Category Archives: Life & Culture

September 25

Invictus Games Toronto&OpeningCeremony@A.C.C.Sat.,Sept.23rd-Sat.,Sept.30th,2017

The Opening Ceremony began with a procession from the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal 22nd Regiment Band. Iconic Canadian sportscaster and tonight’s emcee Brian Williams welcomed the world to the Invictus Games Toronto 2017. The parade of nations officially begun with over 550 competitors from 17 nations entering the arena. […]

September 20

Engineered Automotive – Cars n’ Coffee Season Closer-Sun.,Sept.17th,2017

By Sorin Sim Modified cars, exotics, coffee and models are what drew what seemed hundreds of automotive enthusiasts to this year’s season closer. I got up nice and early (8am) on a Sunday as I was excited to grab some free coffee, oh yeah the Housemusic DJ and food vendors were alright also! However, I […]

September 17

Hollywood North”TIFF 2017″@BRASSAII-Thurs.,Sept.14th,2017

By A.J.Lam Brassaii was the filled-to-capacity stage for the 3rd Edition of the TIFF Hollywood North VIP Party where the best Canadian talent from acting, music, and athletics, such as Juno Award winners Sean Jones and Choclair, Raptors Lucas Nogueira and Bruno Caboclo partied under the late summer skies. The red carpet was cheerfully patrolled […]

September 17

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its award winners at the closing ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox-Sun.,Sept.17th,2017

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its award winners at the closing ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox today, hosted by Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF. To watch the presentation, visit tiff.net/ceremony. The 42nd Festival wraps up this evening. The short film awards below were selected by […]

September 15

b.d. Gottfried’s recent release, “Through The Dog’s Eyes”

b.d. Gottfried’s recent release, “Through The Dog’s Eyes” — out this past summer — for potential consideration in any upcoming year-end reviews, lists, or compilations. “I’ve played in empty bars. I’ve played to crowds of 50,000. I’ve played with rock royalty, and played with others that should have been. I’ve played with the Devil,” says […]

September 09

Tony Clifton comes to TIFF, Sep. 8-12 2017 to support Jim Carrey Documentary, Announce New Broadway Show

In a surprise development, comedian TONY CLIFTON is making the trek to Toronto next week to support his appearance in the highly anticipated TIFF documentary “Jim & Andy & Tony Clifton: The Great Beyond.” The Film, directed by Chris Smith, produced by Spike Jonze and featuring Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman, makes its debut at […]

September 05

Buskerfest 2017@Woodbine Park-Sept.1st-4th,2017

Photography By Kimberly Samnang Woodbine Park was the venue for the yearly BuskerFest 2017! Live performers, break dancers, jugglers and fire eaters were some of the exciting attractions filling Woodbine Park this week. Working hand in hand with Epilepsy Toronto, this year’s edition had quite the variety of international performers who thrilled the patrons who […]

September 03

Fan Expo@M.T.C.C.-Thurs.,Aug.31st-Su.,Sept.3rd,2017

The geeks and nerds are here, the geeks and nerds are here! Toronto FanExpo, Canada’s premiere convention for genre entertainment fanfare, celebrated it’s 23rd spectacular year. From Thursday to Sunday the Metro Convention Centre was packed from wall to wall as geeks, nerds and fans, both local and visitors from all corners, came together to […]

August 24

Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)-Aug.18th-Sept.4th,2017

By: Sorin Simniceanu and BK on the SCENE What do acrobats, rock stars, fried mars bars and alpacas have in common? They were all found at this year’s Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) which is taking place from August 18th to September 4th . In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, this year’s CNE emphasized Canada’s heritage […]

August 24

THE LAYOVER premiere and party hosted by Foster Grant, DirecTV, Svedka Vodka and The Highlight Room at The Dream Hollywood.

Photography By Amy Graves Celebrities, filmmakers and other VIP’s crowded the red carpet and post premiere party for actor/director William H. Macy’s THE LAYOVER, hosted by Foster Grant Sunglasses, DirecTV, Svedka Vodka and the Highlight Room at the Dream Hotel Hollywood. Guests Included Actor/Director William H. Macy and Stars Alexandra Daddario; Kate Upton; Matt Jones; […]

August 15

PanAmerican Food & Music Festival@Daniel Spectrum-Fri.,Aug.,11th,2017&Dundas Square-Sun.,Aug.,13th,2017

By Kim Samnang The Pan American Food & Music Festival (PAFMF) is Canada’s only annual festival that celebrates the Western Hemisphere’s rich diversity of cuisine, music and art. On Friday, August 11, guests experienced an unforgettable culinary evening at the Opening Gala Reception for the Pan American Food and Music Festival that included a culinary […]

August 13

The 12th Annual KULTURA Filipino Arts Festival @Daniels Spectrum-AUGUST 10-13, 2017

By BK on the SCENE The closing day of The 12 Annual  Kultura Festival was held at Daniel Spectrum, it’s the 12th consecutive year of traditional and modern Filipino cultural experience. http://www.kultura.ca/about It was a  Kultura’s culinary battle  and guests were able to tour/taste the traditional and nouveau cuisine of the Philippines on the final […]

August 07

Music Under The City Stars @ Casa Loma-Wed., Aug. 2nd, 2017

Photography by AJ Lam and BKonthescene. Canada’s Walk of Fame hosted its Music Under the City Stars Fundraiser, raising $350,000 while bringing together great Canadian artists and their hits. The CWF Gala was presented by Walter and Maria Schneider, Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment and Liberty Entertainment Group who gathered some of Canada’s most talented singer-songwriters and […]

July 30

Toronto Festival Of Beer @The Bandshell Park, CNE (July 28th-30th, 2017)

Photographer by BK on the SCENE and lNTELIVENTS   The beer in all its variety and flavors was flowing, along with a cavalcade of “food, glorious food” for the opening day of The Toronto Beer Fest. The festival showcased 80 brewers and 416 types of beer, with such an assortment of libations and “eats” to try at […]

July 30

The 50th Annual Carnival 2017 Gala @Liberty Grand-Fri., July 28th, 2017

Carnival Toronto swept the city this year for the 50th Anniversary of the Caribbean Festival, and what a way to celebrate the festivities with a “big time gala!” Last year, there wasn’t a formal gala and we were excited that the event returned just in time for the 50th anniversary. The celebration was in full […]