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Toronto Activists Demand Action On Overdose Crisis

"One person dies every 13 hours here in Ontario."

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Activists and allies march with a flower-covered coffin at the National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis. Photo courtesy of John Bonnar

Drug users and their allies marched through Toronto today, February 21, demanding immediate action from all levels of government to stop more preventable overdose deaths.

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Get To Know Stan Douglas, Visual Renaissance Man

One of Canada's top photographers speaking at OCAD tomorrow for one night only.

Artist Stan Douglas, pictured, speaks at OCAD on Wednesday night. Photo by Michael Courtney.

Artist Stan Douglas, pictured, speaks at OCAD on Wednesday night. Photo by Michael Courtney.


Winner of the 2016 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, Stan Douglas, is now in the top echelon of Canadian photographers; a mixed media visual artist whose solo exhibitions draw crowds worldwide, and who’s worked in mediums like film and theatre, too—most notably in Toronto recently with the live action Helen Lawrence. The artist will be speaking about his work as part of the OCAD President’s Speaker Series, one night only, and there’s no charge, for students, fans, or otherwise.


Wednesday, February 22, OCAD University Auditorium (100 McCaul street, Room 190), 7 p.m., FREE.


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Front Page Challenge: Toronto’s Papers Get Caught Recycling

Metro is emerging as the wokest paper in town.

Front Page Challenge

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies.

Toronto’s five daily newspapers continue to hone and develop their editorial identities this morning, in another hard-fought contest to win this week’s competition. But this column’s jury has noticed two examples of stylistic clichés this week amongst the competitors that cannot go unmentioned.

Keep reading: Front Page Challenge: Toronto’s Papers Get Caught Recycling