TORONTO, ON … Toronto Waterfront Magazine, celebrating their 16th Anniversary, is pleased to announce the second annual Waterfront Awards 2019 on Friday, July 19th. This prestigious red-carpet event and charity gala will honour the achievements of outstanding women in the Greater Toronto Area, focusing on fifteen (15) categories: philanthropy, environment, science, community activism, design, sports, music, arts, culinary arts, business, film, authors, fashion, outstanding innovator, and the most coveted award, the Waterfront Award for Outstanding Achievement!
Experience one of the prestigious and exciting Waterfront Awards charitable evenings of the year with the best skyline views in the city, as we celebrate outstanding women on Friday, July 19th, 2019 at the Globe and Mail Centre. Made possible by generous sponsors including the renowned Bank of Montreal, the Globe and Mail Centre, and Trigenics Myoneural Medicine.
The Gala will be shining a light on a roster of outstanding women with remarkable achievements, celebrity presenters, live local entertainment, and a silent auction in support of the Abuse Hurts (Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness).
About Abuse Hurts
Abuse Hurts is a national, charitable organization founded in 1993 to reduce the incidence and impact of abuse through education and public awareness. Abuse Hurts assists approximately 100,000 individuals, mainly women and children, every year.
Waterfront Awards & Gala tickets available here.
Canadian Music Week is proud to be part of the global push to bring gender parity to music conferences and festivals.
We are pleased to announce that women and bands led by women made up 41% of all musical acts at Canadian Music Week 2019. Canadian Music Week signed the Keychange 50:50 pledge to achieve gender parity by 2022.
What is Keychange?
Keychange is an international campaign which invests in emerging talent whilst encouraging music festivals and conferences to sign up to a 50:50 gender balance pledge by 2022.
Keychange is led by PRS Foundation, supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, in partnership with Musikcentrum Öst, Reeperbahn Festival, Iceland Airwaves, BIME, Tallinn Music Week, Way Out West, Liverpool Sound City and Mutek.
CMW's music festival features artists of all genres from across Canada and worldwide. In 2017, 27% of our festival artists were women or bands led by women. In 2018 we increased that number to 31%, a year-over-year increase of 22%.
In 2019, 41% of CMW's festival artists were women or bands led by women. This represents a 31% overall increase from 2018. We are extremely proud of the progress we've made and look forward to meeting our goal of 50/50 gender equality at Canadian Music Week by 2022.
To date, nearly 200 music festivals and conferences have taken the Keychange 50:50 pledge. CMW is proud to be a part of this incredibly important initiative and we look forward to continuing to promote equality within the music industry for many years to come.
The Yogen Früz Brain Project is a large-scale, outdoor exhibit that brings brain health, art and imagination to Nathan Phillips Square. It will be on site from June 2nd - December 31rst. Funds raised through the project are donated to the Baycrest Foundation, the fundraising arm of Baycrest Health Sciences, a global leader in brain health and aging.
Now am I the only one thinking that the most obvious brain is missing? I'm talking about the one that should be titled "Brain Freeze". After all Yogen Früz is an alternative to ice cream. When eating or gulping a frozen treat too quickly in this summer heat brain freeze is the most likely outcome.
The most logical idea would be to depict "Brain Freeze" as an iceberg. According to popular opinion (despite scientifc evidence stating otherwise) most North Americans believe we only use 10% of our brains. Coincidentally, an ice berg only has 10% of its volume above water!
So, if Yogen Früz came to me one day and said "Cheryl, here's your brain. Do with it what you will." Basically, I would create an iceberg by painting the top 10% white, the bottom 90% a crystal clear blue. Obviously, there is more to my idea but I don't want to give the whole berg away.
In the meantime, the Yogen Früz Brain Project at Nathan Phillips Square is well worth a visit.. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to read the labels describing how the artists brains worked while they were coming up with their creations for this exhibit.
Please keep in mind that my deputation to the Executive Committee at the City of Toronto on item 7.1 - Implementing Tenants First - A New Seniors Housing Corporation and Proposed Changes to Toronto Community Housing Corporations Governance was begun at 8:00 a.m. the day of the meeting on July 4th, 2019. Then submitted via email at approximately 9:15 a.m. Cutting it close I agree. Apologies in advance for not publishing written work that meets my usual standards. But I believe you will understand the broad strokes. Here's the link to the complete unedited version that appears on the City of Toronto's website.
Early-Bird pricing is in effect until September 28th, 2019.
Applications are open until December 15th, 2019.
Toronto ON - Platinium-certified independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv reveals online video game “Billy Meets World,” inspired by the cult classic “Flappy Bird.”
Players in the virtual world, help Lauv’s dog Billy navigate the digital universe of Lauv’s music video for “Drugs & The Internet,” gaining rewards along the way.
The game is available on desktop and mobile browsers. As Lauv rolls out new tracks off his upcoming debut album, new themed levels will be added.
Click HERE to play.
TORONTO, ON – Today, JUNO Award-winning, Prince Edward Island based The East Pointers, are excited to announce their 2019 Canadian tour dates, kicking off in Vancouver on November 1., with a stopover in Toronto to perform at Lee's Palace on November 14, as they continue heading east to wrap up the tour in their home town Charlottetown, PEI on November 30th.
Also announced, The East Pointers’ new single “Wintergreen” from their forthcoming album, will be released July 12 via all digital retailers. “Wintergreen” was produced by GRAMMY Award-winning Gordie Sampson (LeAnn Rimes, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts), is a fresh and vibrant take on folk music, bringing the bands furious live show energy to a song. But at the core, ‘Wintergreen’ is about offering a light in the darkness to those who need it.
The East Pointers are comprised of fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron. Known for their blistering live shows and palpable authenticity, the band has performed over 450 shows in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, UK, Europe, Mexico, United States and Canada.
Tickets go on sale on July 12th at 10:00AM EST at eastpointers.com/shows.
Danya Dixon Promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Music Week
Canadian Music Week (CMW) is thrilled to announce Danya Dixon has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Danya Dixon has been with CMW for 11 years, most recently serving as Vice President of Programming.
Passionate about the business of creativity, Danya Dixon is a key executive at Canadian Music Week and has been a global ambassador for Canadian artists and the industry for more than a decade. She leads a team with decades of experience creating national-profile events, award shows, international summits and networking efforts between the arts, media and technology spheres.
One of the most recognizable figures in music promotion, in 2016, Dixon turned her skills to the creation of the hugely successful O’Cannabiz Conference & Expo in Toronto and shepherded the project as it expanded into Vancouver and Niagara Falls. Her efforts in the evolving cannabis industry connect the worlds of politics, law, commerce and culture.
The 38th Annual Canadian Music Week will return to Toronto May 19 – 23, 2020.
Vancouver based Delhi 2 Dublin performed a high octane set on May 9th, 2019 at the Rivoli as part of Canadian Music Week 2019.. They will be returning to play the Drake Underground on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019. If you ever had trouble get over hump day Delhi 2 Dublin is the cure.
Delhi 2 Dublin’s distinctive sound has evolved over the past decade into its own decisive genre styled “Subcontinental Pop”— a fusion of Bhangra, electric, funk, reggae, Celtic music and a mash up of others. In other words, Delhi 2 Dublin has brought "World Music" to the mainstream.
The supercharged complexity of their sound flows from high-level folk with alternative-pop blended delivered across an array of acoustic instruments dhol, tabla, violin, and guitar. Then it is immersed in heavy sometimes gritty and invariably joyful elctronic beats.
Tickets for Delhi 2 Dublin's next Toronto show can be found here. Be prepared to GET LOUD!