Oak Street is a bi-annual print magazine and blog that explores the interaction between media, culture and community. We talk with builders – artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs – and share their stories about how people transform great ideas into movements.
When it comes to producing a good brew, Darren Smith calls it both an art and a science. He began brewing beer in his kitchen during university, and now owns and manages Lake of Bays Brewing Co., a full scale brewery with big aspirations.Read More
What happens when a musician, a digital signal processing researcher and an astrophysicist sit down together and play with data? They build a tool that is quickly disrupting the way musicians, DJs and labels digitally engineer sound.Read More
Winemaking is about the pursuit of perfection, the blend of flavour and aroma you find to be the best. As a fickle craft, it boils down to things like the quality of the grapes, or the humidity of the day. Meet home winemaker Emilio Micieli, who has been honing his craft for 30 years.Read More
For those of us living in wintery climates, the only way to extend the harvest bounty into the late fall and winter is to preserve it. Dill pickles are one of the least labour-intensive and time consuming preserves to make at home.Read More
It may seem unlikely: a tribute to surfing focused on cities that don’t have an intrinsic surf culture, let alone a surfable beach. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find out that French design studio Cuisse de Grenouille is onto something: the surfer’s attitude is global, regardless of how far you live from the sea.Read More
As house music fans are well aware, Francis Nicholls, better known by his DJ handle Frankie Knuckles, passed away earlier this year. After spending more than 30 years crafting graceful edits, remixes and tracks, he most definitively earned the title “Frankie Knuckles the Godfather of House Music”.Read More
Bell bottoms, velour suits, oversized pleated trousers… Alan Goouch has seen it all. Goouch opened his independent menswear shop in 1968. From here he has had the perfect vantage point to watch men’s style evolve and develop over the span of 40 plus years.Read More