Montreal. A city so vibrant, full of life and celebrating it’s 375th birthday, you won’t have a moment to spare checking out the sites, the exhibits, and what the city has to offer when it comes to food.
Put me in a car, with the open road, and I may be just about the happiest guy around. My family and I went on a road trip, from Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie, and we drove a 2017 Ford Flex on an adventure that included parks, beaches, bugs, science, history, and a lot of fun together in our amazing province. It was a getaway that showed off why road trips can be so much fun, and why Ontario is such an incredible place to live.
Get ready to laugh, Toronto. The sixth edition of JFL42–Toronto’s comedy festival–returns this fall from September 21 to 30, and this year’s headliners include Bill Burr, John Mulaney, Ali Wong, Tim and Eric, My Favorite Murder, and Tom Segura.
“Girls” still equals pink. That was my first impression of the well-organized and equally inspired Girl Talk Empowerment Day at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre last Tuesday. Their 5th annual, the event ran from from morning to mid-day with more than 1000 girls ages 11-18 in attendance.
The Toronto International Film Festival is just over three months away, and select TIFF members can start planning their adventures for September starting today with advanced purchases of TIFF ticket packages. Visa cardholders can purchase ticket packages starting on June 14, and open to the public as of June 21.
Until very recently I had never participated in or experienced one of those roll playing games–the escape rooms–not because I am in any way adverse to them, I just simply haven’t. My first experience at such a game was the brand new evolution in the format based on the highly successful TV detective series Murdoch Mysteries—The Secret of Station House No. 4: A Secret City Adventure–and I enjoyed the whole experience most mightily.
Director Adam Smith sat down with me during the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about his film Trespass Against Us which stars Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson as a son and his father who live on the fringes of society, and are spiraling apart from each other as the police start to hunt them for recent high-end thefts.
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.