50 kilometres. That’s how far I’ve walked since last Wednesday when I started covering TIFF. Aside from Sunday, I’ve walked about 9,000 steps a day, and I love it. It’s my TIFF exercise, with a diet routine thrown for lack of options.
IFF is always a surprise. You really never know how the festival will go until you’re in it. Interview slots get moved, the lineup of talent can often change, and so much more, but #TIFF18 has been incredible for me, and I’ve wholeheartedly loved the films that I’ve picked this year.
Cinnamon buns, pillows, chocolate, puppy treats, and one of my favorite soap companies. It’s another fantastic year for TIFF lounges, …
Eighteen years! That’s how long I’ve been covering TIFF, and even I have to admit that’s a long time to do anything. In TIFF years it feels even a little longer, but I’ve loved nearly every minute of it, and this year is shaping up to be another very good year.
Last night Awkwafina, Shawn Mendes, Kris Wu, Derek Hough, and dozens of performers and stars took over 299 Queen for the iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards, and for the 16th year I was in the press room, and on the red carpet for interviews.
The Rogers Cup gets into full swing in Toronto tomorrow, and it’s going to feature some fierce competition, but last week I had a fun introduction to the tennis tournament right on Stadium Court with pro-player Borna Coric, thanks to a fun invitation from Danone Canada.
First and foremost, The GATE is an entertainment and lifestyle magazine. That will not change, and I don’t intend to make this site political. However, after the immigration crisis that is happening in the United States, I can’t, in good conscience, stand idly by and do nothing.
Netflix Canada announced their #GrammastersNorth search last week, as they look for three of Canada’s best Instagrammable photographers. The winners will visit sets for Netflix Original shows and share behind-the-scenes photos with the country, and it’s an opportunity that I am honestly very, very excited about.
April! It’s April, and I don’t know where the last three months have gone. I’ve been busy with movies and interviews and music and television and some gaming, and I’d say it’s been a pretty great year. San Diego was fantastic last month, and I interviewed Molly Parker for Lost In Space, but I owe some love to a few events I haven’t had a chance to write about yet.
Rick Mercer finished 15 seasons of the Rick Mercer Report this week, and I’m going to miss him, but I also can’t help but be excited to see what he does next. He also made a great point in his final rant for the show, and it really got me excited about Canada.