Michelle da Silva


Michelle covers stories related to community and culture, with a particular interest in millennials, race, gender, mental health and electronic music. In 2017, she won a Next Gen/Diversity Scholarship from the Association of Alternative News Media, and she's been a finalist for the National Magazine Awards and Digital Publishing Awards. Michelle moved to Toronto in 2015 from Vancouver, where she worked at The Georgia Straight. In her spare time, she loves riding her bike, trying new restaurants and managing her cat's Instagram account.

The Toronto-based beatmaker honours aviation trailblazer Bessie Coleman on her 13th album Read more

Album reviews

Maya Bouldry-Morrison celebrates the soft glow of party spaces as places racialized, queer, trans, female and differently abled bodies are free to be Read more

Album reviews


Dustin Rabin

The Brampton MC is the first Black woman and first hip-hop artist to win the Canadian music prize for her album 13th Floor Read more



Jora Frantzis

OVO Fest, Caribbean Carnival, Danforth Music Hall's 100th birthday, a dream team up of progressive jazz giants and more to catch in the last full month of summer Read more

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Samuel Engelking

The Toronto beer scene is booming — and it's all thanks to these breweries, who make and pour every style under the sun in taprooms big and small. Haven't visited them all yet? Hop to it Read more

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Don't want beer or wine? Crack open one of these cans – all available at the LCBO – instead Read more


Feeling overwhelmed in the craft beer aisle? Narrow things down with this handy roundup of Ontario brews perfect for beating the heat Read more

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Quebec artists dominate while Toronto is represented by Jessie Reyez, Haviah Mighty, PUP and Shad Read more



Daniel Lippitt

Set to music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, this musical contrasts upbeat numbers with an important message about women's autonomy Read more


In a city where real estate is absurdly high and finding an affordable rental feels like winning the lottery, it's no wonder some couples choose to stick it out. Here are stories from people who decided to end their relationships Read more

Love and Sex

Plus, how the Second Woman at Harbourfront’s Brave Festival deals with the power struggle within romantic relationships Read more

Art & Design

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Andrew Williamson

The annual event returns to Nathan Philips Square with more than 370 vendors as well as installations, performances and a beer garden Read more

Art & Design

Kaho Koda's play puts the immigrant experience into perspective, but doesn't go far enough Read more


Jess Beaulieu and Luis Fernandes find the humour – and the dark truths – in rocky relationships Read more


Mateo Lewis's coming-of-age story about gender gets lost in the music Read more


Tita Collective gives the Spice Girls a Filipinx spin in this hilarious musical sketch comedy Read more


The all-female sketch comedy troupe goes a mile a minute with little payoff Read more

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Second City vets Jordan Armstrong and Kevin Matviw mine everyday scenarios for comedy gold Read more


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Neil Krug

Outdoor concerts from PUP and Tame Impala, a classic hip-hop lineup at a beer fest and more shows to catch this month Read more

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Billie Eilish, PUP, U.S. Girls and more – here are the shows to catch this month Read more

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The May 3 discussion features Mykki Blanco, Ciel (Cindy Li) and Bambii and will be hosted by NOW's Michelle da Silva Read more