The Best Locations Along Toronto’s Waterfront

As the weather is getting warmer and the semester is drawing to a close, the need for some fresh air is becoming more frequent every day. There are so many amazing places in Toronto to get outside and explore, but one prominent location is the shores of Lake Ontario.  We are very fortunate to live in a city with a beautiful waterfront that spans over 100 kilometres. Throughout the vast stretch of shoreline there are many unique and outstanding places that should be on every Torontonian’s bucket list to visit this season.  Here are some of the top locations along […]

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A Day in the Life of a Student and Her Puppy

Image Credit: Allegra Smith-Herriott Since bringing home my golden retriever puppy back in December, my life and daily routine has been completely turned upside down.  This school semester, I’m lucky enough to have all of my classes over the course of two days: Monday and Tuesday. That being said, those days are incredibly busy. Add in having to care for a 6 month old puppy who’s energy seems to have amplified over the past couple of weeks. Needless to say, I’ve had to reconfigure my schedule to accommodate all of my new responsibilities.  The beginning of the week is very […]

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5 Recipes To Add More Hemp Into Your Diet

Image credit: Allegra Smith-Herriott Hemp. An environmental powerhouse and an underrated superfood. Growing up on a hemp farm, I have been immersed in the health food industry from a very young age. I have also been forced to experience and eventually acquire a taste for hemp.  Now hemp food products and recipes have come a long way. I was no doubt a guinea pig for endless recipe experiments that more often ended up in the trash. Hemp can have a very strong flavour making it difficult to consume. But hemp has tremendous health benefits and should undeniably be a staple […]

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The Best Way to Beat the Pandemic Blues

Image credit: @goodgoodgood / Unsplash The first month of 2021 has come and gone. Looking back at the end of 2020, the promise of a new year seemed exciting, motivating, and an overall fresh start. Putting one of our hardest years behind us that we’ve had to face was relieving.  But after these four “fresh” weeks that we’ve just experienced, it’s sad to say that nothing feels very different. Except that the days seem to be getting colder, the sun seems to shine a little less, and we’re deep into zoom university once again.  The negative headlines and news stories […]

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First Month With My New Puppy

Image credit: Allegra Smith-Herriott As a 22 year old university student living alone, in the midst of a pandemic, life was increasingly getting harder and harder as time went on. So to cope, I decided to get my very own puppy.  For the majority of my life I’ve had a family dog. As an only child, these dogs would instantly become my best friend and sibling. Since moving away from home and not having a constant furry companion by my side, I have been contemplating getting my own dog for a couple of years. Even more so living in isolation […]

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Local Toronto Businesses to Support This Holiday Season

Image Credit: @anthonygarcia / unsplash We’re full swing into the holiday season now as the weather is turning colder, festive music and movies are on repeat, baked goods are in the oven, and our only attire is our pj’s. However normal that may seem, this holiday season is far from what we’re used to. Everyone has been impacted over the past couple of months in so many different ways, and has taken a toll on our own community here in Toronto. As the holidays are quickly approaching, it’s now important more than ever to reconsider how we are going to […]

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Best Sustainable Lifestyle Swaps For Students

Over the years, the topic of sustainability has been dominant throughout social media. We have been diligently told thousands of times how to live a more sustainable life. Now, there are obvious changes we know we can make and perhaps already have. Switch to reusable water bottles, coffee cups, cutlery, straws, and grocery bags. Turn off the lights, don’t let the water run for too long when brushing your teeth or doing the dishes – the list goes on and on. As students, living a more sustainable lifestyle is just one more thing that we have to worry about. A […]

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The Best Online Yoga Classes

This is for all of those people who are currently feeling a little “cramped” during this time. We’re a couple of weeks into self-isolation right now and I’m sure we’re all experiencing some irritation, fatigue, anxiety, uncertainty, lack of motivation, the list goes on. Being stuck inside for the majority of the day certainly takes a toll on the mind and body. Although we may be inclined to move from our beds to the couch and back again everyday, it’s important to make an effort to take care of your physical and mental health. And what better way to do […]

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Toronto’s Bike Scene

When in doubt, pedal it out! Biking season is just around the corner. Spring has sprung and what better way to enjoy it than to get outside on a bicycle. Toronto has an impressive bike scene with several diverse trails spread all around the city. Throughout the downtown core there are a number of great roads with wide, safe bike lanes for your daily commute.  Biking is a great way to add some more activity into your lifestyle. Who needs to go to the gym when you can bike to where you need to go! Not to mention that it […]

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Toronto Winter Stations 2020

Toronto Winter Stations is back in full swing for it’s sixth consecutive year. For those who are not familiar with Winter Stations, it’s an annual event that happens at Woodbine Beach out in the East end of Toronto. Starting in 2014, it’s a public art exhibition that receives hundreds of submissions from all around the world. Open to all individuals worldwide, artists are required to submit applications for proposed designs and installations utilizing the lifeguard stations that are scattered along Woodbine Beach. This year’s theme is “Beyond the Five Senses.” It’s based upon our five senses that we have as […]

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Sweat in the 6ix!

There’s a new fitness club in town! And it’s a mighty 5-minute walk from the Ryerson campus.  Meet Sweat and Tonic.  This new Toronto original fitness and wellness club just opened up this past Fall of 2019. Located on the corner of Yonge and Shuter, it’s conveniently in the heart of downtown. I know what you’re thinking. Another overpriced, high end fitness club that Toronto already has enough of. But let me tell you. This one is definitely not to miss. It’s different, unique, and chic! You can sweat and drink in the same place. That’s right, read that again. […]

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Toronto’s Top Outdoor Skating Rinks

Grab your skates and head outdoors! Although it’s already February and we’re all waiting for winter to be over, that doesn’t mean we should live in track pants and hoodies and stay on our couches until the trees start to bloom. Let’s face it. We live in Canada. It’s winter. It’s cold. But let’s embrace it! One of the best ways to beat the winter blues is to get outside for some fresh air and move the body. And what better way to do that than by skating! I personally set out on a Toronto excursion to find the best […]

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