Mike Wilson was a pro skier by age eleven. Now he is YouTube’s biggest badass

BY: ROB HOFFMAN If you plan on watching Mike Wilson’s videos, you should probably bring a brown paper bag to hyperventilate into. Wilson’s career is basically founded on the ability to be the world’s ultimate badass with a completed section of…

The life of a street drummer: The Performers Of Dundas Square

BY: LILITH It’s never really quiet in Dundas Square, and, amid the ocean of sound that is passing cars, music pouring out of restaurants, and snippets of blended conversations, a drum beat occasionally breaks through. There are a few percussionists…

Sitka Clothing Company protects the planet before profits

BY: VANESSA NIGRO Founded on Canada’s beautiful West Coast in 2002, Sitka Clothing Company promotes a life lived through sustainability and finding balance between industrialization and nature. “We decided to name the company Sitka after the Sitka spruce tree that…

The dominatrix under the leather; What is a Domme?

BY: JESSICA BURDE  The minute you read the word “dominatrix” you imagine skintight leather, fishnet stockings, a horsewhip and a ruthless attitude. Words like “worm” spill out of her mouth and she survives by feeding on cowardly whimpers and grinding…

Why travelling turns you into a decent human being; the benefits of travel

BY: LAURA ROJAS I remember looking up into the Amazonian night – lungs filled with pure air, feet digging into cold earth, seeing the hazy violet dust of the Milky Way. I remember meeting people who knew the curves and…

The performers of Dundas Square: The life of a contact-juggler

BY: JACKIE HONG­­ PHOTOS BY: LISA MACINTOSH Jordan Kells performs in Dundas Square most days during the summer, but his act is quicker to drop jaws than, say, Toronto Batman or Spiderman. The 24-year-old’s act is a form of contact…

Teams tow hospital beds to win Golden Bedpan in the Danforth Dash Bed Race

By JACKIE HONG Twenty teams are gathered behind the starting line. The rules are simple: there are ten squads; there are two teams per squad.  At the sound of the horn, they’re going to make a 200 ft.-dash down closed-off…

How to Hitchhike: 10 must know tricks for hitchhiking across the Country

By: TED BARNABY Hitchhiking is a great way to travel cheap. It’s also a one-way street to unforeseen and unabridged adventure. Sometimes half the fun is figuring things out as you go along, but there are definitely a number of…

I spent the afternoon naked in public and there was nothing weird about it (NSFW)

BY: Alex Brown/ Photos: Connor Brian  “Hi, I have an interview at 3.” “All right.” “I suppose I should get naked?” “That would be appreciated.” The young woman I was talking to was named Nikki, the manager of Bare Oaks Family…

Toronto From Above: Trespassing on the city’s rooftops (photos)

By JACKIE HONG I’m close to broke, crave adrenaline rushes and killer views. My salvation this summer? Climbing stuff and taking photos. It’s free, a great workout, and rewards me with a unique vantage of a city I thought I’d…

The best damn travel tips you’ll ever need

by RYAN BOLTON Travel is the best education. It’s also the ideal form of rebellion. It’s the no-bullshit way to find out who you really are and what you’re really made of. Quite possibly some of the best travel advice…

Burlesque: Expression through sex

  I’ve never been a fan of strip clubs. Sometimes, the sleaziness is what makes it fun, but mostly, they’re dingy and expensive, and they make me feel desperate. However, I try not to hold fast to this perspective, as…

These engineering graduates created a bong that lets you get drunk and high at the same time (video)

By: PILGRIM A long, graffiti-bombed school bus turned up out of the dust and opened its doors. “Coming along?” In the passenger seat, sat a tall and slender Caucasian in his mid-twenties with a handlebar moustache that reached down to…

This commune in BC lets you live for free and pays you in drugs (Video)

BY: ROBERT HOFMANN Poole picked out a white dried-up mushroom the size of my thumb and snapped it in two. “A gram for each of you,” says Poole, and hands me my half. One gram, it seemed, was a bit…

This busker has a $2,000 batsuit! – Toronto Batman

By Jackie Hong Toronto Batman’s a little disgruntled after a girl he posed with for a photo drops a quarter into his tip jar. “Oh yes, I can go buy bubble gum, thank you! Being sarcastic, by the way,” he…

Confessions of a sex worker with a Masters Degree

By GARY SEWARD What if your resume read like this: “Hello gentlemen, I am Robert. I am 22 5’8 and 150 lbs. I’m the perfect twinky companion for the 9-5er who wants to escape and find a relaxing, enjoyable young…

Permaculture: Realizing that food comes from the ground, not a store

BY: PILGRIM The short-term benefits of environmental abuse are too large to abandon, at least with the threat of disaster so far at bay. We’ve still got about 15, maybe 20 years before the fire of climate change arrives. How…

26-year-old rides bike 2913 miles to prove a point

BY: LAURA ROJAS 26 year old Julian Rojas was born and raised in Colombia. He graduated from Industrial Engineering three years ago after studying at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. Having always been an avid biker and life…