It was a full house at Dais in Toronto on Wednesday night; fostering connections between Toronto and London’s music scenes was the topic of discussion.
Thousands took part in Toronto’s International Pillow Day Fight at Nathan Phillip’s Square yesterday. The annual event also took place in over 50 cities around the world.
In the short essay I submitted as part of my Canada C3 application, I chose to reflect on a theme which resonates with me on a personal level: diversity and inclusion.
I am from the most diverse city in the world. Toronto – a metropolis where over half of the residents, my parents included, are born outside of Canada.
Yet as a young child, I didn’t realize how unique this environment was. I had no idea that growing up amongst mainly first-generation peers whose parents had come from countries such as Sri Lanka, Poland, Egypt and China wasn’t common in many other parts of Canada.
I took multiculturalism for granted.
Local German newspaper The Braunschweiger Zeitung has featured my article about living in Braunschweig as an expat.
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The online news site The Local Germany presents an international audience with the best of Germany – in the English language. Braunschweig is mentioned rather often, just like recently.
Journalist Shelley Pascual from Toronto summarizes her life experiences in Brunswick. For her, it’s probably the most underrated city in Germany. She’s even met people from Berlin who don’t know where Braunschweig is.
Thousands marched along Toronto’s busiest streets yesterday in honour of International Women’s Day.
When I flew from Toronto to Berlin in January, I had no idea I was breaking the law.
On the same day I found out, I booked a last minute flight from Frankfurt to Toronto.
I had less than 48 hours to pack my life into a suitcase before I flew home. Home home.
Even though I’d just been home! I’d spent three weeks in Toronto over the Christmas holidays and I flew back to Germany via Berlin in early January.
I had only been back across the pond for a month before I was told I had to leave.
Organizers Toronto for Everyone are hosting various events this weekend at Honest Ed’s to celebrate one last time before the city’s landmark bargain basement is gone for good.
One of the events – Market City – is a place where food, farmer’s and flea markets from across Toronto have been invited to come together. I’ve been speaking to Market Director Marina Queirolo to find out more.