Does Hydrogen Live Up To The Hype?

At the turn of the century, there was a lot of buzz around hydrogen. Back then, Canada had been testing uses that run on hydrogen fuel cells. Gordon Campbell even promised us a “hydrogen highway” as a zero-emissions public transportation system. As we all know, this did not come to fruition.
But why are we hearing about hydrogen again? And why did the buzz die down? You see, hydrogen is only found combined with other elements on earth. This means that it has to be unlocked from water, methane, or other sources. Commercial hydrogen mostly comes from fossil fuels that use heat and chemicals. The electrolytic process can be…

Ontario Puts Reopening On Hold As Vaccination Rate Declines

On August 17, 2021, Chief Medical Officer of Health Kieran Moore said that vaccination rates saw a “sudden drop-off” in the last few weeks. He also explained that the Delta variant accounts for more than 90% of detected virus samples in Ontario. Hospitalizations and transmissions are on the rise. At the moment, the province has administered at least a single dose to eligible people twelve years and above.
This is why Ontario has stayed in Step 3 of its reopening plan. It involves the enforcement of physical distancing rules and mandatory masking indoors. There is a cap of 100 people at outdoor public events and social …

The World Has Been Pushed To Its Limit Due To Fossil Fuels, Says Climate Report

Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis is the first part of the Sixth Assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It confirms that the planet is warming at accelerating and unprecedented rates. This process is expected to keep going until mid-century at the very least. Due to the emitted emissions, global warming will almost certainly go past 1.5 or 2 centigrade within the century.
Aside from that, the report laid out expected effects from extreme weather to water level changes. Many of these changes will be irreversible for a long time. Even back in 1990, the first report already warned of a dark future …

The Giant Rubber Duck Makes A Virtual Comeback To Toronto

Four years ago, the giant rubber duck on the Toronto waterfront took the city by storm. If you failed to snap a selfie with it then, you are in luck. After all, you can now fake one with the help of augmented reality technology. The duck in question stands six stories high and weighs 30,000 pounds.
Its return is here, thanks to the Redpath Waterfront Festival. It was supposed to return last year, but the original plan was canceled to prevent the formation of crowds. Held by Waterfront BIA, the annual festival has instead turned to augmented reality to bring the duck to us.
There are five stops between the HTO Park and Keating…

Hiking and Cycling the Greenbelt Can Do Wonders for Your Mental Health

With the pandemic still underway, let us all keep an eye on our bodies and minds. The University of British Columbia and the Canadian Mental Health Association report that 40% of Canadians have seen worsening mental health since the pandemic started. Feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and depression have been accompanied by a rise in alcohol and substance use.
Based on a national survey, Canadians have been primarily handling stress by heading outdoors. Outdoor activity boosts the immune system, improves sleep, decreases anxiety, and enhances self-esteem. Launched in 2015, the Greenbelt is among the most important natural ecosystems …

Reasons Why You Should Go For Full Spectrum CBD Botanical Blends

It is imperative to stay on top of your mental and emotional health, but it can be hard to do it on your own. More people now rely on natural remedies such as full-spectrum CBD botanical blends for this reason. A unique combination of natural botanicals like organic hemp extract has proven useful for these problems.
Are you suffering from anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and insomnia? If so, you might want to look into healing solutions offered by Plant of Life.
Based in Toronto, the company uses plants and CBD oil to help people with various problems. The business offers full-spectrum blends with multiple terpenes, …

Kitchener Holds An Exhibition To Celebrate The Pop Culture Impact Of The Rolling Stones

For more than six decades, The Rolling Stones have ruled rock ‘n’ roll. The band’s original members are none other than Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, and Brian Jones. Not many musical acts have reached the same level of success and fame they have attained.
Thanks to their musical gifts and stage antics, the band now has a huge global following. You still hear “Paint It Black,” “Satisfaction,” and “Start Me Up” on the radio even in this day and age. The members might have changed over time, but their music has never strayed from its bluesy rock roots. …

What To Do In Toronto This Labour Day Weekend

Here are our top picks on what to do during the long weekend in Toronto from September 3 to September:
Electric Island
The electronic music party has returned with a solid lineup made up of Maceo Plex, Addy, Nathan Barato, Karim Olen Ash, and more. The event will not take place on the island this time, but the name still works since the venue is West Island at Ontario Place. It will run from September 4-5. Tickets start at $85.
Fragments Of Epic Memory
Head on to the Art Gallery of Ontario to see this stunning exhibition about Caribbean art and history. The museum first got …

How Does This Donor Relations Manager Spend Her Annual Salary of $90,000 During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Dawn Green is a 44-year-old donor relations manager working at the CAMH Foundation. Let us hear how she has been spending her $90,000 annual income lately. For context, she lives in a two-bedroom, two-bath loft close to Dufferin and Castlefield. Her roommate is none other than Punkie, her 14-year-old cat.
In a month, she spends $1,140 on a mortgage. She purchased her home for $741,000 two years ago and expected to pay it all off in two decades. Aside from that, her monthly expenses constitute $855 on other housing costs, $68 on the internet, $79 on phone bills, $400 on groceries, $10 on Spotify, $45 on pet-related expenses, and $100…

Luxury Shopping Spots In The Bloor-Yorkville Area

As Toronto gradually returns to normal, people are becoming more interested in previous activities. While online shopping has been convenient, the experience does not compare to brick-and-mortar shopping. Luxury shopping, especially, just has not been the same online. Luckily, Bloor-Yorkville is here to serve customers who need retail therapy. Check out these spots when you next shop in the area:
The leading luxury legwear store is located at 138 Cumberland St. This is the place to be when you need new leggings, lingerie, tights, and more. Make Wolford your first stop when you are looking for yoga …