Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Consider this: One in two Canadian women have experienced sexual harassment at work, according to a 2018 Angus Reid survey, and 89% say they use strategies to avoid unwanted sexual advances in the workplace. Yet, in a survey late last year of 153 Canadian executives—95% of whom were male—the Gandalf Group reported that 94% said sexual harassment was not a problem at their companies.

Please take time to read these stories shared by eight brave women. One of my former colleagues is one of the eight women to share her story. Share it. Speak up if you see it happening to a colleague who may not have the confidence to speak up for themselves. Intervene. Lead by example and end sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace.

Meet our JLT Chef’s Showcase Chefs

Introducing the amazing ten Chefs who will be part of our first Junior League of Toronto Chef’s Showcase with Host Christine Cushing on Thursday May 3rd.

Meet Chef John Cirillo

Meet Chef Glenn Kitchen

Meet Chef Forrest Liu

Meet Chef Robert Rainford

Meet Chef Selwyn Richards

Meet Chef Tawfik Shehata

Meet Chef James Smith

Meet Chef Marnie Solomon

Meet Chef Rob Toppan

Meet the Chefs of Yorkshire Pudding

The JLT Chef’s Showcase is an evening culinary event held at George Brown College, in partnership with the College.

The price of admission ($90) allows guests to have an interactive experience by getting up close and personal with chefs as you taste the results of their culinary skills. It is a cocktail format from 6 to 9 pm with wine pairings by Noble Estates Wine and Spirits and features a silent auction of unique food themed items.

The event will also introduce and fund the JLT Culinary Scholarship*, in partnership with the George Brown Foundation, as well as fund other JLT programs and initiatives.

Tickets are available via the Junior League of Toronto.

We hope you will join us!

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Royal Wedding Celebrations

Thank you to Cristina Tengalia of CP24 and the Fairmont Royal York Hotel for interviewing me live today about the birth of a new Prince. A dream come true for a lifelong royal lover. I grew up with the Royal Family and I love that the Duchess of Cambridge honoured the beautiful Princess Diana in her outfit choice leaving the Lindo Wing.

The media’s visit was to launch the Royal York Hotel Romance month in celebration of the upcoming Royal Wedding. A little Prince decided to be part of the celebration. If you live or are visiting in Toronto, definitely drop into the Royal York to savour the new English Garden. If you are looking to view the upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Ms, Meghan Markle in style and without a trip across the pond, you may wish to plan a visit to the Royal York for their Duke and Duchess for the Day or one of their other Royal York Hotel Romance stays.

For me personally, I cannot wait for the Royal Wedding and watching what is ahead for the Royal family and the impact they will continue to make on our world. ❤️

Meet our Junior League of Toronto’s Chef’s Showcase Host – Chef Christine Cushing

Meet the Host of our first Junior League of Toronto Chef’s Showcase – Chef Christine Cushing!

Christine graduated with honours from George Brown College before going on to finish at the top of her class at the famed Paris École de Cuisine La Varenne. In Toronto Christine worked at renowned kitchens such as The Four Seasons Hotel and Scaramouche then went on to the ground-breaking Food Network flagship series, Christine Cushing Live. Christine has since continued to share her love and knowledge of food on TV with Fearless in the Kitchen, the Marilyn Denis Show, and her documentary series, Confucius was a Foodie now playing in over 90 countries! Christine has been teaching viewers how to cook for 20 years and was recently nominated for ‘Best Host in a Program of Series’ at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards. The busy and accomplished George Brown alumni has also created her own artisan food line: Christine’s Cushing’s olive oil and sauces and her own youtube channel; ‘My Favourite Foods’ with over 10,000 subscribers!

Please join us for a fabulous evening of food created by George Brown Alumni Chefs, wine pairings by Noble Estates, a Silent Auction and opportunity to help the Toronto community. Tickets are $90 and available via the Junior League of Toronto.

Junior League of Toronto’s Chef’s Showcase

The Junior League of Toronto‘s Chef’s Showcase with Host Christine Cushing is an evening culinary event held at George Brown School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, in partnership with the College.

The price of admission ($90) allows all guests to have an interactive experience by getting up close and personal with George Brown Alumni Chefs as you taste the results of their culinary skills and enjoy wine parings from Noble Estate Wine and Spirits. It is a cocktail format from 6 to 9 pm and features a silent auction of unique food themed items. The event will also introduce and fund the JLT Culinary Scholarship*, in partnership with the George Brown Foundation, as well as fund other JLT programs and initiatives.

This year’s event will be on Thursday May 3rd. TICKETS ARE $90 and can be purchased at http://www.jlt.org.

Toronto – we hope you will join us!

Toronto Marriott Markham

Meet York Region’s first luxury hotel Toronto Marriott Markham now open in the heart of Downtown Markham. A stunning lobby and Draco Markham a perfect place for a glass of wine, speciality bourbon cocktail or dinner without having to travel downtown. A lovely addition for residents, businesses and visitors to the City of Markham.