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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Residents Fight to Save 100 Years of History in Old Ottawa East

Residents Fight to Save 100 Years of History in Old Ottawa East

Homeowners in Old Ottawa East are doing everything they can to save two-century old maple trees from the bulldozer of Greystone Village developers. Having failed to convince the developers that the trees will not survive the construction, residents are urging the city to help them find a resolution. [...]

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Stone & South: The Condominium Cottage Life

Stone & South: The Condominium Cottage Life

As humans, we always recognize the importance of place. A common question that usually follows after meeting someone new is "where's home for you?" There is no place quite like home. From empty-nesters seeking to downsize, to city-dwellers hoping to embrace waterfront living, many [...]

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SOCAN acquiring SODRAC represents milestone for music rights in Canada

SOCAN acquiring SODRAC represents milestone for music rights in Canada

Photo credit: Steve Carty Today marks a monumental moment for music rights holders in Canada. Two of the country’s largest music rights agencies have agreed to consolidate after a year of discussing the possibility of combing operations. Canadian performance rights organization, SOCAN, announced [...]

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An Unforgettable Outing with OWL Rafting

An Unforgettable Outing with OWL Rafting

Earlier this summer, the team at Ottawa Life traded in the hustle and bustle of downtown for a wet and wild adventure at OWL Rafting. This third generation, family owned and operated waterfront resort is located just a little over an hour outside of centretown. The size and variety of rapids in the [...]

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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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