Forcing Students to Go to Class Helps No One
Does it really improve anybody’s life that the sniffling student next to them didn’t have the option to stay in bed?
“I think what’s beneficial is the gathering of the village”
The fourth edition of Queer Performance Camp wrapped up two weeks of workshops, residencies, and performances with a pyjama party—a fitting crescendo for a festival that exists as much to carve out space for queer connection as it does to support the work of the community’s diverse artists.
Fee Levy Would Improve Accessibility of Peer-Support Service
Concordia Students’ Nightline is on its way to becoming a fee-levy group.
How We Live and How We Love
“A big problem with the monogamous narrative, for me,” said Gabriel, “is this concept that as your partner grows and their needs change, you need to be able to continue to meet their needs, […] certain kinds of needs that are exclusive to your relationship.”
Protesters Say Averting Climate Disaster Requires Massive Systemic Change
Climate activists protest for free transit to fight climate change.
How do Threats to Local Commerce Endanger the Character of Montreal?
Many of the kinds of businesses that help sustain this kind of community depend on affordable commercial spaces.
The Group’s First Event of the Season Centred on the Legacy of Residential Schools
In a Jarry Park gazebo on a cool, bright Sunday, the Montreal branch of Canadian Roots Exchange’s Youth Reconciliation Initiative marked Orange Shirt Day with an intimate exchange around snacks and homemade soup.
Making it Through University on a Budget
Paul Gott knows what it’s like to be a struggling student.
After Being Pushed Out of Westmount, the Homeless Centre Finds a New Home on Parc Ave
As a result of gentrification and upcoming condos, homeless shelter the Open Door has moved from Westmount to Parc Ave. This did not come without troubles, as a petition was held by some businesses to denounce the centre from opening on Parc Ave. Shelter director David Chapman provides some insight on the how the shelter has been running since its move, the problems of gentrification, and how it not only impacts shelters, but also those who use the Open Door.
Airbnb May Be Beneficial For Landlords, But It’s Inducing Gentrification At Accelerating Rates
Airbnb may bring tourists to Montreal through an alternative way to stay in the city outside of a hotel, but the service also brings gentrification along with it. With many Airbnb’s located in the Plateau, some tenants are being pushed out of their apartments due to increasing rent or landlords’ preferring to utilize their space as an Airbnb instead of renting.