Category Archives: Festival

December 07

The 15th Annual Andy Kim’s-Toronto Christmas Show@The Queen Elizabeth Theatre-Wed.,Dec.4th,2019

By Wayne Baggs Andy Kim’s 15th Annual Toronto Christmas show at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre charity concert featured: Sloan, Ron Sexsmith, Bif Naked, Tracey Ullman, Lorraine Segato of The Parachute Club, Jake Clemons, Jessica Mitchell with Tim Hicks, Ivan Doroschuk (Men Without Hats) Kevin Drew from Broken Social Scene and more. 15 years of Andy Kim giving back to […]

November 02

TIFF BOOMBOX-HEROES VS. VILLAINS@TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX-Thurs.,Oct.31st,2019

By A.J.Lam Under the cover of the spooky darkness of a blustery chilly Halloween night, superheroes and supervillains gathered to do battle at the 2019 annual TIFF BoomBox, Heroes Vs Villains edition. For this special night, superheroes and supervillains battled in the capacity-filled TIFF Bell Lightbox, home of the annual Toronto International Film Festival, the […]

October 29

ImagineNative Film Festival Tues., Oct.22nd to Sat., Oct. 26th 2019

By Sally Warburton The 20th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Announces Festival Award Winners The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open Wins Best Dramatic Feature On Sunday, October 27, 2019 at imagineNATIVE’s Awards Presentation at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the Sun Jury, Moon Jury and Water Jury considered film, video, audio, and […]

October 19

REELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL Opening @Glenn Gould Studio-Thurs.,Oct 17, 2019

By Sally Warburton In its 19th year, the Reelworld Film Festival features films from Canadian BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) with their own stories and unique perspectives. The Opening Night Gala and Reception on Thursday, October 17 was held at the Glenn Gould Studio in the CBC Building, Toronto. Special guests included The Honourable […]

October 07

The Toronto Tequila Festival 2019@Berkeley Church-Fri.,Oct.4th,2019

By Sally Warburton This was Toronto’s first ever Tequila Festival! on October 4th at Berkeley Church and we enjoyed premium tequila, tacos, entertainment and more; the Toronto Tequila Festival had it all for both the tequila aficionados and those looking to discover their new favourite spirit. There was both domestic and international beverages and experts […]

October 07

Nuit Blanche 2019 Toronto, Sunset To Sunrise, Saturday, October 5, 2019

By A.J.Lam With the slogan, More Art, Less Sleep, almost 90 art projects by more than 300 artists transformed the Toronto artscape from dusk to dawn of Saturday, October 6, for Nuit Blanche 2019. This year’s “curatorial theme, Continuum, responded to the interconnected and often contradictory paradoxes of life in the changing city.” Nuit Blanche, the annual overnight super […]

October 02

Gabriel Iglesias-@The Sony Centre-Sat.,September 28th 2019.

By Nicholas Chan. Toronto hosted JFL42, presented by SiriusXM, and comedy fans were ecstatic to find they announced even more acts this year. Bridging unparalleled standup performances by some of the best comedians in the world, this year’s festival was a Toronto must-attend event! One of the main headliners, Gabriel Iglesias had a hilarious high-octane […]

September 29

ELEVATE TECH FESTIVAL- Fri., Sept.20th-Thurs., Sept.26th,2019@Meridian Hall, Design Exchange, King West, and Other Locations.

By A.J. Lam with Photo Credits to Laura Miller (Elevate) for added Festival Photos It was the 2019 Elevate Tech Festival taking over Toronto while welcoming world-class leaders in the name of Canadian innovation. This whole festival week was a mission to unite the world’s top innovators to solve society’s greatest challenges. We enjoyed the […]

September 23

Second Annual Montana International Film Festival (MINT) Announces Winners ONCE UPON A RIVER, HUGH HEFNER’S AFTER DARK Among Winners-Sept.19th-23rd,2019

Robert the Bruce Made It’s North American Premiere Second Annual Montana International Film Festival (MINT) Announces Winners ONCE UPON A RIVER, HUGH HEFNER’S AFTER DARK Among Winners The Second Annual Montana International Film Festival (MINT) wrapped today with an awards ceremony and closing celebration at The Babcock Theatre and The Depot in historic downtown Billings. […]

September 23

EAT TO THE BEAT Tues.,Oct 22, 2019 @Roy Thomson Hall

Eat to the Beat is a mecca for urban foodies who come to experience the best Ontario’s culinary scene has to offer. A signature event of the Canadian Cancer Society. Eat to the Beat is the only event in Canada that exclusively features the talent of 60 female chefs – women supporting women through the […]

September 23

Kensington Market Jazz Festival. Sept. 13,14&15,2019

By Wayne Baggs Molly Johnson knows how to throw a party. Great musicians playing great music in one of the best settings of Toronto. What a great place to hang out for a weekend of jazz. Kensington Market in the middle of September is alive. From intimate piano solos at Tom’s Place to full out […]

September 13

Unobstructed View And Criterion Celebrate A Monster Marriage- THE TIFF Cinephile Party@THE QUEEN ANNE-Monday, September 9th,2019

Photography By Nicholas Chan The iconic character Godzilla has been around since 1954 and there has been no shortage of memorabilia, such as: T-shirts, toys and a notable song from the rockband Blue Oyster Cult. Always a cult classic and most of us have seen Godzilla on the big/little screen or in some form of […]

September 13

Devour! The Food Film Festival TIFF Reception@Campbell House- Sunday, September 8, 2019

By A.J.Lam. We were invited to Devour! The Food Film Festival TIFF Reception, held on Sunday night of TIFF, which is held every October, when the Nova Scotia festival organizers put on a 6-day food and film festival. Days are spent with renowned chefs from around the world doing culinary workshops, and being involved in […]

September 07

The 11th Annual Bask-It-Style During TIFF 2019@Thompson Toronto Hotel-Wednesday, September 4th,2019

It was the 11th annual Bask-It-Style (by GLO Communications), with Celebrities and media starting off TIFF 2019 at the Thompson Toronto Hotel. There was VIP treatment from this year’s 20 sponsors. Bask-It-Style, hand delivered VIP gift bags to celebs on-the-go with a survival-kit of goodies to enjoy while navigating TIFF. From beauty and health to style, […]

September 06

BIRKS DIAMOND TRIBUTE TO THE YEAR’S WOMEN IN FILM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TELEFILM CANADA@Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Aria Ballroom 60 Yorkville Ave-WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th, 2019

The 7th 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 was held at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Aria Ballroom. This year’s event was hosted by actress Sarah Gadon (Alias Grace, Enemy) The 2019 honourees were director Micheline Lanctôt […]