From cycling pedal straps to messenger, camera and laptop bags, Toronto’s YNOT Cycle has evolved. The company’s founders and passionate staff credit that growth to its commitment to locally made, uncompromisingly high quality goods that have developed a loyal following in Toronto – and beyond.Read More
Angella Goran has spent over 15 years as an amateur to elite rower, cyclist, – and currently – triathelete, as well as being a certified top-level indoor cycling instructor. She is the founder of SokJok Inc. and Cheer 4 Me, a new charity set to launch in 2015. The two charities work hand-in-hand, using proceeds from sock sales to support sustainable leadership programs for youth programs in schools, teams and organizations.Read More
Over 80 Canadian designers (along with beer, and opportunities to actually buy the clothes) converge at INLAND, an innovative fashion marketplace in Toronto this weekend.Read More
In his TEDxCarlton talk, Gil Penalosa, the Executive Director of the Canadian non-profit organization 8-80 Cities: Walk & Bike, Parks & Streets for All, walks us through the reverse engineering needed to create public places for people 8-80, meaning as young as 8 and as seasoned as 80.
Gil is a non-preachy straight shooter who gets to the root of the problem by stating, ”We’re thinking and talking, but not doing enough. How can we move from talking to doing?”
In October of 2012, Jenny Mulligan was diagnosed with brain cancer and told she would likely live 18 months to two years. Family and friends feverishly looked for treatments for brain cancer and found lots of research showing great promise, however very few of these experimental treatments seemed to make it to human clinical trials because there just wasn’t enough funding. The space between academic research and human clinical trials is rightly called “the valley of death”.Read More
How does one prove sustainability? Well, the easiest way to recognize it seems to be via certification methods. These methods provide information about how a product is grown and/or produced. One of the most controversial products is none other than chocolate. Chocolate has become the status symbol of our day and it’s fascinating.Read More