WORN Fashion Journal has been been around for 10 years and published 20 issues, but now the independent Toronto fashion publication is calling it quits. It endeavoured to provide “opinion and intelligent commentary that’s untainted by advertisers’ demands,” to “celebrate the universal appeal of fashion, outside of time and trend,” and to “have a sense of humour, but not at anyone’s expense (with the notable exception of our own).” Subscribers will be able to transfer their subscriptions to Broken Pencil, Maisonneuve, Shameless, or The Walrus—all themselves independent Canadian publications.
Toronto’s West Don Lands will be soon be home to the city’s first woonerf. This is very exciting, as it is a Dutch word (meaning “living yard”) that is extremely satisfying to say—and because it’s a street designed not only for drivers, but also for cyclists and pedestrians.
The Regent Park Community Food Centre garden at 40 Oak St.
On Thursday evening the rich aroma of grilled vegetables and grilled chicken was puffing through the atrium and out the door of Regent Park’s Christian Resource Centre (CRC) during the official launch of the Regent Park Community Food Centre, an organization devoted to fighting food insecurity, ill health, and social exclusion in the vulnerable east-end neighbourhood.
The Food Centre has been rolling its programs out gradually, hiring staff and assembling resources; Thursday’s event was a chance to show the community what they’d put together. “We’re ready to say, ‘Hey community, we’re here, we’re in the neighbourhood, we’re a place for food in Regent Park, and we’re going to be doing more and more and more in the years to come,’” says Emily Martyn, the centre’s manager.