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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Nordstrom Rack Opens in Ottawa

Nordstrom Rack Opens in Ottawa

Photo credit: Lindsey Gibeau courtesy of Nordstrom Who doesn’t like seeing savings rack up as they scan the receipt of their latest purchase? Bargain hunters and fashion-forward shoppers rejoice because Ottawa’s very own Nordstrom Rack is here to offer you fashion at a fraction! Located [...]

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Local female-fronted startup ZAYLIA celebrates Canadian makers

Local female-fronted startup ZAYLIA celebrates Canadian makers

Since opening in July, Ottawa startup ZAYLIA has been inspiring Canadians to shop locally. Together, Melissa Meier, Shanna Lacroix and Justine Dennis launched their online store as a way to celebrate all the great things Canadian women have to offer. ZAYLIA hopes to help promote equality for women in [...]

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No more counting sheep when you sleep on Canadian-made Endy mattress

No more counting sheep when you sleep on Canadian-made Endy mattress

All photos courtesy of Endy Everyone knows that a good night’s sleep affects the quality of your waking life. Fall short a few hours and you’re waking up on the wrong side of the bed. We could give you a handful of tips to help you sleep better at night but what if all it took was one Canadian [...]

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Read for the Cure: Book lovers and best-selling authors come together to benefit cancer research

Read for the Cure: Book lovers and best-selling authors come together to benefit cancer research

Read for the Cure is back once again in Ottawa to help raise funds for the Cancer Research Society. Presented by Penguin Random House Canada, Read for the cure is an inspiring annual literary event where book lovers and bestselling authors come together to benefit the cancer research. Hosted by Adrian [...]

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Chelsea Handler joins Civilized in conversation about cannabis

Chelsea Handler joins Civilized in conversation about cannabis

October 17th, better known as the day pot will become legal in Canada, is less than a month away. While provinces and territories are busy deciding on various rules and regulations regarding cannabis consumption and distribution, many of us are left with a lot of lingering questions. What if all your [...]

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The Ottawa Art Gallery brings contemporary Indigenous arts into the classroom

The Ottawa Art Gallery brings contemporary Indigenous arts into the classroom

All photos courtesy of the Ottawa Art Gallery Just two weeks after announcing their new partnership with the Canadian Film Institute, the Ottawa Art Gallery continues to show signs of growth as they launch their publication and program, Contemporary Indigenous Arts in the Classroom, which aims to provide [...]

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4 style staples to fall back on this season

4 style staples to fall back on this season

It’s officially fall! A drop in temperature means it’s time to recover your fall favourites from the back of your closet. Layering made easy is the key to dressing for this season. Whether you are the type of person who can’t wait to break out a whole new wardrobe, or someone who has [...]

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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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