June 19, 2017

A Sip of Canadian History with Dr. Don Livermore

I am a who loves her whisky; more specifically I am a Canadian that loves whisky. But until I connected with Dr. Don Livermore, Master Blender, I didn’t realize how little I knew about one of our nation’s historic pillars. Canada has been producing whisky (without the ‘e’) before it […]
May 10, 2017

A Personal Assistant for $300? Amazon’s Echo Show Makes it Possible

Whether it’s in everyday life or to fetch the lyrics to your favourite song, Amazon’s Echo Show is here to fill in the spaces left from an unreliable memory or impartial significant other. The Echo Show is a touchscreen device powered by Alexa that can recite your shopping list and […]
April 23, 2017

Spotify’s New Deal Ensures Continued Indie Artist Access

Music streaming service Spotify recently renewed a nine-year-old licensing deal with indie digital agency Merlin that has ensured users access to independent music, even as the service itself becomes more mainstream. Merlin currently represents over 20,000 independent record labels in 51 countries,  making it Spotify’s fourth largest partner after major […]
April 18, 2017

Samsung Takes Canadians Across Country for QLEDTV Launch in Toronto

Samsung pulled out all the stops, literally, to take Torontonians on a virtual ride through Canada without leaving the downtown core. The electronics brand partnered with Canadian cinematographer, Jon Simo, to provide Canadians an opportunity to see the country’s beautiful landscapes displayed on the Samsung QLED TV. All of this […]
April 11, 2017

VizEat Comes To Canada

My parents went to Cuba a few years ago and loved everything about the island – the people, the hospitality, the weather, the natural scenery – they went on and on. My dad even went old school and set up a slideshow after Sunday dinner. Of course, all I really […]
April 10, 2017

What YouTube TV Will Mean for Viewers

It goes without saying that Millenials are shifting the ecosystem of consumption. With an increase in digital streaming services being offered on a multitude of platforms, less people are remaining within the confines of not-so-competitive television contracts and are joining the cost effective bandwagon of cable-cutters. With most major networks […]
March 5, 2017

“The” Toni Francis

The Toni Francis. I purposely refer to her in that manner when we first get on the phone. She laughs, and of course says she writes it that way out of necessity, but I can’t help but see her name as fitting.   Confidence is important for Toni, and what […]
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 12, 2017

Noorden Food Bar: The Gin Seminar

Amelia Mai   If you’re walking along Yonge — just south of Eglinton, and you see a sign with three vertical red Xs, then you’ve hit the Noorden Food Bar. From the outside, it looks deceptively slim, but once inside, the modern Dutch restaurant and bar stretches far back into […]
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 […]
December 31, 2016

Rocco P’s Commitment to Quality and Craftsmanship

Rocco P’s Commitment to Quality and Craftsmanship Make His Shoes a Must-Wear Craftsmanship. That’s how I would describe Rocco P.’s capsule collection, made specifically for his longtime friend and collaborator George C. of Yorkville’s George C. boutique. Silver inspires the latest collection created for the luxury boutique’s 10th anniversary party. […]
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 […]