When Robyn and Alex Harrison first moved to High Park, they would return from long walks with their puppy, Emmet, craving a nice spot to listen to awesome tunes and admire original art with a cup of artisanal tea or coffee in hand. And when they couldn’t find anywhere suitable, they opened their own hybrid retail, gallery, tea/coffee lounge, the Cabin Fever Collective.
Devoted to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography through a diverse range of programmes, the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is an annual event throughout the month of May with over 1500 Canadian and international artists and photographers exhibiting at more than 175 venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
We're all instant-photographers now that we have mobile devices with multiple Apps (Instagram, Camera+, Hipstamatic, Snapseed, etc.) to capture and document every moment of our lives—that sunset, our lunch, cute pets, that awesome concert we went to last night, and don't forget about the outfit-of-the-day pics.
Think you know your city well? Do you really know all the neighborhood names and where they are located? Test your knowledge with Click That 'Hood, an online game where you have to identify the city neighborhoods. There are two options to choose to play; the first where you can start the game with just 20 random neighborhoods, or the difficult level where you play all the 'hoods.
Celebrating rough little gems on film, The 8 Fest is a Toronto-based film festival that presents all forms of small-gauge film, including Super 8, 8mm and 9.5mm, as well as works in installation, loops, and 'proto-cinema devices.'
WE LOVE GALLERIES THAT PUSH BOUNDARIES. THAT DON’T EXHIBIT THE ORDINARY, OR OBVIOUS. THAT SEARCH, FAR AND WIDE, FOR NEW TALENT TO SHOWCASE AND INTRODUCE TO US IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH. WHETHER THIS MEANS LOOKING CLOSE TO HOME, OR STRETCHING FURTHER AFIELD DOESN’T MATTER. THIS IS WHAT COOPER COLE DOES. THEY SEARCH. THEY LOOK OUT FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE AND HAVE A DESIRE TO BE THE FIRST TO DISCOVER THIS, AND SHOW IT TO CANADIANS AND THE WORLD ALIKE.
Wild Belle is a fresh new band made up of brother/sister duo Natalie and Elliot Bergman. Hailing from Chicago, they’re sound incorporates an array of influences spanning the globe and can best be described as Afro-Reggae Indie Pop. They are set to release their first album this Spring and I caught up with songstress Natalie in the midst of their North American tour.
What's the most notable experience you've had since being on tour?