He's the lead singer of one of Toronto's most well known music collectives but over the past two years, Kevin Drew's talents have gone beyond being a performer to being the producer of two notable albums — Gord Downie's Secret Path and Introduce Yerself. The Broken Social Scene musician opened up recently about working with the late Tragically Hip frontman during an interview with Matt Galloway on Metro Morning in early November.
It's a moment Hamilton native Sean Menard envisioned while attending last year's Toronto International Film Festival, to have his own film premiere there. "I don't know how because I don't have the movie yet, but I am going to be here next year," Menard remembers saying to himself. "People are going to be lining up for my movie." It will be a reality Saturday afternoon.
A must do for Ellen Wong when she arrives back home in Toronto from Los Angeles is the most Canadian thing you can imagine...hit up a Tim Hortons. "I get a coffee and I always say with a little bit of hot chocolate...and that's always the start of Toronto," Wong told Our Toronto host Marivel Taruc. Ellen Wong is back in her city as part of the Toronto International Film Festival's Rising Stars program, which recognizes young Canadian talent.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".