Category Archives: Life & Culture

August 19

McMichael Canadian Art Collection Opens its Doors

by Sally Warburton McMichael Canadian Art Collection Gallery is located on beautiful, forested land. Arriving you feel a sense of peacefulness and serenity which continues as you walk through the McMichael Galleries. Seen by visitors to Toronto and Canada, the gallery is now available for all the Toronto area ‘Staycationers’ during this Pandemic. It’s time […]

August 12

OPERA ATELIER ANNOUNCES REIMAGINED 35TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH – A SEASON OF VISIONS & DREAMS –

photography by Bruce Zinger 2020/21 Season Includes a New Creation, ‘Something Rich and Strange’, ‘Handel’s The Resurrection’, and a Collaboration with Angela Hewitt at Italy’s Trasimeno Festival in 2021 Opera Atelier proudly announces its new, reimagined 35th Anniversary Season with two fully-staged and livestreamed productions at Koerner Hall at the TELUS Centre for Performance and […]

July 27

Bata Shoe Museum Toronto Reopening (Jul. 15, 2020)

by Sally Warburton The reopening of Toronto is exciting… and July 15th was the first day for the Bata Shoe Museum at 327 Bloor Street West, Toronto. One of Toronto’s favourite museums, the Bata Shoe Museum is in a beautiful airy building. To respect the physical distancing rules, signs are located on the floors along […]

July 20

Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum Re-Opening

by Sally Warburton On a really hot day in Toronto the news of the ROM reopening was for more than just the awesome air conditioning! Yes, this wonderful touristic site is refreshing and airy. For so many Torontonians and others in Ontario going to the ROM is a nice change of pace from isolating at […]

July 01

THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND PRESENT A FREE FATHER’S DAY CHARITY CONCERT IN SUPPORT OF THE UNISON BENEVOLENT FUND SPECIAL GUESTS – DAN AYKROYD, COLIN JAMES, JAMES COTTON, COLIN LINDEN, JONAS & WAYNE JACKSON OF THE MEMPHIS HORNS

THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND PRESENT A FREE FATHER’S DAY CHARITY CONCERT IN SUPPORT OF THE UNISON BENEVOLENT FUND SPECIAL GUESTS – DAN AYKROYD, COLIN JAMES, JAMES COTTON, COLIN LINDEN, JONAS & WAYNE JACKSON OF THE MEMPHIS HORNS TORONTO, ON – In celebration of Father’s Day and what would have been the final date of The […]

June 28

Corey Helford Gallery Presents ‘A Journey’ by Tina Yu

Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery is proud to announce a solo show from New York-based artist and designer Tina Yu, entitled A Journey, set to premiere Saturday, July 11th in Gallery 3. Inspired by her childhood, fashion, film, and nature, Yu creates colorful and detailed sculptures using epoxy clay. Her figurines are painstakingly sculpted into mysterious creatures that are ornate, lifelike, and personally meaningful, […]

May 16

Opera Atelier presents Together/Apart: A Virtual Showcase from Around the Globe (Wed. May 20, 2020)

All-star program features Soprano Measha Brueggergosman, Broadway sensation Laird Mackintosh, Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt, and many more Opera Atelier is thrilled to announce Together/Apart – a one-hour virtual showcase of music and dance to connect, uplift, and inspire – featuring an all-star line-up of Opera Atelier’s longstanding and audience-favourite artists from around the globe, Wednesday, […]

March 11

Opera Atelier: The Resurrection, on Stage Apr. 11-19, 2020 @ Koerner Hall

Handel’s first acknowledged masterpiece restored to its original grandeur in Opera Atelier’s fully-staged production Opera Atelier announces the much anticipated finale of its 2019/20 Season with Handel’s The Resurrection, on stage from April 11–19, 2020 at Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre. The Resurrection marks the Canadian premiere of Handel’s first acknowledged masterpiece in a fully-staged production. Opera Atelier’s lavish production will feature an innovative, multi-level set […]

March 09

RC Show @ Enercare Centre, Mar. 1-3, 2020

by A.J. Lam Connecting with Canada’s leading industry suppliers! From food and beverage products to kitchen equipment, restaurant decor to POS systems, attendees were able to find everything they need to grow their business at RC Show 2020. They were able to save time and money by shopping, sampling and scoping out the latest solutions […]

March 08

Celebrating Women In Football @ Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour – Jan. 31, 2020

by A.J. Lam As part of the Super Bowl 54 festivities in Miami, the fifth annual Celebrating Women in Football took place this year at the posh Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour. Along with champagne and delicious hors d’oeuvres, the event featured a special appearance by James Keith, of the popular milliner, Keith & James, NFL […]

February 27

Artist Project Opening Party @ Better Living Centre on Thu. Feb. 20, 2020

by A.J. Lam 13th Annual Artist Project Continuing to Explorea More Personal Experience with Art! Toronto’s  2020 Artist  Project, from February  20th  to  23rd,  brought together  over  300  talented independent artists showcasing their work under one roof. Hosted at the Better Living Centre, the 13th annual art fair provides the unique opportunity to intimately connect […]

February 20

Artist Project @ the Better Living Centre (Feb 20-23, 2020)

Artist Project Returns for its 13th Year Continuing to Explore a More Personal Experience with Art Toronto’s Artist Project returns February 20th to 23rd bringing together over 300 talented independent artists showcasing their work under one roof. Hosted at the Better Living Centre, the 13th annual art fair provides the unique opportunity to intimately connect […]

February 13

Motionball Toronto Gala 2020 @ Liberty Grand on Fri. Feb. 7

by A.J. Lam The sold-out 2020 Motionball Toronto Gala was again a resounding success with over 2000 young and beautiful partiers, including Olympic/World Champion Skater Tessa Virtue,  Celebrity DJ Karl Wolf, CBC’s Mr, D,  volunteers, Special Olympics Ontario athletes and entertainment acts making it an amazing night of celebration like no other all in support […]

February 11

Taste of the NFL: Party With a Purpose – Super Bowl LIV @ Diplomat Beach Resort (Sat. Feb. 1, 2020)

photography by A.J. Lam Taste of the NFL (TNFL) has now taken its place in the pantheon of elite Super Bowl events. It’s done so with the generous assistance of hundreds of the nation’s finest culinary professionals, NFL superstars, noted celebrities, entertainers and thousands of volunteers. This incredible fundraising effort has taken on new meaning through […]

February 11

POGO PJ Party @ Ricarda’s on Thu. Feb. 6, 2020

by A.J. Lam The 3rd annual POGO Pajama Party in support of kid’s cancer care, led by group of party-goers in grandma outfits with candles, took place this year at the architecturally-awarded atrium of Ricarda’s in the Entertainment District of Toronto. Those who attended were able to wear their coziest pajamas for the biggest PJ […]