Largest crowd ever in Woodbine Park, Toronto gathers for #SoupStock – a culinary protest to Stop The Mega-Quarry

It was the nicest weather I could remember for a Sunday in late October and it brought the largest gathering ever in Woodbine Park, Toronto – over 40,000 people for #SoupStock – a one-day culinary celebration that featured tasty soups from more than 200 of Canada’s top chefs. Everybody had the same purpose in mind […]

Hashtag Contests: Find the Chevrolet Spark and tweet a photo on #StartWithASpark

It was great to be part of the team that worked on Chevrolet Canada’s #StartWithASpark contest. The Chevrolet Spark is part of the new breed of urban car coming to Canada – small, very fuel efficient, and connects with an internet savvy consumer group that want a ride that feels like an extension of their […]

TIFF’12 PHOTOS: Press conference arrivals at the Bell Lightbox

I didn’t do TIFF this year like I had in the past. Sponsors change and life moves on. Except for opening night – when I was curious what the scene for Kristen Stewart would be like – I’ve largely stayed away from shooting TIFF this year. I even got the chance to actually enjoy a […]

PHOTOS: In Salt Lake City, Utah for #WhatDrivesYou interviews with the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team on the eve of the London Games

Took a trip to Salt Lake City in late June to meet up with the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team. We were there to interview a few players as part of the What Drives You? video series. It was really something special to see the women’s team become the story of the London Games. When […]

BLOG: Distillery District lunch break as HRH Prince Charles comes to Toronto for 2012 tour

I do enjoy the Royal visits to Canada. It’s always a challenge trying to get the best shot you can. Sometimes you hit. Sometimes.. Not so much. So it didn’t escape me that his HRH Prince Charles and wife Camilla was making a brief visit to Canada – including one busy day in Toronto. I […]

PHOTOS: In beautiful Vancouver for the Auto Show at a busy BC Place Stadium

Had an amazing week on Canada’s west coast recently and was quickly reminded that Vancouver is indeed one of this country’s most beautiful cities. By the time I was flying over the famous Canadian Rockies – my anticipation for a week in Vancouver couldn’t have been greater. It wasn’t all fun and games (actually, a […]

PHOTOS: Mobile photo taking goes mainstream during the 2012 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto

It was another exciting year at the 2012 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto (#CIAS12) as record attendance turned out. I did a few different things on behalf of General Motors of Canada. Produced some Youtube video. Did a little mobile #Gamification. And shot a few photos for Chevrolet Canada social media properties. I enjoy […]

VIDEO: Bringing fun and engagement to an Auto Show Floor: Chevrolet and Hot Wheels team-up with mobile gaming app SCVNGR for #CIAS12

It has been an exciting few months being part of the team at MacLaren Momentum Toronto that designs the Canadian International Auto Show (#CIAS12) display for Chevrolet on behalf of GM Canada. My small role in the very big process has been to create and leverage on official Chevrolet Canada social media channels originally produced […]

BLOG: A convergence of experiential marketing and social media at the World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton

Major brand names partnering with big sporting events is nothing new. National brand advertisers have supported sporting events for decades. Sports themselves have come to rely on the BIG money sponsorship revenue. What’s new is how brands are leveraging often very newsworthy content from the major events they sponsor – especially on social media channels. […]

PHOTOS: The Hats of Axl Rose – Guns N’ Roses frontman tweets about their Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame induction

I’ve never been shy in saying I think Guns N’ Roses is one of the greatest rock bands ever. Sure, in their heyday they self-destructed in a haze of drug addiction and Axl’s mood swings. But in those brief few years – nobody should doubt Gn’R created some of the finest rock songs ever. I’d […]

PHOTOS: Shooting Canada Men’s National Soccer Team at BMO Field for Chevrolet in their quest to qualify for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Had the pleasure to recently shoot an assignment at BMO Field – Toronto’s home to soccer action. The occasion in mid-October was the Canada Men’s National Soccer Team as they are in the midst of qualifying play for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil match play. I hadn’t shot at BMO Field before, so it was […]

BLOG: The Occupy Wall Street movement comes to Toronto as protesters settle in St. James Park

The Occupy Wall Street movement made its way to Toronto yesterday. Hadn’t planned to shoot it as I was heading to the camera show. When I missed my Go bus by one frickin’ minute, and had another hour to kill, figured I’d check out King and Bay where the demonstrators were beginning to gather. Protest […]

Building a layer of social media chatter around the biggest Chevrolet vehicle launch ever in Canada

October is one of the biggest ever for Chevrolet Canada with the launch of three ground breaking new vehicles – the 2012 Chevrolet Volt, Sonic, and Orlando. The award-winning team at MacLaren McCann Toronto has been hard at work for months creating, planning, and now executing one of the largest mass marketing efforts in GM […]

Journey through the Toronto International Film Festival with Cadillac Festival Insider social media reporting

On behalf of Cadillac, the official vehicle of the Toronto International Film Festival, I’m thrilled to be covering all things TIFF again for another year in a unique social media reporting assignment. With my insider reporting partner Skye Collyer, in our beautiful Cadillac CTS-V coupe we’ll ride to some of the best of what TIFF […]

BLOG: Reporting on Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon racing at the GMC Rangeland Derby

Spent a great week in July out in western Canada for the world famous Calgary Stampede in a social media reporting assignment. GMC is a proud vehicle sponsor of the Stampede and does some engaging marketing on-site during Stampede week. The event’s signature event, the chuckwagon races, is titled the GMC Rangeland Derby. [singlepic id=770] […]

Mindbender Supreme reviews beautiful soul ladies Aretha Franklin and Sade on Manifesto.ca

A special week in late June when two of the most distinctive voices in soul history made separate, but equally important appearances in Toronto. Ms. Aretha Franklin and Sade made rare concert stops in the city. Online music news site Manifesto.ca asked to use photos I shot at the shows. Was thrilled to see my […]

PHOTOS: Parliament-Funkadelic legend Bootsy Collins brings the funk to the Toronto Jazz Festival

Funk was in the house on Saturday night at the Toronto Jazz Festival. The bass legend that is Bootsy Collins made a long awaited concert stop in the city. Bootsy rose to prominence with James Brown in the sixties, and then Parliament-Funkadelic in the seventies. Bootsy’s work is credited with being a driving influential force […]

PHOTOS: Sade Adu returns to Toronto for first concert in a decade

I do love my British soul ladies. Nobody’s hotter than Adele right now, and Joss Stone is a very young veteran singing today. But the biggest selling Brit-Soul singer of them all (100 million records sold and counting) – is Sade Adu and she made a rare stop in Toronto this week at Air Canada […]

BLOG: The lesson of shooting Spanish Harlem Orchestra – find different shooting spots till your happy with the composition

After an amazing opening night Aretha Franklin gave The Toronto Jazz Festival on Friday, I returned Sunday to the main stage tent for The Spanish Harlem Orchestra – a Grammy award winning latin dance music band that I figured would be a fun show under the main stage tent (and it was.) I was quickly […]

BLOG: Shad headlines a great Windows Canada party during NXNE

Got a invite from Windows Canada to a cool Saturday night NXNE Music Fest show. Windows was sponsoring the night that featured a headlining performance from Shad – a truly awesome and under-appreciated Canadian MC. I loved Shad the last time I saw him perform, at an outside Juno Fan Fest back in March, and […]

BLOG: Henry Kissinger inside Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall – KD Lang outside it. Sounds like a Friday night to me.

What to do on a Friday night in Toronto? Heading down to Roy Thomson Hall seemed like the good bet to me as a politico legend and diplomat, Henry Kissinger was taking part in the Munk Debates, and just outside the Hall – the Luminato Festival was in full swing and KD Lang was set […]