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A Week In The Greater Toronto Area, ON, On A $41,716 Salary

A Week In The Greater Toronto Area, ON, On A $41,716 Salary

11:05 p.m. — Two minutes into my walk from the subway to my car, it starts drizzling outside. I continue at my leisurely pace, mostly because I'm too tired to walk faster. Lucky me, it starts POURING. I'm wearing a jean jacket, a flowy dress, and sneakers, so I'm in no way prepared for a…
It’s The Year Of The Woman At Toronto Film Festival

It’s The Year Of The Woman At Toronto Film Festival

This year, 45% of the gala films debuting at TIFF are directed by women (36% of films overall) — the highest percentage in the festival’s 44-year history. Major credit for this goes to Joana Vicente, who was named TIFF’s co-head and executive director last year. (It’s also worth noting that TIFF achieved gender parity with…
What It’s Like To Fall On Your Face At Toronto Fashion Week

What It’s Like To Fall On Your Face At Toronto Fashion Week

Afterwards, I found the 30-year-old Calgary native leaving Fashion House dressed down in a denim skirt and sweater (and bravely, a pair of high-heeled boots). Despite having just fallen on her face in front of about 100 people, Blair was laughing. "My shoes just got hot and sweaty," she shrugged. "There’s only a thin strap…
So, Who Really Goes To Toronto Fashion Week?

So, Who Really Goes To Toronto Fashion Week?

Name: Gabriel Darku (left) and Alyssa Neofotistos Age: Both are 24. Occupation: Both are actors. Why are you at Toronto Fashion Week? Alyssa: I’m just a plus-one. My partner is also an actor and he got invited to some shows. I get to tag along and enjoy the beautiful art and fashion Toronto has to…
How to Quit Your Shitty Job and Become a Barber

How to Quit Your Shitty Job and Become a Barber

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Quit Your Shitty Job is a new column that speaks to people who turned their back on their totally average and uninspiring jobs to pursue something they actually wanted. This week, we spoke to Toronto-based Jonathan De Vela. His previous jobs include recruiting and gardening, but the 27-year-old…
A Week In Toronto, ON, On A $78,810 Salary

A Week In Toronto, ON, On A $78,810 Salary

6:30 p.m. — End of a stressful day. My team has had a lot of turnover lately, and the new people aren't fully onboarded yet, so a lot is falling on my plate. I'm working hard to train people so I can delegate more in the coming weeks. I pack up my laptop to finish…
A Week In Toronto, ON, On A $30,282 Salary

A Week In Toronto, ON, On A $30,282 Salary

5:30 p.m. — After work, I hit the neighborhood grocery store, which specializes in local goodies. I'm tempted by some fancy kombucha but resist. I pick up some acacia honey, cornmeal, granola for my morning yogurt, and Parmesan flatbreads to take to work tomorrow. This goes on the joint credit card, which we split. $33.52

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