Emily Latimer

Emily Latimer

Fact Checker/Contributor

Emily Latimer is a Toronto-based journalist who has previously worked for CBC Nova Scotia and the Ryerson Review of Journalism. She holds a Master of Journalism from Ryerson University and a BA in Criminology from Saint Mary’s University.

Emily Latimer's Work


Burlesque Gone Digital

Does burlesque become digital sex work on OnlyFans? A conversation made more relevant since the platform just tried banning sexually explicit content By Emily Latimer

Does burlesque become digital sex work on OnlyFans? A conversation made more relevant since the platform just tried banning sexually explicit content.


Dovercourt House To Close After 21 Years as Toronto’s Dance Hub

The lease has changed hands, leaving uncertainty in both social and professional dance communities By Emily Latimer

The three dance production companies housed at Dovercourt House at 805 Dovercourt Rd. released a statement in March 2021 that the dance hub has been forced to close after more than 20 years. They call the closure “the city’s latest cultural casualty.”


Dorotea Saykaly Receives the First Emily Molnar Emerging Choreographer Award at Ballet BC

While some may associate the term ‘emerging’ with ‘new’ or ‘novice’, Saykaly likes it for its evocation of continuous learning.

Beatty in Lessons in Another Language in 1980 / Photo by Andrew Oxenham, courtesy of Dance Collection Danse

Patricia Beatty, Co-Founder of Toronto Dance Theatre, Remembered as a ‘Warrior Queen’

Patricia Beatty was a multi-faceted artist: a choreographer, a dancer, a teacher, a poet. She was a true pioneer – one of the most influential figures of modern dance in Canada. She’s best known as co-founder of Toronto Dance Theatre, along with David Earle and Peter Randazzo. Her death at age 84 marked decades of choreography, teaching and writing that inspired thousands of young dancers.

Salazar / Photo by Sly Pereira
On the Ground

Manifesting Politics Into Drag

By Emily Latimer

Emily Latimer caught up with drag king and performance artist Heath V. Salazar to talk about how the intersection of drag and politics can engage audiences in discussions about race, gender and religion. Read the original profile in our November/December 2020 issue.


Manifesting politics into drag By Emily Latimer

Heath V. Salazar


Canada’s Drag Race Premieres During an Important Time

Tonight, the inaugural season of Canada’s Drag Race premieres during an important time in history: Just after Pride month, during a global pandemic and amid calls for justice and more representation of marginalized voices from the Black Lives Matter movement.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Down the TikTok Rabbit Hole

TikTok offers people a way to move while isolated during COVID-19, but the popular app also comes with concerns By Emily Latimer

As a platform, TikTok is home to viral dances that are available to all users. The accessibility and sense of accomplishment from mastering the moves have people flocking to the app. But while there’s joy to be found, especially during COVID-19, there are also problems lurking beneath the surface.