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by Brian Baker on November 25, 2013
Rosedale singer-songwriter Amy Sky has awakened.

Since opening up about her personal struggle with mood disorders in 2006, the three-time Juno Award nominee has seen a shift in her music to a more uplifting tone.

"It's kind of an evolution of being more conscious of...(More)
by Brian Baker on November 11, 2013
When you look into the eyes of reggae artist Belinda Brady, you see a vivacious energy. There’s a smile on her lips, as she enjoys a plate of calamari set before her.

But search a little deeper into her orbs and you might find a hint of relief.

Bathed in the glow of...(More)
by Brian Baker on November 11, 2013
There’s nothing small about Colleen Dauncey’s and Zoe Sky Jordan’s musical side project, Petty Victories.

The two sit on the patio at the Black Camel in Rosedale, joking about Jordan’s return to eating meat after being a vegetarian.

Jordan flashes a cheeky grin.(More)
by Ann Ruppenstein on April 17, 2013
Whether she’s on a whirlwind tour of Japan with MuchMusic and musicians Broken Social Scene and Metric or working behind the scenes at the Olympics in Whistler, Joanne Setterington’s career has taken her around the world.

As the founder of media and entertainment public relations...(More)
by Eric Emin Wood on February 19, 2013
It’s not uncommon for parents to register their kids for piano lessons, but 14-year-old Tony Yang chose to love the instrument.

While Yang was growing up, his mother, a piano teacher, would play songs that he listened to while standing attentively beside her. She also brought him to...(More)
by Ann Ruppenstein on September 2, 2012
Shortly after forming in 2009, the band Young Empires got flown down to Bogota, Colombia to take part in a music festival featuring well-known acts like Green Day and Jamiroquai.

“It was something special just to see the culture down there and kind of get treated like Kings of Leon...(More)
by Ann Ruppenstein on January 22, 2013
Minutes after Winnie Standish and Nicole Patel launched the website for their parent and tot activity studio Oaks ‘n Acorns, there was already community interest.

“We literally just added the bookings page and within five minutes we had a booking and almost fell over,” Patel says...(More)
by Ann Ruppenstein on September 24, 2012
When Michelle Belisle and Johnny Lucier started dating some six years ago, she showed him the 197 postcard-sized art prints from Goodwill she was saving.

“She showed me the cards and she said, ‘One day these will be on a bar top’ and I thought, ‘Alright, then,’ ” Lucier says....(More)
by Ann Ruppenstein on September 24, 2012
When chef Adisa Glasgow walked into 3030 Dundas West exclaiming he had a bag of tongues to be used to cook a dinner special, manager Jeff Kelly was skeptical.

“I was like, ‘Do you really think that’s going to sell?’ and the spicy tongue burrito that night sold out,” Kelly says...(More)
by Daniel Rosen on August 31, 2012
The piano that sat on the corner of Yonge and Eglinton throughout July helped bring music to the city streets.

The piano, with the words “Play Me, I’m Yours” written across the front, was one of 41 pianos that have been placed across the city in celebration of the countdown to the...(More)
by Daniel Rosen on August 29, 2012
Pianos on the streets of North York helped people express themselves and come together.

Two pianos had been placed locally as part of the citywide Play Me, I’m Yours project, which has been brought to Toronto by CIBC in celebration of the 2015 Pan American Games.

One,...(More)
by Francis Crescia on August 22, 2012
STAY COOL: Four-year-old Jake Chouorlan plays with the water in the small pool at Withrow Park.

All photos by Francis Crescia(More)
by Ann Ruppenstein on August 21, 2012
Singer songwriter Meredith Shaw’s friendship with Big Sugar front man Gordie Johnson has led to many musical endeavours.

“We just clicked instantly and I never thought that Canada’s sort of rock and roll guitar god would be the guy who was going to produce my lovely little record...(More)
by Francis Crescia on August 8, 2012
ALL TOGETHER NOW: Students Lucas Bozzo, Elena Hudgins, and Rymn Wadhwa get ready to jam at the Toronto District School Board’s One World Youth Arts Project. Not only do participants improve their music skills, but they also create and market musical products.(More)
by Daniel Rosen on July 24, 2012
A public piano in Sunnyside Park is helping to bring people together with impromptu performances by masters and amateurs alike.

In honor of the 2015 Pan American Games, 41 pianos have been placed around the city by CIBC, each painted to honour countries participating in the games. The...(More)
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