The Spare is a labour paper originally formed in response to the 2017 Ontario College faculty strike. It was founded so that students from Humber College’s Journalism Advanced Diploma program could still publish articles without crossing picket lines.
The Spare is focused on labour issues, in the Greater Toronto Area and further afield. It recognizes that many issues are labour issues, from strikes to wage disputes, equity issues, and concerns from all parties involved.
The editor is Kit Kolbegger, with contributions from other reporters.
Toronto is the territory of many nations, including the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Humber College exists on the traditional territory of the Ojibwe Anishnabe people. We recognize that we live, work and study on occupied land.