To celebrate the launch of the new HTC One, we’ve teamed up with our friends at TELUS to offer you the chance to win your very own! The new HTC One is the Android device fans have been waiting for with features including:
● Bring images to life – literally: Zoe is the latest and greatest in multimedia tools, incorporating sound and motion into your snapshots to turn them into a living, breathing gallery.
● Organize your life your way: BlinkFeed lets you build your own personalized home screen, with all of your favourite content streaming live into one place.
● Stand out in a crowd: Sense Voice reduces background noise, ensuring you sound loud and clear regardless of your surroundings.
● Listen to music like never before: BoomSound allows you to enjoy more powerful HD music with a built in amplifier for Beats Audio and dual frontal stereo speakers.
TELUS Learning Centres offers personalized, 1-on-1 training and guidance to customers with a TELUS Learning Specialist on how to get the most out of their new phone. Learning Centre sessions are complimentary and can be booked online or in store at any TELUS locations. For more info CLICK HERE.
(Contest closes Friday, April 26, 2013)
PS: If you don’t win the contest, don’t worry, TELUS is offering customers who trade in their old phone a $100 in-store credit toward the purchase of the new HTC One or accessory.
(The $100 minimum trade-in offer applies to customers with a $0 to $100 trade-in value on their old device)
It started with Fidel Gastro’s – the pop-up shop that first introduced food entrepreneur Matt Basile and his sandwiches to the Toronto food scene. Then came Priscilla – the food truck that brought his sandwiches to the people. Collaborating with local businesses, and food organizations like Toronto Underground Market and Toronto Food Trucks, Basile quickly moved to the forefront of Toronto’s thriving mobile food movement. And now, a little under two years later, we welcome Lisa Marie, a bricks and mortar incarnation of the little pop-up that could, to the Queen West strip. Toronto’s own “Rebel Without a Kitchen” has found his home.
We scored an invitation to the exclusive media launch party to check out the new space and taste the new menu. The spacious Queen West digs offers ample seating in a rock-and-roll themed space with lots of natural light, and also doubles as both the restaurant and production kitchen for the food truck. A floor-to-ceiling Elvis mural overlooks the dining space and bar, which serves up cocktail pairings- a never-before-seen addition to the Fidel Gastro’s lineup. In the back of the restaurant, a meat counter and wall of preserves allows customers to purchase and take home raw, marinated meats and canned goods.
The entire menu with the exception of the sharing platters is available for us to taste that night. It’s cicchetti, which the wall graphic above the bar describes as “Kind of like tapas… but not.” Traditionally, cicchetti are small snacks are finger foods like sandwiches, meat boards. Basile’s interpretation stays true to the definition, as reflected in the menu.
Chef and owner Matt Basile hams it up with girlfriend Kyla Zanardi, food photographer and also co-creator of Insight Project as they celebrate the launch of their “food baby”. Lisa Marie opens to the public tonight!
Lisa Marie | 638 Queen St. W., Toronto
Posted by Jenelle Antolin
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Bird is a Toronto-based musician, songwriter and producer who is currently working on his first album labelled “La Notte”. The album features artists like Little Brother, Odonis Odonis, D-Sisive, Notes To Self, Tanika Charles and more. Check out his latest video for “Crazy”, starring Lisa Chandler and directed by Andre Dupuis and Aaron Bird.
For more info: birdmusic.tumblr.com
A milestone event for Ryerson University and Toronto; this year marks the 25th year of Mass Exodus, the largest student-run fashion show in the world. Everything from PR to make-up to media relations is all handled and co-ordinated by students of Ryerson to successfully put on the largely anticipated event, showcasing collections by Ryerson’s 4th year graduates of the Fashion Design program. Mass Exodus has a solid history of discovering Toronto talent and kick starting big dreams and this year, was no different.
My first fashion piece ever written was on Mass Exodus. It was 2003 and I was in 10th grade. I remember not blinking the entire show, just completely enamoured and in awe. My fashion teacher suggested I present a piece to the class on the experienced and as soon as my film developed (Pre-Instagram days!), I did. The wide-eyes of my peers, the probing questions and round of applause planted the seed of aspiration which led me down the path to where I am today; watching the 25th annual Mass Exodus alongside Stacey McKenzie in VIP, counting designers as friends and reporting for the best team in the world.
Similarly, Stacey McKenzie, Model and Guest Curator of the show, got her start in the modelling industry as a young teen walking for Mass Exodus in the early 90’s, her very first gig! “The experience of walking down that runway, solidified that this is where I was meant to be… of all my accomplishments, being asked by Mass Exodus to be the curator, is really and truly the best, as you guys (Mass Exodus) supported me from day one.”
That is exactly the kind of full circle experience this year’s graduating class hope to achieve as they have their collections work the runway. Breaking away from 25 years of tradition, this year they opted not to have a theme but instead be guided by The School of Fashion’s leading principles: heritage, diversity and innovation. In total, 46 promising designers showcased their work including our favourites: Mani Jassal by Mani Jassal, NEVERLAND by Yu Sun Kang, Fay by Ryan Joelson and A-POC-A-LYP-TIC by Brie Reid.
Posted by Samira Zia Rehman
Our friend and Toronto-native John Nadalin produced a feature film called “Molly Maxwell”, which was entirely shot in Toronto. The film features an insight into life in the alternative school system starring Lola Tash and Charlie Carric (shot on location at Inglenook in Toronto). The film Directed by Sara St. Onge has already screened in Palm Springs, BUFF in Sweden, and opened the Canadian Front film perspective at the MoMA in New York. This Friday April 19 marks the Toronto premiere at the Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton St) and will be running until April 25th. Enjoy!
For more info: facebook.com/mollymaxthefilm
When most people think of artists they think of lonely tortured souls, stuck in their studios with a dim overhead light (or something grim like that). But no longer do artists have to be stuck in isolation. Since 2006, The Sketchbook Project has been creating interactive crowdsourced art projects, connecting artists and aspiring artists to audiences from around the world. Anyone can participate regardless of experience, background or location. The Sketchbook Project believes that art should be experienced by anyone and everyone. Their most popular project, The Sketchbook Project, sends notebooks to participants all around the world, who then fill them with whatever they want and send them back to be displayed in their travelling show and stored in their permanent collection at the Brooklyn Art Library. Other projects have included pen pal painting exchanges, photography exhibits and memoirs.
The Sketchbook Project provides a great way for participants to exhibit their work for a nominal fee and also get international attention (everyone from the NY Times to Oprah has featured them). Not to mention bragging rights for having your work stored in the Brooklyn Art Library. It’s also a great way for participants to connect with others and be a part of a bigger picture (literally). And for all of you who say “I’m not an artist” or can’t seem to get your creative juices flowing, be sure to sign up before their next deadline!
For more info: sketchbookproject.com
Posted by Tahnee Pantig
In celebration of their 10 year anniversary, Arts & Crafts recently released Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013, a retrospective double album featuring hit songs and rarities from artists on their label. One of those rare songs includes “Deathcock” by Broken Social Scene, which was recorded in ’04 (produced by Dave Newfeld). Listen to the 7 minute track, below.
Posted by Simone Zucker