09 Aug 2018

Anthony Ricciardi: Painting Outside The Lines

Quitting a stable job to pursue a passion like art is always nerve-wracking, even a little risky. Knowing that, Anthony Ricciardi struck out into the art world, anyway, where he and his artistic creations have been met with unparalleled success....
By Victoria Scott
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09 Aug 2018

Q&A with Teen Violinist Giovanni Mazza

City Life sat down with Mazza to discuss his love for music and how he became an NBA violinist. At the tender age of 13 years old, Chicago native Giovanni Mazza has already accomplished what many hope to in a...
By Sarah Kanbar
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12 Jun 2018

Blaze of Glory — Larry Bentley

As Vaughan says farewell to its beloved fire chief, we talk with Larry Bentley about his lasting legacy. After 38 years serving the Vaughan community, fire chief Larry Bentley retired in May 2018. Bentley was the first firefighter to be...
By Angela Rotundo
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06 Apr 2018

The Rise of Serge Ibaka

How Toronto Raptor Serge Ibaka survived poverty in Congo and rose to NBA stardom. photography Geoff Fitzgerald City Life enjoyed an exciting evening when we visited the swanky hotel and residence One King West to meet one of the city’s...
By Sarah Kanbar
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06 Apr 2018

Pristine Poppies – Natalie Dusome of Poppy & Peonies

Natalie Dusome has revolutionized the handbag, presenting trendy, affordable options for today’s modern woman. Interview By Michelle Zerillo-Sosa Natalie Dusome is the owner and founder of Poppy & Peonies, a Canadian handbag line that has exploded in popularity since its...
By Alex Brown
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06 Apr 2018

The Language of Connection – Acro Buddhas

Acro Buddhas Miranda Cobbett and Ryan Scott have increased their love and passion for each other through the meditative practice of acro yoga. Love at first sight is typically reserved for Hollywood rom-coms and fantastical depictions of romance, but what...
By Brandon Harripersaud
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06 Apr 2018

Two Causes, One Social Enterprise – Hawthorne Food & Drink

Hawthorne Food & Drink is giving the underprivileged an opportunity to find gainful employment and give back to the community. When SARS hit in 2003, it had a catastrophic effect on Toronto’s hospitality workforce. Thousands of people were laid off,...
By Brandon Harripersaud
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06 Apr 2018

Lumas + The Skateroom: Deck The Walls – Skateboards and Art

Skateboards and art have never looked so good together. About 12 years ago, Marc Ullrich and Stefanie Harig pooled their enthusiasm for art photography into creating the Berlin-based, now worldwide, art gallery known as LUMAS. With a gallery in Toronto’s...
By Brandon Harripersaud
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12 Dec 2017

Sangita Patel: Engineered for Stardom

With an infectious personality, a passion for journalism and a desire to pursue her lifelong dreams, Sangita Patel has worked her way to being one of the brightest stars on Television. interview files from Sarah Kanbar It would be easy...
By Rick Muller
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