When the Toronto Star reports that a 22-year old man is stabbed to death outside Randy’s Sports Bar and Restaurant on Keele just south of Steeles, it can’t be without mention of York University, even though the bar is a good 20-minute walk from the outskirts of the Keele campus, reported Excalibur.
York University Professor Stephen Gaetz agrees that the situation for homeless people needs to change in Toronto, but doesn’t see the solution in more emergency shelter beds, reported Metro.
The recent federal court decision recognizing that Metis and non-status Indians in Canada are “Indians” under the Constitution Act could put a financial squeeze on the government, some experts say. “The federal government fought this…with a vehemence because the stakes are really, really high,” said York University Profesoor David McNab in CBC News.
“In December of 1812, the conditions would have been pretty horrible,” said York University history Professor James Laxer, author of Tecumseh and Brock: The War of 1812, in the Toronto Star.
“He does have to grow up,” says music business veteran Alan Cross, “and develop an image beyond the guy who appeals to the screaming 14-year-old girls,” adds Alan Middleton, marketing professor at York University, in The Globe and Mail.
New silent 30-second episodes of Murder in Passing, written and directed by York University film Professor John Greyson, will air on TTC platform television screens four days a week until March 1, reported the Toronto Star.
A new class at York University is taking a closer look at the precarious position of “legal graffiti” in Toronto while studying the city through hip-hop culture, reported Metro and others Jan. 2.Read more