Author: Chantelle Joy Otto

The Stairs Wins Toronto Film Critics Association Award


The Stairs by filmmaker Hugh Gibson has won one of Canada’s biggest film prizes after it was awarded the Toronto Film Critics Association Award. The bruising film about clients and staff at a harm reduction clinic in Toronto had premiered at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival to much acclaim and has gone on to be considered a film of great importance.

TIFF TIPS 2016: Getting to the Venues & Surviving the Lines

So, once you manage to put together your TIFF schedule, and actually get your tickets,  you’ll be ready to Go To The Movies!  Seeing a film at the Toronto International Film Festival isn’t exactly the same as going to the regular movies (even if it’s at the Regular Movie Theatre). So, we’re offering all the tips and tricks we’ve learned over the years for each and every one of the venues that hosts the Film Screenings you’ll be attending.

Eat to the Beat 2015

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Another year of celebrating Toronto Female Chefs while supporting a fantastic cause. Eat To The Beat 2015 was by all accounts, a rousing success. Roy Thompson Hall was once again filled with foodies and chefs alike, all celebrating the best of Toronto cuisine while raising funds for Willow.

Win Tickets to Toronto Food & Wine!


This weekend brings the first ever Toronto Food & Wine. Replacing it’s predecessor the Delicious Food Show, this World-Class event will be held at Evergreen Brickworks September 18-20th. It features both amazing international celebrity chefs and  homegrown talent – from Daniel Boulud to Chuck Hughes. So, if you’ve got some time off from seeing films at TIFF, enter our contest to win passes!

Estrella Damm Tapas Journey: Weslodge


Right now, the city is alive with Tapas! 20 of Toronto’s most popular restaurants are taking part in the Tapas Journey sponsored by Estrella Damm beer. Along with a serving of the Barcelona-based brewery’s finest, you can enjoy three tasty Tapas Bites created by some of the most creative chefs in the city – all for $20. Only on until August 23rd – so get out and enjoy this fun promotion while you can!

We had the chance to sit down at Weslodge and enjoy their Tapas on offer – have a look!