Tag Archives: Toronto

Episode #74: Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro is one of Toronto’s foremost experts on baseball and the Toronto Blue Jays. His work has appeared in Sportsnet and Jays Journal. He can also be heard on radio stations across Canada. On the Blue Jays 2017 home opener, Ari and I sat down inside Pacific Junction Hotel to chat about your Toronto Blue Jays!

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Episode #67: Richard Peddie

Former President and CEO of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment and current Toronto Foundation Vice Chair, Richard Peddie returns to the studio. This time Peddie and Karim talk about how to make Toronto a more liveable and caring city.

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Thanks to Gregg Tilston for this photo! Taken from outside Girth Radio studios inside Pacific Junction Hotel.

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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City Building with Richard Peddie

Last fall I had the pleasure to have former Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment boss Richard Peddie in studio for a brief chat about his career and leadership style. Next week, Peddie is returning to the studio. This time we’re going to focus on city-building. Specifically, Toronto.

In preparation for this episode, I’m sourcing questions you might have on how Toronto can work better for you and your community.

And Peddie has a question for you.

I have a question for your listeners   Would they support a property tax increase to support more day care, after school programs, keeping pools open, more shelter staff, and more. Each 1% would fund a lot of everyday things that would make the city more livable for thousands.

Would you support a property tax increase in Toronto to make this city even greater for everybody?

Leave your comments below or find me on Twitter: @karimkanji. Richard Peddie is @RichardAPeddie

(RePodcast) Episode #20: Romana Kassam

The following is a podcast rebroadcast. Or a repodcast!

In the 20th episode of Welcome!, I spoke with entrepreneur Romana Kassam about life travelling Europe and Africa, climbing Kilimanjaro, dealing with East Indian parents and their expectations of their daughter, working corporate life and her decision to stop participating in the rat race to start her own business.

(REPODCAST) WELCOME #44: GEORGE SMITHERMAN

The following is a podcast rebroadcast. In late September we spoke with the one-time Toronto mayoral candidate, former Liberal MPP and Ontario’s first openly gay MPP and Ontario cabinet minister, George Smitherman.

Here’s my conversation with George Smitherman.

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(RePodcast) Episode #1: Karim Awad

The following is a podcast rebroadcast. Or a repodcast! March 10, 2015 I recorded my first Welcome! podcast with my good friend, Karim Awad. Karim is an entrepreneur, designer, teacher, artist and award winning deejay.

Here’s my very first Welcome! podcast. Enjoy!

(Sorry about the sound quality. It improves after a dozen or so episodes!)

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Episode #56: Ben Zifkin, founder and CEO, Hubba

Hubba founder and CEO Ben Zifkin and I both have a lot in common. We both live in Toronto and have owned laundry businesses. In today’s episode Ben and I discuss his entrepreneurial journey. It started at Western University as a Philosophy Major and now sees Ben lead a fast growing company in the ever changing world of e-commerce.

Intro music by Afraaz Mulji

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