’s world and we’re living in it. Before becoming an adult, she had a #1 album, performed on the 45th season premiere of Saturday Night Live, and performed sold out shows across the world. She swept at the 2020 Grammys as the youngest person to take home the Big Four awards (Best New Artist, Album, and Record and Song of the Year) and Pop Vocal Album. At the beginning of the year, it was also announced that she will be recording the theme for the next Bond movie; again, the youngest person to have done so. Have I said we’re all living on planet Billie? She’s said, “I’m the…
I still miss David Bowie
I believe that in years to come we will ask each other, “Where were you when David Bowie died?” Like most people in the western hemisphere, I was asleep when he died on January 10, 2016, but I can still feel how my heart sank when I heard the news on my way to work the next day. The radio announcers had put together a rushed tribute to the Man on Mars, which provided the soundtrack to my disbelieving grief, leaving me crying silently under my sunglasses to the familiar baritone foretelling the Starman’s landing, professing his love to Bob Dylan, celebrating a rebellious cross dresser and, finally, singing to…
10 Fun Things to Do in Toronto When You’re Stressed Out
Sometimes weekends at home are not enough when you need to unwind. It’s hard to stop thinking about all the deadlines, meetings, and upcoming projects when you’re holed up in your room, binging on entertainment.
5 Easy Tricks to De-Stress After a Long Day
Are you having a stressful time at school or at work? Do you lack energy by the time you get home in the evening? I am with you sailing in the same boat called Tiredness. Every day I make a to-do list for the evening, but by the time I reach home, I am so tired that I can barely finish one task. Have no fear, for below are five easy ways to de-stress yourself in no time. A Hot Beverage I know, you must’ve had your Ice-Capp or coffee from your favourite café on your way to work. However, when you’re returning home, make it a point to avoid…
How to be Open to Inspiration
What is inspiration? Inspiration can be taken from our surroundings and our environment, then fuelled into something creative, such as writing, music, and art. But what is it really? A connection. It’s your brain’s neural pathways making connections that give you inspirational ideas for new projects or any other daily activities. A new connection can occur while you are doing just about anything from riding a bike, to watching a movie, playing games, and even sleeping. The more you do to stimulate your brain, the more inspired you will get; otherwise you will hit a block. There are ways to prevent this from happening, so here are six ways to…
7 Best Places to Listen to Live Music Along the Danforth
Winter is hibernating season. I get it: the blinding snow and backed up transportation makes it easy to just stay inside and remain in quiet isolation. But that gets old, and fast. If you are in need of some low-key entertainment outside the walls of your room, check out these bars along the Danforth for some awesome local and international talent. Relish Bar and Grill This tapas restaurant has live music nights seven nights a week! From solitary singers to full bands, the variety of musical genres will ensure there is something for everyone. With 21 craft beers and ciders on tap, you’ll come for the music and stay for…