Doors Open Toronto 2017

Looking down on Nathan Phillips Square from the observation deck on the 27th floor at City Hall.

Buildings of significance in Toronto opened their doors to the public this weekend for the 18th straight year and yet it was the first time I’d ever taken advantage of it.

Doors Open Toronto fed my curiosity for what places I’d passed by a million times over the course of my life looked like inside. It also gave me the chance to see unique, panoramic views of the city that I hadn’t seen before.

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Toronto Wolfpack vs. Barrow Raiders 20.05.17

A sport that’s very popular in Australia and the UK has made its way to Canada! Toronto Wolfpack – the world’s first transatlantic rugby league team and the nation’s newest pro sports team – beat the Barrow Raiders at home in Lamport Stadium with a final score of 70-2 last Saturday.

Most of the players aren’t from Toronto and since the team currently plays in the third tier of the league, many of their away games are in Britain. Can’t make it out to any of the matches? No worries – all of them will be livestreamed on CBC Sports throughout the 2017 season.

Canada-Germany: My Youth Mobility Visa Story

Who knew that trusting my gut and risking everything would alter the course of my life? 

Berlin Wall, Germany

Seeing the Berlin Wall for the first time.

When I flew from Toronto to Berlin on a one-way ticket back in early 2012, I didn’t have a job or an internship lined up in Germany. I was 25 years old and I had just spent a year in Australia.

At the time, all I knew was that I was keen on continuing to live abroad. I was intrigued by the idea of immersing myself in German culture and society. I also wanted to be reunited with my German boyfriend, as we’d met in Australia.

The only plan I had was to figure everything out once I got to Germany.

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2017 Toronto Conference on Germany

Populism, immigration and the upcoming federal election in Germany were discussed at University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs on 8 April 2017.

An annual event in Toronto, this conference examines the relationship between Germany and Canada as well as issues of politics, the economy, foreign affairs and business from the perspectives of both countries.

This year, politicians, media representatives, scholars, students, the German community and members of the public came together for a full day to discuss the state of the union in what is arguably Europe’s most substantial country.

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