Category: Events

Eatable: Toronto’s film fest for foodies

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Stand back TIFF, there’s a new film festival in town! And this one involves delicious eats.

The Eatable Film Festival, is a 3 night food film festival that sees
some of Toronto’s hottest chefs creating food and drinks inspired by and to be served at the screenings of each food-obsessed film! Each night features its own totally immersive screening event with its own delicious theme, tone, and taste.

Here are the 3 films that will be playing, and their delicious pairings. (more…)

TIFF Swag Report: Bask-it Style Lounge

It must be nice being a celebrity during TIFF. The whole city awaits you with bated breath, and lounges are everywhere waiting to gift you with swag. Well, one lounge takes it a step higher. Bask-it Style Lounge by GLO Communications will hand delivery luxe swag bags directly to celebrity hotels. Nice, huh? I got to feel like a star for a moment as I got a taste of the star treatment at their media day!

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The event took place in a luxurious 2272 square foot 53rd floor suite at the Shangri-La Toronto. Look at that view! (more…)

2015 TIFF Film Picks

The TIFF schedule will be released tomorrow- have you taken a look to see what films you want to see? The film list can be overwhelming. I’ve read the entire schedule and picked my favourites, so you don’t have to.

Casual: Shifting to the episodic format after his acclaimed feature-film work, TIFF favourite Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air) directs this hilarious and insightful comedy about love and sex in the modern age.

Der Nachtmahr: After a wild night out, a Berlin party girl finds herself haunted by a twisted, repellent litte creature that no one else can see.

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Miss You Already: Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore star in this touching comedy-drama about two childhood friends whose relationship is put to the test when one becomes pregnant while the other receives some tragic news. (more…)

Win it! CNE Tickets

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The CNE rolling into town is simultaneously exciting and sad to me. Sad because summer is ending, but exciting because the CNE is back!

The CNE is a long standing tradition for me, and summer just wouldn’t be complete without riding the Ferris wheel, visiting the sprawling food building or without screaming that yes, I do want to go faster on the Polar Express. In addition to all of your favourites, here are some new things to expect this summer.

West Coast Lumberjack Show: This “chock-a-block” 45-minute show features mighty lumberjacks who will compete and showcase high-energy stunts including: Axe Throwing, Chainsaw Carving, Underhand Chop, Pole Climbing and Log Birling on water!

Food Truck Frenzy:  The CNE hosts one of Canada’s largest food truck rallies on August 28August 30. Foodies can rejoice in unique offerings from 23 of Toronto’s trendiest food innovators featuring internationally inspired fare and indulgent treats that have become part of the CNE experience.
Craft Beer Fest:  Enjoy a refreshing cold one in the heart of the Food Truck Frenzy featuring 11 regional master craft brewers.

Concerts:  Catching a concert at the CNE Bandshell is the best way kick-start an evening at the Fair. This year’s line-up spans the entire musical spectrum, headlining some of music’s hottest acts including Alan Doyle, Cody Simpson, Brett Kissel, Tokyo Police Club, MKTO, Dallas Smith to name a few, as well as classic icons America, Chubby Checker, Rick Springfield and Foghat.

Bon Voyage! Acrobatic & Ice Skating Show: Canadian ice dancers and Olympic gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir star in a new Acrobatic & Ice Skating Show inside Ricoh Coliseum.

Celebrity Chef Stage:  Canada’s top chefs take to the stage inside the Enercare Centre, formerly Direct Energy Centre, to share tips, cooking demos and their diverse culinary perspectives with foodies alike. Chefs Lynn Crawford, Bob Blumer, Michael Smith, Chuck Hughes and Vikram Vij are some of the food superstars participating.

The PC Financial Sky Ride: The Sky Ride returns to the CNE, extending 40 feet above ground, transporting riders across the grounds with breathtaking panoramic views of The Midway, Lake Ontario, and the Toronto skyline.

Wanna win a pair of tickets? Enter below!

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Coleman Get Outside Day

Coleman has a great new initiative that’s happening this week! Get Outside Day, is a movement to encourage the Canadian government to declare Friday, July 17th a national holiday. The reason? To give everyone more time to get outside!

I think we’re all a little guilty of neglecting the outdoors sometimes. I am not exempt from this. Last Friday my boyfriend picked me up for our typical date night. I thought that we would just head to the movies and grab something to eat. I realized he was driving in the totally opposite direction from the theatre. When I asked where he was going, he simply replied, “It’s a beautiful day. Let’s go to a park.” So we did! We went to Presqu’ile Provincial Park and had an amazing time hanging out by Lake Simcoe.
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Why don’t we all do this more often? Sometimes we simply don’t have the time, or just grow used to doing the same indoor activities. (more…)