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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Close to Home Far from Ordinary: Gananoque & the 1000 Islands

Close to Home Far from Ordinary: Gananoque & the 1000 Islands

Gananoque is the gateway to the 1000 Islands, located only 3 hours from Toronto and approximately 2 hours from Ottawa. With a small population of just over 5,000 people, Gananoque is the ideal summer destination for those seeking an authentic outdoor experience. Gananoque Inn & Spa Nestled [...]

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Close to Home Far From Ordinary - Lake Placid’s Iconic Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

Close to Home Far From Ordinary - Lake Placid’s Iconic Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

Conveniently located one block from the restaurants and shops on Main Street in Lake Placid, the AAA Four Diamond Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa is a luxury lakefront resort offering its’ guests an authentic Adirondack experience. Since its inception in the early 1900's, the Inn has provided [...]

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No Bad Days: Jess Lacroix's Passion Project

No Bad Days: Jess Lacroix's Passion Project

Photos courtesy of Jess Lacroix No Bad Days. That is the everyday mantra of Ottawa-born and bred artist, Jess Lacroix. It is also the name that she uses to distinguish her most recent passion project. Jess launched her clothing brand, NoBadDays, a little over a year ago after returning to Ottawa [...]

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Starbucks says goodbye to single-use straws

Starbucks says goodbye to single-use straws

Photo courtesy of Starbucks Recently we have seen large companies respond to the pressure of consumers and worsening environmental concerns to reduce the amount of plastic waste they produce. Starbucks announced on Monday July 9th that they would be joining the last straw movement by eliminating [...]

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Polo in the Park Ottawa: Where fun, fashion and sport collide

Polo in the Park Ottawa: Where fun, fashion and sport collide

The sound of thundering hooves, the daring displays among players, and spectators sipping champagne field side. That is Polo, also known as the sport of kings. This centuries-old sport is coming to Wesley Clover Park where two teams of mallet-wielding horse riders will compete in the 4th annual Polo [...]

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The National Portrait: Canadians in the 21st century

The National Portrait: Canadians in the 21st century

Photo credit: Lawrence Cook Celebrated Canadian novelist and artist, Douglas Coupland, will unveil his latest work – The National Portrait – at the Ottawa Art Gallery on June 29, 2018. In partnership with Canadian fashion retailer Simons, Copeland's ambitious large-scale installation [...]

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Second Annual An Evening of Laughter Coming Soon

Second Annual An Evening of Laughter Coming Soon

The Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre will be hosting its second annual family-friendly comedy night and fundraiser, An Evening of Laughter. This all-ages comedy fundraiser will take place on July 13th at the Gladstone Theatre from 6:30pm to 9:30pm in partnership with Yuk Yuk's and the Gladstone. [...]

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Unplug to Connect with Boys and Girls Clubs

Unplug to Connect with Boys and Girls Clubs

Photos Courtesy of Boys and Girls Clubs Canada What if unplugging from our devices actually enabled us to feel more closely connected to those around us? Real People. Real Connections. This is precisely the type of forward thinking with which the Boys and Girls Clubs’ most recent initiative, [...]

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Fire Up The Grill With Flavour

Fire Up The Grill With Flavour

Summer is upon us and that means more mealtimes are spent outdoors. The BBQ is the best way to cook your summer dinners, especially for those hosts who want to avoid the over-crowded kitchen and after-dinner cleanup. Celebrate the warm weather by firing up the grill and with these four flavourful recipes. [...]

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FitSpirit and Scotiabank empower Canadian girls to stick with sports

FitSpirit and Scotiabank empower Canadian girls to stick with sports

Photo credit: Fusion Fotography Self esteem, supporting one another, surpassing one’s limits and having fun – these are the four pillars of FitSpirit. For more than ten years, Canadian not-for-profit FitSpirit has inspired teenage girls across Canada to discover the benefits and fun [...]

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