Posts Tagged ‘Toronto’

Jeff Comber’s “Smoke Break”

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Toronto photographer Jeff Comber appeared as an outstanding contributor on our Rise & Shine page in Issue 112 for his work on Darrell Smith’s Both Ends Of The Lens feature. Combs recently put together this Smoke Break homie video. It features Ethan Kilgour, Jesse Landen, Paul Liliani, Morgan Smith, Pat O’Rourke and more. Good times are what it’s all about…

BTL x Appleyard

Friday, November 18th, 2011

To commemorate the opening of the Blue Tile Lounge’s Toronto location, Mark Appleyard sent them some sketches that were made into a shirt. The collab is in BTL’s Winter 2011/12 collection, which you’ll find in their online store (launching Dec.1st).

BTL also released his part from their 1999 video, Focus, shot in shop’s old indoor. Click the jump to check it out…


Cephas Benson’s Day at Dunbat

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Toronto resident and KR3W / Red Star rider Cephas Benson is featured in a Day In The Life video with a guest appearance from Issue 109 cover guy Morgan Smith and more. They don’t make it past Dunbat, but that’s because it’s good times…

Stay tuned for a Red Star article penned by Cephas in the upcoming issue of Concrete.

Morgan Smith’s ‘Sunday Fundays’ in TO

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Unfortunately Morgan Smith couldn’t make the trip to JAMCOUVER on Saturday, Sept.24, but he did make a solid appearance in a Blind Sunday Fundays on the streets of Toronto, thanks to the camera work of Devin Guiney…

TJ Rogers takes Toronto Damn AM

Monday, September 12th, 2011

The 4th annual Billabong Damn AM went off in Toronto at the Ashbridges Bay park on Saturday, Sept.10th, with TJ Rogers, Will Marshall and Jon Cosentino rounding out the top 3. (Catch the full top-12 results, the Best Trick rundown and more photos/video of the event right here.)

The top 2 got a golden ticket straight to the semi-finals at Tampa AM 2011 (December 1-4), and the top 12 won entry into the big contest. SPoTlight Productions let the good times roll with this edit of the Damn AM Finals:

Catch first-placer TJ Rogers on the cover and in the commercial for Concrete #111 by clicking right here.

Quiksilver x Baitshop Collab

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Quiksilver will be celebrating a collaboration with The Baitshop at their space in Toronto (directions here) on August 6th. Check the press release below for all the details and be sure to swing by if you’re in the GTA.


On Saturday, August 6th at 7pm the Quiksilver X Baitshop Collaboration will be released with the Fall 2011 Quik Skate Collection line. There will be a mini-ramp jam at 8pm with tons of prizes along with special guests from the Quiksilver skate team.

The entire skate collection along with limited amounts of the collaboration product will be available at The Baitshop for the month of August.

“The ‘Hold Fast’ – Baitshop X Quiksilver collab is rooted in the central theme of sticking to your guns and staying true to your roots; in a turbulent action-sports industry, it’s important to maintain focus and push through the storm. It’s been wicked working with a company as dedicated to board sports throughout the years as Quik has been, and we’re stoked to not only be operating in a collaborative capacity but also showcasing the new Quiksilver Skateboard Collection in our space.”
—Ken Chong / Baitshop Co-Owner

“It’s always a pleasure to work with the Baitshop. This collaboration really encompasses what the Skate Collection is all about. With the past successful collab with Uprise Skateshop in Chicago and now The Baitshop in Toronto, along with the release of the full-length Quik Skate film in 2012, everything is headed in the right direction.”
—Dario Phillips / Quiksilver Marketing Manager

Noah Tynes x Royal

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Toronto’s Noah Tynes is the latest to join the Royal Truck squad in Canada through Supra Dist. Check out Noah and company in this Daytona 5000 segment…

Ledge Moves with Koty and Morgan

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Koty Brown and BATB IV champ Morgan Smith session a Toronto ledge in this short by Nick Katz for Archetype Media.

Berrics and Valentic Unite Again

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Toronto’s Erick Valentic first put Minor Media on the map with a big YOUnited Nations contest win in 2010 (which led to that crew appearing on The Berrics numerous times). He’s been on Steve Berra’s radar ever since and was recently invited down to L.A. to take part in Aberrican Originals – a Levi’s Film Workshop Project that coincides with the Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibit called  Art In The Streets. Watch Erick’s full video submission (which includes his L.A. cut featuring Paul Rodriguez, Shane O’Neill and more) by clicking right here.

As a lead-in, take a look at his cut of Toronto footy for the project. It features Dillon Moore, TJ Rogers, Kevin Tio, Jon Cos, Brandon “Beaster” Bandula, Jordan Moss (who also helped film), Brandon Del Bianco, Mitch Donovan, Max Fairley and Cole Hacker.

Moss, Beaster, Del Bianco, TJ and  Donovan sound familiar? Slub Bucks, that’s why!

GSD – Toronto and Queensborough

Friday, June 24th, 2011

The Go Skate Day edits continue to drop this week. Here are a couple covering the efforts of the Timebomb Trading camp’s Emerica / RVCA events in Toronto and at the Queensborough park in New Westminster, BC.

Kirk Harriott Footy

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Filmer/editor Erick Valentic (of Minor Media fame) recently assembled some clips of Toronto’s Kirk Harriott from the last couple years…

Go Skateboarding Day: Event Round-Up

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Go Skateboarding Day is coming soon – Tuesday, June 21st to be exact – so play hooky on life’s responsibilities in order to join the rolling celebration on the longest day of the year! Here are a few events that are taking place in Metro Vancouver, Salmon Arm, Calgary, Saskatoon, Montreal and Toronto.

Click here for more details on this major Vancouver event, and here’s a look at the impressive Lakai flare box you’ll be skating, amongst other things…

Hit the jump for a few more Concrete-approved Go Skate Day events…


Morgan Smith in ‘Social Withdrawal’

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Digital got ahold of Morgan Smith’s part from Devin Guiney’s Toronto-based video, Social Withdrawal:

Be sure to check out Morgan’s latest part in Blind’s AM video, This Is Not A Test, which is now available on iTunes (more info here).

Smash ‘N’ Grab Tour Update #2

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

KR3W posted some photos from the Toronto stop of the KR3W/Shake Junt Smash ‘N’ Grab tour, which wraps up in Vancouver on Sunday, May 29th (details here). Click the image of Erik Ellington’s kickflip to fakie at the Ashbridges park to see the rest of the TO update…

Stay tuned for more from Erik in the upcoming issue of Concrete, coming June 10th.

Dylan Rieder +2 at Ashbridges

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Analog Clothing riders Ben Nordberg, Luke Croker and Dylan Rieder stopped by the Ashbridges park in Toronto a while back and shot this sweet little ditty…

‘Since Day One’ is upon us…

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Real‘s very anticipated Since Day One will premiere at 7pm this Saturday, April 2nd in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. It’s free, and you’ll find the locations of the Canadian premieres right here. Naturally there are afterparties for the 19-and-olders (18ers if you’re in MTL). Get the skinny on where all 3 parties are right here.

Before the premiere, ‘Couver will also play host to Real’s Justin Brock, Peter Ramondetta, Ishod Wair and James Hardy for an autograph sesh at 5pm (details here). Speaking of Ramondetta, here’s a little 666 treatment from him as a warm up to Since Day One.

No premiere in your town? Don’t fret, the Collector’s Edition DVD and iTunes download will be good to go for rollers the world over on April 11th. For the Real video primer on featuring Deluxe VP and Real co-founder Jim Thiebaud (pictured below), Since Day One editor Dan Wolfe and Real ripper Davis Torgerson, click the image:

Check out photos and video from the March 31st world premiere in San Francisco by clicking here.