Last month, in honour of our 2012 Stylebook (now available for purchase on newsstands and online), we embarked on a hunt for Toronto Life’s Most Stylish Reader. Our readers submitted a snapshot of themselves at their sartorial best and told us why they are among the city’s most stylish; our editors narrowed the choice down to 10 finalists; and then we left it to the readers to vote for the winner. The voting frenzy is over, and we’re pleased to announce that the title belongs to Andrew Coimbra, 25, who was born and raised in Toronto, works for Philip Sparks and is entering his final year in the fashion design program at George Brown (he also has a pair of stylishly curated Tumblrs). “If I am unique—or if my style is unique—it’s because of my personality, I think. And I would say the same for everyone,” he said. Coimbra wins $2,000 worth of prizes, and an invite to our Most Stylish party at the Shangri-La this Thursday to celebrate our second annual list of the city’s most stylish people. We expect he’ll fit in well.
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Our 2012 Stylebook hits newsstands this Thursday, and in its pages we’ll reveal who made our second annual list of Toronto’s “Most Stylish.” We’re also giving one chic reader the chance to be an honorary inductee, and we want you to make the final selection. We asked readers to submit a photo of themselves at their most stylish and tell us why they should be included among the city’s best-dressed. Then, our expert editors pored over the submissions, carefully selecting 10 finalists. Now it’s up to you to choose the winner. Vote on who you think should get $2,000 worth of gifts from our sponsors and an invite to our exclusive Stylebook launch party at the Shangri-La on September 6. (And, of course, bragging rights.) Click here to see the 10 finalists and vote now »
Just under a year ago, we debuted our Stylebook complete with our inaugural list of the city’s “Most Stylish,” which declared Toronto’s 12 most fashionable people. The time to unveil our 2012 entries is getting close (Stylebook hits newsstands on August 23), and we’re going to have a party for the occasion. We’re giving one stylish reader the opportunity to become an honorary inductee in this year’s list, which means he or she will get to attend the launch party on September 6 at the Shangri-La and receive a grand prize of $2,000 worth of gifts from our sponsors. All we ask is for you to upload a photo to our contest page, and tell us why you believe you’re Toronto Life’s most stylish reader. It’s that simple. Click here to enter the contest »
When Toronto development company Cityzen decided to set up an on-line poll to name a new condo going up at Yonge and Esplanade, it failed to take into account the power of Moot and his Web disciples. As of yesterday, the Toronto condo development was on a fast track to being dubbed “Moot,” the pseudonym of Christopher Poole—on-line prankster and the founder of 4chan.org, an anonymous image-sharing forum. The community of Web-savvy individuals is powerfully coordinated and has a tendency to hijack the results of on-line polls. Moot has been officially disqualified from the condo-naming contest, but the fact that he had about three times as many votes as the second place competitor—the decidedly less interesting “Euphoria Towers” (will there be atomized MDMA in the heating ducts?)—is a testament to 4chan’s influence. Yet this is small peanuts compared to his other exploits. To celebrate the group’s almost-victory on the Esplanade, we’ve rounded up five of 4chan’s most notable on-line pranks. Read the rest of this entry »
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We remember how good we felt when Joe Carter knocked that winning home run out of the SkyDome and won us a back-to-back World Series championship on home soil. Since then, Toronto championship chances have decreased considerably. That is, until now. A poutine-eating contest is coming to town, and along with some of the world’s top professional eaters, Torontonians will have a chance to pump some winning pride back into the city. Read the rest of this entry »
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