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Week of Feb. 3, 2014

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Jan 31st, 2014

It’s an exciting lineup on next week’s Breakfast Television!

On Monday, it’s poutine madness! It’s the Canadian eat we all love, and we’ll be making some in studio.

Whether you’re a brand new or an expectant parent, we’ll have the top money-saving tips for you Wednesday.

And on Friday, Daniel Carman has five new denim trends for 2014, plus a special performance from Cassadee Pope!

Be sure to watch BT weekdays 5:30 to 9 a.m. on City, right here at BTtoronto.ca, or on our Breakfast Television mobile app for iOS and Android!

Social Stream: BT at the GRAMMYs

Winston Sih | posted Tuesday, Jan 21st, 2014

Breakfast TelevisionEntertainment CityCityline, and CityNews are live from the GRAMMY Awards with coverage from the red carpet in Los Angeles all week long.

City will be the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of music’s biggest night, and BT will have wall-to-wall coverage of the show with correspondents reporting on location.

For behind-the-scenes updates and more, check out our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Vine postings using the hashtags #CityGRAMMYs and #GRAMMYs, as well as in the social stream below.

Go to GRAMMYs.ca for the latest news, interviews, and interactive content. Plus, we have a full recap of the night’s highs and lows here.

For a mobile-friendly version, click here.

Video blogs:

GRAMMYs.ca: How to interact with us on music’s biggest night!

In this web-exclusive clip, City digital media correspondent Winston Sih goes through the various ways you can stay in touch with us during the 56th-annual GRAMMY Awards on City.

Strong winds and low temps blow through GTA

CityNews | posted Sunday, Jan 19th, 2014

Winds along the shores of Lake Ontario could kick up to 70 km/h as a sharp cold front sweeps south across southern Ontario Sunday, reaching the 401 corridor overnight.

Following the front, an arctic air mass will settle over the area, sending the mercury down with wind chill values between -25 C and -35 Tuesday morning.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for much of southern Ontario, including the City of Toronto, Halton, Peel, York, Durham and Hamilton.

The front could bring two to four centimetres of snow in some places, with areas north east of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay potentially seeing up to 10 centimetres.

Strong winds are developing ahead of the front, and gusts along the shores of the Great Lakes could be as high as 50 to 70 km/h.

The northeast shore of Lake Erie and Sandbanks Provincial Park in Picton could see winds as fast as 90 km/h.

Intense flurries and blowing snow could result in zero visibility at times.

Beyoncé endorses Toronto girls’ cover of ‘Pretty Hurts’

BT Toronto | posted Saturday, Jan 18th, 2014

Two Toronto girls got the Beyoncé bump when the superstar posted their cover of Pretty Hurts to her official Facebook page.

On Jan. 5, cousins Haley and Mckenzie Small posted a video to YouTube of themselves performing the song. Eleven days later the video was posted on Beyoncé’s Facebook page with the comment “Love it Haley and Mckenzie!”

And the views started rolling in.

“Our video just hit 100,000 views thanks to Beyoncé and all of our lovely supporters! So exciting!!,” said Haley on her YouTube page Jan. 16.

By Saturday the count was more than 200,000 views and climbing.

“I thought this song was perfect for us being that we are both young females dealing with the pressures of social media and the expectations of society as most are! Hope you enjoy!” said Haley when she posted the video.

Earlier this month Beyoncé promoted another fan cover of the song by sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey.

Week of Jan. 20, 2014

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Jan 17th, 2014

It’s a star-studded lineup on next week’s Breakfast Television!

I, Frankenstein star Aaron Eckhart joins us live in studio to chat about the latest take on the classic monster.

We’ve got your red carpet wrap up from the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards.

Joannie Rochette stops by on Thursday to chat about what she’s up to.

Plus, we kick off our GRAMMYs coverage on Friday from Los Angeles! Go to GRAMMYs.ca for the latest news, interviews, and interactive content.

Be sure to watch BT weekdays 5:30 to 9 a.m. on City, right here at BTtoronto.ca, or on our Breakfast Television mobile app for iOS and Android!


Hamilton mom wants school to ban dairy products

CityNews | posted Wednesday, Jan 15th, 2014

A Hamilton mother has pulled her 6-year-old daughter out of school and filed a human rights complaint because she says the school hasn’t accommodated her child’s life-threatening allergy to dairy products.

She wants the school to ban dairy so her daughter can enjoy her experience at school without the threat of severe allergic reactions.

The story has opened up a storm of controversy and CityNews reporter Tammie Sutherland has a full report in the below video.

City announces full GRAMMY coverage lineup

BT Toronto | posted Monday, Jan 13th, 2014

With music’s biggest night less than two weeks away, City is gearing up to provide wall-to-wall coverage that will be a must-watch for any GRAMMY fan. From the party-circuit buzz and highly anticipated red carpet arrivals, to unforgettable star performances – and everything in-between – the multi-platform coverage will include three national specials leading up to the big show on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on City, featuring Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson as part of the on-air team.


Breakfast Television (national edition) – Friday, Jan. 24 from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT on City

Counting down to GRAMMY weekend, City’s popular morning show, Breakfast Television, will go live from Los Angeles in a special national edition. Anchored by Kevin Frankish and featuring City’s on-air red carpet team, viewers will get a sneak-preview of the events to come with the day’s first scoop on the most-talked about parties and GRAMMY gossip.

Entertainment City: Live at the GRAMMYs – Sunday, Jan. 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET/PT on City and GRAMMYs.ca

As the exclusive Canadian media outlet broadcasting live from the official GRAMMY red carpet, City’s A-list team of on-air personalities – Dina Pugliese (Breakfast Television Toronto), Tracy Moore (Cityline), Alex Despatie (Breakfast Television Montreal), and Brad Smith (Entertainment City/Your World This Week) bring viewers up close and personal with the night’s big celebrity arrivals. Joining the on-air team is two-time GRAMMY nominee, Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies), along with Cityline and Chatelaine fashion correspondent Susie Wall.

Breakfast Television (national edition) – Monday, Jan. 27 from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT on City

City takes viewers on an insider’s tour of the music industry’s biggest event with another special national edition live from Los Angeles where Kevin Frankish and the GRAMMY red carpet team share highlights from the 56th-annual GRAMMY Awards. Immediately following the broadcast, Cityline joins the action from Los Angeles, where host Tracy Moore and Susie Wall recap the night’s fashion hits and misses.

Rogers Radio Live Coverage and National Pre-GRAMMY Special

In addition to City’s expansive television coverage, listeners will get a glimpse into the action backstage at the STAPLES Center live throughout the night with Rogers Radio host Taylor Kaye (KiSS 92.5), and music reporter Rudy Blair (680News) (check local Rogers Radio websites for more details). Leading up to the event, music fans can get primed for the big night as Rogers Radio presents a one-hour special featuring music and intimate interviews from this year’s big GRAMMY nominees including Canadian superstars Drake, Robin Thicke, as well as leading songstresses, Lorde, and Katy Perry. The special will air on select Rogers Radio stations across Canada during the week of January 20. Special GRAMMY coverage to air on Rogers Radio stations across Canada, check local Rogers Radio websites for more details.

With files from Karol Orzechowski, GRAMMYs.ca

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