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UforChange: Meet Helen & Valen

Toronto’s youth need guidance, resources, access and empowerment, all of which UforChange provides. UforChange is an arts-based educational program for young people living in Regent Park, St. James Town, and across the GTA. They recently posted a video where you get to meet Helen and Valen, two alumni from the program. Take a minute to hear their stories, and be sure to share this with anyone who you may think can benefit from the program.

For more info: uforchange.org

Previously: UforChange Arts Showcase

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“Teenagers” Web Series

This Sunday, January 19th marks the official launch of “Teenagers”, a new web-series based out of Toronto. The show follows a group of teenagers in their last year of high school as they confront teen angst, sexuality, and racism. The cast includes Degrassi alum Chloe Rose and features music from Toronto artists such as Shi Wisdom & Lincoln Blache. We’ll have to wait and see if this is a Degrassi style spin-off, but in the meantime, check out the trailer.

WATCH EPISODES HERE

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For more info: teenagerswebseries.ca

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With minus -30 degree weather outside, we thought you’d appreciate The Canadian Tire Ice Truck story. For the first time ever, Canadian Tire built a truck out of 1400 pounds of ice, a Motomaster Eliminator Battery (frozen to -40 degrees celcius), and drove it 1.5km through the streets of Hensall. You can’t get much more Canadian than that! Take a look at the Behind-The-Scenes video to see how they did it.

For more info: canadiantire.ca/icetruck

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Last month 1 LOVE T.O. got the chance to bring Hennessy artistry to Vancouver! Now you might be asking yourself what is a Toronto brand like 1 LOVE T.O. doing in Vancouver? Well, we’re all Canadian and as Hennessy Ambassadors we were able to carefully curate another successful event with Vancity’s home-grown talent; SonReal, Alex Maher, and World-Champion DJ Hedspin. Our special invite-only event took place at Kill Joy with a packed house of music lovers from Toronto, Vancouver and beyond. Check out the video to see what you missed!

Big thanks to Roberto, Kellan and The Donnelly Group.

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Introducing Lido Pimienta

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Lido Pimienta is a Colombian-born, Toronto-based artist also known as “Colombian darling” and “Soundsister”, who has been building a buzz with her unique style of music. It’s a blend of everything from synths and beats, to Afro-Colombian rhythms, spanish to english vocals and a voice you won’t soon forget. Listen to “La Capacidad” off the Scion Sessions Long Winter Volume limited edition 7″ vinyl release. Stay tuned for more new music in 2014!

Watch the video below for the song “Rezo por Mi” off the debut album “Transitions” by Atropolis, which Lido Pimienta is featured on and wrote and recorded in Toronto.

Listen to more of her music HERE.

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Toronto Tower Home

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If you’re a fan of interior design, architecture, or anything related to home style, than you’re going to love houzz (if you don’t already). It’s one of my most frequented apps, where I spend time browsing thousands of unique images from designer homes from around the world. This time I came across a tower home in Toronto and I had to share!

Check out this 2,000 square foot infill house with 5 floors including; garage, 1 bedroom, 2 studios and 3 bathrooms located in Corktown, Toronto. The 625 square-foot lot was designed by high-rise architect Drew Hauser from McCallum Sather Architects. Take a look at the photos below and click the link for a full description of the property.

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Photography by Andrew Snow

via houzz

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Over this past year, Hennessy and 1 LOVE T.O. have brought live music to the forefront with Toronto artists such as BADBADNOTGOOD, The Theorist, Thugli, Ivana Santilli, and others, as part of the Hennessy artistry series. On November 21st at UNIUN, we presented this year’s main event with legendary DJ’s JAZZY JEFF & PREMIER, featuring live performances from Glenn Lewis, Tre Mission, ColinResponse and DJ DLUX. If you were in attendance you already know that you witnessed history that night, but if you weren’t one of the fortunate 1300+ people in the crowd, make sure you watch the video above and check out the photo gallery below to see what you missed!

We can’t wait for Hennessy artistry 2014…

FACEBOOK PHOTO GALLERY

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For more info about Hennessy artistry, CLICK HERE.

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1 LOVE T.O. presents our 4th Annual Holiday Ice Skating Party on Saturday, December 21st, from 8-11pm at The Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West). We’ve got our official DJ DLUX along side DJ LISSA MONET and our very own T-rexxx playing host for the night.

If you’ve got your own skates, bring ‘em! If not, don’t worry, we’ve got skate rentals available, but arrive early, we’ve sold out the last 3 years in a row. If it gets too cold, don’t worry, you can keep warm with hot chocolate, food and other drinks inside!

We’ll see you on the ice!

For more info: FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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