Post Tagged with: "Toronto"

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Hot Takes: Is the Toronto Christmas market worth the hype?

Sophia Cole: Yes, it’s worth it The Toronto Christmas Market is a staple trip for any holiday enthusiast. Not only is it full of amazing treats, cute gifts and Instagram-worthy views, but it is an embodiment of holiday spirit at its finest. The Toronto Christmas Market brings together everything we love about the holidays in one place to create the ultimate […]

by Kathleen McCullough· · Opinion ·
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Laurier showcases impactful art exhibit at Nuit Blanche

On Oct. 5, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Toronto office participated in the Nuit Blanche festival for the third year in a row. Nuit Blanche is a festival of the arts which takes place annually in downtown Toronto, as well as other neighbourhoods in the city. Artists create unique and interactive installations across the city which coincide with the festivals theme, with […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
Photo by Jade Hosick

Canadian drag queen Brooke Lynn Hytes slays the stage at The Turret

She sashayed, she shantayed and she was a panther on that stage last night.  On Sept. 23, Laurier hosted a drag show featuring drag queens from the KW region and special guest, runner up in RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11, Brooke Lynn Hytes.  From the moment you stepped into The Turret, the energy was something to behold. It appeared that […]

by Jade Hosick· · Arts and Life, Events ·
Everyone’s got something to say about Kawhi Leonard’s introverted nature

Everyone’s got something to say about Kawhi Leonard’s introverted nature

It would be an understatement to say that everyone in the vicinity of Toronto have become Kawhi Leonard’s biggest fans.  In the last few weeks alone, the newly-acquired Raptor has become one of the world’s biggest sensations. Leonard is certainly very well known for his athletic talents (which cannot be overstated); but recently, he has become famous for his introverted […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
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The problems with the CNE this year

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is an annual two week event that has become synonymous with summer in Toronto. It was founded in 1879 and has evolved into a signifier of Canadian culture and experience. As the largest fair in Canada, the CNE has changed overtime to reflect the innovations and diversity of our country, making it a popular yearly […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Toronto shortlisted as a new Amazon HQ2 location

Toronto was recently shortlisted by Amazon as a candidate site for the company’s massive new headquarters. Alongside Toronto — which was the only Canadian city shortlisted — there are 19 US cities, including Austin, Boston, Los Angeles and Atlanta. Over 200 cities began vying to be selected when last year, the e-commerce giant Amazon issued a call for cities to […]

by Jake Watts· · News ·
Yanchan finds comfort at the intersection of two very different music genres

Yanchan finds comfort at the intersection of two very different music genres

After your first listen, you might not realize how quickly the Yours Truly EP finishes. Perhaps that’s due to its fluidity, or the tone of the album as a whole. And without knowing anything upfront, you might have inclinations to box Yanchan into a sub-category of R&B/hip hop that Toronto so proudly finds itself dominating. However, after piecing together the […]

by Manjot Bhullar· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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Golden Hawks defeat Varsity Blues 54-3

Halfway through the first quarter of Thursday’s football game, second-year receiver Kurleigh Gittens Jr. received a punt at the Wilfrid Laurier 18-yard line and ran 92-yards all the way down to the Toronto Varsity Blues for Laurier’s first touchdown. That set the pace for the game, as the No. 7 nationally-ranked Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks routed the Varsity Blues 54-3 […]

by Drew Yates· · Football, Sports ·
Bandwagoners vs new fans

Bandwagoners vs new fans

Fall is an exciting time to be a Toronto sports fan. The Blue Jays secured their wildcard spot this past weekend. The Raptors are gearing up for another season after reaching the conference finals last season. The Leafs’ exhibition games are underway with a coach who is coming hot off a win at the World Hockey Championship. The Blue Jays […]

by Brian Phillips· · Opinion ·