Historical Maps of Toronto
This project is an easy to use, online collection of notable pre-1900 maps of our fair city. If you’ve ever wondered what ‘Muddy York’ looked like 200 years ago, and then wanted to trace the city’s development over the following century, this site will fascinate you. Each map in the collection has its own unique story to tell. By comparing these 'windows into history' with the present day, it's possible to gain insight into how much our Toront... [Read More]
Flemingdon Park: The Global Village by Andrew Faiz
A well made doc that examines the past and present of the Flemingdon Park neighbourhood through stories of community members. It was a pleasent suprise to see a fairly well known member of my Toronto community talk about his origins. [Read More]
Becoming Feminists: An anthology of how we became feminists
Becoming Feminists is a collection of stories, poetry, art and essays edited by Lorena M. Gajardo and Jamie Ryckman of OISE. The anthologoy asks the question "How did you become a feminist and how has feminism shaped your worldview?" They attempted to include as many different voices, points of view and forms of expression as possible. Rather than trying to define anything the idea was to present the polivocality of feminism. If you prefer a print version, there are a limited nu... [Read More]
Evalyn Parry
Evalyn Parry writes and performs poetic, political, theatrical songs / engaging long-format ballads infused with history and contemplation of modern issues which can't be described as anything short of awesome. I was blessed to see her perform from Spin on a recent Art Spin. She was the first stop in the art crawl. After the performance, amazed by what we had just witnessed, my partner and I looked at each other and wondered: "How is anyone else supposed to top that?" ... [Read More]
Love, Props and the T.Dot - CBC Toronto Hip Hop Documentary
The CBC put together this Doc to coincide with the Toronto Hip Hop summit. Once you've caught up on the history of Toronto hip hop, take a listen to the artists we'd like to see in the next documentary. [Read More]
Taiaiako'n Historical Preservation Society | protecting High Park Burial Mounds
I was unaware that there were sarced mounds in high park untill I met members of Taiaiako'n Historical Preservation Society last year. The society has been working hard for years to protect these sacred spaces from destruction by those misusing high park(BMXers in particular). On May 13th 2011 they started reconstructing the mounds in co-operation with city and park officials. High park represents an eco-system(the black oak Savannah) which has been reduced to something li... [Read More]
Into The Fire - Press for Truth
Last night I attended the premiere screening of Into the Fire at the bloor cinema. The whole film is now available online: It serves as a fairly comprehensive document of a very tragic moment in Toronto history. The movie focuses on the unprecedented oppression on behalf of the police against peaceful protesters and unlucky bystanders. Having been to the summit in Quebec my feeling was there should never have been any attempt at any kind of peaceful demonstration anywhere near the... [Read More]
City Sonic Toronto | Toronto Music Films | Location-Based Films
City Sonic is a beautiful series of films which profiles Musicians and their relationship to specific Toronto locations. Watch Jason Collett talk about his experiences and favorite spots in kensington Market: Visit their web site to see the many other artists/landmarks. [Read More]
A Storied Life by Sonia Brock
What makes her extraordinary is how much living an ordinary person has packed into her life. Listening to her life story inspires you to make the most of your own life. Thanks Sonia for bringing the tales of the good life online for all the enjoy. Carpe Diem! [Read More]