We’re lucky to have even have had the chance to partake in any star-spotting this year given the circumstances we’ve been in! And even though what we got was a reduced version of TIFF ’21 this year, we’re still thrilled that talent still came through, while production on various Series and Films also continued around town this year. And as always we’re happy to go as close as the talent want to get, ensuring safety first. One day we’ll look back and call this our “Masked Era”.
While this is only a fraction of the quantity of star sightings we’ve had in the past, we did our best to do what we do safely. Some exciting names still passed through Toronto in 2021 and we were there!
I’d have to say it was epic that Toronto’s Simu Liu exploded onto the international stage as a mega star for his work in Marvel Studios’ SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Not only was it amazing catching-up in person – he actually remembered my name – we also got a quick interview with him! Other names like Rebecca Ferguson, whom we’ve admire for quite a while, came through for TIFF ’21 and we’re glad we finally got to meet her properly! And when do we not get excited to see Jessica Chastain in-town? One of our highlights was getting a Selfie with Mila Kunis, whom we love, together with beanie bright and early in the AM? While concerts were scaled back quite a bit this year, we’re happy to have met some emerging names on the international scene who actually happen to be Canadian, like Mustafa the Poet and BBNo$! And how cool was it that hot off his venture into space, earning him the distinction of oldest person ever to go to space, William Shatner came to Toronto for Fan Expo Limited Edition?
Let’s take a walk down memory lane!
See some of our favourite star sightings of 2021, in no particular order!
While we will wait a bit for these case counts to go down, we look forward to Toronto being the star-studded City it once was once again!
bbno$ (pronounced “bb-no-money”) is responsible for one of the biggest smash hits of 2021 and many don’t even realize he’s Canadian! Thanks to widespread exposure on TikTok, “Edamame”, featuring Rich Brian, already has cracked the Top Ten on the Canadian Billboard Hot 100, and things aren’t stopping anytime soon for the Vancouver Rapper as he makes waves internationally.
Just joining the New York and London legs of the Jingle Ball Tour, bbno$ (born Alexander Gumuchian) finally was able to make-up a missed Toronto date on his Eat Ya Veggies Tour, playing a sold-out crowd at Danforth Music Hall.
We had the pleasure of meeting charismatic bbno$ and he’s everything we imagined! So gracious and giving to his fans, handing out copies of his latest effort, for which his tour is named after.
See some Snaps:
If you aren’t familiar with the talent bbno$, here’s your chance to get acquainted!