Tag: story

  • The story behind Olivia Chow’s viral T.O. skirt and the designer who made it

    When fashion designer Anu Raina first moved to Toronto in 2004, she was captivated by the intersection of Dundas Street and Spadina Avenue. While holding her son’s hand that afternoon, for Raina, the busy streets bustling with people of different backgrounds, the crisscross of the streetcar wires up above, and the view of the CN…

  • The story of how St. Clair Avenue got its wonky name

    Let’s unpack the story of St. Clair Avenue – it’s a bit less saintly than one might think. Rather than a misspelled nod to Saint Clare, this popular midtown Toronto name is a mix of literature, family banter, and a touch of religious flair. We’re turning back the pages to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel,…