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#SMWi Toronto: Bringing Social Media Week Back to Toronto

This year, I’ve had the honour and challenge of bringing Social Media Week back to Toronto through a new program, SMWi – the “i” stands for independent and insinuates a certain indie, grass-roots vibe. It also suggests that I...
by City By Heart on May 23, 2016

Interview: Director Matt Sadowski talks love, Toronto and his non-RomCom, “Pretend We’re Kissing”

I sat down with Matt Sadowski, the Writer and Director of the much-buzzed about critically acclaimed Toronto flick, Pretend We’re Kissing, starring Dov Tiefenbach and Zoe Kravitz. The film screens tonight, at Open Roof Festival.  Filmed an...
by City By Heart on Jul 22, 2015

3 Reasons to Go to Open Roof Festival

Open Roof Festival is a weekly celebration of indie film, music and beer – taking place under the stars every Wednesday night at 99 Sudbury. Tickets are only $15! One night last summer I… Continue reading →...
by City By Heart on Jul 11, 2015

What to See at Toronto Fringe Festival 2015

Fellow Toronto blogger and local theatre connoisseur behind The Purple Scarf rounds up her top picks for this year’s Fringe Festival! Article contributed by Melanie P.S. As a child, I always enjoyed the Choose your Own Adventure… Cont...
by City By Heart on Jun 29, 2015

On Now: New Exhibition at TIFF Bell Lightbox Celebrates 35 mm Film

I was privileged with a sneak preview of Tacita Dean’s exhibition that is being showcased at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this summer along with Sobey Award-winning Canadian artists Daniel Young & Christian Giroux,… Continue reading →...
by City By Heart on Jun 22, 2015

Where to go for World Martini Day in Toronto

To me, a martini means vodka – extra dirty with 3 or 4 fat olives skewered across the top. This Friday (June 19th) is World Martini Day and I’ll be at one of… Continue reading →...
by City By Heart on Jun 14, 2015

Nike Women’s Weekend in Toronto

Nike has temporarily taken over Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre and I don’t mind one bit. The massive first-of-its kind – and aptly named – Nike Women’s Village is 30,000 square feet of female fitness… Continue readi...
by City By Heart on Jun 9, 2015

#BetterForIt: What I learned from early morning workouts with Sidewalk Hustle & Nike Toronto

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working out with Nike and Sidewalk Hustle as part of their N+TC sunrise sessions, working out at 5:45 am with Nike Master Trainer, Eva Redpath. Here’s what… Continue reading →...
by City By Heart on Jun 3, 2015

This Weekend: Doors Open in Toronto

One of my favourite annual events in the city, Doors Open takes place this weekend in Toronto (May 23 & 24th). It’s an incredible chance to step inside and really get to know… Continue reading →...
by City By Heart on May 22, 2015

What’s Happening in Toronto – Where to Go, Eat, Drink, Shop & Party this Weekend

It’s mini-Friday and we’ve got an epic, jam-packed weekend coming up. Here’s a roundup of what’s up and what’s coming in TO: SEE Tonight is the official kick-off of Hot Docs, the city’s… Continue reading U...
by City By Heart on Apr 23, 2015

In Honour of National Poetry Month…

A few days ago, a proclamation from Toronto Mayor, John Tory, reminded me that April is National Poetry Month. William Shakespeare, who many consider to be the greatest poet who ever lived, was born… Continue reading →...
by City By Heart on Apr 6, 2015

Toronto Fashion Week – Pink Tartan Fall 2015 Collection

Tonight was the opening night of World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto. To close out the evening, ethereal beauties took a walk in the clouds in beautiful creations by Pink Tartan’s Kimberley Newport-Mimran.Filed… Continue reading U...
by City By Heart on Mar 23, 2015

Win this stunning piece of art by PH1 Collective

City By Heart has teamed up with PH1 Collective to celebrate the opening of their exhibition at Yellow House Gallery, and together we’re giving away this amazing piece of art. You might recall… Continue reading →...
by City By Heart on Mar 12, 2015

Opening Night, Thursday March 12th: Sound Image 2015 at Analogue Gallery

Lovers of live music and photography enthusiasts alike will be lining up outside of Queen West’s Analogue Gallery this Thursday, March 12th for the opening night celebration of their 4th annual Sound Image competition. Each… Continue readin...
by City By Heart on Mar 10, 2015

Winter Beach Day: Art Installations at Toronto’s Kew Gardens

Today was a perfect beach day in Toronto – albeit somewhat non-traditional. Sure, there was no tanning, but at least there was lots of sun. We explored Kew Gardens and Balmy Beach in… Continue reading →...
by City By Heart on Mar 8, 2015

Micayla Doria: Q & A with the founder of Happy Birthday Toronto

The passionate visionary behind Toronto’s annual anniversary celebration, 28 year-old Micayla Doria lives and breathes the city. Based in Bloor West Village, Micayla is a graduate of OCADU with a bachelors in Fine… Continue reading →...
by City By Heart on Mar 5, 2015

#MyToronto – Toronto Neighbourhoods Photo Contest with CBC!

Have a favourite pic from your neighbourhood? The CBC wants you to share it! As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, on Friday, March 6th, Toronto will celebrate its 181st birthday. To help mark… Continue reading →...
by City By Heart on Mar 1, 2015

Ten Artists To Look For at The Artist Project Toronto

Last night I attended the Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair’s early access preview and opening party. Braving the cold to make our way to the Better Living Centre in Exhibition Place, it was… Continue reading →...
by City By Heart on Feb 20, 2015

Happy Birthday Toronto x City By Heart: Collaboration & Giveaway!

Did you know that Toronto’s birthday is coming up? This incredible city of ours is going to be turning 181 this year on Friday, March 6th – and you’d better believe we’re going… Continue reading →...
by City By Heart on Feb 19, 2015

“Now’s the time” to check out Basquiat at the AGO

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a media preview of the AGO’s Basquiat exhibit, “Now’s the Time,” the first major exhibition in Canada to feature the groundbreaking artist’s work. Curated by Austrian art…...
by City By Heart on Feb 13, 2015


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