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"Do you ever see him?" John Tory, a resident of 1 Bedford who also happens to run the city, is seen every once in a while coming home from an evening event. Invariably, that's the question I get when people find out that I live in the same building as the mayor, the fella who is Toronto's Dad-in-Chief.
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Even if you have never been to Los Angeles, you know the city better than you think. For years, the City of Angels has been a fixture in your living room on the television, and you may not have even known.
From September 8-18, Toronto rolls out the red carpet for some of the biggest names in Hollywood. But, it's not just the promise of international interviews, parties and film premieres that lure the heavy hitters. Toronto International Film Festival gifting lounges pack their own punch offering some of the most extravagant giveaways and luxurious pampering.
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My advice to CBC brass is to not pick a replacement for Mansbridge just yet, but go back to the drawing board and see if they can design a new way to report the news that will address real journalistic concerns facing the nation, rather than simply reapplying lipstick to a format that needs to be retired along with its icon.
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Chastising people for natural curiosity while hauling out the same old tired observations about cultural sexism is, in my opinion, not useful. It's harmful. It adds nothing new to the conversation. And this conversation needs something new. You can do better.
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These days there are so many five-star accommodations, offering such a stunning array of luxury amenities, that it seems like they pop up on every block. But which one stands out? I asked a few celebrities about their favourite places to stay when visiting the Best Coast.
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You won't find Remigio Pereira's rendition in here.
And her name is so unique.
"I believe things can change for the better."
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Celebrities wield their influence and media outlets go gaga over celebs endorsing their gluten-free choices. Grocery stores have whole aisles dedicated to gluten-free products which are great for those of us who depend on gluten-free eating for health reasons. But who are these celebrities, what are their reasons for deleting gluten from their diet?
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Players and celebrities will be flocking to the city to take part in festivities and hang out in the swankiest of restaurants. While we can't guarantee where you'll get the best sightings, these are some of the local restaurants that are known hang outs.
What have you got to lose by being friendly? What have you got to lose by inviting the CEO to have a coffee with you in the lunchroom? Whether someone is a sports celebrity or a senior executive, you should not let fear prevent you from approaching them.
Was anyone safe from this year's breakup bug?