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Update your summer playlist with hits by Canadian artists

Summer is about good times and good tunes. People dedicate hours towards building the best possible playlist, perfect for any summer activity. This summer the stakes are even higher. You’ll need the best lineup yet to help you celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with true Canadian flare. Here at GLO, we’ve been known to have spontaneous office dance parties so we know a thing or two about perfecting playlists. Get inspired by some of our favourite hits to help start your own 2017 summer playlist.

 

Passionfruit by Drake

Could a Canadian summer playlist be complete without featuring the6 god at least once? The answer is no, sorry. Passionfruit has already taken over the radio and if it hasn’t found it’s way onto your phone yet, make sure it does ASAP!

 

Near to the Wild Heart of Life by the Japandroids

After a five year hiatus, the Japandroids came back with this catchy hit. This song will get you “all fired up” for any summer activity whether you’re embarking on a road trip or you’re in need of a midday pick-me-up.

 

 

Dirt Covered Rhinestone by Jade Mya

This country pop track will definitely get you up and dancing with friends. It’s catchy, it’s fun and best of all it encourages self-love and self-empowerment making it summer anthem material.  

 

I’m the One by DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne

Technically this song only features a Canadian artist but it’s so good we’re hoping you can forgive us. Channel DJ Khaled’s extravagant BBQ vibes and impress guests with your music taste by adding this song to your summer playlist.

 

Worth It by Wes Mason

Every year summer goes by way too quickly. Worth It is the perfect song for when you’re trying to slow things down. Produced here in Toronto, it’s an uplifting and hopeful self-reflection of relationships, essential for getting over your summer fling.

 

There’s Nothing Holding Me Back by Shawn Mendes

Don’t let anything hold you back this summer. Hike a new trail, explore a national park, learn how to paddleboard or even try all three. Play this song for inspiration and set out to accomplish all your summer goals.

We hope you enjoy our song suggestions. Comment below to let us know what songs you’ll be listening to this summer.

 

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Celebrate Canada 150 | Toronto Events

By: Dana Sondak

Canada, a country of new beginnings, acceptance, freedom, All Dressed chips and Coffee Crisp chocolate bars. We’re the land of maple syrup, poutine and hockey.

To commemorate Canada’s 150 birthday there are some special events happening across Canada.  Here are some events happening in Toronto

Snap & Share Photo Contest

Toronto City Hall & Nathan Phillips Square

Entry period: May 15 – July 31 | No cost to submit entry

Every year Toronto holds a photo contest. This year, the contest returns with a special TO Canada with Love category. This gives the opportunity for people to submit their photos of Toronto’s parks, natural spaces and recreation centres for a chance to win prizes and have their photos featured in City of Toronto publications. Share your photos on social media with #SnapShareTO, and submit your entries at toronto.ca/photocontest.

Canada Days

 

When: June 30 to July 3 | Cost: Free

Prepare for four days of fun with this citywide celebration. There will be a four-day festival at Nathan Phillips Square from June 30 to July 3 and one-day events at Mel Lastman Square, Humber Bay Park West and Scarborough Civic Centre on July 1. Barenaked Ladies, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, dvsn, Belly, Basia Bulat and many more will be performing at these locations throughout these days, so don’t miss out! Full details can be found on toronto.ca/canadadays.  

ROMWalks Plus: 150 Years of King Street

When: June 11, July 2, August 13, September 10 | Cost: Tickets: $10.00

Take a tour down King Street East and see how the community, businesses, public buildings, shops and transit have evolved from fruition to present day. These tours are rain or shine, so be prepared to bring an umbrella! Click here for full details.

Carly Rae Jepsen with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

When: June 17 | Cost: $75.00

The “Call Me Maybe” singer herself is making her must-see TSO debut! JUNO Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen will be performing her hit singles at Roy Thomson Hall with a full orchestra. Definitely not to be missed! Click here for full details and tickets.

 Splash!: Canada 150

When: June 23 | Cost: $35.00

This year, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is hosting a special event series with five themed parties throughout the year! On June 23, swim over to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday. This event is 19+ and will feature Canadian-themed music, food, drinks and an epic Caesar bar. Sharks, jellyfish and Caesars? Count us in! Check out the other themed parties that will happen later this year and buy tickets here!

Ontario 150 Tour

When: July 1 – August 13 | Cost: Free

From July 1 – August 13, the Ontario 150 Tour will travel to six ports in Ontario to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. Featuring the West Coast Lumberjack Show, the World’s Largest Rubber Duck, Rhythm of the Nation (Rythme de la Nation), live music and lots of fun. Who wouldn’t want to see the World’s Largest Rubber Duck??

Catch the Ontario 150 Tour in any of the following ports: Toronto, Owen Sound, Sault Ste Marie, Midland, Amherstberg and Brockville. For more info click here.

Downsview Park Canada Day Festival

When: July 1 | Cost: Free

For those that don’t want to make the trek downtown, head over to Downsview Park for food, rides, music and a fireworks display at sunset to end the day with a bang! (No pun intended). Fun for the whole family! **Disclaimer: entry may be free, but food and drink are not. For more information click here.

Nuit Blanche Toronto

When: September 30, 2017 | Cost: Free

The sunset to sunrise contemporary art event is back for its 12th year in Toronto. This year’s theme “Nuit Blanche 2017: Many Possible Futures” focuses on Canada’s history as a nation.

The installations will focus on notions of Identity and Nationhood, including Migration, Displacement, Colonialism, Power and Privilege, Settlement, the Natural Landscape, Distance, Exploration, Adaptation and Reconciliation. See a full map of art installations online at nbto.com.

 

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2017 Father’s Day gift guide

By: Ana Salvagna 

Father’s Day is quickly approaching. Don’t get stuck buying your dad another pair of socks this year. We’ve gathered a list of unique gifts to help you get your dad the gift he deserves.

These handmade Gone Fishing cufflinks from Studio1098 are the perfect gift for the dad who loves to fish but also likes to dress sharp.

Rent your dad his dream car for the day through Turo. The online car rental marketplace allows you to borrow the right car for your needs and wants.  

Help your dad keep his toes warm and comfy in these shearling moccasins from L.L. Bean. The slippers come with L.L. Bean’s 100 percent satisfaction guarantee and they ship for free.

Dad’s work hard and they deserve to relax. This hammock can pack away easily making it perfect for camping. It also has an add-on heater to keep dad toastie on those chilly evenings.

Perfect for the dad looking for a new hobby, this at home beer kit comes with everything a first-time brewer needs.

This Father’s Day, treat the number-one-man in your life to one of these gifts to show him how much he means to you.  

 

Have any other awesome gift suggestions? Let us know in the comments!

 

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