Samantha Edwards


Samantha writes about a range of topics including politics, music, books, feminism and race issues. Even though she now lives in Brockton Village, she still considers herself a Parkdalian. When she’s not reporting, Samantha likes exploring new neighbourhoods on her bike, baking and watching way too much TV.

NOW freelancer Samantha Edwards discusses safety in the all-ages scene on CityNews! Read more

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The latest season of the Netflix reality hit finds deeper meaning in its makeover journeys Read more


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The Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist's solo album is a meditative exploration into Japanese folk music, serene psychedelia and layered ambiance Read more

Album reviews

Stuck with a dating dilemma? NOW’s new relationship ­advice column I Love Them, But... will answer all your burning questions Read more

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From Raptors anthems to a reggaeton time machine to the city's own Yeehaw king, these are the songs to fuel your next patio day Read more

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Spanning indie folk to R&B, musical comedy is jam-packed with clever and catchy songs Read more


One-act musical about the woes of modern dating fuses biting humour with deeply relatable storylines Read more


Through dozens of voicemails, Pamela Bethel rehashes the hijinks she got up to as a teenager living in 90s Vancouver Read more


Jennifer Busuttil showcases her athletic prowess in gut-wrenching solo show about brain injuries Read more


The lush pop of Australian singer/songwriter Harriette Pilbeam's debut LP is pleasant enough in the moment but forgettable soon after Read more

Album reviews

Entertaining and emotional, this ensemble comedy tackles the fast fashion industry, motherhood and grief Read more


Courtney Gilmour's autobiographical solo show – about everything from working as a multiple limb amputee comic to dealing with depression – is honest, funny and relatable Read more


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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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From a Broken Social Scene concert to an Indigenous art installation, here are your best bets for July 1. Plus: where to watch the fireworks across the city Read more


The Arbour

Samantha Edwards

The free Toronto Of The Future exhibition at Metro Hall features dozens of projects that will transform old neighbourhoods Read more

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Parkdale Community Legal Services

Samantha Edwards

Critics say cuts announced June 12 disproportionately target Toronto clinics that work with low-income residents and have actively been pushing back against Ford government policies Read more


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While the Toronto Raptors were completing their historic championship run, our reviewers were catching festival sets by CupcakKe, Le1f, Sir Babygirl, Swamp Dogg and more Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Plus: more early NXNE reviews of Haviah Mighty, Dizzy and others Read more

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Samantha Edwards

Parkdale residents, students and local activists protested against the provincial government's sweeping cuts to education, housing and legal aid. Read more



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Vampire Weekend, NXNE and the Rolling Stones are just some of the shows we can't wait to see Read more

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Slap on your sunscreen and enjoy more than 70 festivals and events happening over June, July and August Read more

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