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TORONTO'S COMEDY FESTIVAL
September 20 – 29, 2018 / Toronto, Ontario

And Footing the Bill Is

Why we love them:

Hey, remember how boring radio was before Sirius XM? Commercials every five seconds, the same playlists, the same inane on-air “personalities” (we use that term VERY loosely), the same everything. Ugh. Lame. But, mercifully, no more. Sirius XM broadcasts more than 120 satellite radio channels (FROM SPACE!) featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music. They also offer an array of content from the most recognized news and entertainment brands as well as from professional sports leagues including the NHL, NFL, MLB and CFL. We dare you to get bored by that. Scratch that, we double dare you. And you know what? That’s not even fair of us to do because it’s literally impossible. Booyah.

http://www.siriusxm.ca/

Why we love them:

Because their mission is: Great people helping other great people totally have a blast while enjoying amazing food… and we can totally get behind that. They specialize in delicious food and great times. Their goal is to make you laugh. And depending on your hot sauce tolerance, cry. In all seriousness, they take real pride in their food. Their Band of Chefs are influenced by a wide variety of tastes and have traveled across the globe to gain inspiration. Like us, they find it hard to take themselves seriously. They have an Elvis booth. For no particular reason. Folks, that really does say it all. They’re sports fanatics, music nuts and love a good joke.

http://jackastors.com/ 

Why we love them:

Since 2006, Beau’s has been brewing interesting, tasty beers using the best ingredients & local spring water. They take pride in creating unique, wonderful and certified organic craft beer, conceived with honest consideration for the environment and  local communities, and delivered with a sense of friendly relationship. And because they’re an award-winning, local, family-and-friends, organic, and totally DIY brewery. How cool is that? http://beaus.ca/

Why we love them:

Because the Toronto Star is Canada’s largest daily newspaper, with the largest readership in the country. It is published seven days a week in the Greater Toronto Area and is owned by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation.

And in April 2018, Torstar aligned its urban commuter newspapers with thestar.com. The StarMetro newspapers are published Monday through Friday, with local editions in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Halifax.

https://www.thestar.com/

Why we love them:

When the goal of a company is to be the force behind integrity-rich media that promotes the economic, personal and ecological growth of its readers- it’s hard not to love them. NOW Magazine are a reliable news and entertainment source, where the coolest Torontonians get their social, cultural, and political fix. Unlike some other news outlets, they are actually fair and balanced. They don’t even need to brag about it! Their readership is expanding on the daily, and they’ve managed to achieve all of their goals while being faithful to their community and their environment. They make us proud to say We The North!

https://nowtoronto.com/

Why we love them:

Canadian Heritage plays a huge role in the cultural happenings around the country. And what is JFL42 if not a cultural happening?! They have a hand in everything from arts, culture, and heritage, which represents $49.9 billion in the Canadian economy and over 630,000 jobs across the country. Who doesn’t love money and jobs, right?! Not only that, but celebration and participation are an important part of Canadian Heritage’s mandate! A governmental body whose purpose is to party? We love it!

http://www.pch.gc.ca/ 

Why we love them:

Metro is FREE. And who doesn’t like free? It’s also available from coast to coast, providing local print editions in 8 major Canadian cities from Halifax all the way to Vancouver. And even if you live in a not-major city like La Tuque, you can still enjoy Metro online or on mobile.

 

Why we love them:

Considering that one out of every three Canadians calls Ontario home, you gotta think they’re onto something. The cultural diversity there’s off the charts, to the point that it kind of feels like the whole world’s right outside your door, which, if you think about it, saves you a ton on travel, exposes you to beautiful cultures, and makes for some spectacular eating. It’s also magnet for industry, which makes it a lot easier to find an/or create jobs, and thus, put a little change in your pocket. Ontario’s also a major epicentre of arts and innovation, so if you’re into having your mind blown and your heart swell, they’ve got you covered. Into outdoorsy stuff? Then you’ll probably lose your marbles over the province’s varied landscape, thousands of lakes, mystical forests, and super rad tourism spots. Basically, Ontario’s got something for everyone, which makes sense, given that almost everyone (in Canada) lives there. Feel free to join the party.

http://www.ontario.ca/

Why we love them:

toronto.com is like Toronto’s Siri, only it doesn’t speak in a creepy voice, and existed years before talking cell phones were a thing. If you’re looking for answers on Where to Go and What to Do in Toronto, toronto.com’s your Huckleberry. They offer comprehensive event listings, restaurants, movies, business listings, and entertainment related information, as well as unique, expert editorial content. Probably explains why they currently serve more than 900,000 unique visitors a month (and growing!)

http://www.toronto.com/

Why we love them:

You need to laugh more than just 10 days out of the year. That’s why there’s the Comedy Network—so you can make with the ha-has year round! They’re also Canada’s first specialty comedy service (there’s a little Canadian pride for ya!) which airs comedy of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day.

http://www.thecomedynetwork.ca/

Victor

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