Downtown Toronto

Hello, gorgeous! Big T.O. gets glittering string of new hotels

It’s Toronto‘s turn. Sure, there’s been a hotel or two opening here or there over the past few years in Ontario‘s (and Canada’s) Big Apple. But the openings slated over the next two years promise more luxe and excitement than we’re used to. The city that has a reputation for good times, great theatre and gorgeous skylines is upping its hotel offerings with a mix of five-star and boutique properties bound to make everyone’s New Year wish list.

Filmmaker Perspectives: Doug Karr’s ‘Ten For Grandpa’

There’s a certain safety to making a film culled from the ether of imagined reality. Your idiosyncratic characters are sewn together from the mist of imagination so there’s less risk of real people becoming insulted, angry, hurt, litigious or even homicidal as a result of your fictional film. For some strange reason, I decided to stray from those sheltered waters recently by writing a new narrative film based on the life of my grandfather, David Karr.

‘The Hills’ return for more drama and feuds

Several months have passed since I last got to sit with my good friends Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port.

I’ve missed them over the summer, but thanks to MTV they will once again join me in my living room every Monday night at 10:00 PM (ET) for a third season of The Hills. As a die-hard Laguna Beach fan, and a proud owner of a “Team LC” t-shirt, I have been addicted to The Hills since it first aired nearly two years ago.

Itty Bitty Titty Committee

Inside Out film fest to ‘entertain, educate and engage’

A stylish crowd gathered at Toronto’s Gladstone hotel recently to soak up the nouveau tavern décor and welcome the line up for this year’s version of the Inside Out Film Festival.

Expected to attract 30,000+ filmgoers to 276 films that examine the GLBT experience from just about every angle possible, Executive Director Scott Ferguson called the range of offerings from all over the globe “an eclectic mix of the avant garde to the accessible”.