Arto Yuzbasiyan

Arto Yuzbasiyan Lane in Cabbagetown, Toronto 1980, oil on board 12in x 16 in

Arto Yuzbasiyan was born in 1948 in Istanbul, Turkey to a talented, pianist mother and a father who was a textile manufacturer. Though he did not play a musical instrument like much of his mother’s family, he was interested in drawing and painting. At the age of eight, he began taking lessons from a religious […]

How is it this place has been hiding in plain sight?

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Since last winter, during the depths of lockdown, I’ve been trying to coax readers outside to enjoy unexpected sights – public art located mere blocks from Cabbagetown. Now that temperatures are coming down once more it’s time to take advantage of re-opened galleries … as this Gentle Treasure Hunt series continues. Let’s start westward from […]

Halloween Style

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Contributed by fashion photographer Lenka lenkalife.com. Kids can enjoy trick-or-treating this year, according to Ontario Public Health guidance. For those of us that wait until the last minute to find a costume, it’s time to visit the Yonge Street Mission’s Double Take Thrift Store on 306 Gerrard St E.  We searched through the store’s  Halloween […]

Live theatre is back!

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Be a part of the audience for the workshop performance of Transit, a play written by Alumnae member, Susan Brown. Is one man’s known universe big enough for the rest of us? October is Islamic History Month, and just in time, there’s a play that examines what happens in smalltown neighborhoods where cultural transformation exposes the […]

The Spoken Word Café and the magical power of WCC workshops

Contributed by María Cristina Sabourin-Jovel (Queen María) September 21st 2021, lights on! Last mic check! The Spoken Word Café was live on Zoom. Nerves, expectations, butterflies! Writers from the eight groups that the WCC runs in Ottawa delighted the audience with their brave creations. Some spoke about the intergenerational trauma of residential schools; others discussed […]

STAR SEEDS

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Contributed by Chris McNutt, Host of the McNuttiest Dimension Posdcast Calling all starseeds, come in starseeds. The Galactic Federation would like to remind you of your mission here on earth. Uh, sure buddy. What the hell’s a starseed? Well you are human and I’m human and all the other humans you know are also human […]