Public transit in Toronto can be intimidating and confusing, but don’t let that stop you from making it your bitch. We at The Newspaper have compiled some tips for your assistance.
If you’re environmentally conscious and just coming in to residence, you’re probably interested in your college’s environmental practices and how you can keep yourself in the green lifestyle to which you’ve become accustomed. You’ll be happy to learn U of T is among the nation’s leaders in sustainable practices. As you’ll be soon to realize, however, it’s not perfect— and some residences are greener than others.
It was announced this summer that Annex favourite Sonic Boom has been forced to relocate to a streetside location in the Honest Ed’s building. According to their official website, “the landlord has decided to hand the space over to a large corporation without giving us the opportunity to meet or beat the offer.” It is made clear that it’s not a matter of Sonic Boom not being able to pay their rent, in fact they’d been having their most profitable year yet. It’s yet another example of smaller businesses being pushed aside in the name of money. Upon hearing of this forced move, those who remember the Sam the Record Man debacle of 2007 might have felt a slight shudder.
When told that I was planning to cover a couple of the other comedy shows, they jumped at the opportunity to promote the work of their friends--and competition. That’s just the kind of spirit these good-natured, dapper fellows of the sketch comedy troupe Jape have, and it’s refreshing.
Vanessa Purdy talks to Lauren Stein, improviser, writer and creator of the show, Laurentina’s Funhouse, most recently staged at the Fringe Fest.
Exploring the Toronto music scene these days leads one to question the need for yet another indie pop-rock group. It seems they leave your memory almost as soon as the last power chord dissipates in the booze-infused bar air. Wildlife is not that band.