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”

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”

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”

Pride in Toronto 2021

Happy pride month! This article explores the origins of how pride month began, it’s symbolic flag, and how pride celebrations look different in 2021. With June once again upon us, so comes the annual celebration of pride in Toronto. This year’s celebrations are jam packed with a mix of in person and online events. PrideContinue reading “Pride in Toronto 2021”

Getting to Know Apricotton Co.

This article includes an interview with Jessica and Chloe, founders of Apricotton, carried out by Raquel Almeida Margulies. “I find that girls are punished for, you know, having bodies.” Chloe, Apricotton Co-Founder Puberty. An experience we can all relate to….and the awkwardness of it all, probably even more so. Puberty demands an entire set ofContinue reading “Getting to Know Apricotton Co.”

Stooping Toronto: Turning One’s Garbage Into Another’s Treasures

This article was penned by Saige Friedman, and includes a Q&A session with the managers of the Toronto Instagram account, Stooping Toronto. Earlier this year, a friend told me about this Instagram account she loved called Stooping Toronto. I had never heard of it before, nor did I know what “stooping” meant. She explained toContinue reading “Stooping Toronto: Turning One’s Garbage Into Another’s Treasures”