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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…
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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…
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MEDIA ALERT: Say Hi! Live on YouTube Canada’s homepage on October 4th for #ChevroletALLday with Fitz And The Tantrums at Yonge-Dundas Square

October is shaping up as the biggest ever for Chevrolet Canada with the launch of three ground breaking new vehicles – the 2012 Chevrolet Volt, Sonic, and Orlando. I’m excited to play a very small part of a very large team spearheading communication efforts to let Canadians know about these exciting and award-winning new automobiles.…
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PHOTO: Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam finish up a busy few days in Toronto with a second sold-out ACC concert

(September 12, 2011) Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam finish up a few days in Toronto that included a Film Festival premiere of their new Cameron Crowe directed documentary PJ20, a press conference discussing the film, and two sold-out concerts at the Air Canada Centre.

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…
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PHOTO: Novak Djokovic arrives at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal for Rogers Cup tennis play

The world’s no. 1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic arrives to Uniprix Stadium in Montreal on Friday, August 12, 2011 for Rogers Cup quarter-final play. Djokovic would go on to win the 2011 Rogers Cup championship.

PHOTO: Legends of Tennis Courier, Agassi, McEnroe, and Chang share old tennis stories on sponsor stage at Rogers Cup in Toronto

Four legends of tennis; Jim Courier, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe and Michael Chang take to a sponsor stage to share stories at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. (August 13, 2011)

Bud Light Canada on Facebook encourages action by asking, “Are You In This Ad?”

I’m starting to see more brands play with cool concepts that tie together digital, traditional, and experiential marketing in smart ways. Its not enough to get people to just visit brand websites (or increasingly, their facebook pages.) We want visitors to take some sort of action. Budlight Canada tries to get the action going by…
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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…
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iPhone: Band Tour buses a regular site in Toronto as concert season in full swing

Lot’s of bands in Toronto for busy concert season. Tuesday, June 28th sees Sade at ACC, Motley Crue headlines, and the Toronto Jazz Festival still in full swing.

Lady Gaga exits her Yorkville hotel for Muchmusic Video Awards in Toronto

(June 19, 2011) Lady Gaga exits her Yorkville ave. hotel to hundreds of awaiting fans. The Lady is in Toronto to perform at the Muchmusic Video Awards.

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…
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PHOTO: Henry Kissinger in Toronto for Munk Debates at Roy Thomson Hall

(June 17, 2011) Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney greets American politico legend and diplomat Henry Kissinger after the Munk Debates at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall. Kissinger was making the appearance to lend his thoughts to the nights topic, “Does the 21st Century Belong To China?”

Late night drunks take in #MMVA stage on eve of awards

It’s around 3am and still lots of gawkers out on Queen st. (including me!)

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…
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BLOG: Beach Boy’s Brian Wilson receives NOW Magazine’s inaugural Lifetime award at NXNE – in record time!

The founding member and chief songwriter of The Beach Boys – Brian Wilson made a rare appearance during Toronto’s NXNE music festival. Wilson, who has a long history of reclusive, and sometimes erratic behavior graciously accepted the award, said a few words, and exited the stage at Toronto’s Hyatt Regency hotel in about a minute.…
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BLOG: Khalsa Day celebrations at Queen’s Park bring out big name politicians Ignatieff and Layton (and this bored photographer)

What’s there to do on an Easter Sunday afternoon? Actually, not much. I’d been catching up with office work and doing those pesky taxes when by 4pm realized I hadn’t been outside all day, it was time for some fresh air. Noticed lots of Sikhs flowing into Queen’s Park. A quick google told me it…
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NDP leader Jack Layton greets enthusiastic supporters during Khalsa Day celebrations at Queen’s Park

[singlepic id=677 w=600 h=423](April 24, 2011) NDP leader Jack Layton greets enthusiastic supporters during Khalsa Day celebrations at Queen’s Park. Layton has gained steam on the campaign trail with just over a week before a Canadian Federal Election.

BLOG: Charlie Sheen’s arrival in Toronto provides one of the more crazy moments I remember shooting at Massey Hall

Of course Charlie Sheen’s appearance at Toronto’s Massey Hall was on my mind today. Sheen had become a media sensation since he was effectively fired from his hit sitcom, Two and a Half Men. But I was still doing office work past six on the eve of Sheen’s first appearance in Canada on his Violent…
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Charlie Sheen arrives to BIG crowd of media and fans at Toronto’s Massey Hall for his Violent Torpedo of Truth tour

[singlepic id=661 w=630 h=445]RELATED: Sheen arrives at Massey Hall to throng of media and fans.