Kern Carter

June 19, 2017

Artists Across the World Come Together for Toronto Art Book Fair

I know, I know. You hear the words art book and you immediately have to fight off the yawn. But bear with me, because this is not your typical book fair. When I first heard about the second annual Toronto Art Book Fair, I was a bit curious. I’m a […]
April 24, 2017

Toronto Celebrates Margaret Atwood

You just never know how these things are going to go. Popular author or not, writers aren’t exactly the pride of pop culture. So when my YYZ Living colleague, Erica, told me that Margaret Atwood would be speaking at the Chapters inside of Eaton’s Centre, I was curious for more […]
February 21, 2017

If I Have to Shoot Another Short, I’ll Shoot Another Short

The message was clear: It is our time. It was a message that was present at shows throughout this year’s Toronto Black Film Festival. It was surprising even to me, a Toronto native, that this was the fifth year of this festival’s existence. With this in mind, I didn’t have […]
February 8, 2017

Past and Present Come Together for the Junos

I remember Alessia Cara performing for the first time at last year’s Junos. I remember Belly jumping on stage with the Weeknd to perform their hit Might Not. What makes the Junos so special is that it’s uniquely Canadian. It’s a chance for our musicians to take pride in representing […]
February 5, 2017

Be Glad You Live in Toronto

Can we all take a minute to appreciate the fact that we live in Toronto? Despite our transit problems and housing prices soaring through the roof, we must all acknowledge that Toronto is an amazing place to call home. Look at the world around us. Look at the atrocities of […]
January 21, 2017

Over 60,000 Gather for Women’s March in Toronto

‘You are part of history right now,’ Toronto women’s march told A spirited crowd of thousands marched from Queen’s Park to Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday in support of women’s and human rights, a day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president. They came by the thousands — women and […]
December 31, 2016

Actress and Director Shailene Garnett

Actress and Director Shailene Garnett Opens Up About Her Work and Why She’s Excited to Be a Canadian Performer The laughs started before the interview. We were seated in the corner of a Starbucks just chatting about who knows what and having a great time doing it. There’s something about […]
December 31, 2016

Drake Reps the 6 With 8 Grammy Nominations

No surprise here. The Grammy’s announced its list of nominees in early December and Drake is among the leaders of the pack. He has a total of eight Grammy nods for the 2017 awards, including Album of the Year (Views) and Record of the Year as a feature on Rihanna’s […]
December 19, 2016

Get Excited About the Weeknd, Toronto

That’s right, The Weeknd just stormed the music world with his latest release Starboy. As expected, Starboy debuted as the number one album in the world. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise, as fans of The Weeknd went crazy when the first single dropped, aptly titled Starboy. Weeknd Setting […]
December 16, 2016

Cafes for Creatives – Parkdale Village – Capital Espresso

Capital Espresso You haven’t tried a muffin until you’ve eaten the coconut and carrot muffin at Capital Espresso. But that’s not what this is about. We’re not here to talk about the lattes and the 12 flavoured shots, which are colourfully depicted on the blackboard. We want to know if […]
December 16, 2016

Cafes for Creatives – Parkdale Village Edition – The Tempered Room

The Tempered Room   Boy oh boy, is this ever a cool spot. Exposed brick, Parisian patisserie (the scone will make your mouth water), and an all around chill vibe. It’s tempting to just give this spot full marks, but remember we’re here for a reason. We want to know […]
December 16, 2016

Cafes for Creatives – Parkdale Village Edition – The Gladstone Hotel

The Gladstone Hotel If you’re not familiar with the Gladstone or have never been, you’re probably asking yourself why it’s on the list of Cafes for Creatives. Well, the Gladstone actually does have a separate room that functions as a cafe during the daytime. And it’s pretty damn amazing. The […]