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Mary Warner

Lunch With Mary

Mary Warner is a communications professional with a love of learning and lunch. About two years ago, Mary combined these interests and embarked on a blogging adventure. She reaches out to the people she wants to learn something from -- and asks them out to lunch. The result is “ Lunch with Mary -- Free lunches and open minds."
My Lunch With a Newly Published Harlequin

My Lunch With a Newly Published Harlequin Author

Jennifer Hayward is Harlequin's newest author. Her new novel, <em>The Divorce Party</em>, was just released as an eBook and will hit stores in paperback later this month. I decided to ask Jen out for lunch.
09/10/2013 06:02 EDT
The Radio Station Building Peace in

The Radio Station Building Peace in Uganda

David Okidi is a journalist in Northern Uganda and was the station manager at Mega FM, a radio station in the northern Ugandan region of Gulu. He recently joined the board of directors of Farm Radio International. Farm Radio International (FRI) helps African radio broadcasters meet the needs of local small-scale farmers and their families in rural communities. I met him for lunch.
11/09/2012 08:05 EST
Talking Opera with Arts & Crafts Record Label

Talking Opera with Arts &amp; Crafts Record Label President

Jeffrey Remedios is the co-founder and president of Arts & Crafts, a record label and production company. He did offer some advice to those looking to start their own label: "Have Broken Social Scene be the first band you sign." For the first three years of the label, they were able to work with Broken Social Scene, their friends and band members' side projects.
10/02/2012 05:11 EDT
A Tour of TTC Transit

A Tour of TTC Transit Control

Andy Byford and me at TTC Transit Control Tour background: As a follow-up to my lunch with TTC CEO Andy Byford and my extreme
07/24/2012 04:21 EDT
Lunch with Mary: Transit CEO Talks Floods and Having No

Lunch with Mary: Transit CEO Talks Floods and Having No Car

On June 1, Toronto's Union station flooded. Andy Byford, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) CEO was travelling on the subway when it happened and when he got off the train, ran over to Union to see what was happening. In case anyone was wondering, he said the smell was absolutely awful. Now he's focused on determining why it happened and making sure it doesn't happen again.
06/12/2012 03:46 EDT
An Illuminating Lunch with Luminato's Artistic

An Illuminating Lunch with Luminato's Artistic Director

Jorn Weisbrodt, the new artistic director for Luminato, which runs from June 8 until June 17, sat down with me for lunch. As a new Torontonian, Jorn had almost as many questions for me as I did for him, but somehow, I left wondering more and more about this great city we live in, and what will happen when Luminato opens its doors this month...
06/08/2012 07:41 EDT
After a Tweet and a Train Ride, Lunch with Former Mayor David

After a Tweet and a Train Ride, Lunch with Former Mayor David Miller

David Miller is one of the more well-known people I have taken out for lunch. It is a bit strange when everyone in the restaurant recognizes the person you are lunching with. But I was lucky enough to get him to sit down with me to chat about the "Future of Cities," and the TTC.
05/18/2012 08:28 EDT
Hitting a Homerun Lunch with Drunk Jays

Hitting a Homerun Lunch with Drunk Jays Fan

This week, I sat down for lunch with Drunk Jays Fan Andrew Stoeten at X on Front Street. We spoke about everything baseball, from sabermetrics to Alex Anthopoulos, to exactly what a baseball blog and podcast can talk about during the off-season!
02/12/2012 01:50 EST
Dispatches From

Dispatches From Haiti

A few months after the earthquake, physiotherapist Mike Landry returned to Haiti to check back in on his patients and help them return home. To this day, rubble still covers the streets of Haiti and it is shocking to see. For someone with mobility issues, it is very difficult to get around.
01/12/2012 01:17 EST
Lunch With... Leading International Climate Scientist Dr. Ian

Lunch With... Leading International Climate Scientist Dr. Ian Burton

Dr. Burton believes that although there are climate skeptics now, they will come around and the necessary change to reduce greenhouse emissions will happen -- likely in something like 50 years. The problem with this scenario is that many irreversible impacts of climate change will have already occurred.
11/30/2011 02:00 EST
Lunch With... Chef Massimo

Lunch With... Chef Massimo Capra

The company: Massimo Capra is a well-known chef. Many people will know him from his appearances on The Food Network'sRestaurant
07/27/2011 11:05 EDT