Erika Dyck

I had the pleasure of sitting with author and film-maker Stuart Henderson recently, to ask him about his work on the history of the counterculture in Canada. Henderson is the author of Making the Scene, an engaging book that takes readers to the epicentre of Canada’s hippie culture in Yorkville, Toronto. While this modest stretch of urban space in the middle of Canada’s largest city doesn’t readily compare with the likes of the American counterculture scenes in places like Haight-Ashbury or Greenwich Village, Henderson explains that Yorkville brought its own twist on being hip in the age of countercultural radicalism, sexual revolutions, and drug experimentation… continue reading.

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