Tag Archive | Toronto

Moving On

At some point in the near future, I might have to travel all the way out to Scarborough. A highly recommended RMT, who may be able to help me with a specific issue, practices out of a clinic in that area.  I don’t own a car (to me, the expense isn’t worth it when you […]

Seven Hours in Toronto

3:00 pm Head downtown to check out the opening day of the Celebrate Yonge festival Catch Turbo Street Funk doin’ their thing at Yonge & Dundas Stop for a bite to eat at Baroli Caffe in the Eaton Centre 4:00 pm Walk up Yonge Street, taking in the festival’s sights & sounds Admire the entries […]

Racialytics #4: The Root of Violence is Violence

I’ve been thinking for days about whether – or how – to write about the Danzig Street shooting. I first thought I was going to write about how all we need to do to prevent such horrific incidents is to expect the best of young black men. Then I discovered that Tianna Dowie-Chin had already […]

Child’s Play

One of my most vivid memories is from when I was a little girl.  I am probably no more than four years old.  I am standing in the playground of my pre-school, looking through the chain-link fence that separates the school from the apartment building next door.  It is a glaring, grey afternoon.  A “big […]

I think I’ll move to Australia

When I was a child, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day was one of my favourite books.  In particular, Alexander’s frequent refrain of “I think I’ll move to Australia” – the farthest place both he, and I, could think of – appealed to my imaginative young self.  It also kicked off […]

City of Toronto and the terrible, horrible, no good very bad days

Last month’s G20 summit really upset me, for many reasons.  For your convenience, I’ve compiled twenty of those reasons into a handy-dandy list.  (Aren’t I generous?) (1) It was a waste of money.  Over a billion dollars on security, tens of thousands spent on a fake lake, hundreds of thousands spent on a 40-foot television […]