Marta Pozniakowski is excited to introduce 123 Portland by the Minto Group located in the heart of King West. Boutique Old World Luxury design that is as modern as it is classic, and as chic as it is timeless, will turn heads for decades to come … a building connected in every sense of the word to the neighbourhood in which it stands.
The time is now, suite reservations have started, allowing first access to floor plans and prices. Anyone who reserves a suite ahead of October 19th will have a chance at first round lowest prices and best selection of floor plans – Signings will be held on October 19th and 20th. With only 116 suites, this is a true boutique residence that only a few will be able to call home. Luxury living in King West is in High Demand as very few developments offer comparable design and finishes.
Why 123 Portland???
123 Portland is located just south of arguably the trendiest neighbourhood in the city, Queen West. In fact, Vogue magazine dubbed it the second coolest neighbourhood in the world.
This project is also located within the “King West” parameters which runs from Spadina to Bathurst. While other projects in the past have loosely used this terminology for marketing, once you cross Bathurst, it is no longer the prime neighbourhood that the millennials refer to as THE King West that they want to live in – where all the restaurants, shops, bars, grocery stores are located. At 123 Portland, you are ACTUALLY in the heart of all the action. Not only do you have some of Toronto’s finest restaurants a few minutes’ walk from your condo- such as Jacob’s Steakhouse, Gusto 101, Portland Variety just to name a few- you also have some of the city’s most exclusive and expensive real estate it has to offer.
The King West Neighbourhood has height restrictions for condominiums, so you will never see a 30+ storey tower here. There is a huge supply shortage and this is driving up rents and prices in this pocket of downtown. This is one area of the city that can not meet the density for the amount of people that want to be a part of the vibrant community.
Rider’s Paradise – A perfect transit score applies, which means that residents are able to access streetcars and 24-hour bus routes steps away from home. Line One Yonge-University subway is also accessible by foot. Commuters are minutes away from Union Station, Hospital Row, The Financial District, and some of the city’s best universities.
Walker’s Paradise – Walking distance to everything needed to complete daily errands including grocery stores, banks, and drug stores. Also within walking distance are Toronto’s trendiest bars and restaurants.
Green Space – Even though 123 Portland Condos is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, there is no lack of green space in the area. Residents will be within walking distance of Trinity Bellwoods Park, and just minutes away from the ferry to Centre Island which offers opportunities for walking, cycling, and enjoying the many beaches the Toronto Islands have to offer.
For details on how to secure your suite, reach out today – with only 116 suites you will want to be at the front of the line for this one.
MARTA POZNIAKOWSKI Real Estate Broker
It’s All About Lifestyle #WomanInRealEstate
Direct Line: 647.836.9130
Head Office: 416.203.6636
A virtual wonder woman of her day, in the 1970’s people could watch Dini flying a pink helicopter as she reported traffic to commuters. Those of us who followed her came to look forward to the traffic reports, and to the stunning image delivering them. Dini’s vitae would present as outstanding even today. She anchored CityPulseNews at 5 and hosted Cityline. The Dini Petty Show she hosted on CTV was viewed extensively. It was during the filming of the Five O’clock News Live that viewers came to learn that not only could she hold her cool against the unexpected, but that she could also maintain the high degree of presence in the face of danger.
In an earlier interview with Dini I had asked if she would share what she thought was behind the remarkable ability to keep herself together on the outside, when inside she battled fear like the rest of us.
Dini:I came into the world during the bombing raids over England. I was born scared. My mother was lying on the operating table while the bombs were going off, yelling ‘how can they be out there taking life, when I’m in here giving it’; a story she told almost every birthday.
So, no matter what level a newborn registers anything at, I obviously registered something, which explains why in many situations I find myself wondering, ‘What am I doing here? There must be some mistake.’
My father had PTSD after the war, at a time when those suffering from it were considered a coward, so they never talked about it nor sought help. The result was my father was given to explosions of rage. So, I’ve known fear my entire life. People would say that I am brave. (pause) I’ve always been an adventurer, jumping out of planes and flying helicopters. I’m willing, and I’ve always jumped in with both feet. In youth I thought I was invincible.
Rose Marie: You have come face to face with fear on numerous occasions in your life and managed to hold strong against it. Tell us about the unnerving experience back on the day when you were setting up to do the 5 o’clock news for CP24 in the Automotive Building.
Dini:Yes, there was a moment when I experienced certain death: Several minutes before we were to go live, a very good-looking man walked up close and asked, ‘Are you Dini Petty?’ and when I nodded in the affirmative, he pulled a gun out of his jacket and pointed it at my chest. The next picture in my mind, I was no longer in the Automotive Building. I am standing on the edge of a rocky cliff and there’s a black void in front of me and I know I’m about to go into it because this is going to happen. At that moment I was not afraid. I did not think of my children and my life did not flash in front of me. The only question on my mind was ‘how is this going to happen? Will I walk into the void or float into it? No doubt I was in shock because it seemed that I stood over that cliff for a very long time, until I heard the guy laugh and say, ‘Hey it’s not a real gun.’
The next thing I know I’m back in the Automotive Building and screaming obscenities. My bodyguard who had frozen, chased the guy through the crowd. He got away. I look at the cameraman and he said, ’Hey we’re on in 20 seconds. Can you do it?’
‘Ya ya, go on, whatever.’
3,2,1, you’re on!’
‘Hi! I’m Dini Petty. There’s a lot going on here tonight. I’ll tell you more about it in a moment.’
When it was over and I drove home that night, I thought about it for a second. But I put it up there on the shelf. Then I walked in to be with my kids.
Everybody has fears. Growing up I suffered from low self esteem that came of being raised with what I call helpful criticism from my father… So, I often find myself dealing with things where I think I’m not good enough. We all do.
And she raises her cup of tea.
What Dini did in response to that incident is history. Both her extraordinary ability to hold together in the face of certain death and to maintain the expectation that she can deal with whatever’s in front of her, seems to be a mechanism that kicks in when fear is triggered in her. Her track record has me convinced that this is no ordinary person. And her being willing to jump in with both feet into the unfamiliar territory of acting in an upcoming movie, tells me that her sense of adventure is very much alive. It also leaves me wondering if the upheaval in the world at her time of birth might have triggered an energy that’s set at a level higher than most. It certainly stirred my curiosity to learn more about the energy that marked the skies when I was born.
A woman who has established herself as one of Toronto’s respected icons, Dini has expanded the world of possibility for women and contributed to a raised awareness. The film she will be playing in is a great testament to her and to the other women who have made significant contributions to the world at large and turned the view of what a girl can do on its head.
Rose Marie: We know the film is being made in honour of the unsung women who flew during WWII. Can you tell us something more about it?
Dini:The film is called Boundless, and I’ve been cast in the role of a retired pilot reminiscing back on her life and the moments that defined her career. I feel it as an honour to be associated with a group of strong and determined individuals who opened up the world of flying to include women.
The information collected for the film is from the account, ‘Sixty million miles’ in acknowledgement of the 1,048 women (WASP) who logged over 60,000,000 miles in the war effort from 1942-1944. After watching the trailer for Boundless, its power leaves me with goose bumps. The film is inspired by creator, writer and director Kate Campbell’s grandmother, Betty Grepley 1917-2003, who was a member of the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of female pilots that was founded by Amelia Earhart, Fay Gillis Wells and Ila Loetscher. Inspired by her grandmother, Kate is also a pilot and a Ninety-Nine. Betty Grepley flew out of Buttonville Airport and of the many stories she told Kate, one of them included a young woman who flew out of a pink helicopter- Dini Petty.
The production is set to shoot in Guelph, ON. In addition to Kate Campbell, producers on the project include Buck Productions’ Sean Buckley and Emma Fleury. The film received funding from the Haliburton County Development Corporation and private donations and recently launched an IndieGoGo campaign.
The Boundless project is a celebration of these brave women pilots of WWII and their untold stories of heroism and devotion. It is also the story of how these women, after serving with distinction, were never allowed to fly military or commercial aircraft again, nor were they truly recognized for their contribution until 2009, almost 65 years after they served.
Our interview now over, and as I finish wrapping up to leave, I catch a glimpse of Dini approaching the small stage in the social hub of the complex that she calls home. Listening to her as she addresses people gathered for an evening performance, I become aware that you could hear a pin drop. In gratitude for being given their full attention, Dini Petty ends her message with a smile and a regal wave. By the expression on the faces around her, the wave may as well have come from The Queen herself.
On her ‘second set of nine lives, as she describes her journey, Dini is finishing her One Woman Show and her memoir; ‘It’s my 75th birthday this January 15th, 2020 and I’ve promised myself to publish the memoir and do the One Woman Show before the year is over!”
Dini also continues to accept public speaking engagements; to request a booking she can be reached at dinipetty.com
Toronto Kids Fashion Week is the semi-annual fashion week dedicated to celebrating kids fashion and featuring top kids fashion designers alongside some of the most iconic kids wear brands in Canada and around the world.
Attendees will experience the beauty, excitement, and entertainment of watching kids models take on the runway.
Oriented to build a one-stop platform for kids fashion industries, Toronto Kids Fashion Week will gather top-recognized designers, kids fashion collection brands, kids fashion media as well as kids modeling agencies to celebrate this annual carnival for young generations.
Shining a spotlight on fashion, art and culture, we strive to create specific experiences for brand activation through runway shows and special presentations in order to create a meaningful and memorable impact.
This season, our show starts from 3pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm. You will see talented kids models and following brands:
With the vision of being recognized globally in kids fashion industry, Toronto Kids Fashion Week is dedicated to featuring kids fashion designers, alongside the most iconic kids wear brands in Canada and around the world.
Toronto Kids Fashion Week aims to build a global platform for talented kid models to showcase under the spotlight, for creative fashion designers to be recognized, for distinguished kids fashion brands to be better known, and for iconic kids fashion trends to be introduced to the world.
With the integration of fashion, art and culture, Toronto Kids Fashion Week strives to enhance top kids fashion brand recognition through runway shows, where brands get to meet industry insiders, buyers, retailers, influencers, VIPs and the media, through digital media as well as onsite marketing.
Shining a spotlight on fashion, art and culture, we strive to create specific experiences for brand activation through runway shows and special presentations in order to create a meaningful and memorable impact.
“A deceased Sicilian father, has one last outrageous mission in store for his son – spread his ashes in the lemon groves of Sicily, reunite two feuding families, discovering the heart and soul of who he really is.”
Road to the Lemon Grove is a heartwarming comedy about a deceased Sicilian father trying to negotiate his way into heaven – but the only way in is to first go back and repair his relationship with his reluctant son, get him to reunite their feuding family and help all find love in places they never imagined. From contemptuous family battles to joyous reconnections with our cultural and linguistic past, we experience the soul of Siciliy in the journey of a lifetime.
Starring Burt Young (Rocky), Nick Mancuso (Ticket to Heaven), Rossella Brescia (Italian TV star and Italy’s Prima Ballerina), Charly Chiarelli (Sicilian “Spalding Grey”), Loreena McKennitt (Multi-Platinum Recording Artist) and Tomaso Sanelli (Titans). The film is a humorous yet touching look at the loss of culture and identity that can only be rekindled by reconnecting with the heart of who we are.
Burt Young – as Zio Vincenzo
Rocky, Chinatown, Once Upon a Time In America, The Pope of Greenwich Village. Beloved academy award nominated actor.
Nick Mancuso – as Guido Pescari
Ticket to Heaven, Under Siege, Rapid Fire. After hundreds of dramatic roles this is Nick’s first comedic role. Counter-casting of Nick turned into a brilliant, must-see performance.
Charly Chiarelli – as Calogero & Antonio
Comedic writer, masterful storyteller & performer of the one-man hit plays: Cu’fu, Mangia Cake & Brutia Figura. Hailed as the Sicilian.
Rossella Brescia – as Maria Miosogno
Italian TV superstar, model, and Italy’s Prima Ballerina…all in one beautiful powerhouse. Her popularity far exceeded all expectations – she was literally mobbed at every location in Italy.
Loreena McKennitt – As “The Voice of God”
Gold, Platinum and multi-platinum international recording artist. With an inexhaustible global following singing praises for her voice of gold, who better to play ‘The voice of God?!”
Tomaso Sanelli – as young Calogero
Cicada 3301, Titans, Suits. Rising young star, currently being courted by A-list producers and directors throughout the industry.
Here are some exclusive BEHIND THE SCENES pictures from set:
A director who may or may not be God works through what will be his last film…
This existential drama follows an ailing movie director as he begins to shoot what he believes to be his final work of art. What starts out as a normal movie, ends up being an exploration of mortality and one’s profound effect on the world.
In 2009, Jadyn’s musical career began at the early age of 3, where she learned to sing her first song by Miley Cyrus called “The Climb”.at the age of 6, That was when Jadyn’s family discovered her musical talent.
In 2012, Jadyn’s musical journey began where she studied and crafted her vocal ability for two years with the successful and renowned Romanian vocalist, professor and performer AuraUrziceanu at the Modern Conservatory of Music.
IIn 2014, Jadyn continued her coaching for the next 4 years with a new vocal coach Sarah Hyde, Sarah is a classically trained pianist, expanding Jadyn’s vocal capabilities, confident building exercises to help overcome performing live on stage. artist development, and professional skillsets.
In 2015, Jadyn’s motivation inspired her to create music videos for her family and friends where she collaborated with influentially artists. This was the beginning for Jadyn to share her passion and love of music through the global airwaves. Jadyn Rylee’s original and cover songs, continue to play worldwide
Jadyn has a great passion for helping others , she expresses her concerns in humanity and social issues in her music in regards child trafficking, ant-bullying and mental health. Her ant-bullying Campaign is hashtag Jadynsarmy (spreading the love, kindness should be contagious) Jadyn’s message though her words and song has started to make a significant impact with hope and inspiration.
November 2016 Jadyn attended Nashville TN, to record 4 songs for the Television Show “Nashville Spotlight”. Two of the songs were used for their Christmas special and another two were used for regular non-themed shows.
This is a Christmas song that Jadyn performed for Nashville Spotlight TV in October 2016. It was her first time in a Television Studio. Thank-you to Mike Jennings (Nashville Spotlight) and Tommy Neal (Stars2Come) for making this happen. Nashville Spotlight
Jadyn was invited to meet with Song Writer/Producer Curt Ryle from Matador Recording Studio in Nashville. Jadyn began co-writing together working to produce a demo with an album to follow.
After successfully being awarded the “Dray Way” Kid in December, Jadyn had her first Skype session with Irene Dreayer, Disney Executive producer.
February 2017- Present- Jadyn has showcased on several online radio stations internationally. She is also very popular overseas in Germany and the UK. The radio stations play both her cover songs as well as original material. She is often portrayed as a ‘Featured Artist’ as well as Artist of the Month/Year.
May 2017 – Jadyn won her division/category of singing competition at the Canadian Model and Talent Convention with her cover of “Sound of Silence” https://youtu.be/8xysVNigCsU – Disturbed cover by Jadyn Rylee feat. Sina
May 2017 – Jadyn was invited to a closed audition of over 630 children for the Toronto music group MiniPopKids owned by KTel. Jadyn was successful in becoming one of the new group members. Jadyn has spent the past few months learning how to participate in a group setting while travelling on a live tour across Ontario and out West with nine other kids. As a part of the MiniPopKids, she gained experience in music recording, music videos, television commercials, live show choreography and stage performances. In March 2018, the group began to wind down the MPK15 live show tour. Shortly after it was determined that Jadyn’s schedule did not coincide with the MiniPopKids schedules, however they still remain connected.
In September Jadyn enrolled into the Nicole Jacklin School of Dance for Senior Hip Hop.
June 08 2017 – Jadyn’s latest cover song and internet collaboration with Sina Doering (Germany), Andrei Cerbu (Romania), Mike Wilbury (Germany) and Rick Benbow (U.K) was released. Jadyn travelled to Nashville to continue writing material with singer/songwriter Curt Ryle
January 2018 – Jadyn was awarded the 2018 Artist of the year by The MOB Radio, an internet-based radio station that features new artists.
The 20th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival – the world’s largest Indigenous Festival – is fast approaching with works by Indigenous screen-content creators, running October 22-27, 2019 in Toronto.
imagineNATIVE will present 126 film and video works in 30 languages from 18 countries and 101 Indigenous nations, including 40 World Premieres. The Festival will include nine feature films, 13 documentary features, and 12 shorts programmes.
With support from APTN, imagineNATIVE’s Opening Night Gala on Tuesday, October 22 will be One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk by Zacharias Kunuk at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. On Sunday, October 27, the Closing Night Gala, supported by MADE-NOUS, will be The Sun Above Me Never Sets by first-time feature film director Lyubov Borisova at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Industry Days at imagineNATIVE, October 22 – 26, 2019 will present over 30 panels, workshops, networking, and social activities specifically focused on advancing the careers, artistry, and networks of Indigenous screen content creators. This year marks the largest Industry Days in imagineNATIVE’s history as the organization continues to expand its industry initiatives to further support the development of the Indigenous screen sector in Canada and internationally.
iNDigital Space at imagineNATIVE, October 23-27, 2019, will present 19 Digital and Interactive Media Works. This exciting, interactive and educational space, is dedicated to enhancing the presentation, development and discourse on Indigenous-made digital and interactive media.
imagineNATIVE will once again present A Wall Is A Screen on Wednesday, October 23. Part walking tour, part film screening, A Wall Is A Screen projects short films onto various surfaces across Toronto’s downtown core along a secret, designated urban path. The event will begin outside the E.J. Pratt Library at Victoria University (University of Toronto) at 7:30pm.
imagineNATIVE’s Art Crawl, Thursday, October 24, includes stops at five galleries showcasing a dynamic selection of visual art works, curatorial and artist talks and a live performance. Beginning at the Onsite Gallery, the Art Crawl moves to the 401 Richmond Building, before ending at the Toronto Media Arts Centre.
imagineNATIVE and the Art Gallery of Ontario are honoured to co-present Lisa Reihana‘s in Pursuit of Venus [infected], a sixty-four minute, multi-channel projection and immersive experience, curated by Dr. Julie Nagam, on now until March 29, 2020. Guests are invited to join Lisa Reihana in Conversation with Dr. Julie Nagam at the Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario on Friday, October 25 at 6:00pm.
imagineNATIVE will feature 14 audio works with radio, podcast, and sound pieces – plus imagineNATIVE‘s music showcase The Beat, co-presented by Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), with live performances and the $10,000 iN Bullseye Prize award presentation, in partnership with Slaight Music.
The 20th Anniversary festivities cultimate with imagineNATIVE’s 20th Birthday Party on Saturday, October 26. The Festival’s biggest social event is an evening of dance, music, performance, food and fun at Pilsner Hall at Steamwhistle Brewery.
imagineNATIVE is proud to honour this year’s winning filmmakers at the Awards Presentation, October 27, 2019 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Hosted by comedian Ryan McMahon, this event features a very special performance by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin. imagineNATIVE is also pleased to announce the 2019 August Schellenberg Award of Excellence to Michelle Thrush. The August Schellenberg Award of Excellence was launched in partnership with ACTRA and Joan Karasevich Schellenberg to honour her late husband, the legendary actor August (Augie) Schellenberg, and the spirit of his work.
Tickets for the 20th Annual imagineNATIVE are on sale now.
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
October 22-27, 2019
Tickets On Sale Now
Call – TIFF Box Office on 416-599-2033
Online – TIFF Festival Partners and Third Party Events
In Person – TIFF Box Office at 350 King St W, Toronto, ON