Ford Ahead in Polls: Get Ready for an Unpolished, Unsophisticated TO

According to the Globe and Mail, Toronto mayoralty candidate, Rob Ford, has passed George Smitherman in the polls.  To many, this is very scary as to them, Ford is not exactly the “ideal” candidate.  He has been caught saying things that he shouldn’t be saying, and also does not give off the vibe as being […]

Toronto Mayor Candidate Proposes Subways

Cynthia Cheng Sarah Thomson, candidate for Toronto’s top job in the municipal elections this fall, held a press conference at the Fox and Fiddle this morning, announcing her transit ideas if she became mayor.  Ms. Thomson believes in subways.  With the climate that Toronto has, streetcars/Light Rail Transit (LRT)  just doesn’t work.  And not to […]


Toronto hockey fans celebrate Canada’s gold medal win at the crossing on Yonge & Bloor.  Every time walk signs are on at all four corners, people run into the middle of the street, waving flags!!

Culture Shock? Nope, Not Really!

  Many first timers to Hong Kong come here to expect a huge culture shock.  These people, especially ones from more larger, urban centres are often pleasantly surprised to find out that this isn’t really the case.   Hong Kong’s culture in 2009 is quite westernized, likely due to habit, modernization and its colonial past (i.e. the exotic, […]

TIFF 2009: The Cole Party

    Cole, a film about a young writer trying to find himself had its Toronto International Film Festival debut on Tuesday, September 15.  A party hosted by CityVIP to celebrate the film was held at the Spoke Club after the premiere.  Though Prospere Magazine was unable to speak with cast and crew, we were able to capture pictures […]

Philanthropy, Celebrity Gifts and the TIFF Media Lounge

Cynthia Cheng Celebrity Gifting Lounge Located at the Windsor Arms Hotel, year’s celebrity gifting suite is not like its predecessors.  For the first time ever, each and every one of the vendors are contributing to a charity, with kids-related programs being the most popular.  Several are, for example, giving to Camp Oochigeas, a summer camp for […]

ET Canada’s Rosey Edeh on TIFF 2009

Blo Founder, Devon Brooks on Blo and TIFF 2009

BuskerFest: Raising Epilepsy Awareness

Alkazam, one of the many acts from this year’s BuskerFest Toronto’s annual Scotiabank BuskerFest occured between August 25 and 30 in the St. Lawrence Market area in support of Epilepsy Toronto.  The event, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year features street acts, such as acrobats, musicians and more.  This year’s performers included Canadian trio, Dirty Dishes, The […]

Torontoist Shutting Down

I can’t believe I only found out about this today, but according to this Torontoist post, Gothamist LLC is closing its only Canadian blog, Torontoist, at the end of the month.  The site, which debuted four years ago, details a variety of Toronto-related posts, including transit, restaurants, events and so forth.  Its last posts will go […]