Jennifer Hayward is Harlequin's newest author. Her new novel, The Divorce Party, was just released as an eBook and will hit stores in paperback later this month. I decided to ask Jen out for lunch.
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."
The company: Claire Martin is the senior meteorologist for the CBC. Her background is incredible. She is trained as a meteorologist, not as a television personality and has insisted in her time at CB...
04/08/2013 09:34 EDT
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
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
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 transit nerdiness that was on full display in my post, Andy invited me for...
07/24/2012 04:21 EDT
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
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
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
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
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
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
The company: Lynne Missen is publishing director of Penguin Canada Young Readers, its children and young adult program. Lynne has been an editor for over 20 years. Prior to joining Penguin Canada, sh...
10/04/2011 05:01 EDT
The company: Noah Cowan is the artistic director of TIFF Bell Lightbox, the incredible new facility at King and John Streets in downtown Toronto. He drives the curatorial vision for the year-round pr...
08/25/2011 01:44 EDT
The company: Andrew Cash is my MP. He is the Member of Parliament for Davenport in Toronto. A few years ago, I was able to take out Andrew's NDP colleague Olivia Chow for lunch, who was my MP when I...
08/08/2011 11:44 EDT
The company: Massimo Capra is a well-known chef. Many people will know him from his appearances on The Food Network's Restaurant Makeover. He is the owner of Mistura and Sopra in Toronto. He is also...
07/27/2011 11:05 EDT
The company: Dr. Steven Cohen is a psychiatrist at CAMH (the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) in Toronto. He has also worked with Doctors without Borders in both Chad and Sudan. He also went t...
07/14/2011 03:38 EDT
The company: Dr. Benjamin Neel is the director of the Ontario Cancer Institute at the University Health Network and Princess Margaret Hospital. He has been in this post for over four years, coming fro...
07/08/2011 03:53 EDT
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