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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How you can help with Ottawa-Gatineau tornado relief efforts

How you can help with Ottawa-Gatineau tornado relief efforts

Following the devastating tornado on Friday September 21, many communities have been affected by the disaster. If you've been affected by the tornado that struck our region, or if you want to help, here are some ways you can do so. Dunrobin Disaster Assistance Donations are being accepted by the [...]

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Alpha Art Gallery Moves to Bigger and Brighter Home

Alpha Art Gallery Moves to Bigger and Brighter Home

Ever since its opening in 2015, Alpha Art Gallery has been surprising and thrilling the Ottawa/Gatineau art scene through its bold and classy multidisciplinary events promoting lcal, Canada and international creators. Visual art shows, concerts, literary events, galas and fashion shows were held frequently [...]

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The World Remembers: A Canadian-led expression of remembrance and reconciliation

The World Remembers: A Canadian-led expression of remembrance and reconciliation

To mark the final centenary year of the First World War, the 1,003,167 names of those killed in 1918, including those registered as official war deaths from 1919 to 1922, will be projected onto a large screen mounted on the west facing columns of the former station adjacent to Canada's National War [...]

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Get Sidified at Ottawa’s most fabulous fashion gala fundraiser

Get Sidified at Ottawa’s most fabulous fashion gala fundraiser

Feature photo credit: Sean Sisk (photography); Corey J. Stone (makeup); Mizrahi Development & 1451 Wellington (location) Sid Cratzbarg’s larger-than-life personality is a permanent fixture in Ottawa’s fashion landscape. For Sid, fashion transcends all ages. “There’s [...]

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Ottawa Art Gallery and Canadian Film Institute Announce New Partnership

Ottawa Art Gallery and Canadian Film Institute Announce New Partnership

Above: OAG Director and CEO Alexandra Badzak and Canadian Film Institute Executive Director, Tom McSorley signing the agreement with OAG Board Members and Curators. “We knew we weren’t just building a building but growing an institution for art..." said Ottawa Art Gallery Director [...]

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University of Ottawa's new program in special music education to launch this fall

University of Ottawa's new program in special music education to launch this fall

The University of Ottawa, in collaboration with Lotus Centre for Special Music Education, has established a new program in special music education that will launch this Fall 2018. This is the first program in Canada developed to train music teachers to work with students with special needs, including [...]

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Music Fest 4 Vets: Giving back to those who gave so much

Music Fest 4 Vets: Giving back to those who gave so much

Giving back to those who gave so much. That is what Music Fest 4 Vets stands for. What initially started out as a few bands and a small venue has grown exponentially. This year's inaugural 3 day music festival will see over 30 bands play on a 96 acre site against the beautiful backdrop of [...]

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Upbeat! Productions Presents Exciting Debut Season Lineup

Upbeat! Productions Presents Exciting Debut Season Lineup

What if music festival season could last all year round? With not-for-profit music production company, Upbeat! Productions, you can enjoy the presentation of live music all the way from late September to early June. Dedicated to building connection through music, Upbeat! Productions, under the artistic [...]

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Davina Pearl and the Power of Live Music

Davina Pearl and the Power of Live Music

Figure out what makes you distinct and go for it. That is the advice Ottawa-based saxophone player Davina Pearl would offer to someone considering a career in music. It is also precisely the philosophy that she has followed as she made her way from musician to bandleader. At age 11, Davina Pearl [...]

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BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Breakfast and Brunch spots

BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Breakfast and Brunch spots

After over 20-years writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this weekly summer series, we’ll share our picks with you - our top hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest [...]

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