Friday, October 31, 2008

Fashion sCares tomorrow!

The room is being set up. The runway is built. Tables are being decorated. Performers are rehearsing. Gift bags are being stuffed. And it all looks incredible.

Fashion Cares 2008: Fashion sCares is tomorrow and THE FINAL BLOCK OF TICKETS HAVE JUST BEEN RELEASED! The whole city is buzzing about it: from the cover of Fab this month to stories in Xtra!, the National Post; CTV, City TV and Fashion Television; and everywhere on the web.

Our final line-up includes an amazing silent auction; a live auction hosted by some very cool Torontonians; a spectacular runway show showcasing the very best that the fashion world has to offer; host David Furnish; Fritz Helder and the Phantoms; Kreesha Turner; Katy Perry; and a showstopping, headline performance from Dame Shirley Bassey with a 20-piece orchestra and members of the National Ballet of Canada. More dancing to follow with a great line up of DJs.

So grab your costume or fancy dress and grab a ticket. The party of Halloween also happens to be the party of the year. Gala tables are selling fast: call 416-340-8484 x263 for bookings. General Admission tickets are $125 and can be booked online at or

Fashion Cares presents Fashion sCares:
where Halloween meets Haute Couture with The Master of Suspense!
A Gala benefit for the AIDS Committee of Toronto.
This Saturday, November 1st, 2008, at the MTCC.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fashion sCares Gala is coming very soon

ACToronto has provided the following release - have some fun and help raise funds for this cause.

The AIDS Committee of Toronto's gala fundraiser, Fashion sCares, is one week away, and we've confirmed a stellar line-up headlined by legendary diva Dame Shirley Bassey. Dame Bassey will perform three songs together with a 20 piece orchestra and be joined on stage with members of the National Ballet. And that's not all: live performances from Katy Perry, Kreesha Turner, Fritz Helder and the Phantoms, and an amazing runway show celebrating the best in high fashion from over 40 incredible designers.

We're also proud to announce the return of Phillip Ing and his incredible team at MAC, who have put together an amazing show for us, and David Furnish as host, ably joined by model Yasmin Warsame.

This year's celebration promises to be the Halloween party everyone will be speaking about: Haute Couture meets Hitchcock, and it's not to be missed. So put on your best costume, and get ready to attend the party of the year.

Gala tables are selling fast: call 416-340-8484 x263 for bookings

General Admission tickets are $125 and can be booked online at or

And join our facebook group:

Fashion Cares presents Fashion sCares:
a gala benefit for the AIDS Committee of Toronto.
Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Toronto Zombie Walk 2008

The undead walked the streets of Toronto on Sunday October 19, 2008 screaming hungrily for brains and we were on hand to watch the mayhem unfold. By 3pm many zombies started gathering in the hollow pit in the middle of Trinity Bellwood Park but where only zombies had been last year, this year we were also treated to the spectacle of Skull Man's cardboard box warriors - which was pretty unusual, but really fun to watch. See some more great shots of the terrifying zombies below on my Youtube slideshow movie.

See more of the undead after the jump.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Toronto Photo Show

The Photographic, Video and Digital Imaging Show runs at Toronto's International Centre on October 17 to the 19th, 2008. There was some excellent equipment (I picked up some lighting stuff) and some nice models that loved to have their portraits taken.

At the same time the Snowmobile, ATV and powersports Show was going on. They had a great little demonstration track set up. I missed the snowmobilers going over the high jump but I caught a little of some ATV racing.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Smirnoff Ice Competition - Free Kick Off Party

Head to Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square on Thursday, October 9, 2008 from Noon to 11pm to celebrate the start of the regular hockey season for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Smirnoff Ice, which is the official cooler of both the Toronto Maple Leafs and myself, is staging an Ice Competition with a chance to win hockey tickets. There will also be the incredible Smirnoff Ice Hockey Stuntmen performance 10-stories high in the air!

The 7pm game between the Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings will be shown on a big screen in the Square - so join fellow fans and have a great day of Canada's favourite sport, watching hockey (and trying to win free stuff).

UPDATE: Here is a media release from the ultimate pickup game: "Today at lunch hundreds of Maple Leaf fans looked up in awe as the puck dropped on a game of vertical hockey. The faceoff, 10 storeys above one of downtown Toronto’s busiest intersections, celebrated the Leafs’ season opener tonight vs the Detroit Red Wings." Got to see it to believe it? Check out footage filmed by buckstop11.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

nuit blanche

Crowds gather at the Yonge-Dundas Square for maps, programs and also "15 seconds".

Scotiabank's nuit blanche 2008 Toronto contemporary art thing was extremely successful with an estimated 1 million people taking in the event. The streets and sidewalks were full of visitors and residents taking a chance that they could relate to and appreciate the many exhibitions running all night long in the big smoke.
The zombie action at College Park "Zombies in Condoland" seemed to have the largest crowds. During breaks in shooting the zombies mingled and took pictures with the many fans.

Maple Leaf Gardens, former home to the Toronto Maple Leafs, held "Without Persons" which was a set of computer voices involved in a discussion.

There was a lot of action in Toronto's historic Distillery District.

A great interactive exhibition was the read a secret, post a secret.

Hockey Hall of Fame

"Domaine de l'angle #2, 2008" A 40m long drop ceiling over an alley way full of garbage.

"Time-Piece, 2008"

Sam the Record Man sign working on Yonge Street.

Ryerson University area.

"Into the Blue, 2008" in the Toronto Eaton Centre.

"Stereoscope, 2008" at Toronto City Hall.

Doors Open

Scarborough Bluffs





Lake Ontario

Nathan Phillips Square