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Hundreds March on First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Downtown Toronto

Matriarchal Circle lead Indigenous people and allies to Native Child and Welfare Services Toronto, denouncing past and ongoing genocide

Plainclothes Toronto Police Arrest and Detain Organizers Leaving Peaceful Press Conference

Toronto Police Services followed lone organizers and put them in unmarked vans, holding them for several hours

Police Violence at 14 Division Following Numerous Arrests at Lamport Stadium Encampment Defence

Toronto Police Officers indiscriminately attacked people at the front of a peaceful demonstration demanding information on detained homeless encampment defenders

Golf Courses or Urban Farms: Feeding Toronto in Crisis

Delving deep into Toronto’s food apartheid, The Hoser interviewed food security advocates and researchers for recent takes on the pandemic’s impact on community organizing, food sharing, land use, and public space.

The Monster is in the Child Welfare System

There are more Indigenous children in the Canadian child welfare system today than there were at the height of Residential schools in 1953. Katherine Gandy, a Secwépemc and Ojibwe grassroots organizer, recounts her battle with the child welfare system in Toronto.

Walking on the Cracks: Seeing Toronto with Two Eyes

A Photo Essay by The Hoser's first summer student, Kirsten Marshall

No Pride In Genocide Event Brings Thousands to Downtown Toronto

Indigenous-led coalition and community filled public square to remember the thousands of Indigenous children who died at Canadian Residential Schools

Do Not Laugh, Move or Breathe During the Freedom Song

"The unwritten rules of the national anthem are: Don’t walk. Don’t sit. Don’t slouch. Don’t giggle. Stand tall. Be quiet. Be still. And most importantly, be obedient." Two-Spirit academic, activist, beader, drummer, and social worker Shaya Macdonald writes about their relationship with the national anthem as a member of Benoit First Nation (Penwaaq L’nu’k), Ktaqmkuk with L’nu and French ancestry.

Hamilton's Light Rail Transit and Displacement, a comic by Simon Orpana

The Hoser's cartoonist Simon Orpana illustrates how Hamilton's controversial LRT has affected the city's affordable housing market.

Connecting Legacies of Struggle: Solidarity to Black and Indigenous Communities

A list of Black and Indigenous educational speakers, artists and educators you should support.

Colombians in Toronto Join Forces Downtown to Bring Awareness of Growing Violence 

In the third instalment of The Hoser's Movement Series, Nathalie Cortes analyzes the 2020-2021 Colombian anti-government protests.

Interview with new Toronto and York Region Labour Council President Andria Babbington

The Hoser caught up with Andria Babbington at a picket line in Kensington Market she was attending in solidarity with striking Wine Rack workers

A Year Later and Sarah Hegazi’s Legacy is Still Honoured

Friends of Hegazi Commission Mural in Toronto’s Gay Village in Her Memory

Juneteenth in the GTA: A Celebration of Black Community

‚ÄúI'm here for many reasons, but mainly it's because it is good to celebrate Blackness as a whole.‚ÄĚ

How to Be Immune in Toronto: Vaccine Lines and Other Parts of the Global Pandemic That Are Probably About You.

As Ontarians line up for their second doses, Toronto writer and comedian, Amy Cunningham, reflects on the view from the end of the line.

COVID-19 Rages in India but Modi Focuses on Reviving His Tarnished Image

The second instalment of The Hoser's Movement Series looks at how the Indian Hindu-nationalist government has handled the pandemic, the farmers' protests and social media censorship.

Wine Rack Workers on Strike for Better Pay, Better Hours and Equitable Schedules

Wine Rack employees with SEIU Local 2 have been on strike since June 7

What Does Landback Mean? An explainer

In The Know With The Hoser is back, and this time we explain what the Landback movement is and stands for

We are Closer to a Free Palestine Than Ever Before

Introducing The Hoser's Movements Series

"He was one of the kindest, purest of heart people I ever knew."

Victims of anti-Islamic Hate Crime in London Identified

We Must Do More Than Simply Remove Statues

As a treaty person, Simon Orpana believes we must do more for reconciliation with Indigenous communities than simply removing statues.

Vigil Honouring the Lives of 215 Children Found at Kamloops Residential School

"I was in a residential school. I was in the 60's Scoop. I was in their prison for a crime I did not commit."

East Side of Lamport Stadium Encampment Forcefully Evicted and Destroyed by City of Toronto

TPS officers became physically violent with encampment supporters, with at least two arrests.

Unknown Comedy Club Presents World Class Comedians You Can Enjoy From Your Own Home

Rodney Ramsey and Daniel Woodrow provide a unique space that captures the feeling of live comedy

Unifor Local 252 on Strike Against Nestlé

Workers at Nestlé factory in Toronto's west end strike against unfair wages, pension plans and health insurance.

Rad May Reading and Film Recommendations

A taste of The Hoser's rad book and film recommendations for the month of May.

A Brief History of the International Workers’ Day in Canada

Learn about the origins of May Day and how it's celebrated today

This Year You Can Celebrate Toronto's May Day Rally over Zoom

The event will include speakers like Skyler Williams, Dr. Naheed Dosani, Niki Ashton and Paul Taylor

Ford's Conservatives Dramatically Cutting Healthcare Funding, Will Fall $18 Billion Behind Cost Pressures Over Next 8 Years

Ontario PCs funding model falls short of their own modest growth projections: Ontario Council of Hospital Unions

Why We Write

The Hoser’s charged foundation and why the GTA needs our own media

Climate Live Canada Concert Featured Toronto's Moscow Apartment and Barenaked Ladies

The April 24 concert featured big Canadian indie artists, up and comers, and a message of urgency in the fight against climate change.

Introducing The Hoser's First Cartoonist: Simon Orpana

The placebos aren't working, Doug.

The Mayor of Comedy: A Canadian Stand-Up Story

Comedian Sandra Battaglini and filmmaker Matt Kelly chronicle how decades of Canadian institutions have made it impossible to be a successful comedian in Canada.

A Resource List for Legal Representation and Support for COVID-19 Policing Measures

A resource list for legal representation and support for the Greater Toronto Area and Ontario.

For The Day of Pink We Profiled Four Queer Educators on the Rise in the GTA

Meet some of the GTA's up and coming changemakers.

Places to Perform in a Pandemic: Stand-Up Comedy in the Grey Zone

A Toronto comedian compiles a list of the times she made a joke (successfully or otherwise) since the pandemic began.

Where Were You When The Wheel Went Round? Art for the End of the World

An interview with Liz Ikiriko, Tkaronto/Toronto-based, Nigerian Canadian artist and curator.

Sacred Fire, Encampment Evictions and Police Aggression

On Saturday night The Hoser was invited to a Sacred Fire held by two residents of the encampment at Clarence Square.

Leading Classical Music Companies in Toronto Value International Talent Over Homegrown

Why are the leaders of the Canadian Opera Company and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra not Canadian?

Academic workers with CUPE 3902 reach Tentative Agreement with University of Toronto

Voting on Agreement continues until 6 PM Thursday, April 1, results to be released Friday or sooner

Parkdale Tenants Rally Against Goliath Corporate Landlords

Residents at 55 Triller Avenue hit with eviction notices after experiencing what they say are inadequate living conditions

The Hoser’s Mandate

A new place online for Toronto Journalism featuring in depth stories about things that matter to Torontonians and beyond.
Local News

Hundreds March on First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Downtown Toronto

Matriarchal Circle lead Indigenous people and allies to Native Child and Welfare Services Toronto, denouncing past and ongoing genocide
Local News

Plainclothes Toronto Police Arrest and Detain Organizers Leaving Peaceful Press Conference

Toronto Police Services followed lone organizers and put them in unmarked vans, holding them for several hours
Local News

Police Violence at 14 Division Following Numerous Arrests at Lamport Stadium Encampment Defence

Toronto Police Officers indiscriminately attacked people at the front of a peaceful demonstration demanding information on detained homeless encampment defenders
Culture

Golf Courses or Urban Farms: Feeding Toronto in Crisis

Delving deep into Toronto’s food apartheid, The Hoser interviewed food security advocates and researchers for recent takes on the pandemic’s impact on community organizing, food sharing, land use, and public space.
Local News

The Monster is in the Child Welfare System

There are more Indigenous children in the Canadian child welfare system today than there were at the height of Residential schools in 1953. Katherine Gandy, a Secwépemc and Ojibwe grassroots organizer, recounts her battle with the child welfare system in Toronto.
Local News

Walking on the Cracks: Seeing Toronto with Two Eyes

A Photo Essay by The Hoser's first summer student, Kirsten Marshall
Local News

No Pride In Genocide Event Brings Thousands to Downtown Toronto

Indigenous-led coalition and community filled public square to remember the thousands of Indigenous children who died at Canadian Residential Schools
Columns

Do Not Laugh, Move or Breathe During the Freedom Song

"The unwritten rules of the national anthem are: Don’t walk. Don’t sit. Don’t slouch. Don’t giggle. Stand tall. Be quiet. Be still. And most importantly, be obedient." Two-Spirit academic, activist, beader, drummer, and social worker Shaya Macdonald writes about their relationship with the national anthem as a member of Benoit First Nation (Penwaaq L’nu’k), Ktaqmkuk with L’nu and French ancestry.
Local News

Hamilton's Light Rail Transit and Displacement, a comic by Simon Orpana

The Hoser's cartoonist Simon Orpana illustrates how Hamilton's controversial LRT has affected the city's affordable housing market.
Local News

Connecting Legacies of Struggle: Solidarity to Black and Indigenous Communities

A list of Black and Indigenous educational speakers, artists and educators you should support.
Opinion

Colombians in Toronto Join Forces Downtown to Bring Awareness of Growing Violence 

In the third instalment of The Hoser's Movement Series, Nathalie Cortes analyzes the 2020-2021 Colombian anti-government protests.

Interview with new Toronto and York Region Labour Council President Andria Babbington

The Hoser caught up with Andria Babbington at a picket line in Kensington Market she was attending in solidarity with striking Wine Rack workers
Local News

A Year Later and Sarah Hegazi’s Legacy is Still Honoured

Friends of Hegazi Commission Mural in Toronto’s Gay Village in Her Memory
Local News

Juneteenth in the GTA: A Celebration of Black Community

‚ÄúI'm here for many reasons, but mainly it's because it is good to celebrate Blackness as a whole.‚ÄĚ
Columns

How to Be Immune in Toronto: Vaccine Lines and Other Parts of the Global Pandemic That Are Probably About You.

As Ontarians line up for their second doses, Toronto writer and comedian, Amy Cunningham, reflects on the view from the end of the line.
Opinion

COVID-19 Rages in India but Modi Focuses on Reviving His Tarnished Image

The second instalment of The Hoser's Movement Series looks at how the Indian Hindu-nationalist government has handled the pandemic, the farmers' protests and social media censorship.
Local News

Wine Rack Workers on Strike for Better Pay, Better Hours and Equitable Schedules

Wine Rack employees with SEIU Local 2 have been on strike since June 7
Local News

What Does Landback Mean? An explainer

In The Know With The Hoser is back, and this time we explain what the Landback movement is and stands for
Opinion

We are Closer to a Free Palestine Than Ever Before

Introducing The Hoser's Movements Series
Local News

"He was one of the kindest, purest of heart people I ever knew."

Victims of anti-Islamic Hate Crime in London Identified
Opinion

We Must Do More Than Simply Remove Statues

As a treaty person, Simon Orpana believes we must do more for reconciliation with Indigenous communities than simply removing statues.
Local News

Vigil Honouring the Lives of 215 Children Found at Kamloops Residential School

"I was in a residential school. I was in the 60's Scoop. I was in their prison for a crime I did not commit."
Local News

East Side of Lamport Stadium Encampment Forcefully Evicted and Destroyed by City of Toronto

TPS officers became physically violent with encampment supporters, with at least two arrests.
Culture

Unknown Comedy Club Presents World Class Comedians You Can Enjoy From Your Own Home

Rodney Ramsey and Daniel Woodrow provide a unique space that captures the feeling of live comedy
Local News

Unifor Local 252 on Strike Against Nestlé

Workers at Nestlé factory in Toronto's west end strike against unfair wages, pension plans and health insurance.

Rad May Reading and Film Recommendations

A taste of The Hoser's rad book and film recommendations for the month of May.
Local News

A Brief History of the International Workers’ Day in Canada

Learn about the origins of May Day and how it's celebrated today
Local News

This Year You Can Celebrate Toronto's May Day Rally over Zoom

The event will include speakers like Skyler Williams, Dr. Naheed Dosani, Niki Ashton and Paul Taylor
Local News

Ford's Conservatives Dramatically Cutting Healthcare Funding, Will Fall $18 Billion Behind Cost Pressures Over Next 8 Years

Ontario PCs funding model falls short of their own modest growth projections: Ontario Council of Hospital Unions
Opinion

Why We Write

The Hoser’s charged foundation and why the GTA needs our own media
Culture

Climate Live Canada Concert Featured Toronto's Moscow Apartment and Barenaked Ladies

The April 24 concert featured big Canadian indie artists, up and comers, and a message of urgency in the fight against climate change.
Columns

Introducing The Hoser's First Cartoonist: Simon Orpana

The placebos aren't working, Doug.
Culture

The Mayor of Comedy: A Canadian Stand-Up Story

Comedian Sandra Battaglini and filmmaker Matt Kelly chronicle how decades of Canadian institutions have made it impossible to be a successful comedian in Canada.
Local News

A Resource List for Legal Representation and Support for COVID-19 Policing Measures

A resource list for legal representation and support for the Greater Toronto Area and Ontario.
Culture

For The Day of Pink We Profiled Four Queer Educators on the Rise in the GTA

Meet some of the GTA's up and coming changemakers.
Columns

Places to Perform in a Pandemic: Stand-Up Comedy in the Grey Zone

A Toronto comedian compiles a list of the times she made a joke (successfully or otherwise) since the pandemic began.
Culture

Where Were You When The Wheel Went Round? Art for the End of the World

An interview with Liz Ikiriko, Tkaronto/Toronto-based, Nigerian Canadian artist and curator.
Local News

Sacred Fire, Encampment Evictions and Police Aggression

On Saturday night The Hoser was invited to a Sacred Fire held by two residents of the encampment at Clarence Square.
Culture

Leading Classical Music Companies in Toronto Value International Talent Over Homegrown

Why are the leaders of the Canadian Opera Company and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra not Canadian?
Local News

Academic workers with CUPE 3902 reach Tentative Agreement with University of Toronto

Voting on Agreement continues until 6 PM Thursday, April 1, results to be released Friday or sooner
Local News

Parkdale Tenants Rally Against Goliath Corporate Landlords

Residents at 55 Triller Avenue hit with eviction notices after experiencing what they say are inadequate living conditions
Local News

The Hoser’s Mandate

A new place online for Toronto Journalism featuring in depth stories about things that matter to Torontonians and beyond.