Longboard Living’s Ryan Rubin and AHR Films Mark Valino release the first episode for their new web series entitled “Rollin”. In this episode Ryan rides Spadina from College to Baldwin on a cinematic commute to work in Toronto’s Kensington Market.
For more info: longboardliving.com
Previously: Rollin’ (Trailer)
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.
(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
The power of letting go; it’s a beautiful thing.
We had the privilege of taking part in Toronto’s largest outdoor yoga session put on by Canadian active womenswear label, Lolë (low-lay) Yoga, as part of their Lolë White Yoga Tour. Over 2000 people, dressed in all white, gathered at the city’s Fort York National Historic Site, waiting to exhale.
Yoga is an ancient meditative practice which originates from India and has the power to bring physical, mental and emotional peace to those who make it a part of their lifestyle. The session, led by Lolë Ambassador, Grace Dubery, was nothing short of uplifting. Moving in unison with hundreds of strangers, dressed alike, fostering a sense of community, was inspiring to say the least.
With our world famous skyline against the grey and rain drenching us head to toe, it was purification. Yoga allows you to completely open your mind, your heart and release negativity; letting go of toxic emotions that cripple you day-to-day, keeping in line with Lolë’s philosophy, “Living Out Loud Everyday”. The rhythmic breathing and intimate concentration lifts you out of your shell and into a higher place of understanding and appreciation. “Lolë is part of a fundamental lifestyle movement that is changing the shape of the world around us through a wellness revolution,” says Bernard Mariette, CEO of Coalision (Lolë, Paradox, Orage).
They were also collecting donations on site to support the Harbourfront Community Centre helping them to offer free yoga, zumba and pilates classes. Lolë will be opening their first downtown Toronto store at 88 Yorkville Ave this Fall.
For more info: lolewomen.com
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For our 2nd year in a row, 1 LOVE T.O. is proud to present a film at the Open Roof Festival on Thursday, August 1st at The Moonview Lot, located at 175 Queens Quay Blvd. E. Join us to watch this year’s film “Bones Brigade”, a documentary on the skate crew that changed skateboarding forever. The film features world-famous Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen, Lance Mountain and many more who dedicated their lives to skateboarding.
Tickets are only $15, and are available at the door or online.
Open Roof Festival runs every Thursday night from June 20th to August 22nd. For more info: openrooffestival.com
Previously: Open Roof Festival 2012
As you may already know 1 LOVE T.O. is a proud Amex Ambassador, which means we get to enjoy the amazing perks of an Amex Cardmember and share those experiences with YOU. Our latest adventure took place on Saturday, June 29th at Niagara-on-the-Lake for the sold-out City and Colour concert.
If you missed out, don’t worry, because Amex hosts “Front Of The Line Fridays”, a weekly contest that offers American Express Facebook fans a chance to win tickets to upcoming FOTL experiences. If you’re an existing Cardmember you have the chance to win 2 pairs of tickets. Non-cardmembers have the chance to win 1 pair of tickets.
Back to the concert…
There’s nothing like a little road trip with your friends to see one of your favourite bands play. But wait, it gets better! As you may already know Amex’s Platinum Concierge Service aims to help make your experience better with helpful dining suggestions, inventive ideas, or even saving you the hassle of booking a rental car. We decided to book our very own driver to take us from Toronto to Niagara on the Lake. Meet Victor
After 3 1/2 hours of long-weekend traffic we finally made it! It was like a scene out of a movie, with crowds of people waiting to get in the Butler’s Barracks, but guess what… we didn’t have to wait in line. Our VIP tickets allowed us a quick entry and access to an exclusive area within the park that included seating, no line-ups for drinks or food, private washroom access and even tented areas for when it rained.
If you’re an Amex Cardmember it really does pay off to have Front Of The Line access, because you have access to tickets to some of your favourite shows before the public. But, even if you wait until tickets are on sale to the public, Amex has Reserved Ticket Access, which means you can still buy tickets from a block of great seats reserved for Cardmembers, which is how I got to attend the concert.
Even though our seats were incredible, we opted to join the masses when City and Colour hit the stage. Check out some of the pics below!
Thanks again to the Amex team for always making us feel like more than just a customer! If you’re interested in experiencing unique events like us, stay tuned for a BIG announcement coming soon from Amex…
For more info: facebook.com/AmericanExpressCanada
If you’re in the city and looking to start off your long-weekend with some guaranteed fun, join us tonight at Revival (783 College St. West) for Toronto’s famous “Shuffle Party”. If you’ve never been to a Shuffle Party before, it happens every last Friday of the month, hosted by our very own T-rexxx.
As one of Toronto’s longest running monthly events, it’s a true testament to the diversity our city has to offer. After watching the video (posted above) you’ll see how diverse our city truly is, with people ranging in age, background, and musical taste, all under 1 roof, for 1 reason… to party!
Fore more info: facebook.com/shuffleparty
Follow @1LOVETO #ShuffleParty
“Deconstruction” is a film about overbuilding and preservation by Toronto skate production house Street Feet. The film features some top riders in the city including Cory Wozney, Will Baigent, Malcom Yarde (and many more) skating their way through Toronto’s construction sites.
For more info: facebook.com/streetfeetskateboarding
Last week I had the opportunity to play 9 holes at the Glenn Abbey Golf Club, which happens to be the home of the Canadian Open. It was such a great experience playing on a course like that and an honour to be playing for my charity of choice – The Remix Project. The event was hosted by our friends at Microsoft and they’re donating a minimum of $1000 to The Remix Project on my behalf, all while helping me improve my swing. I will be doing a swing clinic with a Golf Pro and playing the final 9 holes on my birthday June 4. If I win the award of “most improved” of my peers, I stand to win up to $8,000 that will be donated to The Remix Project. However if I don’t get that lucky, there is still additional prizing of up to $3,500 for getting the most views, this is where YOU my friends can help me out greatly. Watch, share and help me win for The Remix Project.
For more info: theremixproject.ca
The 14th annual Doors Open Toronto is back this weekend, May 25-26, with more than 150 buildings of architectural, social, historical and cultural significance. This year’s theme is “Creators, Makers and Innovators” and features many older buildings that have been redesigned, re-invented and re-purposed into modern 21st – century spaces.
Here are just a few featured buildings on our list to see. For a complete list CLICK HERE.
For more info: toronto.ca/doorsopen/2013
Follow @1LOVETO #DoorsOpenTO