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Customer Service Week #ServiceSpotlight


As American Express Ambassadors we’ve had the privilege of experiencing premium customer service since day one. From Front-Of-The-Line concert access to Platinum Concierge Service, Amex has always made us feel like more than just a customer.

We all know how customer service can affect us in our daily lives, so when we have a great experience we tend to tell a friend. In fact, 90% of Canadians will tell others, (on average 20 people) according to The Great Service Travels Miles study (see below). To this day, we still tell our friends about the incredible service we get from one of our favourite Italian restaurants on College St West. They treat us like family!


Customer Service Week is officially under way, running from Oct. 7 – 11 across Canada. As a part of Customer Service Week, our friends at American Express are offering YOU a chance to win a daily prize of a $1,000 Amex Gift Card!!! Make sure you follow @AmexCanada on Twitter and answer one of their daily service related questions by including #ServiceSpotlight.

Rules & Regulations: thesweepstakesrules.com

We want to know your favourite customer service experience! Leave a comment below.

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Team Up To Conquer Cancer


Last Saturday, Team Up To Conquer Cancer ran it’s annual “Road Hockey To Conquer Cancer Tournament” at Ontario Place. Major Corporations, Media Networks and groups of friends alike put together over 100 teams and raised $2.3M for The Princess Margaret. In return they were rewarded with a full day of intense road hockey competition, and showcases from some of the top names in sports.

Reebok Canada was on hand to unveil their new Reebok SC87 training collection, and Andy O’Brien was there to make us work for it. As Sidney Crosby’s personal trainer, he put us through the kind of workouts you see in Sid’s new Reebok spot.

An amazing day for an amazing cause, and sore arms and legs to remind us of the great work the next day. If you couldn’t make it out this year, be sure to get your team ready for next year’s event.

Posted by Graham Stewart

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Boston Pizza x UFC 165


This past Saturday night 1 LOVE T.O. hosted 2 lucky contest winners who got the chance to watch UFC 165 in Toronto at Boston Pizza (Lakeshore/Leslie location) – The Official Sports Bar of UFC Canada.



We spent the night tasting the menu, raising our drinks to toast and watching UFC 165 in front of the big screen! Talk about feeling like you’re in the octagon, wow! Boston Pizza was packed with screaming fans, which made the experience even more hype. The night was filled with good company, sharing stories, laughs and creating new memories with new friends.


Big thanks to the staff for making our night one to remember. Maybe next time we’ll be able to finish the Pepperoni and Bacon Pizza Burger!

Tweet @1LOVETO & @BostonPizza #GiftCard for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

(Contest closes Monday, September 30, 2013)

For more info: bostonpizza.com

Fans With Benefits


It was an extremely hot day in Toronto and the Molson Amphitheatre was buzzing, 1 LOVE T.O. was invited to attend yet another great event, Fans with Benefits, hosted by our friends at Amex. I was excited because every time Amex invites us out it’s an amazing experience, from fine dining to the hottest music events around the world. When I arrived there was a sea of people waiting to get in, however 25 very lucky contest winners and their plus 1′s received ‘Front Of The Line’ entrance (something Amex offers to all of their Cardmembers) since that night the special treatment was for their Facebook fans who had entered and won the ‘Fans with Benefits’ contest. Not only did they receive Front Of The Line access, but Fans with Benefits winners also had access to a special pre-party at the Amex lounge, food and drinks before the show(the burgers were phenomenal), and tickets to see Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson.



Once everyone had a bite to eat, I got a chance to chat with the Fans with Benefits winners and asked them about their favourite concert experience, how much they were enjoying the special treatment in the Amex Lounge that evening, how hot Adam Levine is, and for one little girl I learned that she was attending her first ever concert because of Fans with Benefits. Her mother was already an Amex Canada Facebook fan so this little girl was able to attend her first ever concert in style. How cool is that?

The best thing about Fans with Benefits is that it happens bi-weekly, so if you haven’t checked out the Amex Facebook community, I’d say it’s worth doing so! Right now you can enter for a chance to win an American Express Delights package at Hammam Spa, which runs until Friday, September 20th. Good luck!

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Toronto Frosh Festival

This Friday September 6th, 10,000 students from across Toronto will take over Echo Beach (Ontario Place) for the first official Toronto Frosh Festival! The event boasts an all-star lineup of DJs including MADEON, 3LAU, DZEKO & TORRES with supporting acts: Matt Zanardo, KTRON, Bridge & Law, North Prep, The Clearing, Lance Romance & Zac Jay and many more.

1 LOVE T.O. will be on-site with another one of our famous pop-up shops! As proud sponsors we’ll be running contests throughout the day, so make sure you find our tent.


*This is event is an open invite to all post-secondary students with valid student identification*

For more info: TorontoFroshFestival.com

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Hello Toronto (Video)

iGNANT got invited by Mercedes Benz to test their new S-Class in Toronto. Since this was their first time in Canada they decided to explore the city and get to know some of the people and places across town.

For more info: ignant.de

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As you may already know 1 LOVE T.O. is a proud #AmexAmbassador, which means we get to enjoy the amazing perks of an Amex Cardmember and share those experiences with YOU. Check out our Amex Ambassador profile (video above) and click on the links below to see what we’ve been up to!

Amex Ambassador Highlights
City & Colour Concert in Niagara
#AmexUnstaged with Coldplay in Spain
Summerlicious at Joe Badalis
Winterlicious at Rosewater Supper Club
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Make sure you follow @1LOVETO & @Trexxx1LOVETO and @AmexCanada for exclusive updates, contests, invites and more! #AmexAmbassadors

CONTEST: Open Roof Festival


This Thursday, August 1st we proudly present the documentary film “Bones Brigade”, featuring world-famous skater Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero and more, at the Open Roof Festival. If you show up to The Moonview Lot (175 Queens Quay Blvd E) with a skate/longboard, you’ll get a $10 discounted rate on your movie tickets.

Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see “Bones Brigade” by tweeting @1LOVETO & @OpenRoofFest #winTIX

(Contest closes Wednesday, July 31, 2013)

PS: If you don’t win the contest, don’t worry, you can still get tickets here: openrooffestival.com

Previously: You’re Invited… Open Roof Fest

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