“We can do better” – Candidate for City Councillor Ward 13 – Toronto – Center Caroline Murphy In September, I wrote about why I was running to be your City Councillor for Ward 13 and since then, I have been out in our communities listening.  What I have heard is clear, we must and can do […]

My Betty White

Photo credits Marion Voysey

My Betty White Photo credits Marion Voysey Betty White– is a visual artist, living and working in downtown Toronto. Born in the US, Betty studied painting and, for a period, paper making, in a number of cities including Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Boulder (Colorado), Montreal and also Toronto. Throughout her journey as an artist, Betty […]

Elora L’Avenue


Contributed by Anita Bostok – After a soft opening last summer, L’Avenue restaurant at 583 Parliament Street is now creating quite a buzz. Taking inspiration from the chic cafes and brasseries she visited while in Paris, owner Elora’s goal was to bring a little bit of French ambiance to Toronto. Her deep appreciation for the charm and […]

Making city elections more interesting

I am running for city council in ward 11, and I have noticed dozens of things that can be done to make elections more fair and equitable. In Ward 11, we don’t have an incumbent; however, like most wards, there are 70,000 plus voters. How do we reach them all? How does the city create […]

mysteries to discover within the walls of this unexpected art sanctuary


“I have gone past this building so many times but never tried the door until now,” exclaim college students walking into Gallery Arcturus, in a state of mild shock at the abundance of colour and unexpected artworks visible in the first room they see. For them it’s as if a four-storey art museum suddenly and […]

Gallery Arcturus Cover


Ed Drass is a former writer for daily newspapers who now acts as guide for   visitors to Gallery Arcturus, a not-for-profit contemporary art exhibition centre funded and operated by The Foundation for the Study of Objective Art, a private charity. Note on accessibility: This heritage structure requires the use of stairs to access the […]