While production for the Ford EcoSport began back in 2003, the five-door subcompact SUV only made its way to North America in 2018. We’ve never driven anything quite like this compact ride which is tall in height but tight enough to navigate the toughest parking spots downtown. The 2019 Ford EcoSport SES gives drivers versatility and utility.
Firstly, the vehicle is packed with power and purpose with its 2.0L Ti-VCT I-4 engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology and an intelligent 4WD system. The EcoSport moves effortlessly city and highway.
We actually love the EcoSport’s unconventional style and even more, we enjoy its fixings and trimmings. It comes with tasteful ActiveX™-trimmed seating material with metal gray stitching. Evening drives are fun with its ambient lighting and its power moonroof gives it sophistication and mood. Its Push-Button start, proximity keyless entry simplify our day and drive and should be the law.
The EcoSport comes equipped with two USB charging ports keeping driver and passenger connected. Above this, it is equipped with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, capable of connecting to up to a whopping ten devices! If that weren’t enough to process, it also boasts EIGHT beverage holders and an eight-inch touchscreen to navigate its menu and settings.
Music is important to us and syncing via Bluetooth to our Huawei P30 Pro was easy, allowing us to enjoy our Taylor Swift LOVER album on repeat. Its sound system comes SiriusXM-ready with AM/FM, MP3 Capable with seven Speakers. Hear how great it sounds:
Rain-sensing wipers are a thing of wonder for us, giving us one less thing to worry about and the EcoSport not only has this, but also rear-window wipers as well. They also move in-reverse which is inspired. Above this, it comes with key safety features like a super-easy to use and understand rear-view camera which makes backing-in and parallel clear and simple, like it should be!
BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert has our best interests at heart as I’m sure most have us had at one point or another had a close call.
A couple small critiques. It literally took us 30 minutes to learn how to open back door/trunk of the EcoSport, until a quick YouTube tutorial showed us the way! Once we were able to open the door, which had windows dimmed for privacy, we were pleased how spacious the EcoSport’s trunk was. More on that below.
Another piece is that its anti-theft alerts are hyper-senstitive. On a few occasions after locking the vehicle with our remote, we were startled by the car’s alarm going off, even though we did nothing in particular to trigger it.
While the EcoSport’s fuel economy for city driving at 10.2L/100 km is great, much of our driving was on the highway, where it tallies-in at 8L/100 km leaving room for a bit more bang for your buck.
Weekends are made for memories and we loved celebrating our dear friend Angela’s wedding and the 2019 Ford EcoSportSES made this and the completion of various errands possible, including sending-off my parents and aunts who have been visiting the past few weeks for my nephew Kenny‘s wedding!
We were able to fit-in four suits cases in the EcoSport’s spacious trunk, with one carry-on needing to be carried on my dad’s lap. We made it happen and everyone got to the airport and on their way without a hitch!
A pleasurable weekend ride and the EcoSport was up for everything I threw its way!
More on the 2019 Ford EcoSport, which starts is $27,441 CAN, here.
Giving automotive fans front-of-the-line access to activations, prizes, promotions, speakers and special events, the 2018 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL AUTOSHOW takes place at Metro Toronto Convention Centre between Friday, February 16 to February 25, 2018.
Major events this year include HotWheels‘ 50th Anniversary, Porsche‘s 70th Anniversary, plus a chance to see up-close the world’s fastest car in-production, the Koenigsegg Agera RS Supercar.
Luxury Carmakers Tesla, Maserati, Mini, Mercedes, BMW, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce plus several favourites like Ford, Acura, Honda and more unveil their exciting new lineups. The latter just was awarded Canadian Car of the Year for their 2018 Honda Accord.
Getting tons of buzz was FORD‘s unveiling of their centerpiece, the 2019 Mustang Bullitt. The car commemorates the 50th anniversary of iconic Steve McQueen-starring Film Bullitt. We were thrilled to be among the first to preview the gorgeous Mustang Bullitt, the third edition of the car,mirrored closely to the original in green paint, with a dark grille and signature fuel cap. It has attitude, it has presence. It will be available to the public in manual transmission.
Other highlights on the Ford roster include the 2019 Ford Edge ST and the 2019 Ford Ranger Pickup Truck.
We spoke with Gonzalo Contreras, Product Marketing Manager from Ford Canada who tells us more about the hotly-buzzed 2019 Ford Edge ST, due for a summer 2019 release. “It is built right here at our plant in Oakville, Ontario which is creating Canadian jobs and is fantastic.”. “Our Ford Performance Team has fine-tuned it to have 335 horsepower and 380 lbs of torque per foot.”. It comes complete with a cutting-edge Rotary Shifter (versus a stick) which includes a Sport mode for those who like performance and drive a little more aggressively.
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We have had the pleasure of driving several vehicles in the Ford Canada family over the years, but none ever have given us the level of confidence we felt at the wheel of the 2017 Ford Explorer Limited Edition.
Coloured like the blue jeans we wear so comfortably, the vehicle we drove in ways was metaphoric of how at home we felt in this spacious ride. In fact, it can seat up to seven with an optional back row of seats.
Not to be forgotten is its sizy trunk with Foot-Activated, Hands-Free Power Liftgate. Hands full of pre-holiday shopping bags and groceries like us? Simply kick its bumper to load and unload cargo from its trunk. We love easy access and loathe fumbling for keys. That keyless ignition and lock are a dream. Just stand beside the door with the remote key in your pocket and the door unlocks.
The car undeniably is a bit if a ‘gas guzzler’ with fuel economy of 14.4 l/100 km city and 10.5 l/100 km highway. In fact, we ran through a tank of gas in less than 2.5 days with a trek to the countryside to see our dear Princess, the 2017 Ford Explorer Limited Edition and downtown from the suburbs. On that same token though, the Explorer gave us nothing but pure power on the road with its 2.3L EcoBoost® engine, producing 280 horsepower and providing 310 lb.-ft. of torque.
We are a bit obsessed with staying connected and charged at all times and the car hit all the marks with mulitple USB charge ports, even for our passengers who could control their climate too. Its SYNC® 390 is ahead of the curve with its voice-activated technology. The touch screen console displays climate control options, audio, navigation and even gives an audio transcription of text messages while we’re focussed on driving. Although we’re not an Apple® user, Siri® Eyes Free is available and ready to connect to your iPhone®.
That rear-view camera gives you that added piece of mind when reversing and parallel parking (yes it has parking assist too!) in the City.
While our Holiday gear-up playlist alternated from Mariah Carey’s first Christmas album, the Grease Soundtrack (we were invited to a sold-out weekend performance at Winter Garden Theatre!) and the new Taylor Swift album, we marveled at several details in the music which we never heard before on our headphones through the car’s premium 12-speaker Sony® audio system.
Everything about the 2017 Ford Explorer Limited Edition is a perfect balance of purpose and luxury from its gorgeous perforated leather seats to its trimmming and pleasing ambient lighting. Seating not only is heatable, but also coolable and that heated stearing wheel will come in handy this v. chilly Toronto winter. The moonroof which is concealable with a retracting cover, gives the experience that added touch of elegance.
While we never once had a doubt about how secure we felt driving this vehicle, additional saftey features like Post-Crash Alert, AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, Belt-Minder® and a Front Passenger Knee Airbag are designed to keep us and our loved ones out of harm’s way and we appreciate this.
The 2017 Ford Explorer Limited Edition starts at $47,399 CAN and is crammed with value.
Taking place from Friday, February 18 though Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Canadian International Auto Show is a must-attend event for any car lover. We had the pleasure of attending for the first time ever this year courtesy of our friends at Ford Canada and we even got to attend a private luncheon with Ford‘s in-house Futurist, Sheryl Connelly visiting all the way from the automaker’s headquarters in Michigan. Now we must clarify, a Futurist doesn’t predict the future but more is an expert on the analysis of social behaviours globally, to understand what ultimately shapes and crafts trends and this trickles down things we buy, including what we look for in buying a car.
We learned tons of interesting statistics and tidbits about global patterns and behaviours over our delicious lunch at Taverna Mercatto, just minutes from the bustle at the Convention Centre.
According to 80% of globally-surveyed adults feel today’s media outlets are more opinion than objective news coverage. We are living in an age where people are trusting less traditional media as a source of information, hence people are turning more to Bloggers and Influencers for information.
“I’m not a car expert by any means”, Connelly tells a room of Influencers whom have become ambassadors whom in recent years have become local ambassadors for the beloved brand. “I’m into very much many of the same things you are into”. Perusing the room, I felt a sense of relief among some familiar faces – my worries alleviated of being I’d be stuck in a presentation where lots of technical automotive jargon would be thrown my way.
Did you know the average American spends 4.7 hours a day on their mobile device? 77% of adults globally surveyed agree this is resulting in higher obesity levels. Studies also show that 47% of people agree that technology is making us dumber. While 63% of people feel that we are becoming less polite due to technology. Need proof? Read the comments section on YouTube or ask that friend who was “dumped” over text message or e-mail. Ford has a mission not to overwhelm us with technology, but instead be purposeful in a way that allows us to incorporate and integrate it intuitively into their products, enabling us to enjoy that “good life”.
Times also are changing. Survey results show that people over the age of 30 tend to associate social status with the car they drive. Millennials we learned, place more value and associate status with the technology they own. Perhaps we are approaching more than ever before an era where not every body wants or needs to own a car. Also we are seeing a shift from what we know as Materialism. 69% of women and 60% of men surveyed feel that wealth is an outdated measure of success. In response to the statement “I care less about material possessions than I did in the past”, 62% (18-29), 67% (30-44) and 73% (45+) responded a definitive “yes”. Ford continually is trying to explore the balance between need and desire and our many diverse needs. A car is just a ride to some of us, while it is status and something more meaningful to others.
“Decider’s Dilemma” also is a growing phenomenon among consumers today. That is, we are responding to over-buying and the overwhelming abundance of options in the marketplace by wanting to try before we buy, a “Sampling Society” if you will. Above this, surveyed results show that 98% of kids who took a “gap year” agree that experience helped them develop as a person, hinting that procrastination in some ways helps people be more productive. Technology like Ford’s Smart Mobility and FordPass among other mobility solutions, help each traveler plan their own journey and also stay more connected with their own lives.
86% of adults surveyed around the world also agree that we should be paying closer attention to the production ethics of the products we buy. Ford’s mission is to make products mindful of our growing concern for sustainability and the world economically, socially and environmentally. In recent years, we are seeing more and more the surfacing of Ecoboost technology and smaller Eco-sport cars which serve the base need for utility. Ford also has placed focus on a water strategy, receiving an “A” rating from the CDP, the world’s only global environment disclosure agency.
See some of the gorgeous new 2017 offerings from the Ford roster in our Snapchat story and Instagram:
What a blessing it was getting the chance to test drive the 2017 FORD FUSIONTITANIUM AWD my milestone birthday weekend! Celebrating in-style meant having a chariot with equal parts substance and glamour. This ride was everything I could’ve asked for – cutting-edge innovation meets practicality! Coloured a gorgeous burgundy velvet metallic, the Fusion elicited wows from friends and family, striking a chord with its visual elegance. They were treated to spacious heated (and cooled) leather seating as we navigated north and west of the City for celebrations and passengers in the roomy back loved having their own vents.
Driving was truly a comfort with its adjustable seats. Although the Fusion’s rotary shift dial was a bit daunting at first, after having grown accustomed to an actual stick gear shift for years, I got the handle of it rather quickly. I absolutely loved its remote keyless ignition, ensuring a warm car (believe me, it was needed and will be needed this grueling winter ahead!) before I even got in.
I confess, the driver’s seat was so cozy, reclining almost all the way back, that I even took a quick nap under that ambient moonroof for a quick recharge. Never be afraid to celebrate too hard! To enjoy a sunset in this stunner of a vehicle is a luxury that could be experienced on the daily!
We don’t remember driving before SIRIUS XM and this is a fact. We adore that the 12-speaker SONY® sound system-enhanced Fusion comes SIRIUS-ready, Spotify-enabled, with multiple USB ports for charging. Its SYNC® 3 system works together with the Bluetooth on your wireless device to help you enjoy our music no-fuss and stay connected at all times. Did we mention it has voice recognition too? We think it’s positively awesome too being able to get an audio transcription of your text messages so one can keep their focus on the road. We love also that the car is not only Apple but Android friendly! Yes!
The Fusion comes with decent fuel efficiency at 13.5 L/100km city, 9.0 L/100km hwy, 11.5 L/100km combined.
Power-wise, the intelligent all-wheel-drive option is smooth like butter with its 2.0-litre EcoBoost® engine.
For those who need to go downtown frequently, the Fusion makes parallel and regular parking even, a breeze with park assist and park-out assist for those tight spots. Its rear camera ensures your safety, very aware of pedestrians, vehicles and obstacles. Our one wish? We wish it had rear-window wipers!
Experience my birthday weekend with the 2017 FORD FUSIONTITANIUM AWD in snaps:
The 2017 FORD FUSION TITANIUM AWD starts at $34,448 CAN. Learn more here.
What a week! We don’t know who decided to plan Pride, Canada Day weekend and the Queen’s Plate all together at once, but this was that year. We could not have made it without the Ford Fiesta!
Okay, being the bit of a diva we are, we admit that out of a great lineage of vehicles from the beloved automaker, this wasn’t initially the one that excited us most, but tell us how time and again were floored by its exceptional value!?!
Compact in size and big on practicality, we had the privilege of driving the Fiesta, souped-up in its Titanium edition. We’re talking bucket leather seats, adjustable six different ways. Its heated option would be amazing in the winter although we were trying to cool ourselves down if anything in this blistering holiday heat! We enjoyed our sky-lit drives with its tinted moonroof, suggesting all the way that this car is giving us more than its actual market value.
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We loved the Sony audio system it came equipped with, with the option of our fave SIRIUS XM. We love Hits 1 and we don’t care that the songs repeat every ten minutes! What truly makes the FordFiesta a standout among its peers is that it is forward-thinking enough to let you connect your Smartphone via Bluetooth and play your favourites from the Spotify app! It comes with two USB ports as we are obsessed with having a charged phone always.
Perfect for any holiday really we got a kick out of adjustable ambient lighting. Red for Canada Day, pink for Pride, green for Christmas??!?
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Our favourite feature? The Fiesta has brilliant fuel efficiency. We logged-in three days of travel and not even a click on the fuel meter! Finally after about five days of long distance driving, we fueled up a half-tank on $26 CAN.
It is with great pleasure that we get to tell you about our experience test driving the Ford EscapeSE this weekend. Gearing up for our Hollywood trip to attend the An Evening with Canada’s Stars Gala is something we’ve been looking forward to, but with that came a lot of advanced errands.
We also have been putting-off our visit to see A PIC BY MRWILL and after catching wind of her arrival at Woodbine to train, we stopped by to meet the sweet filly named in our honour! More on that here.
The first thing I noticed about the Ford Escape is its spaciousness. The SUV‘s deep seats – adjustable 10 ways – had us cradled in with the heated seating option almost mandatory in these cold conditions. Five sit comfortably and we love that the passengers in the rear also get their own heating/cooling vents!
Its hatchback operates with ease with two taps on the remote key and was it ever spacious, perfect for transporting heavy loads of groceries or household supplies.
Let’s talk about staying connected, which is uber-important to us. With two USB ports we simultaneously were able to keep our phone charged and also listen to our favourite tunes stored on a USB key. The nine-speaker SONY sound system, was focused front and center on the dashboard placing us right into music. Ford‘s SYNC system enabled us to make and take calls via Bluetooth through the car’s speakers, focused on the road.
Performance wise, its 1.6L EcoBoost® I-4 engine had us accelerating quickly, putting us in control of the road. Its front passenger airbags are ready at all times to protect us if ever needed and we loved the tire pressure monitoring system, ourselves having experienced a flat before!
The Ecoboost option is a dream for fuel efficiency. We used less than $40 of gas over four days of far commuting ranging from Mississauga to downtown to Toronto’s east end. Specifically, you get 10.9L/100 km in the city and 7.6L/100 km on the highway.
Despite its no-fuss practicality, the Escape has an element of luxury. Its over-sized moonroof made for ambiance.
Clearly it isn’t just we who agree the Escape is a great value starting at $23,699, we spotted on several occasions others of the like on our highways! Popular ride!
I had the very special opportunity of test driving the 2015 Ford C-MAX Energi. The electric-hybrid not only is amazingly-spacious (literally five can be seated with plenty of room to spare), but also super-environmentally conscious.
I admit I was a bit terrified to try something new. An electric car? Really? What happens if my car runs out of battery? Or what if I can’t find a charging station? The fact is, the C-MAX Energi runs also on bronze fuel and my own office even had a charging station in our underground parking and I didn’t even realize it!
Sized like an SUV, the C-MAX Energi is a combination of forward-thinking technology and luxury. I don’t think I ever have seen a moonroof as large as the one seen on this vehicle. The car has amazing control of the road, just as quick to brake as it is to accelerate. I felt fully in control with its 188 combined horsepower and safe with the C-MAX Energi’s curve and stability control, perfect for unpredictable Canadian weather. Its fuel efficiency also is remarkable, four days of highway driving using just one bar of gas on my dashboard using 2.7l/100 km on city and highway. The drivers’ seat – which are heatable – adjusts in a remarkable 10 ways.
The electric-hybrid comes in eight colours and we were lucky to try it in Ruby Red Metallic, elegant as it at once makes a flashy statement.
Let’s talk about the luxurious experience of driving the C-MAX Energi. Pairing with my Android Smartphone, I was able to access the soundtrack to my weekend, Adele‘s 25 over and over on repeat, in any which order from the touch LED dashboard, syncing perfectly via bluetooth and its nine speaker SONY sound system sounded mind-blowingly-good. The car includes not one but two USB ports for all your charging needs, although playing protected content via the SYNC system still proves problematic meaning you cannot charge your phone or listen to those songs you bought off iTunes from your phone via USB connection.
Ford always is on the edge of innovation and I also had the opportunity to try pairing the C-MAX Energi with not only the My Ford Mobile app on my smartphone, but also a SONYSmartwatch, making it possible to monitor mileage used, where exactly your car is or even lock and unlock your car from your wrist!
We had the misfortune of experiencing a flat tire while driving our C-MAXEnergi and to be honest wouldn’t even have realized it without its super intuitive tire pressure monitoring system. We got a notice on the dashboard about low tire pressure and pulled over immediately to a strip plaza late in the evening. Early in the day the next morning, we were advised the car was services and ready to go. This is the level of expedience and service we’ve come to love of Ford Canada!
Learn all about the C-MAX Energihere and if you don’t already have it, download the My Ford Mobile App on the Google Play store for your phone and Smartwatch!
We’re sad and in ways glad to see TIFF ’15 ending and although we love the excitement, it’s nice to get back to normal again. We worked ourselves into the ground and got quite ill, but we’re fighting it. We believe in transparency and admit this wasn’t the most exciting Festival in memory, but we had fun and look forward to TIFF ’16. With rain drowning-out a lot of the fun on the Festival’s three busiest days, fans were forced to make the most out of the situation and in these times we see truly who the champs of Hollywood truly are!
Whether it be Tom Hardy or George Clooney braving the wet for fans, few can argue that it’s absolutely worth the labour and effort for that one moment of connection.
Let’s look back at my highlights of TIFF ’15!
To say this was a chore is an understatement. I love Brie Larson and if she doesn’t know that by now then it’s time to invest in a billboard. This Selfie took nine tries dating back to 2013. Prior to TIFF ’15, many were asking who she was. Now that the festival is over, people are googling. She is amazing in Room, but I’ve enjoyed her work long before that. Expect her to be in the thick of the Best Actress race this Awards Season. Worth it? Totally.
Tom Hardy. Easily one of the Kings of TIFF ’15. It’s amazing seeing fame hasn’t changed this striking Actor who endured rain to greet every single fan at both his Press Conference and Premiere for Legend. Marry us, Tom! We’ll gladly share.
Analeigh Tipton. I’ve been singing her praises for years and all it is gonna take for this former America’s Next Top Model contestant to get that one breakout role and I’m confident you too will fall in love with the statuesque stunner. She was here for a supporting role in Ryan Reynolds‘ Film Mississippi Grind.
Dakota Johnson. This photo is 50 Shades of YASSSS! My last encounter with this now A-Lister in New York wasn’t great, but she lit it up at the Press Conference for Black Mass for which she is being lauded for her scene-stealing performance. She saw the struggle of me trying to get a Selfie despite being there since 6:40 AM and she contorted her head over in an array of tilts to ensure I got the shot! Thanks to Andre for helping take this!
Johnny Depp certainly draws a crowd and this is the closest I could manage at the Press Conference for Black Mass where he was more than kind. Event Security certainly made it tough on the Autograph Collectors, knocking and tossing their clipboards as they tried reaching down to King Johnny.
Tom Hiddleston. A bit sad that his films I Saw the Light and High-Rise didn’t get universal love critically, but we were still happy to see him and talk to him quickly. He was super-selective when he’d take Selfies with people, but was awesome signing autographs.
Eddie Redmayne, King of TIFF ’15. Even Johnny Depp was at his The Danish Girl Premiere. True, Amber Heard (who has a supporting role) was the reason on the surface but we all know he went to check-out his Best Actor competition! LOL
Emily Blunt. The English Actress continues the beginning of what will be an Oscar campaign. She is just great in Sicario, one of the more popular Films of the Festival. Here she was at a party for Entertainment Weekly. Not many got Selfies with her this visit though which is odd as she’s great normally.
So much love and respect for QueenJulianne. This was probably my sixth time meeting her and she’s just been amazing every time. She once even sat down and chat with me for five minutes about acting advice. We hope she never stops coming to TIFF. She will break your heart again in Freeheld.
On cloud nine about this one. I love Ellen Page so much and don’t believe it took this long to meet her. You can just tell she’s in a good place in her life right now and we’re happy for her. Freeheld. See it.
Anya Taylor-Joy. This girl is going to do amazing things. I had no idea The Witch was made around Toronto and she is just stellar in this highly-buzzed horror. “I’m not good at this”, she said taking a Selfie with me. She’d better get used to it as it’s happening for her. Stunning.
Natalie Portman. Will never get a Selfie with her, but I still love her. So amazing getting to sit-in at her TIFF ’40 Soiree and listen to her reflect on her career. Black Swan to this day is a personal favourite and it was amazing seeing that Film’s Director Darren Aronofsky stop by!
Julie Delpy. Huge fan of Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke and her work in the Before Sunrise Trilogy. She was in a foot cast for crying out loud. She tells me she broke her leg. LA CHAMP. She is here for French Comedy Lolo.
Sandra + George. None of us had any idea George Clooney was showing-up as Producer of Our Brand is Crisis, starring Sandra Bullock. He walked the entire carpet, greeting fans as it was about to rain. I got sick waiting in the cold dampness, but well worth it.
And now to thank our partners for TIFF ’15 whom we couldn’t have done it without. We did it bigger and better than ever this year! We won’t forget appearing on CBC’s Metro Morning, ITV’s Good Morning Britain,CTV News and CP24 and if you learned of us through these appearances, welcome and please stick around! We go hard year-round, not just TIFF!
And you absolutely must check-out our wide selections of TIFF ’15. See which Films deserve the Awards Season buzz. Thank you to Jonathan Godfrey, Dave Baldwin, Justin Waldman and George Kozera for all their contributions! Click here to read them all.
In the blink of an eye, the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival has arrived and now in its 40th year, the Festival promises to be bigger than better the year. Loaded with megawatts of star-power, we promise to be there every step of the way, giving you some of the most intimate access in the City to the Festival!
Before the TIFF 40/TIFF ’15 begins, we want to take a moment to thank our partners, many who are returning once again to show their support for the MR. WILL WONG brand! This is our sixth year blogging and we certainly are showing no signs of stopping. Star-spottings, Giveaways, Film Reviews and buzz. Our Team including Jonathan Godfrey, Justin Waldman, David Baldwin, George Kozera and myself have previewed some of the hottest titles at the Festival in advance so you’ll know which Films should be on your radars this Award season. We’ll be right in the thick of things with our unique perspective and you’ll be right in the know.
We’d like to thank:
CP24: For the seventh consecutive year, we are partnering with ultra-popular CP24 for up-to-the-minute celebrity sightings around the City! I’ll be in studio and catching-up with the station throughout the Festival, so be sure to tune-in! In the past we’ve appeared also on affiliates like Virgin Radio 99.9 and CTV News, so don’t be surprised that literally we’re everywhere again this TIFF!
ITV & TOURISM TORONTO: For the first time ever we’re appearing on television in the U.K. and we’re thrilled to have worked together with iTV and Tourism Toronto to draw focus on the excitement our City has to offer during TIFF, with a feature spot on popular morning program GOOD MORNING BRITAIN.
TYRRELLS: Made from the aristocratic potatoes of England, Tyrrells rapidly is gaining a reputation as the perfect chip for entertaining! What makes them unique is their intense taste, crunch and the fact they contain just a sliver of skin for that real potato authenticity. Flavours include Lightly Sea Salted, Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar, Sweet Chili & Red Pepper, Mature Cheddar & Chives, Sea Salt & Black Pepper, Worcestershire Sauce & Sundried Tomato and Vegetable Chips! Learn more here. Your friends and family will know you went that extra mile if they know you serve Tyrrells!
FORD CANADA: We’re a huge fan of Ford and once again they are on-board with us for TIFF 40/TIFF ’15! We’ll be driving in style this Festival in a fuel-efficient Ford Focus, which meets out biggest need – compactness and fuel-efficiency – to a t. We won’t miss a step this Festival thanks to Ford Canada. See our sweet ride in all its loaded glory here.
SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT CANADA: This year we’re giving our Readers a chance to win a couple awesome new English-themed releases in celebration of the City to City Programme’s focus on London. Although wildly-popular OUTLANDER Season 1, Volume 1 has already captivated fans, we’re giving you a chance to win also Volume 2 (out Tuesday, September 29, 2015) on DVD! Documentary LAMBERT & STAMP (in stores now) also gives us an intimate look at one of England’s most beloved rock outfits, The Who.
H&M CANADA: We love H&M and estimate that 90% 100% of our wardrobe is in fact H&M. They aren’t afraid of taking risks, have a bit of fun and continue to offer amazing value to Canada’s fashion-conscious. We are excited for you to see some the fun fashions we picked-out from their Fall/Winter 2015 Collection on our Social Media channels, during the Festival! We can’t wait for Katy Perry‘s holiday campaign! See some of their hottest new looks here!
HOTEL NOVOTEL TORONTO CENTRE: Billy and I dream of our cozy bed at Hotel Novotel Toronto Centre and can’t wait to enjoy what little sleep we intend to get at TIFF 40/TIFF ’15 this year. The Hotel is minutes from the thick of it all and their amazing facilities include Wi-Fi, a gym, accessible parking, pool and amazing breakfast buffet at Cafe Nicole offer exceptional value for anyone visiting Toronto during the Festival. Best of all, they’re pet-friendly (yay for Billy)! It’s always reassuring knowing this as we often stress about our loved ones with those long hours during TIFF. Learn more here.
NIKON CANADA: We get tons of compliments on our photography and wouldn’t have been able to do it without the support of Nikon Canada and our amazing D3300HDSLR. We’re gonna take you that extra bit closer with their generosity, helping stay connected with our latest Photo updates via a WU-1a wireless mobile adapter and also a zoom lens. Can you handle that level of intimacy? You’ll basically be right beside the likes of Natalie Portman, Johnny Depp and Matt Damon! More here.
SAMSUNG CANADA: Staying connected is important and there could only be one phone for the job, the Samsung Galaxy S6 with its spacious screen and quick-charge adapter. We’re thrilled to use this TIFF 40/TIFF ’15 and most of our blogging and Social Media will be done through this amazing Smartphone! More here.
But most of all you, thank you Willionaire$ for your making us a part of your day these past six years! We are grateful and appreciative!
Now for a bit of fun, we’re giving one v. English Prize Pack including every flavour of Tyrrells Hand Crafted English Crisps, plus copies of LAMBERT & STAMP and OUTLANDER (Season 1, Volumes 1&2 on DVD)! To enter to win, simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will on Facebook!