Well 2015 was the first full year for the CandidToronto blog. Although I was hoping for much better stats I understand it takes a while to get regular visitors.
In 2015 CandidToronto had 12,000 views from 4, 713 visitors. The views came from 93 different countries with Canada and the USA leading the way. Some of the countries I had never heard of, Glad they have internet. I am very thankful for everyone who took the time to check out my blog. Thank you!. Please feel free to share it with your friends, provide comments, feedback or submit photos of an event for the blog reader contributor page. (Countries in grey are yet to visit)
January 2015 Candid Toronto started at the polar bear dip
and a “No Pants day” Subway ride.
Motorcycle Super Show
February the fun continued with my first FrostCon. (not happening this year)
And to steam February up, Sexapalooza did the Job.
Family Day was colddddd
March was for the Junos. The Junos took place in Hamilton Ontario and it began for me with the Fanfare event. I still haven’t posted the photos from the Junos red carpet, my bad.
My real job took me to Sudbury and Thunder Bay for the first time in April, again I haven’t posted the Thunder Bay photos.
Toronto had a big pillow fight, lots of fun there too.
In May Toronto became Gotham for a few months while they filmed the DC Comic book’s Suicide Squad Movie.
I got to do an interview for CTV
We went to the Ontario Country Music Award Show’s red carpet
Joined the Blue Jays Band Wagon even before there was one.
Loved Blue Jays Country Day!
Saw some RAW art taking place with Jim McAvoy of Artisticurves and model Starla Lost.
Anime North is always a blast
May was a busy month for Candid Toronto, the Victoria Day Speedfest was so much fun.
In June we went to the Aberfoyle Antique Market
In June the beginning of Summer, starts off with “More Ass and Less Gas” as The World Naked bike Ride rolled into Toronto for one of my favourite events of the year.
The Summer Festivals began, The Burlington Sound of Music kicked it off for CandidToronto.
The Pan Am Games were quickly approaching so the flame kicked of the Burlington Sound of Music festival.
Then we had a rainy Dyke March that was a lot of fun
In July I got to shoot the UG Beach WOD event at Wasaga Beach
Pan Am Games was a traffic nightmare, the province implemented High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes which were a disaster!
The Biker Boyz took over a portion of the Woodbine Shopping Centre parking lot.
We lost our companion, Simon was part of our family for 14 years. R.I.P. Simon
August the summer festivals continued with the Festival of friends.
We just made it to Toronto premiere of Man from Uncle
An unfortunate crash at an Indy race killed Driver Justin Wilson, I took Justin’s photo as he entered the Toronto Indy track on Fan Day a few months earlier. R.I.P. Justin
The Importfest carshow is always a hoot, cool cars and pretty girls is what to expect.
Importfest includes bikini and lingerie contests
The CNE opens and bids farewell to the summer, my wife and I enjoyed the CNE Bandshell on three beautiful nights. It started with Rick Springfield and ended with one of Canada’s best Dallas Smith.
Autumn Hill opens for Rick Springfield
Yoan and Brett Kissel
Randy Bachman’s guest appearance
Dallas Smith knocked it out of Summer into Fall
September begins with FanExpo at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. (I will be posting the Fanexpo 2015 photos in a few weeks)
September is the holy grail of months for me, it’s TIFF season in Toronto. The city hosts Hollywood’s finest as Torontonians line the streets to see their favourite celebrity.
Well one of my favourite events was cancelled in 2015 for lack of funding. The Toronto Zombie walk died! This was very sad news for me. here are some photos of a previous Zombie Walk.
Thanksgiving in Muskoka with the Budge family is always a highlight of the year.
Paul Brant and Dean Brody’s Road Trip tour was Awesome!
Naked people running in Hamilton with pumpkins on their heads, No way I was missing this event.
November we visited the ruins in Milton Ontario
I visited the excellent mural being painted under the Lawrence underpass by three talented artists.
December we all began preparing for the Holiday Season
Seedo Santas ran along the streets in Yorkville to raise money for Sick Kids Hospital
Then we headed South to Cayo Santa Maria Cuba
I had a great year, looking forward to more adventures in 2016. I would like to say hello to all the wonderful people I have had the pleasure of meeting and can’t wait to meet many more. Thanks for popping by CandidToronto.com Happy New Year!!!