Historic hotels are doorways into a city, where you not only peer into the past and future, but live a part of the story the city has to share. Across Canada, some of the most incredible stories and spaces started with the stunning Canadian Pacific Railway hotels that were opened in the years following Confederation, like Regina's Hotel Saskatchewan.
Often my discoveries of cool new hotels come as a part of a larger or much different purpose for my actually being there. Sometimes a cool interview with an actor or director brings me to their favourite hotels which then gives me the opportunity to explore and develop an appreciation for that hotel independently and sometimes it is a special occasion that is either specific to the hotel or specifically related to the hotel.
There are dozens of great destinations within a short drive of Toronto, and one of the best, whether you go in summer, spring, fall or winter, is Collingwood and the Blue Mountains. During a recent trip in the Ford Flex Limited, my family and I had a chance to escape and really take the beautiful area in while testing out the vehicle.
The third season of the FIA Formula E Championship kicked off in Hong Kong earlier this month with the HKT Hong Kong ePrix, bringing the racing series to the iconic island waterfront, and featuring ten teams, 20 drivers, and thousands of racing fans. The Formula E is turning heads around the globe, exciting fans, and making it clear that electric cars are finally a reality that could help turn driving green.
The vivid story of journalist Christine Campos comes into sharp focus in the drama Christine, starring Rebecca Hall in a role that is certain to help define her career. The film is an arresting look at the real-life journalist's descent into darkness--one that she will never return from again.
At the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, I sat down with stars Sasha Lane and Riley Keough to talk about American Honey, the new film from director Andrea Arnold which opened in select theatres this weekend.
The Toronto International Film Festival is back, the films are rolling, and the stars are glamming it up around town and on the red carpet. To celebrate, The GATE has some cocktail inspiration for you courtesy of The Macallan, Courvoisier, Grey Goose, Cîroc, and Baileys. Whether you're celebrating TIFF, or just hosting a party, these cocktails will help add a little star power.
TIFF 2016 coverage rolls on with reviews of Mia Hansen-Løve's Things to Come, Cristian Mungiu's Graduation, and the award winning Finnish drama The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki.
A trio of reviews kick off our TIFF 2016 coverage, with looks at Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden, the animated Canadian effort Window Horses, and the Chinese-Canadian drama Old Stone.