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  • UrbanDepartures_YearofAusterity

    The Year of Financial Austerity

    The city received a light snowfall on New Year’s eve. The next day, the ground was blanketed in a sheet of whiteness. Our son awoke excited, unaware of the new year, but eager to…

    January 17, 2018
  • UrbanDepartures_Adulting

    5 Things Worth the Money When Adulting

    I knocked on the door of my sister’s apartment, trying hard not to drop a bag filled with Muji ceramics and a sansevieria trifasciata. She had recently begun adulting-  graduating from university, moving our…

    May 26, 2017
  • UrbanDepartures_Kijiji

    Not buying second hand? You should be.

    Who still buys second hand? When my family first moved to Canada, my parents couldn’t afford many new purchases. I remember visiting New to You, a program for gently used second hand clothing, at…

    February 23, 2017