All the new additions to NXT City Prize this year has made the competition even bigger and better than it was last year. One of the co-founders, Mackenzie Keast, already told us all about what we can expect to see this year: more awards, more diverse ideas, and most importantly a noteworthy group of individuals on the judging panel.
The lineup for this year’s Italian Contemporary Film Festival has finally been released! As a sponsor, we were invited to their press conference to get the first look at what films will be shown at the festival this year, as well as meet directors, actors, and get the inside scoop on other surprises they have in store for us.
Plans for the 2015 NXT City Prize were just released and we couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come for the competition this year. We’re also extremely proud to sponsor the event for the second time around. After receiving such an amazing response in last year, the NXT City Prize team ran with what they had seen and learned from their inaugural year to further enhance the competition.
We got the chance to chat with Mackenzie Keast of Distl., a founding partner of NXT, to find out a bit more about what people can expect to see from the competition this year.
If there’s one thing all Torontonians can agree on, it’s that we have a beautiful skyline. As our buildings continue to rise taller and taller, our skyline is constantly changing and people love to document the positive growth we’re experiencing every day, month, and year. The view of the skyline from the Toronto Island is undoubtedly one of the most photographed shots in the city, and for good reason. Whether it’s night or day, rain or shine, with buildings like the CN Tower, the LTower, and more, our skyline is distinctive.
We scrolled through Instagram to find some of our favourite shots of the Toronto skyline, from all sides of the city, to show you exactly what we mean.
It’s been a big month for the Union Pearson Express.
They just announced that the new train will be officially opening on June 6 - about one month before the city will be flooded with athletes and visitors for the Pan Am Games. Our Premier, Kathleen Wynne, was there to make the big announcement as her, other notable politicians, and the CEO of Metrolinx, got to be the first people to take a ride on the new express train and have a tour of the train station.
For the 3rd year in a row, we’re excited to sponsor and support the Italian Contemporary Film Festival here in Toronto! The festival takes place during June, which is Italian Heritage Month in Canada, and promotes the history, culture, and language of Italy through the use of film. This year, the 9-day festival runs from June 11th to 19th and includes all kinds of work - everything from shorts and documentaries to feature length films.
With less than 100 days until the Pan Am Games kick off in Toronto, the excitement and buzz around the city is beginning to ramp up. Buildings are being completed and the infrastructure is adapting to the large population increase we’re expecting during the games. We’re also starting to get wind of some awesome events that will be taking place around Pan Am time, so you can see why our interest is piqued.
Now you can really show off your support with the new merchandise that just came out. The Games now have an online store and a shop in the Eaton Centre, so Torontonians can stock up shirts, hats, pins, and more before the event kicks off on July 10th.