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Coming Together at Yonge and Dundas: Liberation, Subcultures, and Media.

Media objects act as markers and makers of subcultures and identities. These media objects can include print publications such as newspaper, clothing and music items, such as vinyl records. Though subcultures rise and fall, and identities may change, these objects … Continue reading

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Ryerson’s Fashion Department: Growing Opportunities for Women

FASHION, SUBCULTURE AND LIBERATION Ryerson’s downtown location, Yonge-Dundas, gives their students many opportunities that would not be possible elsewhere. Yonge-Dundas has been a highly commercialized area since the mid 19th century. Although the area is most known for the location … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Museum: A Collection of Forgotten Times

The Vinyl Museum was located at 355 Yonge Street, from roughly 1985-1990. In the “Night Rides” video posted on the main entry, you can see if nestled right next to A&A and Sam The Record Man. Peter Dunn first started … Continue reading

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The Pornographic Onion: Ryerson’s Hot Spot from 1968-1970

The Pornographic Onion – Ryerson’s Coffee House 1968-1970 The Pornographic Onion was a folk club located on the Ryerson campus, at the corner of Gould and Victoria in the MGM building from 1968-1970. When the building closed, students tried to … Continue reading

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The Body Politic and Ryerson

POLITICS, SUBCULTURE AND LIBERATION The Body Politic is a Canadian magazine, which was published from 1971 to 1987.  It was one of Canada’s first significant gay publications and played a prominent role in the development of the LGBT community in … Continue reading

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