As a writer and photographer I travel between my life in Toronto, my life in Antigua, and anywhere else my wanderings may take me ... writing my books and enjoying local arts and adventures along the way.

Travelling for Personal Growth Part I

In the particularly philosophical posts to follow I’ll reflect on the question of what we can and cannot control and therefore change even in ourselves and then I’ll reveal how for the things within our control travel can be a powerful tool for positive self-change.

Afterparty with TwitchFilm at the Toronto International Film Festival

Todd Brown of TwitchFilm.net celebrating the fifth anniverary of his launch and his companies new partnership with XYZ films.

As the world’s largest public film fest the Toronto International Film Festival generates after parties that liven up the nightlife across the entire downtown Toronto during the course of the festival. Today I attended one hosted by Twitchfilm.net

BizMedia Zooms in to the Toronto International Film Festival

DJ Champion was a pecular mix of DJ, bass guitar, and electric guitar. The crowd loved it.

Tonight was the opening of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). In front of the opening screening at Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall and at after party events around the city where they could be seen entering the darkened interiors of chic gatherings, the entertainment world’s most luminous celebrities graciously paused to pose for photographers. A number of outdoor public events also marked the occasion. One of these was the concert by DJ Champion held in Dundas Square.

Outdoor Art Show at the Distillery

Sculpture of a woman in bronze. Paul Vodak.

Today, in addition to its regular galleries the Distillery also hosted the “Artisans at the Distillery Outdoor Art Show” which takes place every year at the Distillery on Labour Day weekend.

Samba School Outside Guvernment Nightclub

The stage raised the stunningly vibrant spectacle so that it was visible from the road.

Passing the Guvernment nightclub on my way home from the Harbourfront I was stunned to see what looked like a miniature Brazilian carnival on display for the large group of party goers headed into the nightclub.

Hot + Spicy Food Festival

The Harbourfront centre welcomes visitors with sights such as these lights.

New Orleans is the home of a lot of very spicy cooking, so it was fitting that Irma Thomas the soul queen of New Orleans was invited to perform at the Toronto Harbourfront centre’s Hot + Spicy Food Festival.

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