Toronto

Canadians are set to shop this season

Whether you want to buy a crock pot for your mom or the latest seven inch HD screen tablet (so you can watch Netflix in bed), you can’t run away...


Extra Terrestrials – Another comic by Rolli

*Order the Print Here.   Another cartoon from Rolli, whose new book of stories and drawings for kids, Dr. Franklin’s Staticy Cat, is out now. Be sure to check out...


Images from Digital Artist Alex McLeod

Click here to view more of Alex’s work or to contact him.  ...


Jesus the Moth

The house is by itself on a long country road, surrounded by a darkness so thick it could be tangible, like a web that will catch you and hold you...


Lights. Camera. $10,000.

The Canadian Film Centre has rolled out The REEL Challenge contest for the fifth annual year with submissions open until Jan. 26 and prize money of $10,000. “It’s a contest...


Home

  Home I couldn’t save you that day when you fell from the sky. Amongst aerial strings, you tore between teeth lining and ephemera like when we played as small...


“P” stands for Pricey Parking in Toronto

One of the many issues in Toronto is parking. Just ask drivers. It’s often talked about; especially by those who drive to Toronto every day for work or school. Complaints...


City Moments: Torontonians talk next gen consoles

What’s your opinion on the new console race? Are they going to be that different from each other? Will one come to be more superior than the other? David Oxford...


Q&A with Toronto’s Cree poet Greg Loon a.k.a. The Red Skin Poet

#1) Have you always been a resident of Toronto? I was born in Moose Factory, Ontario – in the northern region of the James Bay coastline. I grew up in...


Madcap Photography from Johnny Gordolon

Click here to view more of Johnny’s work or to contact him.  ...


Letters from J.P. – Dear media

Dear media (cough, THE STAR, cough), Sorry, I just had to clear my throat there after finding my way through all this smoke and mirrors bullshit. Let’s get right to...


Working as a stockboy at Sobeys

I used to move stock from the back of the store to the front of it. I would stock dry goods on shelves and perishable products in the coolers. It...


Metropolis: Swept inspired art by Colton Gilson

The latest from Colton Gilson.   COMMENTS...


Exordium

  Mistress barnacle clings to the flat bottom of the ship twig arms gripping wide singing softly into mottled wood the Babylonian lullabies of hearth gods and hyenas— Body braided...


It’s the song that never ends… It goes on and on my friends

After yesterday’s circus at Toronto City Hall, today the crazy train that is the Rob Ford saga continued after a laundry list of new allegations against the mayor surfaced. Ford...


City Moments: Toronto remembers

A mixture of images from Remembrance Day ceremonies at Queen’s Park and Old City Hall. Torontonians experience personal moments of commemoration on Nov. 11, 2013.   COMMENTS...


A cartographic wet dream

Nathan Ng, a 15-year resident, and professed lover of Toronto, has given Torontonians and the whole world a fantastic perspective on the history of growth in Toronto. Thanks to Nathan’s...


Just a reminder – Swept is recruiting contributors!

This week the Swept team will be taking to the streets and spreading the word in the most traditional (though not the most eco-friendly) method, posters. Please take some time...


Photography from Alexandra Sophie

Click here to view more of Alexandra’s work or to contact her....


Feature Chapter from Savage 1986-2011 by Nathaniel G. Moore

Savage 1986-2011 by Nathaniel G. Moore is being released later this month by Anvil Press, but at Swept, we’re featuring a chapter from Moore’s new novel, called Blue Monday! Nathaniel...