Category Archives: Wanderlust

Electric Island season opener on Toronto Islands

Get ready as the number one open-air concert and picnic series across Canada moves into its seventh season with the festival opener at one of our favourite spots on the Toronto Islands over the long weekend.

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Steelpan drum players gather for ultimate Pan Alive steelband music competition

In celebration of freedom and diversity, Lamport Stadium will be alive with the sound of steelpan music as steelbands compete in the Pan Alive Competition to decide Ontario’s Champion Steelband on Aug. 3, 2018. Artistic director Rhoma Spencer tells us about her role in the festival as well as a new event on the Friday night leading up to the Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade, also known as, Caribana [article, video].

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Yonge Mural painter gave up his career as a graphic artist to literally paint outside the box

“As I was painting, I really wanted a sense of their presence being here, so I would listen to their music, which is incredible music,” says artist Adrian Hayles, from the balcony of a nearby building overlooking the Yonge Mural. [article/video].

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Perry Ellis International 50th anniversary Valentine’s getaway to Miami, fashion makeover and shopping spree

Perry Ellis International (PEI) wants you to enjoy a Makeover in Miami giveaway to celebrate its 50th anniversary as a thank you to its loyal customers.

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Reggae artist Naomi Cowan raises money for hurricane relief at her single release party

Jamaican-Canadian singer Naomi Cowan’s single release party in Toronto, in partnership with the Sandals Foundation, turned into a fundraiser for hurricane relief victims. Listen to the original song and the official new release of ‘Things You Say You Love’.

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Secrets of keeping a brand alive for over a hundred years

Toronto’s Queen St. W. just became home to a fashion and lifestyle outfitter whose main clients were prospectors during the Klondike gold rush. How did the Filson brand manage to stay relevant for over a century? To find out, Core spoke to the company’s marketing director.

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Get in the mood for house and techno on the Island with these photos

To get you in the mood for the Electric Island season finale on Labour Day weekend, we’ve put together some photos of Electric Island Civic Day, the most recent iteration of the music festival. Take a look behind-the-scenes. You may see a bassist and a lead singer from a punk band, an actress from a pop culture TV drama, your favourite DJ from the club, your broker, your social worker, or – is that you? – immersed in the crowd.

Photos by @[909535139129012:o] of DED AGENCY
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