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TIFF 2017: Artists for Peace and Justice – 2017 Festival Fair @ Art Gallery of Ontario (Sep 10, 2017)

The unwavering spirit of the Haitian people are a reflection of the heart of humanity around the globe. With the severe damage from last year’s Hurricane Matthew which devastated its main food-growing region and now Hurricane Irma. More than ever, organizations such as Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) becomes crucial to focus sustainable support […]



The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its award winners at the closing ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox today, hosted by Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF. To watch the presentation, visit The short film awards below were selected by a jury comprised of Marit van den […]

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TIFF 2016: RED CARPET | THE CANADA PARTY AT TIFF ‘16 @The Drake Hotel (Sep 12, 2016)

Images: HUMsandy Oh Canada! Canadian Film Fest comes the ultimate, unapologetically Canadian party to celebrate Canadian filmmakers & actors during TIFF. Attendees included a “hoser” selection of exceptional talent, including: Alanis Obomsawin, Ali Hassan, Allan Hawco, Amanda Brugel, April Mullen, Asghar Farhadi, Bruce McDonald, Carolina Bartczak, Chantal Kreviazuk, Chloé Robichaud, Elise Bauman, Erika Linder, Gerry Dee, Gregory Smith, Hélène Joy, […]

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TIFF 2016: Artists for Peace and Justice | 2016 Festival Fair @Casa Loma (Sep 11, 2016)

Words+Images: HUMsandy Poverty in Haiti is an injustice. Severe lack of access to education perpetuates the cycle of poverty between generations. The Haitian people have enormous potential but oftentimes lack the resources to fulfill. Thus, Artists for Peace and Justice was created to combat this injustice. This year’s Artists for Peace and Justice: 2016 Festival Fair guest list was impressive, […]

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TIFF 2016: CFC Annual BBQ Fundraiser @Canadian Film Centre (Sep 11, 2016)

Words+Images: HumSandy It’s easy to be distracted by the glitter and gold when the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) begins each September. However, one of the most important aspects of the “celebration of film” is the “celebration of creative talent”. Like clockwork, the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) Annual BBQ Fundraiser occurs during the first Sunday afternoon of TIFF. The event supports […]

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13th Annual ANOKHI Anniversary (August 25, 2016)

Words+Interviews: Sumona Roy  ANOKHI MEDIA celebrated their 13th Annual ANOKHI Anniversary.  It took place at Toronto’s party venue, The Entertainment Complex at 11 Polson St, on Thursday, August 25, 2016. An Awards-Fashion-Entertainment show, the event celebrated some of the world’s most renowned names in entertainment, fashion, media, business and lifestyle. Some of the prominent names that […]

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SMASH 2016 @Gardiner Museum (June 21, 2016)

By: Sumona Roy Art +SMASH+ Gourmet Cuisine +SMASH+ Performances +SMASH+ Sold Out = SMASHing SUCCESS! The first-ever SMASH party at the Gardiner Museum was hosted by the Young Patrons Circle and curated by Art Director Justin Broadbent, along with support from Event Partner RBC was a “SMASHing SUCCESS”. There were over 300 guests who enjoyed the contemporary art installations, gourmet cuisine, and […]


The 27th Annual SOCAN Awards @ The Sheraton Centre (June 20, 2016)

Words+Interview: Sumona Roy   The brightest and talented of the Canadian music industry assembled to pay tribute to Canada’s best songwriters, composers, film and TV music scorers, lyricists and music publishers at The 27th Annual SOCAN Awards. This year especially has been a banner year for the Canadian industry with SOCANreporting financial results of $307.8 million in total domestic […]

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SCRUBS IN THE CITY: LONDON – SickKids Foundation @Evergreen Brickworks (June 2, 2016)

Words: Sumona Roy   On Thursday, June 2, “Torontonians” attended the 15th Annual Scrubs in the City event, co-presented by TD and Mantella Corporation to benefit The Hospital for Sick Children where guests decided whether they are royal or rebel, punk or posh, ‘toff’ or tough. Both sides of London were calling and guests were invited to come as the […]

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19th ANNUAL BUTTERFLY BALL 2016 @The Four Seasons (May 26, 2016)

Words+Interview: Sumona Roy   THE 19TH ANNUAL BUTTERFLY BALL® 2016 RAISES $460,000 FOR TORONTO’S ONLY CHILD & YOUTH ADVOCACY CENTRE Boost CYAC held their Annual Butterfly Ball at the Four Seasons Hotel for an amazing cause.  Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) raised an unprecedented $460,000 to support its critical work. The sold out event hosted 430 guests […]

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