In this new bi-weekly column, we take a look at some awesome cultural events happening in the city of Toronto over the next couple of weeks that you won’t want to miss. This week we take a look at a breathtaking spectacle of performance art, a cultural film festival entering its seventh year, and a series of panels and courses for budding filmmakers led by an industry veteran.
The Canadian Olympic Committee marked Canada Day with a special announcement last week with the news that two-time Olympian Mark Oldershaw will act as Team Canada’s flag bearer for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony.
As someone who has lived in hotels, sometimes for years at a time, and has written innumerable articles on hotels of all varieties, many for The GATE, be they old and historic, small boutique hotels or brand new hotels–but one kind of temporary visitors residence I have never had the occasion to visit was an athletes’ village like those constructed for Olympic Games or Pan Am Games–until now.
Whether you’re a fan of Star Trek, The Walking Dead, comic books, horror, video games, or even the classic series Twin Peaks, Fan Expo has some big names in store for you this year, Toronto.
Things that have great meaning to you–be it personally or professionally (or both)–tend to show themselves at the time in a very humble and quiet way. It is through the passage of time, looking back, we can then see the full meaning and the full import of something that seemed a casual occurrence at the time. Such can be said of the ten solid years I have been working with Andrew Powell (creator and Editor-in-Chief) and The GATE.
I don’t know about you, but I felt like we went through one of Toronto’s worst springs this year, but the arrival of a summer where it’s not blazing hot already has me feeling pretty optimistic about the next couple of months.
Tomorrow, on Friday, January 31 at noon, eastern time, Blue Rodeo fans will be treated to Juno-award winning director Chris Mills’ short film, It’s In Our Nature To Fly, which is based on the band’s latest album, In Our Nature.
The city is buzzing with events and parties as the Toronto International Film Festival takes over the city for 10 days of celebrity and film fueled fun, and one of the big places to be each and every year has to be the Drake Hotel on Queen Street West.
Canada Post took the opportunity during Fan Expo on the weekend to unveil their tribute to one of the world’s most recognizable superhero: Superman. Paying tribute to the comic book hero for his 75th birthday this year, and all of the artists who have made him look so super.
The popular quiz fill in the blank show Match Game will be returning for a second season on Comedy Network. The first episode of the new season will premiere on September 2 with episodes airing Monday to Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.