Tori McNeely

Web Editor & Social Media Coordinator

Tori is a recent Carleton University graduate with a Honours Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies. She interned for Ottawa Life throughout the summer of 2017 and has since returned to join the team full time. When she's not at the office she can be found exploring the city, discovering new playlists on Spotify or trying out new recipes.

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Up! Pants: Where fashion meets function AND fit

Up! Pants: Where fashion meets function AND fit

If you look around at all the women in your life, you’ll notice that not one of us is made the same. Each one of us is unique in both size and shape. As women, this uniqueness can sometimes be a challenge when shopping because of inconsistent, rigid sizing. This may be especially true when it comes [...]

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Coca-Cola Canada brings Innovation Lab to Ottawa

Coca-Cola Canada brings Innovation Lab to Ottawa

Photo credit: Dave Chan With concerns of plastic pollution crisis on the rise, Coca-Cola is responding to the world’s packaging problem with industry leading solutions. Earlier this week, Coca-Cola Canada held their first-ever Innovation Lab for Parliamentarians in our nation’s capital [...]

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Multi-faceted music studio Artist Alliance opens in heart of downtown

Multi-faceted music studio Artist Alliance opens in heart of downtown

Photo credit: Laura Collins Elvis Presley once said, “Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.” In other words, you can dream all you want but unless you’ve got the ambition to see that dream through it won’t come true. With 25 years of experience in songwriting, performing and [...]

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AdvoCare brings superior nutrition to Ottawa

AdvoCare brings superior nutrition to Ottawa

Headquartered in Plano, Texas, AdvoCare has been providing innovative nutritional and weight-management products to consumers across the United States for over 25 years. Through their natural health products, AdvoCare has been helping consumers reach a healthier version of themselves. As of September [...]

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The Canada Music Academy and Canderel host series of pop-up concerts

The Canada Music Academy and Canderel host series of pop-up concerts

Since 1995, the Canada Music Academy has grown into one of the largest music schools in the country. They have over 300 teachers at various locations between Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto, all specializing in music instruction that is customized to meet the individual needs of each student. From guitar [...]

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Kid Food Nation gala in Ottawa celebrates young chefs

Kid Food Nation gala in Ottawa celebrates young chefs

Photo credit: Ben Welland, byfield-pitman photography This past Sunday, 26 young chefs from across Canada travelled to Ottawa where they showcased their winning recipes, met famous Canadians and celebrated their love of healthy eating at the second annual Kid Food Nation gala. Hosted by YTV’s [...]

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Fred Litwin's must-read book puts the JFK conspiracies to rest

Fred Litwin's must-read book puts the JFK conspiracies to rest

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was struck by two bullets while riding in an open-topped limo through Dealey Plaza in Dallas. That much we know. Yet, for generations people have continued to contribute to the whirlwind of conspiracy theories surrounding JFK's assassination. In his [...]

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Gone fishin with Ford Canada and the all-new Expedition

Gone fishin with Ford Canada and the all-new Expedition

Feature photo credit: Justin Hoffman Our adventure begins Photo credit: Ford Canada Who doesn’t love fishing in the fall? With the leaves changing colours and the crisp air setting in, fall is a fine fishing season for Canadian anglers. While I am no fishing expert, I was fortunate enough [...]

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You are what you wear

You are what you wear

Believe it or not, your outfit may affect the way you approach the world. Don’t believe me? Just ask science! As a handful of studies have shown, we are one step closer to understanding the connection between the kinds of clothing we decide to wear and the effect it has on how we interact in the [...]

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Nordstrom Rack Opens in Ottawa

Nordstrom Rack Opens in Ottawa

Photo credit: Lindsey Gibeau courtesy of Nordstrom Who doesn’t like seeing savings rack up as they scan the receipt of their latest purchase? Bargain hunters and fashion-forward shoppers rejoice because Ottawa’s very own Nordstrom Rack is here to offer you fashion at a fraction! Located [...]

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