1 LOVE T.O. & Roots Canada are excited to announce our first ever limited edition Tank Top collaboration as part of the “Show Your Roots” Collection. We’re releasing two official Men’s and Women’s tanks, representing both Jamaica and Trinidad, just in time for this year’s Toronto Caribbean Carnival.
Join us this Friday, August 2nd, as we’ll be hosting another one of our famous pop-up shops from 4-9pm, at Roots (Eaton Centre) 220 Yonge Street.
PS: Get there early! Last year we sold out in 15 minutes.
One Love. One Heart.
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Check out Community 54′s collaboration of 12 locally made coaches jackets with GLDSTK and British Milleran.
“GLDSTK” (pronounced, GOLD-STOCK) is a lifestyle brand which is designed, cut, sewn and manufactured entirely in Toronto, Canada. Josh B. Scott (Owner/Designer) & Carmen Ng (Owner/Production Manager) infuse the classic techniques of workwear, military, hunting and sportswear with modern aesthetics using quality fabrics, combined with the finest craftsmanship and most importantly, local manufacturing.
The British Millerain Co. Ltd is the world’s leading manufacturer of waxed cotton. Since their humble beginnings at the first factory in Halifax, Yorkshire, UK in 1880 their range of textiles have been developed with refinement and testing, using skills handed down through generations. Based on more than a century of knowledge, the first Millerain® rainproof finish was patented in 1894 and has expanded to many offerings into apparel and commercial markets.
Available here: community54.com
Some of you might remember our first post about Adria Kain back in October of 2012 when we introduced her “Love Kain” EP. The EP is arguably one of the best R&B solo projects to come out of Toronto, especially for a new artist. Fast forward to July 2013 and Adria Kain & Dwayne Morgan release a song “City Love” featured on Solitair’s “TheCityTO” project. Less than a month from that release, she drops her first official single off her highly anticipated EP “Identity”. The EP will be available for download on Friday, August 16th. Enjoy!
Previously: Introducing Adria Kain
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 “L” Word is a series of posts where we feature songs and videos with the word “LOVE” in the title. For most of us, music plays a major role in our lives, especially when it comes to the topic of LOVE. From break-ups to make-ups and everything in between… music has been there along the way. We hope that you’ll be able to relate to some, if not all, of the songs we post.
In this edition of The “L” Word, we’ve selected a cover of Daft Punk’s “Game Of Love” by Toronto-based singer/song-writer Ben Stevenson. You might remember hearing about Ben back in February when we posted his song “Falling Off” produced by Boi-1da. Keep an ear out for this guy!
Previously: The “L” Word: Can’t Say Love
Imagine a camp where your tools for survival include high heels, a solid strut and a strong sense of self. The wilderness has got nothing on the cut-throat world of modelling and if you want to make it, you’re going to need more than a compass to find your way. No one knows this better than “Walk This Way” Camp creator and supermodel, Stacey McKenzie.
Walk This Way Workshops Camp is a free-of-charge camp created to educate and empower inner city youth of Toronto. This year, 20 lucky girls were hand selected by Stacey after writing to her explaining why they’d like to join the camp. She reads every submission. The girls begin an intensive two week camp where they learn not only how to rule the runway but also take part in workshops like, “Owning Your Craft” and “Owning Your Health & Wellness”. The purpose is to provide a well-rounded, nurturing education in hopes of leading them into a positive, more enlightened direction.
So where did this idea come from and why did she think it was necessary? “In my journey, I didn’t have anybody to help me…the odds were against me” an emotional Stacey explains, “I didn’t have anybody to guide me, had nobody say to me, ‘Stacey, it’s gonna be fine.’” She glances over to her troupe of happy campers and it was obvious that she could see a reflection of herself. It’s because of that connection she feels urgency within her own self to give back. “I’m supposed to do it, I need to do it. I was given this opportunity for a reason and I believe that reason is not for me to keep for myself.”
But don’t get it twisted. This isn’t a camp about necessarily creating models, it’s about equipping these girls with valuable lessons and self-confidence that they can carry on for the rest of their lives. Though the majority of girls have a genuine interest in modelling, they also have other aspirations from lawyer to journalist to engineer. Stacey’s main focus is developing their sense of identity and encouraging their individuality. “I hope they walk away from this experience with the confidence to go after whatever they want to go for, and not be afraid of it, that’s the most important thing.”
For more info visit: staceymckenzie.com
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