Archive for the ‘Contests’ Category

The Corsage Contest

2009 February 11

My friend Emily and I have this contest every year to see who can get the ugliest most amazing corsage/boutonniere for one another, to wear to our formal banquet for the team we coach together.  Last year I was so pleased with the corsage I had made at the Pink Twig floral boutique that I went back there again this time.  The girl, either Tanya or Amy, jumped at the challenge both times and came up with some pretty (pun intended) spectacular creations.  Below are my entries for last year – w/peacock feather – and this year – w/ phallic pink fern.

Also of interest: these girls do the flowers for Canada AM and they’re going to be on the show this Friday, February 13!

Toronto: City of the Future?

2008 November 20

fDi Magazine (part of the Financial Times group) awarded Toronto the distinction as the runner-up (to Chicago) for the award of Major North American City of the Future.  Judging criteria was based on economic potential, cost effectiveness, human resources, quality of life, infrastructure, business friendliness, and foreign direct investment promotion strategy.  Cities were asked to provide data and qualitative information in much the same way as investors approach locations during the screening process used to decide which are suitable for capital investment projects.

Toronto’s high placing was a result of good, affordable housing, low crime levels, strong health and education sectors, and falling unemployment. Toronto also has a strong and innovative environmental programme and it topped fDi’s shortlist with the best quality of life of any major city.

Although this report was published more than a year ago, the competition happens only every other year, so this is the most recent ranking.  Above photo from Vincent Callebaut Architectures.


2007 October 15

Best of Toronto Photo Contest:
What do you condsider to be the Best of Toronto?  Perhaps it’s a local landmark, your favourite restaurant or even a 100-year-old tree.  Whatever it is, NOW Toronto wants to see it!

Submit your photos to NOW’s Best of Toronto Photo Contest and you could WIN the chance to have your picture featured in NOW’s Best of Issue on November 1!  Enter a photo that highlights what you consider to be the Best of Toronto.  Submit your photos to no later than October 21 by 11pm.  Maximum of 5 entries per household.

My Toronto: Fascists & Crazies!

2007 August 7

Spacing Magazine is hosting a video contest called My Toronto: “Do you think you can make a commercial for Toronto that’s better than those ad agency campaigns?”  I’m going to start putting together my own 30-second commercial for Toronto featuring all the strange and wonderful people of this city.

Submissions are due September 7, 2007.