Author: Justin Morgan

ENVIRONMENT & INNOVATION ARE CORNERSTONES OF GEORGE BROWN

by Melissa Bessey George Brown College is an institution that is constantly growing and evolving in order to meet the changing needs of students and staff. Inspired by a commitment to achievement through excellence in teaching, applied learning and innovation, the school also takes pride in considering the surrounding communities within which their campuses are located. When opening their ultra modern Waterfront campus Anne Sado, President of George Brown and staff, along with developers and the school’s additional stakeholders, were firmly focused on positively contributing to reinvigorating downtown Toronto’s Waterfront, while providing access to and support for the local...

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Philip’s Testament

by Dorothy Guerra The vision of seeing your name attached to a major motion picture is the desire of actors and actresses as they set out to acquire a steady career in the film industry.  This is not an easy gig, many struggling to land their debut role would tell you.  There is one thing that you must have and that’s faith in yourself. I recently sat down with Philip Moran, a native to Toronto, who landed the starring role in Adam’s Testament, a new Canadian feature film.  I had the pleasure of viewing Philip’s work in the movie...

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Waterfront Vision 2020: Update

by Linda Montgomery Back in 2006, the Waterfront Magazine summer edition included Waterfront Vision 2020, a series of articles on plans for revitalizing the Toronto Waterfront and the players behind it. At the time the Waterfront area, from the Port Lands to Bathurst Street, was mostly underutilized industrial lands and condo buildings, with a spattering of tourism, recreation and retail. Many Torontonians were skeptical a “world-class” Toronto Waterfront would ever become reality.  Looking back at that edition of ten years ago, we interviewed Toronto’s then mayor David Miller, we explored a bid to host the long-way-off Expo 2015, we...

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Where’s The Party? – BK On The Scene

1-Operanation-Queen Of The Night @The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts This year’s show took its title and theme from the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s classic opera, The Magic Flute. The event raised over $100,000+ for the COC’s Ensemble Studio, a training program for Canada’s rising opera stars. The headlining musical guest at Queen of the Night was Canadian electronic music band Dragonette,  performing with soprano Ambur Braid and COC’s Ensemble Studio.  Guests were treated to a photo booth, delicious hors d’oeuvres, signature beverages, and a fun colouring book. 2-The Maxim All-Star Party For The NBA All-Star @Muzik It...

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First Sustainability Report Marks A Year Of Milestones For PortsToronto

by Linda Montgomery The Toronto Port Authority became PortsToronto a few months ago, the new branding comes during a past year CEO Geoffrey Wilson calls “our most significant in the history of our organization”. Commitment to the community and to sustainability initiatives protecting the environment has never been stronger according to Wilson; this should be music to the ears of Toronto Waterfront residents.  One milestone was the launch of their first Sustainability Report meant to track annual progress, using GRI international standards, towards key priorities including traffic and noise management, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and waste, and investing in...

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