Unconventional George: The personal struggles of a former politician

2021-06-16T14:24:12+01:00June 12th, 2021|Categories: General, LGBTQ2+, policy, pride, story|

- By Nea Maaty - The following is a summary of a conversation with George Smitherman about his personal struggles.  George Smitherman was born in 1964, one of four children, and spent his early years growing up in central Etobicoke. His parents were from a middle-class working background and were not very educated. [...]

Friends of Ruby: A place for LGBTQ youth to call home

2021-06-17T14:56:00+01:00June 12th, 2021|Categories: Community, General, LGBTQ2+, mental health, pride, youth|

- By Nea Maaty - In the Moss Park community, at 257 Dundas Street, you will find a colourful rainbow  accented building that the Friends of Ruby call “Home.” The Friends of Ruby Home was designed for LGBTQI2S youth between the ages of  16 to 29 years who are in need of transitional housing [...]

In Conversation with Chris Moise

2020-07-15T12:55:31+01:00June 20th, 2020|Categories: black lives matter, children, Community, covid-19, education, General, pride, racism, TDSB|

In this live-streamed interview, Toronto District School Board (TDSB) school trustee Chris Moise shares with The Corner his perspective and analysis on advancing equity in our community’s schools – both the challenges, and the achievements in which he has played a vital role.  Not the least of these achievements has been the elimination of [...]

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