Shout out to Matisse for rocking his 1 LOVE T.O. shirt on stage!
Unrehearsed with Keys N Krates by Robert Marshall
Having witnessed the recent unfolding of the “All Originals Represent” campaign, Hypebeast aligns with dance party curators Keys N Krates for a piece we aptly dubbed Unrehearsed. Comprised of Adam Tune on drums, David Matisse on keys and Jr. Flo on the ones-and-twos, the Toronto-based tripartite formed in 2008 out of a desire to do something different through fusing electronic remixing and live dance parties. In creating an experience unlike so many, the electro-collective started by locking themselves in a rehearsal room for six months to create and finesse their unique sound and identity. Having now traveled the world rocking with all ethnicities, the struggle returns in the form of maintaining that originality for their loyal fans and unfamiliar listeners. Forever in search of a certain “oneness” with the crowd, a Keys N Krates’ party is something that can only be truly experienced in person. In the meantime however, enjoy this video treatment as Filmmakers Sid Singh and Nithya Thayaal follow the three musicians as they prepare for and perform at a live showing.
Previously: Zedd – “Follow You Down” (KNK REMIX)
The Torontoist has put together “The Best Toronto-Themed Holiday Gifts 0f 2012″, and guess what? We made the list! Our Black-on-Black Carbon Fibre iPhone Skin is 1 of 23 suggested hometown gifts for this holiday season.
CLICK HERE to see the entire list.
We appreciate the love!
Toronto photographer Tom Ryaboi just released his first ever time lapse project entitled “City Rising”. The video took Tom over 4 months to create, and in the process he climed the equivalent of an average sized Himalayan Mountain (23,000 feet)! Watch this beautiful video as it takes you around the city, from rush hour traffic to the highest city peaks and above the clouds. Toronto, like you’ve never seen it before.
Previously: Toronto Tempo
We here at 1 LOVE T.O. would like to say a BIG thank you to the Scadding Court Community Centre and to the entire city of Toronto, for making the last year at our store an incredible one. From the very first day we opened, all the way through the freezing cold winter months, we met each and everyone of you with a t-shirt and a smile.
This Sunday, July 29th, we’d like to invite you to come hang out with us, one last time, as we say a final goodbye to our store at 707 Dundas St. West, and say hello to our brand new online store, opening August 1st. That’s right, we’ve decided to make things even easier for you! You’ll now be able to order everything 1 LOVE T.O. at a click of a button.
As a special offer, we’ll be having a GRAND CLOSING SALE on all of our 1 LOVE T.O. Tank Tops. (30% OFF)
Where: 707 Dundas St. West
Date: Sunday, July 29th
In the words of Boyz II Men “it’s so hard to say goodbye”…
Nelson is a Paris-based (not Paris Ontario, but Paris France) indie band that just released a video for their song entitled “Toronto”. The band is comprised of Jean Baptiste Devay, Gregory Kowalski, David Nichols & Thomas Pirot. We’re not sure why they called their song Toronto, but either way we thought we’d share it with you.
Directed by Laurie Lassalle
The Gumball 3000 made its only Canadian stop this past Friday in Toronto. Celebrating the 14th edition of the cross-country event, teams began in New York on the 25th and made their way 3000 miles to Los Angeles by the 30th. The over 100-car rally stopped in Toronto, Indianapolis (for the Indy 500), Kansas City, New Mexico and Las Vegas.
For the Toronto stop, celebrities like Bun B and Toronto’s own Zark Fatah made their way along Bloor & Yorkville streets before making their way down to the official party at Maison.
The rally has strived to combine art, music, automobiles and film into their events and Maison was the perfect place to have them come together. After making your way past a procession of rare and exotic cars, and having your picture taken with Gumball Girls, you made your way into Maison. Immediately you were surrounded by the sounds of DJ Chris Aidy and shortly after you were drinking something from the Moet & Belvedere stock. Those who made their way down also got to rub shoulders with Mark Bocek, Jessie Sulidis, members of the Toronto Marlies and more.
The night was a great success not only for the rally, but the people in Toronto who made it a possibility. Many thanks to everyone involved!
For more info: gumball3000.com
The good folks at My City Lives did a little feature on 1 LOVE T.O., watch the video or read the article.
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1 LOVE T.O. is a platform-turned-movement centered around Toronto so it comes as no surprise that we are big fans.
1 LOVE T.O. is a blog ”representing and presenting Toronto to the whole world” in terms of music, art, fashion, and culture. But 1 LOVE T.O. is more than just a website; it’s a common ground that helps bridge the gaps between communities, neighbourhoods, interests, and generations, as well as unifying Toronto. Because there are so many 1 LOVE T.O. enthusiasts, the company decided to open up a permanent store, along with their many pop-up shops, in the Live Local Marketplace on Dundas Street West where they sell T-shirts with their iconic logo. You can find their fans rocking these shirts all over the world.
Read the full article: mycitylives.com
Robert Nesta Marley, born February 6th 1945, is an international music hero for his ability to spread the message of LOVE. It is no secret that the concept of One Love was first taught through Bob Marley’s music and is now shared for our movement. So with that said today, this month, and forever we will honour the one and only Bob Marley.
Click HERE to learn more about Bob Marley.
We’d like to say thanks to everyone who came to our 2nd annual 1 LOVE T.O. Holiday Ice Skating Party this past Saturday, December 17th, at The Harbourfront Centre. The night was full of fun, with great people, incredible music, free hot chocolate, and of course dancing on the ice. Take a look at some of the pics below…
To see more photos: FACEBOOK GALLERY
Can’t wait for next year!
Photos by Will.
On Thursday, November 3rd we hosted the third installment of our “Done Different” monthly music series, with Toronto based band Beatface. With the help of Hennessy Black and Mombacho cigars, we treated our guests to an exclusive listening experience on the rooftop of the Thompson Hotel. Beatface performed two sets, featuring songs from their latest ep entitled “Amy”, as well as some new unreleased material.
Watch the video, look at the photos and be sure to RSVP for next time… (Thursday, Dec. 15th – Details Coming Soon).
Photos by William Nguyen.