Category Archives: Arts

Dorm Room Décor


University is the prime time to experience new things and reinvent yourself. While this transformation could take the form of a new haircut, a new piercing, a new wardrobe, or a new-and-improved personality, one of the easiest and most fun reinventions is redecorating your home. Although we may not realize it, A LOT of our time as students is spent in our rooms. Why? Not for sleeping of course, but for studying! That’s why as a student I try my best to surround myself with motivation. One source of this motivation is based in Toronto and named Athaliah, a home-accessory online shopping site that focuses on brightening and inspiring individuals. This business provides unique and diverse pieces of decoration. Athaliah is a lifestyle boutique that was created specifically for those looking to find pieces that cannot be found anywhere else, and will certainly make any room pop. How, you ask? Simple. Each product is from a different place in the world, and handmade. Athaliah has a variety of pieces to suit every desired look. It has a range of Handmade and Exclusive pieces, Pre-loved and Vintage Re-designs, and charming and original Inspiration and Community house plants, accent pieces, and patterned projects. With all this in mind, now you can finally mismatch the artwork on your wall, throw a cute pillow on your studying chair and place an “oh-so kawaii” plant on your desk.

Club Profile: University of Toronto Electronic Music Community (UTEMC)


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Interested in electronic music? As per one commenter’s request, read on to learn more about U of T’s only electronic music community!

blogUT: How was the UTEMC created and what is its mission?

UTEMC: The UTEMC was created by two close friends who have been going to EDM events together forever. They decided to create a club where U of T electronic music fans could come together to meet other people and attend events together, as well as foster a culture of electronic music appreciation by fans from all over the three campuses. Our mission is to establish a group of like-minded individuals with an interest in electronic music and DJ events. Our goal to is set up a place for everybody to congregate and discuss events (both upcoming and past), new music, or just to meet somebody else with whom you might share a similar electronic music taste to. Throughout the year we’re going to be hosting events to bring people together, including in-house DJing events and workshops. Continue reading Club Profile: University of Toronto Electronic Music Community (UTEMC)

The Best French-Language Films on Canadian Netflix

Netflix Canada boasts an impressive roster of foreign language films. But you already knew that (right?).

I watch French films to keep up my grasp on the language, which having left Montreal at age 14 I try with some success to maintain at an 8th-grade level. I love French films for their originality (compared to Hollywood’s endless stream of sequels and reboots) and startling array of strong leading ladies. To follow is my list of what I consider to be Netflix’s best, all of which feature English subtitles. In no particular order:

  1. Romantics Anonymous (2010)

Watch two incredibly awkward people who share a passion for chocolate fall in love. Sounds like every relationship ever to me.

“The tale of two pathologically shy chocolate makers who are meant for each other but are too afraid to connect is a mug of warm cocoa with marshmallow topping that produces a comfy feel-good glow.”- Stephen Holden, New York Times

2. The Intouchables (2012)

A runaway hit both in France and abroad, this film will leave you with all the feels and warm-fuzzies.

“In this sentimental feel-good saga of an ultra-wealthy quadriplegic and the petty criminal who becomes his caretaker, the chemistry between the two lead actors goes a considerable way toward elevating the broad-strokes culture clash. That’s crucial to a film that is, in essence, a love story.” Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times Continue reading The Best French-Language Films on Canadian Netflix


13th Annual Regent Park Film Festival

Celebrate diversity, community, and creativity at the 13th Annual Regent Park Film Festival. The best of emerging filmmaking talent and films from around the world.

November 18 – 21 at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. East, Toronto).



As Toronto’s only free-of-charge multi-cultural community film festival, we are dedicated to showcasing local and international cinematic works relevant to inner-city communities. Continue reading 13th Annual Regent Park Film Festival

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Regent Park Film Festival Annual Fundraising Screening

Come out and support Toronto’s only free multicultural film festival by attending our Annual Fundraising Screening, featuring a 2015 Hot Docs Film “Mom and Me”. A $50 ticket will include a cocktail reception, entertainment, film screening and more!

Mom and Me directed by Lena Macdonald and produced by Gordon Henderson and Lena Macdonald, is a personal and intimate documentary about a young filmmaker coming of age in extraordinary circumstances. It follows the complicated relationship between director Lena Macdonald and her mother, who was once a filmmaker herself, but ended up homeless, crack-addicted and on the streets. MOM and ME is about addiction, prostitution and despair but it is also a story about family, the power of hope and the tenacity of love.

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Event Information:

Annual Fundraising Screening
October 22, 2015
6:30PM Cocktail Reception
8:00PM Film Screening & Panel
Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East

Ticket Options:

  • Individual Ticket ($50)
  • Includes cocktail reception, entertainment, film screening and more!
  • Sponsor a Regent Park Youth ($50)
  • Buy a ticket for a Regent Park youth to attend the screening or participate in a Regent Park Film Festival workshop
  • Sponsor Ticket ($250)
  • Includes two individual tickets, festival merchandise and special recognition at the Film Festival

All tickets include a charitable tax receipt.

All proceeds go towards keeping the Festival and all our activities FREE!

Regent Park Film Festival Charitable Registration # 8459 14613 RR0001

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Zoltán Mága: From Budapest with Love Contest



October 31, 2015 • 3:00PM & 8:00PM

TICKETS & INFORMATION: / 416.408.0208

To win: be the first person to email stephaniew [at] glatzconcerts [dot] com. Send your name, mailing address & a synonym for “paprika”! The winner will be notified by email on October 19th by email. 

Live in concert, enjoy the flair and passion of Zoltán Mága, Hungary’s foremost violin virtuoso! Experience fiery music and Hungarian folk dance brought to life by a cast of hand-picked singers, costumed ballroom dancers and chamber symphony orchestra. From heart-warming ballads, beautiful waltzes and beloved arias to the furious speeds of Zoltán’s Gypsy band, let these performers dazzle you with their masterful virtuosity.
If you loved Zoltán’s PBS Special, From Budapest with Love, then you’ll love the charm of this vibrant live concert celebrating the infectious energy of Hungary’s music and dance!

Audiences adore Zoltán for his style, warmth and his beautiful artistry. He has been honored to play before kings, heads of state, church dignitaries and world-famous stars. With musicianship that shines through his repertoire of traditional Hungarian folk melodies and classical rhapsodies, Zoltán is a master of his instrument, continually searching for new ways to communicate with his audiences.

Advance Screening of HE NAMED ME MALALA


CINSSU Presents an advance screening of HE NAMED ME MALALA on October 1st at Innis Town Hall, 8pm!

For a chance to receive tickets, email with the subject code MALALA.

Synopsis: HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends’ school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.

The then 15-year-old teenager, who had been targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan, was shot in the head, sparking international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.