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William Stevenson’s literary life began at 12, ends at 89

Cathy Elliott — Though saddened, we are celebrating the life of a formidable Champion Mentor, William H. Stevenson, British-born Canadian journalist and internationally renowned author. Stevenson passed away on November 26, 2013. He was 89. William Stevenson’s books, notably “A ...

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Hockey’s newest legends take to the ice during Hall of Fame 2013


Photos: Calvin Oberton – Video: Tony Morrone — Tennis great John McEnroe, Cindy Crawford and Cuba Gooding Jr. were among the lucky hockey fans and stars who participated as spectators of the Hockey Hall of Fame ceremony honouring the 2013 ...

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Iconic 20th Century Harry Benson photos at Liss Gallery

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Joey Amato —An extraordinary collection of photographs by world-renowned photojournalist Harry Benson, whose creative passions have allowed him to master this extraordinary form of expression. Benson’s distinguished career, spanning six decades of capturing Presidents, Celebrities, Rock Stars and the world’s ...

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Ai Weiwei sculptures help skyrocket Nuit Blanche impact (22 photos here)

Anastasia Saradoc —Based on the findings of an Ipsos Reid survey, the economic impact for Toronto generated by Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2013 was calculated to be $39.5 million. The event attracted both local and out-of-town audiences, with an estimated attendance ...

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Buffer Festival: A film festival for the Internet Age

Robin Careless — Corey Vidal, at 26, has created more that many people do in a lifetime. His Youtube Channel, ApprenticeA Productions, boasts more than 200 videos, over 222 000 subscribers, and his vlog channel (ApprenticeEh) just passed their thousandth ...

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Rollo Myers, Cabbagetown group lauded for heritage work

Eric Morse — For his contributions to almost every important project and concept in Toronto over the past thirty years, visionary heritage architect Rollo Myers was awarded Heritage Toronto’s Special Achievement Award at the organization’s 2013 awards ceremony at Koerner ...

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L-Tower shape reminds of candles once made there

Daniel Libeskind is the architect Toronto loves to hate the most. He has the distinction of constructing one of the most controversial and unsightly structures in our city—the new addition to the ROM—while at the same time building one of the ...

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11-year-old Jimmie finds a gun in an alley: A short story by Frank Touby

By Frank Touby  — Jimmie can hardly wait to show his newfound treasure to his closest friend. He’s excited as he beckons Suneet over. “Look what I found in the alley,” whispers 11-year-old Jimmie in a conspiratorial undertone as he ...

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Play the ‘What If?’ Game and read The Annoying Ghost Kid

With the publication of my humourous children’s novel, The Annoying Ghost Kid, I have had the opportunity to go into elementary schools and teach kids a game that shows them how the creative process works. It’s a great way to ...

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Disability doesn’t keep this UFC fan from watching his heroes

Kimberly Spice – The 42-year-old was one of the early watchers of the UFC when it was only available on pay-per-view (PPV) starting with the second televised card. Once Excel UFC-Fan became available he realized the potential of the software ...

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