The first thing that comes to mind when living in Toronto is the sheer diversity of our community. Unfortunately, more times that not that diversity is overshadowed by our critical nature. We are often caught in a mindset that constantly looks to find ways to marginalize our community. Some may go as far as to argue that the we as a city don’t have any semblance of an “identity”. Unfortunately, this attitude has lent itself to making the phrase “screw face capital of the world” our only common denominator. Needless to say in no uncertain terms this is a grave diservice to the people of our community that fight daily to push this city forward. From designers, writer, musician, entrepreneurs… this city through its diversity undoubtably has the greatest pool of talent than any other city.
As such, in an effort to combat this overarching self-defecating mentality that grips this city we launched a series called Home Grown Talent. In this series we aim to highlight the people who look to step out of the box and truly look to help this city grow. Having said that it should be of no surprise that we kick of 2011 with two very promenant individuals who bonded a friendship several years ago and started a global movement famously known as 1LOVETO.
Full Interview Here.
Freshly Educated Men
Home Grown Talent
February 2, 2011