In honour of tonight’s #TBT, I’m throwing back to our first #HoHoTO and the blank cheque that started it all. So proud of the team that has kept it going and tonight will add to the total funds raised for Daily Bread Food Bank.  

HoHoTO on Thursday!

HoHoTO in 2 days on Dec 19th!?!? Really?  HoHoTO is always one of the best parties in town, and this year will be no exception but it has come on so fast. I guess it’s because because I’m not right in the thick of it.   I’ve been pretty quiet about HoHoTO this year, at least…

We Are Toronto & HoHoTO

While our city and it’s mayor are in the midst of a horrendous PR nightmare, there are two bright spots that crossed my desk this week.  And they shine just a little brighter given crap that’s being flung around about Toronto. We Are Toronto We Are Toronto launched this week, I assume in direct response…

Then This Happened–HoHoTO 2013

As you may remember from a recent post to this very blog, HoHoTO announced it’s retirement. Well, what you may not have seen was the flurry of activity that occurred immediately after that post went live.  The creation of a #SaveHoHoTO hashtag. The crazy number of private and public messages of distress. And the graceful…

HoHoTO Says Goodbye

[UPDATE – as of October 09, 2013 a new group of organisers have risen up to #SaveHoHoTO – or as I like to call it  HoHoTO: TNG – Dec 19,2013] 5 years ago 13 people connected on twitter and inspired a community to come together in 13 days and raise over $10,000 for the Daily…

HoHoTO – Our 5th Year

As many of you know, I am one of the founders of HoHoTO – “the party that twitter built”. It’s for geeks, phreaks, webheads, twitterfiends, techies, media, marketing, and PR types and all their friends. And everyone else! DJ’s, interactive media, and loads of holiday cheer, all for a great cause!
So far we’ve raised $225,000. What can we do in year 5? Help make the world suck a little less.

Suit Elf & Naughty Elf at HoHoTO

In honour of today’s HoHoTO kick off conference call, I’m pulling this photo out of the archives. Suit Elf & Naughty Elf — Dec 15th was a wild night at The Mod Club as Toronto’s tech & social media community came together to raise $25,000 for Daily Bread Food Bank. What an amazing community we…


While it’s not a typical couple’s portrait, I kind of love this shot of us. Gerry looks handsome, I look a little goofily-in-love and we’re together. What more could you want? Thanks to cglynne for taking this at HoHoTO!