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The Rick Mercer Report Stops by The Gentlemen’s Expo

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Hey! Still feeling the aftermath of The Gentlemen’s Expo 2016? We don’t blame you… It’s been a few months now and we still can’t get over how awesome of a weekend it really was.

Luckily, our friends over at The Rick Mercer Report helped us relive the excitement last night on their new episode which features Rick at our annual event.

Check out the video clip below and see what it means to #BeBetter!

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How to Protect Your Dress Shoes From the Elements

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Worried about your bench-made brogues taking a beating once the weather takes a turn for the worst? Here are three simple ways to ensure your favourite dress shoes survive the winter.

Buy a Pair of Galoshes

They slip on easily over your dress shoes, and will not only keep them clear of slushy, salt-covered sidewalks, but will also provide you with some added grip for walking over icy surfaces.

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Brush and Polish Regularly

Even with overshoes, salt — which damages the leather — has a nasty habit of finding its way onto shoes in the winter. Keep them fresh with a thorough wipe-down every couple of days.

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Invest in Cedar Shoe Trees

Nothing helps to preserve a great pair of dress shoes better. The unvarnished wood will serve to eliminate odours and maintain the shoe’s shape.

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Written by: Yang-Yi Goh

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Top 5 Discoveries at #TGE2016

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One big takeaway from #TGE2016 is that we discover new things. Our audience tells us. Our vendors tell us. Our chefs tell us. Our celebrity guests tell us. It must be true. There are some killer products and awesome experiences that are here every year and we love them. But here’s a quick snapshot of some of the new items and experiences that rose to the top this year:

5) Jord – Wooden watches. Straight outta Missouri, these guys make some pretty badass watches. The wooden bracelets are stunning. Nothing like it. Get on our wrists!!!

4) The UCC Chef Battle – The Underground Chef Co do these battles on the regular, but this one was live inside The Gentlemen’s Expo. It’s chef vs chef with a secret ingredient thrown in to spice things up. A panel of culinary stars judge the battle and declare a victor. (For the record Chef Ted Reader won this time) Chef Joe Friday and Chef Mike Ward narrated the whole thing. It was crazy. It was a high energy and welcome addition to #TGE2016 and no doubt will be back next year.

3) Tenfed – This is a clothing company that is trying to make a difference. Kory and the crew offer up high quality tees and toques for a cause. Every Tenfed shirt sold helps feed 10 hungry children. Do you need any other reason to support this project?

2) We Are VR. Watching our audience experience VR for the first time was unreal. Slap on the headset and get transformed to another place. Gaming, movies and experiences are all next level now. The future of playing a game or watching a concert will blow your mind, as it did all weekend long at #TGE2016.

1) Parc City Boot Co. – These boots are unreal. They were flying off the shelves inside #TGE2016. Designed and hand-crafted in Portugal. We’re honoured that Parc City Boot Co were here and that our audience embraced them. Gentlemen of Toronto are savvy consumers and these boots have found a home.

Hope you like this list. What did you discover? Tell us in the comments so we can share the love.

 

 

 

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#TGE2016 Special Guest: Jason Grilli of the Toronto Blue Jays

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The Gentlemen’s Expo is proud to announce a series of special guests to help educate and entertain audiences at #TGE2016.

  • WHO: Jason Grilli of the Toronto Blue Jays
  • WHAT: In Conversation with Jason Grilli of the Toronto Blue Jays
  • WHEN: SATURDAY, NOV. 12th
    • 9:15pm –In Conversation with Jason Grilli of the Toronto Blue Jays 
    • 9:45pm – Meet & Greet with Jason Grilli in The Gentlemen’s Den

Buy Tickets Now!

Use code FIVEOFF to save $5 off General Admission tickets. #BEBETTER at The Gentlemen’s Expo. November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

article_a0474241-fd8d-4920-8cf5-94fc57ac553aAbout Jason Grilli:

Jason Grilli is a pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays.  Prior to being signed by the Jays, Jason has also pitched for the Florida MarlinsChicago White SoxDetroit TigersColorado RockiesTexas RangersPittsburgh PiratesLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and Atlanta Braves. In 1997, Jason was taken as the fourth overall selection of the MLB draft by the San Francisco Giants, and ranked as was one of the top starting pitcher prospects in all of Minor League Baseball.

Follow Jason on Twitter.

Read Jason’s incredible piece in The Players Tribune on Giving Thanks.

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#TGE2016 Special Guests: Doug Gilmour & Wendel Clark

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The Gentlemen’s Expo is proud to announce a series of special guests to help educate and entertain audiences at #TGE2016.

  • WHO: Leafs Legends Doug Gilmour & Wendel Clark.
  • WHAT: In Conversation with Doug Gilmour & Wendel Clark.
  • WHEN: SATURDAY, NOV. 12th
    • 5:00pm-5:45pm – In Conversation with Leafs Legends Doug Gilmour & Wendel Clark
    • 6:00pm-7:00pm –  Mix & Mingle on #TGE2016 Show floor.
  • BUY TICKETS: Tickets are ON SALE NOW. Use code FIVEOFF to save $5 off General Admission tickets. #BEBETTER at The Gentlemen’s Expo. November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

gilmourandclark_shareCouple of beauties right here , I tell ya. How cool is this… Leafs Legends and two former Leafs captains will be joining us on Saturday, Nov 12 at #TGE2016. Joey Vendetta will host the ‘In Conversation’ segment plus both Legends will be available to mix and mingle and snap a couple pics with the crowd. See below for some memories from these two dynamic players…

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23 Oct 1997: Doug Gilmour #93 of the New Jersey Devils looks on during a game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Canadiens 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
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If there is a player who inspires near-hysteria among the Leafs Nation, it is Doug Gilmour.  Selected by St. Louis in the seventh round, he eventually started in 1983 when the Blues’ depleted roster required a call-up.  Nicknamed ‘Killer’ for his intensity, Gilmour played like a man much larger. After five seasons and the 1987 Canada Cup tournament, the Blues traded Gilmour to Calgary.  That year, he was a star in the playoffs (22 points in 22 games) and the Flames won their sole Stanley Cup.  After three more seasons, he was traded to Toronto in the biggest deal in league history.  In his first full season, he earned 127 points, a Maple Leaf franchise record and still won the Frank Selke trophy for best defensive forward!  The Leafs made him captain in 1994, which he remained until he was traded to New Jersey in 1997.  He then bounced between Chicago, Buffalo and Montreal before returning to Toronto.  In 1656 games, he finished with 510 goals and 1092 assists for 1602 points.  Doug is currently the General Manager of the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs.

Wendel Clark

Clark was drafted First overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft after spending his Junior career with his home Province Saskatoon Blades on the WHL.  Clark represented Canada in wendel-headshot-2the ’85 World Juniors winning Gold.  In his rookie season with the Leafs, Wendel made an immediate impact in the league and with Leafs Nation.  He scored 34 goals for 45 points and took on all comers racking up 227 penalty minutes.  His physical style of play and offensive talent built the foundation of a great career and later leading to Clark becoming the Captain of the storied Maple Leafs.  He led by example and was the one working the hardest, scoring the big goals and doing whatever was needed to win.  This style of play took its toll and at the young age of 33 he was forced into retirement due to back injuries.  In 793 career NHL games Clark recorded 564 points and 1690 Penalty Minutes playing for Toronto, Quebec, NY Islanders, Tampa Bay, Detroit & Chicago.  He currently resides with his family in Toronto and keeps busy as an Ambassador with the Leafs plus various charitable causes and has a restaurant chain and Meineke Car Care Centres.

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