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City to bring multiplatform TIFF coverage to BT, Cityline, CityNews, Entertainment City

Winston Sih | posted Tuesday, Sep 3rd, 2013

With just two days until the world’s biggest celebrities hit the city for the Toronto International Film Festival, City brings you close to the action with coverage of the most-anticipated red carpets, gala screenings, late night parties, and the stars.

Kicking off the first day of the festival on Thursday, Breakfast Television will take over the red carpet at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto for a live broadcast from TIFF central. Throughout the festival, our coverage on Entertainment City will give you the day’s first scoop on late-night, breaking entertainment news on television, online, and mobile.

New this year, Cityline guest experts Yanic Simard and Shai DeLuca-Tamasi transform the Entertainment City interview room into a glamorous backdrop inspired by the festival’s global representation.

Tune into Entertainment City on CityNews where Dina Pugliese, Melanie Ng, Tammie Sutherland, and the hilarious celebrity expert duo of Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan report live from the red carpets and parties, bringing viewers closer to the stars. Making his TIFF red carpet reporting debut is Canada’s favourite bachelor – Brad Smith. City will also carry around-the-clock TIFF action with live videos on-demand, and live-streaming on CityNews.ca.

Week of Sept. 2, 2013

BT Toronto | posted Monday, Sep 2nd, 2013

It’s a TIFF-packed lineup on next week’s Breakfast Television!

Plus, tune into our Best of BT show on Labour Day Monday as we recap some of our funniest moments.

Join us starting at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, as we bring you extensive back-to-school coverage!

Be sure to watch BT weekdays 5:30 to 9 a.m. on City, on our City Video iOS and Android apps, or right here at BTtoronto.ca!

 

First Look: Wonder Mountain’s Guardian

Winston Sih | posted Friday, Aug 30th, 2013

Canada’s Wonderland unveiled their newest attraction to Breakfast Television viewers first, this morning.

Wonder Mountain's Guardian

The new ride, named the Wonder Mountain’s Guardian, will be a thrilling interactive 4-D dark ride, and will be unveiled at the Vaughan, Ont. amusement park next May.

“We felt the timing was right to enter the massive caverns of Wonder Mountain and provide our guests with a new dimension of thrills,” said general manager Norm Pirtovshek.

The Canadian-built ride climbs the side of the mountain where it plummets into the landmark, taking riders through five different layers of stunning special effects.

Wonder Mountain’s Guardian will navigate on over 1,000 feet of coaster track through a desolate forest, underground lake, culminating in the dragon’s lair for a heart-stopping finale that will shock you to the core–literally.

“Thrill-seekers from all generations will be amazed by the combination of unique ride thrills and immersive 4-D interactive action as they compete for ride supremacy,” Pirtovshek said.

The ride is built by Montreal-based TRIOTECH.

Technology in the bedroom depriving people of sleep: study

Winston Sih | posted Thursday, Aug 29th, 2013

Nine out of 10 people are being deprived of their sleep because of smartphones in the bedroom, a UK survey has found.

Out of two thousand people surveyed, over half reported surfing the web while in bed trying to sleep; one in five admitted to checking social media and emails; and a low one in 10 said their quality of sleep was good.

Kevin Frankish tweeted asking for your pictures of #SocialInsomnia.  Watch the segment and tell us whether technology in the bedroom is depriving you of quality sleep in the comments below.

Week of August 26, 2013

BT Toronto | posted Sunday, Aug 25th, 2013

Check out our star-studded guest lineup on next week’s Breakfast Television!

Be sure to watch BT weekdays 5:30 to 9 a.m. on City, on our City Video iOS and Android apps, or right here at BTtoronto.ca!

Robin Thicke performs in Entertainment City special

Winston Sih | posted Thursday, Aug 22nd, 2013

robinthicke-promo

Robin Thicke, the man behind song of the summer ‘Blurred Lines,’ joined Dina Pugliese at the City headquarters in Toronto last week for an exclusive interview and performance, airing as an Entertainment City special this Thursday.

In front of a live studio audience, Thicke opened up about fame, family and what it feels like to have the summer’s #1 hit.

The interview took a turn for the emotional when Thicke was joined on stage by his father, Growing Pains actor Alan Thicke. It was the first time the two have shared the spotlight since Robin Thicke’s recent rise to pop superstardom, and the senior Thicke was brought to tears when the singer talked about how he credits his father with much of his success.

“We were so excited that Alan and Robin shared this heartfelt and uniquely Canadian moment with the City family today, and with our viewers,” said Jordan Schwartz, Vice President, In-House Productions, Rogers Media.

For a sneak peek, watch the clip below.

Entertainment City: Robin Thicke, hosted by Dina Pugliese and KiSS 92.5’s Adam Wylde, airs Thursday, August 22 at 7pm ET/MT/PT and 6pm CT on City.

Follow along on social media during the broadcast with hashtag #THICKEcity.

With files from Suzanne Ellis, Cityline.ca.

Your one-stop shop for everything back to school!

Cityline | posted Monday, Aug 19th, 2013

Stock Photo by Sean Lockewww.digitalplanetdesign.com

That’s right–it’s almost that time of year again.  

Students are gearing up to go back to school, and our friends at Cityline.ca have put together an extensive guide to make sure your scholars are ready to start another school year off on the right foot!

Backed by Cityline’s team of trusted lifestyle experts, read up on everything you need to know from easy peanut-free lunch options, to parenting tips, to must-know university survival advice.

Click here go back to school with Cityline.ca!

Your chance to see Robin Thicke live in studio

BT Toronto | posted Thursday, Aug 8th, 2013

Interscope Records

Known for his hit “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke will be stopping by next week to take part in an intimate Entertainment City special with some of his biggest fans.

Thicke will be giving a live interview and performance at the City headquarters with our Dina Pugliese and KiSS 92.5‘s Adam Wylde Tuesday morning after BT.

We are giving you at home a chance to be part of our live studio audience on Tuesday, August 13 at 11 a.m. All you need to do is email us at contests@bttoronto.ca and tell us the name of his new album. Be sure to include your full name and daytime telephone number.

Good luck!

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