Category Archives: Award Gala

December 05

Canada’s Walk Of Fame @The Sony Centre (Sat. Dec. 1st ,2018)

Photography By A.J.Lam Videography by Ben Gibson Interviews by Jesse Read Saturday, December 1 was a star studded night to remember at the Sony Centre, where nine iconic Canadians were inducted into the Walk of Fame for excellence in their respective fields. Olympic medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, actor/director Seth Rogen , musician Andy […]

November 27

Gotham Awards Hosted by Robert Hall Winery (Mon. Nov. 26, 2018)

photography by Bill Davila startraksphoto.com On Monday, November 26th, renowned Robert Hall Winery helped host the celebrity-studded IFP Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street—the first of the season’s awards programs. Guests enjoyed Robert Hall’s family of Paso Robles, CA wines, including tribute honorees Rachel Weisz, Willem Dafoe, Paul Greengrass, Jon Kamen, Sandra Lee, and IFP Executive Director  Joana Vicente, who […]

November 25

Scotiabank 25th Anniversary Giller Prize@The Ritz-Carlton (Mon. Nov. 19, 2018)

Photography by A.J. Lam. Esi Edugyan, author of the novel Washington Black, has won this year’s $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the 25th anniversary of Canada’s richest literary honour. Victoria-based author Esi Edugyan says her second time winning the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her latest novel Washington Black felt all the more meaningful amid a climate in […]

November 24

RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards (We. Nov. 21, 2018)

The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards is the premier national awards program celebrating the achievements of the most successful in this inspiring group. Over the last 26 years, thousands of women have been nominated and recognized for demonstrating excellence — from economic growth to social change, from local to global reach, across multiple sectors. This […]

November 06

Canada’s Great Kitchen Party, Regional Qualifier

Canada’s Great Kitchen Party presents its annual Toronto Regional Qualifier for the Canadian Culinary Championships, hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos and featuring a line-up of acclaimed Canadian chefs, elite athletes and musicians, celebrating pillars of Canadian culture – sport, music and food. Guests enjoyed  a variety of delicious dishes from 10 competing chefs, mingle and meet […]

November 02

2018 Taste Canada Awards (Tue. Oct. 30, 2018)

photography by Kimberly Samnang October 30, 2018, Toronto, ON — Taste Canada Awards / Les Lauréats des Saveurs du Canada (tastecanada.org) has announced the winners of the country’s only national, bilingual food writing awards.  October is National Cookbook Month #Love Cookbooks #MoreThanRecipes A champion of cookbook authors and food bloggers, Taste Canada inspires readers to […]

September 25

Honoring Megan Follows @The Yorkville Four Seasons – Mon., Sept. 24th, 2018

The Stratford Festival honoured one of Canada’s leading stage and screen actors – Megan Follows. The Yorkville Four Seasons Hotel was filled with 2 floors of fans, families and friends of Megan. The ceremony  featured tributes by writer Margaret Atwood, Antoni Cimolino, veteran festival actor Sara Farb, singer/songwriter Dayna Manning, Barry Avrich, Wendy Pitblado and the host […]

September 12

THE 6th ANNUAL BIRKS DIAMOND TRIBUTE TO THE YEAR’S WOMEN IN FILM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TELEFILM CANADA@RICARDA’S-Mon.,Sept.10th,2018

This was The 6th annual Telefilm Canada + Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film that honours outstanding Canadian women for their contributions to film and TV. The 2018 honourees were: director Nettie Wild (Koneline: Our Land Beautiful), actresses Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves) and Pascale Bussières (When Night is Falling), screenwriter Susan […]

June 26

The 39th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, @Winter Garden Theatre of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre-Monday,June 25,2018

The big winners at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards this year was  “Jerusalem,” starring Canadian actor Kim Coates. The play , is about a daredevil who lives in a trailer in the woods, took six awards to lead the category in wins. It won trophies including best production and best actor for Coates. “Life After” was […]

June 03

Italian National Day: Castello Italia at Casa Loma – Sun., June 3rd,2018

By Nicholas Chan and BK on the SCENE Historical Casa Loma was the location for this annual tradition, Toronto’s premiere heritage attraction, was transformed into an authentic Italian Piazza complete with art installations by Italian-Canadian artists to celebrate this yearly event. There was live entertainment featuring local and international artists, a culinary feast by Toronto’s […]

May 15

Purina Animal Hall of Fame – 2018 Inductees@TIFF Lightbox-Mon.,May 14th.2018

The Purina Animal Hall of Fame is the longest running Canadian pet recognition program of its kind. To date, 179 remarkable animals with outstanding lifesaving acts of animal courage and heroism have been inducted. This year, Purina was pleased to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Animal Hall of Fame by inducting four new heroic […]

May 13

Canadian Music Week Jim Beam Indies Awards (May 7-13, 2018)

CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK ANNOUNCES THE 2018 JIM BEAM INDIES WITH INDIE88 WINNERS Canadian Music Week is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2018 Indies – presented by Jim Beam with Indie88 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in downtown Toronto, hosted by Indie88’s Josie Dye, Matt Hart, and Carlin Burton. Jessie Reyez, Gord Downie, Death from Above 1979, and The Glorious […]

May 13

Canadian Music Week 1st Annual Canadian Sync Awards (May 7-13, 2018)

Canadian Music Week & The Guild of Music Supervisors, Canada Announce Winners For The First Annual Canadian Sync Awards Canadian Music Week (CMW)and The Guild of Music Supervisors, Canada (GMSC) are excited to announce the winners for the 1st Annual Canadian Sync Awards sponsored by songtradr, which took place Saturday May 12, 2018 at The Sheraton Centre.   Hosted by […]

May 12

Canadian Music Week 3rd Annual Live Music Industry Awards (May 7-13)

Canadian Music Week Announces Winners For The 3rd Annual Live Music Industry Awards Canadian Music Week is happy to announce the winners of the Live Music Industry Awards, which took place May 11, 2018 in the Dominion Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The Live Music Industry Awards were hosted by Paul Shaffer and celebrated the best in the business with award presentations and […]

May 12

Canadian Music Week 2018 Music & Broadcast Industry Awards (May 7-13)

Canadian Music Week Announces Winners For The 2018 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the winners of the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards (CMBIA), which took place May 10, 2018 at Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto. The CMBIA gala was hosted by Jessi Cruickshank and celebrated the best and brightest in all […]