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We haven’t heard too much from Porter Airlines lately. Sure they’ve had their share of new route announcements, and of course they’re still busy doing the free lounge access things for all of their passengers. However, they might be in store for something big, as it looks like they’ve got their eyes on a whole bunch of new airplanes.
They must have a fairly nice PowerPoint to show off, as they’ve got an expansion plan that includes like a $2 billion order for those brand new Bombardier CSeries jets. Sounds all fine and dandy, but there’s a little bit of a problem. A lot of Porter’s success has been dependent on their use of the very convenient Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport right near Toronto’s downtown core; however, there’s also all kinds of rules, regulations, and restrictions regarding what can and cannot fly to and from the airport. That means these new planes aren’t necessarily allowed there, so Porter Airlines is going to need to ask for permission first.
Tickets are now on sale for Toronto ComicCon, taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on March 9th and 10th.
Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica, Teen Wolf), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), Daniel Logan (Star Wars Episode II) and the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation will all be in attendance, along with Toronto's own Anthony Del Col and Connor McCreery, the creators of Kill Shakespeare.
The big screen adaptation of Les Miserables has sparked a new interest in the musical, especially among those whose first time included Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean.
So, in the spirit of striking while the iron's hot, Les Miz has announced a new Canadian company will begin a five month stint in Toronto this fall.
This week JFL42 is taking interactive festivals to a whole new level. The comedy festival, that features "42 of the most hilarious, riveting, and/or awesome things they could find," is currently taking place through September 28th in Toronto.
Throughout the festival they'll be interacting in real-time with pass-holders. Even the passes themselves are interactive, instead of getting an old school paper ticket, attendees are being sent a barcode that can be scanned right from their phones.
Passes are still available and start at $99, which includes a ticket to see Louis CK on Thursday night at the Sony Centre. The pass also gives holders credits for a spot at a show they want to attend.
To see the full line-up or buy passes, visit http://www.jfl42.com/.
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This week the Toronto International Film Festival is screening more than 250 films and a few of them have us ready to hit the road.
Remember reading Jack Kerouac's On The Road in High School and wishing you could just get into the car and drive across the country? Well now you can take that trip (at least vicariously) with Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, and Kirsten Dunst. The first big screen adaptation of Kerouac's classic premiered Thursday at TIFF and is already creating wanderlust among fans.
The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't kick off until September 6th but they're already looking for people to help out.
TIFF is currently seeking volunteers for a variety of activities to help make this year's festival run smoothly.
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Teen girls everywhere were disappointed when Robert Pattinson wasn't in L.A. last night to accept the MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, which he won with girlfriend Kristen Stewart for their post-wedding smooch in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, but he had a good reason to skip it.
Rob was spotted arriving at Toronto-Pearson International Airport in his usual plane attire: jeans, a baseball hat, and sunglasses late last night. He was also surrounded by an entourage of handlers and bodyguards as he made his way through the airport, still carrying his passport.
Pattinson is back in Toronto for the premiere of his latest project, Cosmopolis, that was also filmed in Toronto last year. And, as of this morning, there were at least 50 girls who were happy he missed the MTV Awards since they were already camped out waiting for him to arrive at the TIFF Bell Lightbox for tonight's big screening!
Frequent flyers know it isn't unusual for a plane to be struck by lightning, but Vampire Diaries' star Paul Wesley had to learn that lesson the hard way.
On Friday, while en route to an appearance at Toronto Comic Con 2012 with his wife Torrey DeVitto, Wesley realized his plane had been struck by lightning.
"There was a huge burst of light and this loud [sound]," he explained during an interview on Live! With Kelly.
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Believe it or not, airlines do like to show they care during the holiday season, some more than others of course. For example, Southwest will snap family photos right at your gate and Virgin Atlantic will be giftwrapping at several airports. Well, add an entire airport into the holiday cheer as Toronto-Pearson International offers to send carolers to meet the flight of your friends or family.
Yes, carolers will serenade the arriving passengers on a flight, if you tweet them to do so. Here's the details:
· The flight must be domestic and arriving to Toronto-Pearson between now and December 24.
· The flight must arrive between 3pm-8pm, except for the 24th when the hours are 6am-11am.
· Tweet @torontopearson with the person's name, flight number and flight date.
· Sit back and wait for the eventual "OMG you are crazy that was crazy" tweet from the friend or family who gets "FA LA LA LA LA" belted at them.
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Joe Fresh might not be that familiar a name to those living in the nifty fifty, but for those above the border the apparel, accessories, and cosmetics company is pretty well known. A flagship store in New York City just debuted, but you can always check them out—for free—thanks to Porter Airlines.
To celebrate the season, the airline and the brand are teaming up the bring a little fun to travelers at the airport and in the skies. At Joe Fresh stores in Canada there’ll be chances to win different travel-related prizes, and of course Porter Airlines will provide your airfare. Prizes include a weekend in New York City as well as a $500 gift card to one of the Joe Fresh stores.
Robert Pattinson tried to keep a low profile at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Tuesday, but not even a beard and baseball cap can fool Twilight fans.
Rob was arriving in Toronto to film re-shoots for his upcoming movie Cosmopolis, which was filmed in Toronto over the summer. He tried to stay incognito in a San Diego Padres hat, T-shirt and jeans but fans still recognized him and called out his name as he quickly passed through the terminal.
It's not known how long Rob will be in Toronto but considering he only brought along two duffel bags, which he carried himself, we doubt he'll be in town for very long.
The Toronto International Film Festival has started releasing this year's line-up, which will include the premieres of George Clooney's The Ides of March, The Tree Of Life starring Brad Pitt, and the fest's opener, From The Sky Down, a new U2 documentary.
With so many big names on this year's roster, the demand for tickets is bigger than ever and for now most packages are still available and can be ordered online, but you better act fast before they're all sold out and the September events get rolling.