NIXXON

Jesse Dempster used to perform with The Weeknd as a rap duo. Now 25 and going by the name Nixxon, Dempster plans to soon release the new album For No Good Reason alongside a re-release of his first album, 1990.

Jesse Dempster - Nixxon

Jesse Dempster - Nixxon

Toronto Plaza Hotel

Toronto Star reporter Nicholas Keung and myself spent a few hours at the Toronto Plaza Hotel where more than 500 Syrians are being temporarily housed until a permanent home can be found.

Story HERE.

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Syrian refugees
A woman runs with children outside of the hotel.
Syrian refugees
A young girl runs in one of the main hallways of the hotel. 

 

Syrian refugees
Osama Aldeen, once a baker in Damascus, is glad for his room at the Toronto Plaza. The tiny room he occupied in exile in Lebanon wasn’t safe and had no bathroom, kitchen or electricity he said. 
Syrian refugees
 A group of boys play a card gamed called Tarnib.
Syrian refugees
A man walks with two boys down a hallway.

 

Erica Beyea

Toronto Girls Art League
TORONTO, ON – JANUARY 20 -Erica Beyea, founder of Toronto’s Girls Art League. Beyea created the program for girls aged 10-18. Toronto’s Girls Art League teaches young artists the skills and confidence to conquer the art world.

 

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Anna’s Place

 

Anna's Place
TORONTO, ON – JANUARY 23 – Nam Phi Dang and Brett Gundlock outside of Anna’s Place in Parkdale. Brett returned to Mexico the following day. 
Anna's Place
Celine Dion was on the karaoke machine.
Anna's Place
Beto trying to run the pool game.
Anna's Place
Karaoke machine.
Anna's Place
Restroom.