Sustainable Product Spotlight: Mouche

As consumers become increasingly aware of climate change and their own environmental footprint, willingness to spend more money and more time looking for eco-conscious products has become the norm. One of these new products on the block is Mouche, a sustainable replacement for your traditional tree pulp tissues. Mouche is made of bamboo which bringsContinue reading “Sustainable Product Spotlight: Mouche”

Canada’s Wildfires & Climate Change 2021

In Canada, from April to September, the country is used to experiencing a number of wildfires from the Yukon to Newfoundland & Labrador. However, as climate change continues to worsen, the frequency and intensity of these fires are expected to increase, and so is the devastation caused by them – whether to the environment orContinue reading “Canada’s Wildfires & Climate Change 2021”

Vacant Home Tax Toronto

Housing in Toronto has been a point of contention for a while now, with sky-high housing prices, low availability of affordable housing, and the consistent approval and development of new condos. With the struggles endured by Torontonians throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, this problem has only been exacerbated. As such, Toronto’s City Council has announced theContinue reading “Vacant Home Tax Toronto”

Renaming Dundas Street

In recent years, across North America citizens have been protesting, petitioning, and defacing monuments and other infrastructure dedicated to historical men who made their mark through slavery, anti-Semitism, and other unjust contributions. Now in the City of Toronto, the decision has been made to scrap all associations with Henry Dundas in an effort to “challengeContinue reading “Renaming Dundas Street”

Cannabis Retail Stores in Ontario: Toronto’s Market Saturation

If you live or work in the City of Toronto you will have noticed by now how many cannabis retail stores have popped up since legalization occurred in the province. This article takes a look at the saturation of the cannabis retail market in the province and in the City, and what this could mean.Continue reading “Cannabis Retail Stores in Ontario: Toronto’s Market Saturation”

The Complicated Past, Present & Future of Canada Day

In recent years, the shouts of Canada’s Indigenous peoples regarding the celebration of Canada Day and what it represents, have finally begun to be heard by the general public. As such, this article will be looking into the issues of residential schools (both the history and what has occurred recently in the news), topics ofContinue reading “The Complicated Past, Present & Future of Canada Day”

A Brief History on Two-Spiritedness & Transgender Identities in Indigenous Culture

As Pride Month and National Indigenous History Month near their end, our team will continue to publish original content to educate and celebrate both pride and Indigenous history/culture. This article takes a look at two-spiritedness in Indigenous culture. The term two-spirit has been utilized both pre- and post-colonialism, with a variety of meanings depending onContinue reading “A Brief History on Two-Spiritedness & Transgender Identities in Indigenous Culture”

Pride Month: Queer History in Toronto

As Pride Month nears its end, our team will continue to publish original content to educate and celebrate pride. This article takes a look at the queer history of Toronto in the form of a timeline of important dates and occurrences. Toronto’s legacy of being progressive and community-oriented is deeply intertwined with the contributions andContinue reading “Pride Month: Queer History in Toronto”

Pride Month: Q & A with Lucy Flawless

As we get closer to the end of Pride Month, The Sustainable Switch’s team will continue to post articles on interesting and important aspects of Pride. This article will include a Q & A session with famed Toronto Drag Queen Lucy Flawless. In honour of Pride Month, Raquel Margulies carried out a physically distanced interviewContinue reading “Pride Month: Q & A with Lucy Flawless”

Local Indigenous Business Spotlight: wolfwmnbeads

wolfwmnbeads is a local Indigenous-owned beading business run on Instagram by Raechel Bonomo. Before National Indigenous History Month comes to a close, our team will continue to provide informative and interesting articles highlighting Indigenous history, and showcasing Indigenous talent. Today I wanted to take a moment to highlight one of my personal favourite local Indigenous-ownedContinue reading “Local Indigenous Business Spotlight: wolfwmnbeads”