Artist Ben Zwicker a blooming addition to Tor...

Benjamin Zwicker is becoming a natural at showing off his work at local art shows.  Most recently, Zwicker, a painter, displayed three paintings at Moniker Gallery – his fourth showing at the gallery in downtown Toronto, and his sixth art show in the past year.  He describes his art as “pop surrealism”, but he also... More


Charitable European trend comes to Ontario

Supplying a hot cup of coffee on a cold day to someone in need has become easier as the European movement ‘caffe sospeso’ comes to Ontario. ‘Caffe sospeso’, or ‘suspended coffee’, is a new concept being introduced in coffee shops around the world. Customers can go in, buy a coffee, and ‘suspend it’ for someone... More


Korea Town hosts heritage walk

The city of Toronto, it’s often said, finds its identity in diversity. Diversity Our Strength: it’s our official motto. It is an idea that seems impossible to overstate. But, walking through a vibrant neighbourhood like Korea Town – nestled in Toronto’s historic Annex – it may be difficult to imagine a time before this strength... More


Chewing the fat: addressing our growing waist...

In October 2012, doctors in Ontario called for a new plan to address the province’s obesity problem. The plan isn’t just a barrage of TV ads to persuade you into thinking about your health, but instead, brings up a familiar yet unseen policy here in Ontario. The doctors suggested placing a tax on junk food,... More

SWEPT ISSUE 2 front cover

About – Mandate Beginning in 2012 as just an idea and a domain name, has bloomed into what smells like a half-legit publication. We started with the motto “Sweeping up the news the mainstream leaves behind”, but have since moved to a much more open-minded attitude toward our coverage and content. Though our Mantra... More



We know. The site’s a mess.  But we’ll be functioning again within the next few days. Look forward to our new layout!... More


From the archives: A profile on Toronto artis... interviewed Justin Blayney roughly a year ago and as a tribute to his upcoming showing at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit at Nathan Philips Square, we have brought back a story from the archives. Check out more of his recent work on his website and get more details about his upcoming showing. The following... More