On the Danforth Spring 2020 is here!
To our lovely readers: At this time, the print issue of On the Danforth Spring is distributed across the Danforth to local businesses for free public circulation, but going outside can be a bit difficult at this time. We encourage everyone to follow health advisories and respect the Province’s call for a State of Emergency and self-isolate unless your specific circumstances necessitate otherwise. So how do you find the Spring 2020 issue of On the Danforth if you can’t go out to support your local businesses? Well, we have a treat for you! In addition to releasing or issues in print, On the Danforth will be available online! On the…
Take our quiz to find your perfect bookstore
Toronto is home to some of the best collections of literature in the world, and with a growing number of independent bookstores charming our favourite neighbourhoods–it can be difficult to decide where to shop for your next good read. What better way to make this difficult decision than by taking a personality quiz and surrendering all responsibility to your friends at On the Danforth Magazine!
Review: The You I’ve Never Known
Summary from Goodreads: “How do you live your life if your past is based on a lie? A new novel in both verse and prose from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins.” For as long as she can remember, it’s been just Ariel and Dad. Ariel’s mom disappeared when she was a baby. Dad says home is wherever the two of them are, but Ariel is now seventeen and after years of new apartments, new schools, and new faces, all she wants is to put down some roots. Complicating things are Monica and Gabe, both of whom have stirred a different kind of desire. Maya’s a teenager who’s…
Review: The Wonder
Summary from Goodreads: “An eleven-year-old girl stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a journalist hungry for a story. Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, The Wonder—inspired by numerous European and North American cases of “fasting girls” between the sixteenth century and the twentieth—is a psychological thriller about a child’s murder threatening to happen in slow motion before our eyes. Pitting all the seductions of fundamentalism against sense and love, it is a searing examination of what nourishes us, body and soul.“ Thoughts: Before I rave about this book, let it be known that I have…
Deals of The Day: Valentine’s Day Edition
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. To help you in your preparations, we’ve compiled a list to dress you, act as a gift guide, or provide a “treat yourself” kind of occasion for those who hate the V-day. Read, read, read Chapters is the place where everyone goes to get books either for themselves or loved ones. I’m offering my suggestions (which are all on sale!) for yourself or loved one. Beauty and the Beast Indigo This new edition features stunning illustrations and has nine interactive features. Read the book before the live-action comes out! $28.50 from $36.99 Princess Bride Indigo This may be an abridged version, but you’ll thank the…
5 Great Reads for Black History Month
February is none other than Black History Month! It’s a month of celebrating the achievements of black people, having their stories recognized and told. Some of you may ask: What is one thing I can do to show my support? Reading! Encouraging and supporting black authors will promote cultural differences and ensure that everyone’s voice, experience, and stories are given the chance to be heard and loved. So, without further ado, here is a list of five books you can read this Black History month to show your support for diversity in reading and writing. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas HarperCollins The Hate U Give is eliciting so…
10 Best Places to Stay Warm this Winter
Winter can be a drag. It’s cold, wet, and gloomy. But the good news is if you live, work, or just find yourself strolling on the Danforth there are places where you can stay warm. This list includes 10 places to escape the cold while you’re on the Danforth; whether you are looking for something to eat, something to drink, a place to exercise, a place to read, or somewhere to be creative. For the Foodies Mocha Mocha 489 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P6 Mocha Mocha is a Latin American infused restaurant that is sure to have your taste buds bursting after one bite. It is located on the…
How to Read 30 Books in a Year: A New Year’s Resolution
Late December is the time that people start thinking of their resolutions or their goals for the next year, and among the usual suspects of “lose weight” and “eat better” is the ever-present “read more.” But how do you do that? It’s fine to say, to want it, but how do you actually go about reading more than a book or two a year? I’m here to help you. I finished university in April of 2014. I spent four years in courses pertaining to my degree — English Literature. That means that I was either writing essays or reading books. In third year I had five English courses and had…