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“Me” time for better “us” time How focusing on self-love and introspection can improve your relationships
Feb14

“Me” time for better “us” time How focusing on self-love and introspection can improve your relationships

Graphics by Sukaina Imam By: Jackie McNeill When I had friends over as a kid, I would pull my mom aside after a few hours and ask, “When are they going to leave?” It’s not that I wasn’t having fun — I loved seeing my friends, but this time with others never failed to become draining and leave me with a need for some alone time. While I once thought this desire to be alone was abnormal and unhealthy, as I got older I learned to take...

It takes a village Café Baffico aims to bring people together and offer a place of relaxation in Hamilton’s east end
Jan17

It takes a village Café Baffico aims to bring people together and offer a place of relaxation in Hamilton’s east end

Photos by Catherine Goce Nestled away right off of Main Street East and Ottawa Street South lies Jordan Weisz’s newest venture, Café Baffico, alongside his long-time friend and colleague, Fady Dawood. Together, the two have set out to bring the joy of good food and rest to the bustling Crown Point neighbourhood.   Dawood and Weisz met about six years ago when the two both worked on Locke Street South; Weisz was running Johnny’s Coffee...

Queer and trans movement series fosters solidarity Christopher Bourke and Ritual Island provide a queer and trans movement series
Nov15

Queer and trans movement series fosters solidarity Christopher Bourke and Ritual Island provide a queer and trans movement series

Graphic C/O Robin Lamarr When yoga instructor Christopher Bourke began a queer and trans yoga class at Andrea Soos Yoga Studio in Dundas, a consistent piece of feedback he kept hearing was that it wasn’t accessible due to its location. Many current and prospective attendees were hoping for a yoga series downtown. Bourke began to think about solving this problem and that’s when he crossed paths with Robin Lamarr of movement and...

Jennifer Yee shares tips on how to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle
Oct18

Jennifer Yee shares tips on how to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle

Photos C/O Razan Samara, Jennifer Yee Jennifer Yee is the self-proclaimed love child of Stevie Nicks and Indiana Jones, an identity I realized she’s adopted wholeheartedly as we went on a little adventure around her Riverdale neighbourhood looking for community gardens and a worker-owned natural food market. In recent years she’s delved deep into researching ways she can adopt a more sustainable and ethical lifestyle. From making her...

Local business starts new Thanksgiving tradition Every Golden Moment hosts Friendsgiving Dinner in the first of a series of holiday gatherings
Oct04

Local business starts new Thanksgiving tradition Every Golden Moment hosts Friendsgiving Dinner in the first of a series of holiday gatherings

Photo C/O @markandkait Thanksgiving pulls people back home. Set at the beginning of Reading Week, it will see many students travelling both near and far to spend time with their families and old friends. It causes most of us to pause, even for a moment, and reflect on who, what and where we’re grateful for. However, Thanksgiving is not always festive and fun. Founder of Every Golden Moment Carina Noyes knows that the holidays can be...

Café thrives from small beginnings The Mustard Seed Co-operative Grocery expands to include new café
Sep12

Café thrives from small beginnings The Mustard Seed Co-operative Grocery expands to include new café

Photos by Kyle West By Drew Simpson The Mustard Seed Co-operative’s new café is just shy of two weeks old. The café fits in a perfect hub on the left upon entering the grocery store. The warm string lights, wooden details and contrasting black backdrop displaying the café menu set a welcoming tone for the Mustard Seed Co-op. At one end of the space lays the café, inside the store yet out of the way of potential shopping. At the other...