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”

What is The Green New Deal?

You have most likely at some point in the past 3 years read, or heard someone talking about The Green New Deal. You know it has something to do with the environment, but what exactly is it? This article provides insight on what The Green New Deal is, how it will effect Americans livelihoods, andContinue reading “What is The Green New Deal?”

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”

Environmental Assessment & Indigenous Consultation

Continuing our content for Indigenous History Month, this article examines how environmental assessment historically and continually lacks involvement from Indigenous communities. In 1962 Rachel Carson published arguably the single most influential book for the modern environmental movement. The book was called Silent Springs and examined the effects of synthetic pesticides on the environment and humanContinue reading “Environmental Assessment & Indigenous Consultation”

Important Figures in the Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights

While there are countless individuals throughout history that have changed the world in regards to LGBTQ+ rights, this article highlights 4 of them in honour of pride month. These include Bayard Rustin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Stormé DeLarverie, and Gilbert Baker. Bayard Rustin Bayard Rustin was born on March 17, 1912 in Westchester, Pennsylvania. His personal philosophyContinue reading “Important Figures in the Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights”

Aquatic Invasive Species in Ontario

This week is designated as Rivers to Oceans Week. As such, we decided to write this article, focusing on one of the biggest challenges in Ontario’s aquatic ecosystems – invasive species. Definitions Alien Species: Organisms found in an area outside of their normal geographic range. Invasive Species: An alien species whose introduction does or isContinue reading “Aquatic Invasive Species in Ontario”

Paris Climate Agreement: Greatest Successes and Challenges Experienced by Participating Countries

This article takes a look into the world’s progress on our greatest environmental goal, the Paris Climate Agreement, and highlights 3 successes and challenges faced by various countries working toward climate action. Today, June 5th, is World Environment Day. This annual celebration is one of the largest events put on by the United Nations toContinue reading “Paris Climate Agreement: Greatest Successes and Challenges Experienced by Participating Countries”

Endangered Species in Canada: Federal Programs & Funding

This article is the third in a series, with the first article being An Introduction to Endangered Species in Canada, and the second, Endangered Species in Canada: The Federal Government. This article will focus on the federal government yet again, but will look at federal programs and projects relating to species at risk. To findContinue reading “Endangered Species in Canada: Federal Programs & Funding”

Endangered Species in Canada: The Federal Government

This article is a follow-up to An Introduction to Endangered Species in Canada, and focuses on how the federal government is legally required to protect endangered species including commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The next article in this series will focus on federal programs and initiatives working to help us meet the SDGs.Continue reading “Endangered Species in Canada: The Federal Government”

Celebrating Victoria Day: The Holiday’s Origins & its Questionable Future

This article delves into why and how Victoria Day came to be in Canada, as well examines the colonial roots of the holiday, debating the question as to if Victoria Day should continue to be celebrated. For many Canadians, when they think of Victoria Day, they think of a conveniently placed long weekend used toContinue reading “Celebrating Victoria Day: The Holiday’s Origins & its Questionable Future”