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Former Toronto mayor and councilman Rob Ford is dead at the age of 46. Ford was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer, pleomorphic liposarcoma, in September 2014, during a bid for re-election as mayor of Toronto. Ford went through rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, then surgery to remove an abdominal tumor in 2015;… READ MORE »


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Good news for adults who are of legal age to drink, but who still remain children inside!

The Lockhart is Harry Potter-themed bar that just opened in Toronto, Canada’s west end and it is wacky.

According to its co-owner Matt Rocks, the concept is a “casual neighborhood bar” that has a… READ MORE »


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When counting to ten and taking deep breaths isn’t enough. READ MORE »


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Here’s a news story that sounds like one we’ve read before: a 19-year-old got a ride home with four people from a night club, who instead took the 19-year-old to a remote location where a sexual assault occurred. But in this instance, the 19-year-old was a man and the four alleged suspects are women. According… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Anyone in Toronto want a feminist blogger for a new roommate? I’m nothing short of enamored by The Monkey’s Paw bookstore and it’s Biblio-Mat, a vending machine that dispenses books for $2 apiece. The Monkey’s Paw’s owner originally envisioned a large box with one of his employees inside, handing out books manually. Then a friend… READ MORE »


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All women are responsible for their own rapes, duh, which is why a Toronto police officer brilliantly advised the female students of Osgoode Hall Law School in January that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” Yeah, a cop actually offered that as a “safety tip.” In response to this… READ MORE »


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A cop speaking at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto suggested a woman could prevent sexual assault by not dressing like a “slut.” Also, men could prevent sexual assault by not sexually assaulting women. It’s that easy! [Excalibur]
Attention, men who like to “mansplain”: here are the things you can and can’t get away with… READ MORE »


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Leanne Eisen is a Toronto-based artist who creates dollhouse scenes that depict the human condition. One of her most intriguing photo-based series is “Play,” for which Eisen built miniature replicas of brothel interiors. While most dollhouses contain scenes of perfect domesticity, Eisen’s rooms allow viewers a downsized peek inside the mostly hidden world of prostitution. READ MORE »


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The perfect Sunday, in my opinion, would involve eating a delicious breakfast of freshly made waffles, exchanging a few kisses, and reading the newspaper (all without leaving bed, of course). The soundtrack to this perfect Sunday morning would be the Toronto band Ohbijou. The seven-piece group plays delightful music that’s quiet but not too quiet… READ MORE »