Feature: Monte & Coe

Started with a duffle, now we’re here! The rise of Toronto-based, Canadian-made baggage company Monte & Coe Photography by Riley Stewart “How did you know that it was me?” Andrew Coelho, one third of Monte & Coe, exclaims as I march towards him through a sea of trendy twenty-somethings at a local coffee joint at King and Spadina. “Your bag!” I explain. And it’s true. Without ever having met before, I was immediately drawn to the signature heather-grey felt and …

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Profile: Joseph of Mercury

As editors, we are always meeting passionate artists who are 100% committed to their craft. But, when we come across an artist whose passion seeps from his pores, it evokes a sense of magic that is stunning. Immediately upon meeting Joseph, of Joseph and the Mercurials, we were struck by his need to put forth equal amounts of passion into his performance as he does into his sound; a balance that is not often found. Take the time to read our conversation with Joseph …

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Profile: Ben Loeb

Cinematographer Benjamin Loeb, a Vancouver transplant by way of Norway, has been on the TIFF circuit for several years. A graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Loeb recently visited Toronto for the premiere of Yellowhead—his new short film with director Kevan Funk—and to participate in the TIFF Talent Lab. He took some time to chat with OTM about the preparation and precision that goes into his cinematography work. Photography by Tara Bartolini LAUREN PINCENTE: You completed cinematography on …

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Feature: Fresh Train Co.

A FRESH TRAIN OF THOUGHT Brothers Guillaume and Alex Viau are on track to take the Toronto streetwear scene by storm—one fitted snapback at a time. Photography by Cory Vanderploeg It was only three years ago when 22-year-old Guillaume Viau embarked on a journey to Africa with humanitarian organization Free the Children —a decision that inspired him to create a blog that would help him track his experiences abroad. Upon his return to Toronto, he decided he wanted to continue making …

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Matthew Tammaro #3

Last night I dropped a reluctant Ériver Hijano off at LAX to make his way to Melbourne.  In August, the plan was to merely make his layover a quick stay to see the city and meet some people here.   But after a week-long road trip, rebooking his departure flights twice, and falling in love with this city, he finally left after two months–not without the promise, however, of coming back for good. As a whole, America is a tricky place.   It’s hard …

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Road to Sochi: Kirsten Moore-Towers & Dylan Moscovitch

With the ISU Grand Prix  & Olympic season officially underway, Canadian pair team comprised of Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch are undoubtedly ‘ones to watch’ in the world of competitive figure skating. This past weekend, Kirsten & Dylan began their season with two praise worthy performances at Skate America, placing second overall with a personal best score. Coming off of a 4th place finish at the World Figure Skating Championships in 2013, they look to this season with excitement and a plan …

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