Best places to see graffiti in Toronto

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Growing up in Toronto, I’ve never thought much about graffiti. It was always something within the backdrop of my visual experience. Bold, intricate — sometimes simplistic  — artwork amid the city’s contemporary and historical landscape is a…

Toronto transit: 5 people you run into on the TTC

Ahhh, public transit. In any city, public transportation is both a blessing and a curse. Yes, it gets you from point A to point B, is relatively cheap and cuts down on the number of cars on the road, but…

Rooftopping photographer captures incredible unseen views of Toronto’s cityscape (photos)

BY: JAEDYIN BARNES All photos by Sxifty.  Rooftopping – a worldwide phenomenon that has recently attracted thousands of thrillseekers and adventurers around the world. Their goal is scaling the tallest building in the highest profile cities. There is much controversy surrounding…

Sway meditation app taps into our ‘sixth sense’

BY: SHAWNTAE HARRIS  The hustle of a big city makes it almost impossible to relax sometimes. Hearing the loud cars go by and running to catch the train as the doors nearly close around you can be exhausting. The only…

This artist created a stunning view of Toronto’s future and we can’t look away

BY: MIROSLAV TOMOSKI There are few words that can truly capture the beauty of Mathew Borrett’s vivid imagination and perhaps that’s why it’s best depicted by the hyper-detailed images he brings to life. As an artist and resident of Toronto,…

This company turned a decrepit 1970s building into a green oasis that is sustainable and accessible

BY: CHARLOTTE LEFAVE Photos via WOHA. WOHA is a Singapore-based architectural organization that focuses heavily on environmentally-friendly practices. They pride themselves on concentrating on the integrity of nature, the intermingling of natural resources into the final result, and having a major reliance on…

9 simple tips to protect yourself from your city’s air pollution

BY: AISHA ILYAD  The World Health Organization (WHO) has named air pollution as the world’s largest environmental hazard. Don’t assume that you’re safe just because you’re healthy. Air pollution can threaten anyone’s health. It’s important to be aware of how you…

Tired of staying at hotels in the concrete jungle? Try staying at a treehouse hotel in a real   jungle.

  By: JACK M. Many of us do it once or even twice a year—we go on vacation. And travelling to a new state or province, or even to a new country, is as much a part of the experience…

The hypnotizing architecture of a city that is reaching towards the sky

BY: CONNOR BRIAN The word claustrophobia finds new definition in Hong Kong. The city is one of the most densely populated places in the world, with over 7.2 million people squished inside and the area of just 1,104 square kilometres.…

Things that people do on public transit that make you contemplate murder

BY: LAURA ROJAS With all that talk about “manspreading,” and all the petty debates that surrounded it, it really got me thinking- if people knew the basic rules of transit etiquette this whole thing would have been over before it…