Toronto: Say Goodbye to the OMB and Ontario with it

The Province of Toronto. It’s a notion that has been considered before by prominent urban scholars like Jane Jacobs and slightly eccentric members of provincial parliament. But with Toronto’s mounting socio-economic issues and the provincial government’s recent announcement that it will be reviewing the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), the idea seems more probable today than…

Why is this still a thing?

The Harambe Edition On May 28, an unnamed, three-year-old boy toppled into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Ohio. Subsequent to the boy’s descent, the seventeen-year-old Western lowland gorilla within the enclosure called “Harambe,”approached the child much to the distress and dismay of the situation’s onlookers. The agitated gorilla grabbed…

How Trump’s election could affect the LGBTQ+ community

Calling attention to the troubling views of the new Republican administration With only two months left before the American President-elect’s inauguration, Donald Trump has left a large variety of communities worrying about their fate. Among these are the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community, who fear for not only for their safety, but…

Sunny side up

Even the election of a xenophobic, racist, misogynistic cloud will have some silver linings It was a hard November. The securing of the presidency by Republican candidate Donald Trump has charged the international community, yet united us all in apprehension of what is to come. Even one day following Trump’s being named the Presidential Elect,…

Trumped Feminism?

The U.S. Presidential Election and the Feminist Movement Incredible disappointment. Discouragement and despair. A developing phobia of loud, orange men. If you were anything like me on the night of November 8, you overwhelmingly felt all of the above as it became increasingly evident that Donald Trump was going to be the next President of…

She said she said

The celebrity feud is a cornerstone of our Hollywood obsessed culture. Recent classics like Kim vs. Taylor and Angelina vs. Jennifer often pose the question, which side are you on? But the real question is—why do we have to pick sides? The answer lies in society’ s obsession with celebrity culture and their questionable portrayals…