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What do runners do with the extra hour on the day the clocks go back? We #runmore!

Adidas Canada has launched an exciting new 10k run in Toronto, happening on November 1st at 1am (yes, that’s right… 1am)! The clocks go back an hour at 2am on November 1st, so there’s no excuses about not having ‘enough time’ to be active. We’re encouraging as many runners as possible to join @1LOVETO & @AdidasCanada on what promises to be an incredible night of community and fitness all in support of the Canadian Olympic Fund.

Register here: runmore10k.ca

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The entire city and possibly all of Canada is rooting for our hometown Blue Jays this playoff season, and after 22 years the excitement kicks off this Thursday, October 8th at the Rogers Centre (Skydome for those of us who remember) against the American League West-Champion Texas Rangers. In true Canadian fashion, what’s a baseball game without a beer or maybe six of them?! The fan-favourite Budweiser Blue Jays #6IXPACK Rally Pack is now available exclusively at the LCBO for a limited time only.

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Another highlight Budweiser is bringing to the playoffs this season is the introduction of the Red Light, exclusively for the Jays! For the first time ever, Red Light owners will be able to update their app which syncs with every Toronto Blue Jays home run during the playoffs. After each home run the official Blue Jays home run horn will sound to help spread the playoff celebrations across the country.

For more info: budweiser.ca/redlight

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The Dying Arts just dropped a new video for “Liar”, and it’s a pretty crazy video if we do say so ourselves. The single debuted on 102.1 and the band recently played a killer set at Riot Fest here in Toronto. Their second EP titled “You Had It Coming” will be out later this month on October 23rd on their new label Culvert Records, which is going to be followed by a cross Canada tour alongside Motorleague.

DOWNLOAD “LIAR” HERE

Previously: The Dying Arts – “Bed Spins” (Official Video)

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We got very lucky thanks to the good folks at Glenmorangie as we got to squeeze in one last round of golf before the weather changed! On Thursday, September 24th 1LOVETO was invited to the inaugural Glenmorangie Cup at the beautiful Piper’s Heath Golf Club. The tournament profits raised were donated to help send children to Camp Oochigeas for two memorable weeks. We’ve had the pleasure of raising funds for Camp Oochigeas in previous years, and we were happy to get involved again!

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For more info: glenmorangie.com

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Hyena Road (Trailer)

This year was a milestone year for our favourite film festival and we got the chance to talk to Karl Campbell, star of Paul Gross’s new film, Hyena Road, which premiered this year at TIFF with an amazing reception from the public and industry bigwigs.

The film is not your typical war flick. It actually started off as a documentary Paul was filming in Afghanistan. While there, he discovered there were stories not being told. “It’s three stories in one, exploring the local, smaller conflicts” Karl explains. “Before we started shooting, we spent time at a military base in Winnipeg… we camped out and lived a solider’s life.”

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The film is based on a true story which follows a troop of Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan who are trying to construct a pivotal highway link while weathering Taliban attacks. Karl plays an African-Canadian soldier in a sniper squadron. He says truly respected how emotionally invested Paul was in this film and wanted to do justice to the story. “That guy (Paul) is so incredible… I came away with the utmost respect for what soldier’s do, that selflessness, that sacrifice, it’s amazing.”

So it was crucial to Karl on a professional and personal level, to execute the role to the best of his ability. He was taught everything from how to properly hold weapons to a soldier’s mindset. “Acting is a reflection of real life under imaginary circumstances so with every place I’ve traveled to, its helped me to understand more of the human condition.”

Hyena Road is out in theatres, October 9, 2015!

For more info about the film CLICK HERE.

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Brendan Philip – “Ghostface”

Toronto-based singer/songwriter Brendan Philip releases a new experimental record entitled “Ghostface”. With electro-ambient sounds, accompanied by R&B, Soul, and hip hop elements, Brendan creates a unique sound for a different kind of listening experience. Ghostface is the first single off his upcoming EP ‘Culture Power’, which is expected to drop this Fall.

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Toronto-based Too Black Guys released their latest style instalment with ‘The Power Collection’, inspired by both the style and substance of the Black Panthers from the late 60s/early 70s. The collection (entirely made in Canada) includes a uniform aesthetic, featuring staples such as a cotton interlock long sleeve jersey and turtleneck, with more unique stand out pieces like the all black dashiki, hand made by a traditional Nigerian artisan with Japanese cotton oxford cloth. With the weather shifting from warm and sunny to chilly and grey, the snap front jacket made with 100% cotton along with the super heavy weight fleece are a perfect fit.

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“This is a collection that I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” comments Adrian, Founder and Creative Director. “I’ve designed a few uniforms in the past and I’ve always tried to make them feel as strong as the look of the Panthers.”

The Power Collection will be available online at tooblackguys.co

Previously: Before Supreme, Fubu, Legends League… there was TOO BLACK GUYS!

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Preloved Turns 20 (Capsule Collection)

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The days are getting shorter and hemlines are getting longer. Fall, easily one of the most beautiful seasons, also summons cozy clothing to compliment that cool brisk air. So naturally, we were thrilled to attend the unveiling of Preloved’s 20th anniversary capsule collection and AW15 holiday collection!

Preloved, founded by Julia Grieve who also acts as Creative Director, started up in 1995 creating fashion designed with love, pairing reclaimed vintage fabrics with classy accents, all proudly made in Canada. Combining forces with local retailers early on gave the brand the exposure it needed to make it’s mark on the industry. Soon, people like Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson were donning pieces from Preloved. Artfully mixing colours, playing with patterns and staying true to its roots is what the brand is all about.

The 20th anniversary collection features eight wardrobe basics which are named after original locations of Preloved boutiques like, the Ryerson T-Shirt and the Queen West Sweatshirt. This limited edition collection has that cool 90s vibe with an heir of sophistication and poise.

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“Conscious indulgence, thats what I call Preloved… and each piece is a one-of-a-kind” she says and after 20 years in the biz, she continues to spread her eco-friendly values as a counter to fast-fashion. “I am so proud of Preloved’s growth over the last two decades and thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with large brands and independent retailers across Canada while maintaing the brand’s core values.”

Preloved is now available in 400 independent boutiques worldwide but the anniversary collection is available exclusively online and at select retailers. You can check out the rest of these collections online at getpreloved.com

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Tale Of Two Cities (Toronto/Chicago)

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The Remix Project and The City of Toronto present “Tale of Two Cities” – a Toronto Showcase happening on October 1st, 2015 at Tattoo (567 Queen St. W). The showcase is an initiative of the sister cities agreement between Toronto and Chicago, supporting the exchange of culture and community programming. The Toronto show is headlined by Juno Award Winning Naturally Born Strangers and Wilde, along with Chicago’s own Bread Doe and Frankie08 with music provided by The Remix Project’s very own Hustlgrl.

For more event info CLICK HERE.

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Manifesto & 1LOVETO have partnered to present the first official “6IX x 6″ Photography Exhibit as part of the Manifesto Festival’s “Common Ground” Art Show. The exhibit is on Sunday, September 20th at the Super Wonder Gallery (876 Bloor St W.) and features 6 of Toronto’s top Instagram shooters. We got the chance to ask our very own Instagram contributor @mr.jobeezy six questions as part of our interview series. See below…

What part of Toronto (GTA) are you from/Where do you live in Toronto (GTA)?
I’m from the east side of Toronto, Scarborough.

What is your favourite thing about where you live or the part of the city you are from?
My favourite aspect of where I’m from is the cultural diversity. I love how the community is able to come together and support each other’s endeavours.

How have you seen art and creativity directly impact the area of the city you live in?
There are a lot of many talented and artistic people from Scarborough. So much that it has translated to something a lot of these artist do for a living. They have utilized their art to represent how they live and tell their story.

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What do you think that you as a photographer brings to the table that is different than other artists and is your identifying trait?
I try to keep my photography relatable at most. At times I like to take it a step further and get creative with my shots in order to tell a story or bring out an emotion.

What particular image that you have photographed has been the most striking to you and why?
An image that strikes me the most is of a suspension bridge with the fog. I planned to shoot at that location on a rainy day. The best part about it was my family came along on that exploration to experience how I explore. So that shot is particularly special to me.

Why is it important for you to take part in the 6ix by 6 exhibit at Manifesto festival?
It’s important to be involved in a festival like Manifesto. It is a humbling experience because it gives me an opportunity to show the love I have for the city through imagery.

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For more info about the “6IX x 6″ Photography Exhibit, CLICK HERE.

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Manifesto & 1LOVETO have partnered to present the first official “6IX x 6″ Photography Exhibit as part of the Manifesto Festival’s “Common Ground” Art Show. The exhibit is on Sunday, September 20th at the Super Wonder Gallery (876 Bloor St W.) and features 6 of Toronto’s top Instagram shooters. We got the chance to ask our very own Instagram contributor @ellenaturel six questions as part of our interview series. See below…

What part of Toronto (GTA) are you from/Where do you live in Toronto (GTA)?
I am from the eastern side of the GTA, I live in the city of Pickering

What is your favourite thing about where you live or the part of the city you are from?
As much as I love being in the core of downtown, I love the space where I am from. It gives me a euphoria of green surrounded by earths beauty. It definitely contributes to my creative process and meditation.

How have you seen art and creativity directly impact the area of the city you live in?
Every area has its own identity, when I visit different areas in my city I can see young talent being expressed everywhere. It’s liberating to see because it is constantly changing and in some areas it will look one way and you come back again and it’s totally different. I love to see how creativity evolves through time

What do you think that you as a photographer brings to the table that is different than other artists and is your identifying trait?
As an artist I believe that I was created for a purpose. To share, to create, to inspire to change and share my vision with the world. True artists work comes from the heart, it’s true and real and with that I believe it can touch the lives of almost everyone and show them a piece of my soul only I can reveal

What particular image that you have photographed has been the most striking to you and why?
That’s a hard choice haha, I would have to say one of the most striking images I have been able to witness and shoot was the summer of 2014. Right by my house is a huge field/ secret passage way I visit often to meditate and explore my creative freedom, after a huge thunderstorm what was produced afterwards was absolutely breathtaking. From the change of colours in the sky to the fog covering the land. It felt as if I was in a vivid dream. I’m forever grateful that I am able to witness the beauty this earth can reveal before our eyes.

Why is it important for you to take part in the 6ix by 6 exhibit at Manifesto festival?
It is an honour for me to take part in this exhibit because of how Toronto has influenced me and how it has helped me find myself and my style as an artist. There is so much to explore in the city and my imagination comes to life I begin and still continue to view the city as magic realism.

For more info about the “6IX x 6″ Photography Exhibit, CLICK HERE.

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