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Is skateboarding culture entering a new phase of maturity?

Date: October 11, 2016 Author: Nick Pierre Categories: Inspirational Stories

Skateboarding as a lifestyle/culture continues to mature and address many of the inequalities that are prevalent in skateboard culture and society at large. This week Brian Anderson stated: “I… consider myself a skateboarder first, gay second” in a Vice Sports video that explores Brian’s sexuality and the difficulties he faced being a gay and professional skateboarder.  While Brian is not the first pro skateboarder to openly discuss his sexuality, he is the first elite pro...

TSC Youth Skate Jam and Forum 2015

Date: April 5, 2016 Author: Nick Pierre Categories: Inspirational Stories | Success Stories

Last fall the TSC won a grant from Evergreen Foundation via Jane’s Walk to host a small youth event aimed at increasing youth participation in TSC decision-making. On Oct 15th, 2015, a group of young skaters met at Toronto City Hall for the TSC Youth Skate Jam and Forum. Following a brief session there, the group traveled by foot and skateboard to Lake Devo (aka The Pond) at Ryerson University where we skated one of the smoothest concrete slabs in the city. Despite conflicts with rain and...

Hoof Skatepark Cleanup 2015

Date: June 16, 2015 Author: Jeff Gluck Categories: Inspirational Stories | Local Inititives

On Saturday May 16, 2015, some keen locals gathered to clean up Vanderhoof (Leonard Linton) skatepark, repair concrete and give the bowl a fresh coat of paint. Here are some photos from before, during and after. Special thanks to Steve Kotsopoulos for organizing and making it happen.

Student initiative gets new Skatepark in Malvern

Date: June 3, 2015 Author: torontoskateboarding Categories: Inspirational Stories | Local Inititives | Success Stories

      Students of Lester B. Pearson C.I. who were interested in skateboarding, and their teacher Randy Pedersen, noticed that there was a strong presence of skateboarders in the area, so they created their own Skateboard Club at school, and reached out to a community councillor, as well as the City of Toronto to get a skateboard park built in Malvern.       The hard work of the Skateboard Club helped them receive a Pro Action Grant from the Toronto Police and the support of Malvern...

Developing Skateboarding in Belize

Date: January 29, 2015 Author: Ariel Stagni Categories: Inspirational Stories | Success Stories

In the country of Belize, as is true in many Central American countries, the last 10 years have brought increased rates of violent crimes. Sixty percent of the population of Belize is under 19 years old, and 30% of Belize homicides occur among youths between the ages of 14-24. These crimes are concentrated in urban areas, including the south side of Belize City. In late 2014, Toronto Skateboard Committee (TSC) member, Jody Gyivicsan, acting as Advisor of Youth Participation and Governance to...

A Beautiful Mind

Date: March 7, 2014 Author: Simon McCaffrey Categories: Inspirational Stories

Rodney Mullen is the Godfather of modern day street skating as we know it and has to be one of the most humble humans on the face of the earth. Checkout this awesome video produced by the folks at the Berrics. 

Love Park

Date: January 2, 2014 Author: Simon McCaffrey Categories: Inspirational Stories

The ON videos were created by the same folks that made 411 before that eventually ended. The following is an awesome documentary on Love Park in Philadelphia. 

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