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    The Apt. by 8OO SQ FT.  is a first-of-its-kind shoppable apartment that offers a curated collection of home, fashion and beauty - hand selected for the urban dweller.

    Jason Blackwood, 27, a mentor-turned-entrepreneur from Toronto wants his clothing brand Grandslammer$ to act as a symbol inspiring people in his community to strive towards their dreams.

    Toronto 2015 Pan AM/Parapan AM Games, a first for Ontario, is right around the corner. As expected, most of the attention and buzz is on the athletes who are about to woo us with their showmanship.

    Tamara Gordon is a young lady who has been making a difference, a difference which has not gone unnoticed.

    Whether voice, text or email, when you need to get a message out, Andre McNaughton says his system is the fastest way to spread the word. The idea for his RentBark software was inspired by frustration. 

    When friends Leslie Roach and Shamere Gentles were growing up along Scarborough’s Agincourt basketball courts, they couldn’t afford to buy the hottest new NBA kicks (Jordans, obviously). 

    With racial tensions and police brutality dominating public conversation, many Black Canadian people have felt a renewed commitment to changing the narrative, but many of them don't have the resources do so. By voting!

    As a self-proclaimed style enthusiast who tries to keep up with my local style happenings, I had not heard of Ellé Marks before receiving the invite to the grand opening.

    It began as a meeting of great minds and Women United Network was born. This annual event created by three friends, Makini Smith, a realtor and CEO, Angel Deen of Angel Fit & Healthy, and Monique Prince, founder of Beauty Seekrets empowers business women to reach their full potential. 

    Marcia Brown is an award-winning educator and executive director of the youth and community support group Trust 15.

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