The Cursive crew is proud to support the Believe to Achieve Organization and their annual Fight For Youth event!

The legendary Spider Jones and Scott Sutherland invite you to a Bay St. black-tie optional charity dinner and boxing tournament to help Spider’s kids. Proceeds from this event will directly benefit the Believe to Achieve Organization, a registered charitable youth empowerment initiative that keeps kids loved, fed, mentored and away from the mean streets of tough neighborhoods.

Here are all of the details:

  • Where: Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, Simpson Tower, 8th Floor
  • Whom: Canada’s elite amateurs in open-class bouts!
  • When: Thursday March 9th, 2017 from 5:30 -10:30 pm. Open Bar Cocktail reception, 7pm dinner, tournament start at 8pm
  • Optional after-bout meet and greet with tournament winners and friends 10:30 – 11:30pm.
  • Tax receipts. Please RSVP as tables (seat 10) are limited: $7,500 Ringside/5K Regular

To RSVP, please contact  Andrew Krystal at 416 319 7006 or Andrew@krystalnation.com.

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If you’re flipping through the February 2017 issue of Fashion Magazine, you might just happen upon a feature about crystals in beauty routines – featuring none other than Toronto’s own TO112!

Here’s just a taste of what they have to say about this ground-breaking Canadian company:

Hair colourist Luis Pacheco, founder of Medulla & Co. salons in Toronto, is an unabashed crystal enthusiast. An avid yogi who has studied holistic nutrition and herbology, Pacheco says there was a time when he struggled with the disconnect between his personal interests and his professional life. “I’d question what I did for a living—it was very superficial,” he says. So in 2014, he created TO112, a line of hair and body products that is stored in a vibrating, singing room and surrounded by rose quartz crystals. Come again? “It’s a room that vibrates with surround sound at a 528-hertz frequency,” says Pacheco. “These sound vibrations permeate the products and change them on a molecular level.” According to the Solfeggio scale—an ancient six-tone scale used in sacred music—this frequency is associated with self-love and transformation.

Want to read more? Pick up the February issue of Fashion Magazine or head to this link.

Photograph by Carlo Mendoza

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A dedicated group of Toronto’s rental housing industry leaders has announced plans to create a documentary film centered on the history of the multi- residential sector, aptly titled We Built This City.

The City of Toronto that existed in the middle of the century was vastly different from the cosmopolitan hub that it is today. Indeed, monotone low-rise banks, hotels and churches dominated the skyline and most contemporary suburban regions were still rural. After 1951, the city saw an influx of immigrants and their offspring. These included the Jewish construction visionaries who, after World War II, helped to transform the silhouette and very soul of Toronto. This film tells their story.

Whereas North America was unwelcoming to Jews following the war, Toronto embraced them. Over the next three decades, many Jewish developers created one of the most unique concentrations of apartment buildings and communities — and, in many cases, the precursors to our booming condominium market. Today, there are over 500,000 rental units over 2,000 buildings in Toronto, representing approximately one-third of all housing. This group, quite literally, built this city!

After a lengthy selection process, the selection committee landed on award-winning producer and director Ron Chapman, whose credits include: documentary film The Poet of Havana (2015, HBO USA); The Forbidden Shore (2016); and feature documentary Who the F**K is Arthur Fogel (2014, NETFLIX/EPIX USA, released in over 42 countries). Throughout the research and production phase, Chapman will reach out to families in the community and will be accepting relevant photos and archive materials.

“The legacy of our city’s iconic, world-class apartment industry is just waiting to be told,” said Chapman. “We’ll paint a compelling picture of a group of those dreamers and risk-takers who planted the seeds for Toronto’s booming rental stock.”

Having raised nearly 70% of its $1M goal for production, the film committee is actively seeking the remaining 30% required to begin production. At this point, your support is critical.

For information on how you can get involved, please click here.

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