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Stephen Weir

Journalist, Diver, Publicist, Charles Taylor Prize/Caribana/Scotiabank Photography Award, Brampton Art Gallery, Cundill book prize

Stephen Weir is a well-known Toronto communicator. He is an active publicist working on many important cultural projects including the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival (Caribana), McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction.

Weir has worked on assignments for Space Canada, OPSEU, the Association in Defence of the Wrongfully Convicted, The Ontario Science Centre, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Varley Gallery, the Sharon Temple and Toronto’s Marine Museum. He has handled PR assignments for a number of well-known authors, artists and public figures including Johnnie Cochran, Hurricane Carter, Robert Bateman, Bob Rae, Norval Morrisseau and Tim Cook.

He has written for a number of TV shows including the TSN 13-part airplane series Sky High that continues to find audiences around the world. Stephen Weir is also an active journalist who has one non-fiction book published (The Sinking of the Mayflower) under his own name and has ghost written two other books. For thirty years he has been researching, watching and writing about the History of Diving in the Movies. Mr. Weir is the travel editor of Diver Magazine and is a regular condo story contributor to daily Toronto newspapers.
Why Brockville, Ontario Is Canada's Hottest River Diving

Why Brockville, Ontario Is Canada's Hottest River Diving Spot

First it was an American on-line dive magazine, then it was a chain of Canadian newspapers and now, Germany's largest circulation magazine Der Spiegel is in the city of Brockville, Ontario to discover why this is one of the world's best freshwater diving destinations.
08/29/2016 01:11 EDT
Diving In Mexican Cenotes: Where Only The Light Gets

Diving In Mexican Cenotes: Where Only The Light Gets Bent

It is a sight that only divers get to see. Beams of light literally making a sharp left turn underwater. In some Mexican caverns (cenotes) divers can witness and photograph light being bent! If the direct rays of the sun pierce the forest canopy and shine through a small hole in the cenote's roof, it just might happen.
05/10/2016 11:36 EDT
The Heptones' Leroy Sibbles Talks His Return To

The Heptones' Leroy Sibbles Talks His Return To Toronto

Reggae pioneer bass player and singer Leroy Sibbles knows what it means to take that boomerang ride. Born and raised in Jamaica, he moved to Toronto in 1973, married and became a citizen. That was then, now he is back living in Jamaica and visits The Big Smoke whenever he can.
04/28/2016 11:59 EDT
Hadley + Maxwell, Resculpting

Hadley + Maxwell, Resculpting Canada

When the massive Art Gallery of Hamilton exhibition, are you experienced? ends its six-month run a few days after New Years, Canadian artists Hadley + Maxwell will be well on their way to owning the title of Canada's most sought after sculpting duo!
12/21/2015 01:23 EST
Is This Trending Photograph Making a Statement About

Is This Trending Photograph Making a Statement About Overfishing?

With the bounty of the sea on their restaurant table two spear fishermen, still in their dive gear, prepare to place an order with a nonplussed waiter. Is this rapidly trending photograph a statement about overfishing and the gluttony of man or just a photographic bon mot for the internet?
09/11/2015 10:49 EDT