Anthony Leclair

Edo Peled – The Thoughts of An Electric Ego

Some time ago, I was given the great pleasure of sitting out on the patio of the Black Irish, here in Toronto, with my dear friend Edo Peled. Over a...


Summer’s Last Pride 2015

I went for a stroll along Lake Ontario, and through High Park. A little early September stroll, where everything, and everyone was taking advantage of the last few warm days...


“All I Do” – Edo Peled

Rocking in retro style, Edo Peled AKA Electric Ego, mixes sweet synth with punchy poetry in a gritty love song, chalk full with all the conflict of a real relationship:...


…She’s The Closest Thing To Magic… – Edo Peled

Electric Ego, AKA: Edo Peled, the best mix of musical past and hopeful future, has released two of four singles from his EP ‘All I Do’. The most powerful of...


YES

Yes, I could have all the answers, and all the world on its knees for what seems to be perfection, devoid of any quality humbled before this altar Yes, I...


The Summer: Swept Away

With a summer hiatus, Swept Media is back and ready for action, bringing you some great local literature, photography, and some interesting stories of Canadian arts and culture. We hope...


Something Weird This Way Comes…For One Night Only

Weird: the untold story of Macbeth’s three witches, takes a behind-the-scenes look at just what the witches get up to while ‘ol Mac is on his guilt-ridden rampage. Writer/Director Phillip...


Lap It Up At Lyrics Music Bar!

Lyrics Music Bar in Toronto’s swanky Yorkville district, is a hopping haven of masterful music, and super service. Affordable and accommodating, Lyrics has a great new menu that launched last...


Photo of the Week – Nathan Phillips Fountain

A shot of the fountain jets at Nathan Phillips Square, in downtown Toronto.  ...


Spring Has Sprung

A stroll through High Park: one of the most beautiful spots in Toronto. Welcome back Spring! Photos courtesy of Leclair Studios...


The Many Faces of Duncan Griffiths

My name is Duncan Griffiths, I am an artist and my canvas is life. “All the World’s a stage” a wise man once said-and from day one we create ourselves on...


Wynne Leaves Out Half the Victims of Violence?

New Toronto billboard campaign highlights gays and lesbians, fathers and their children, endangered by public policy built on ideology not facts Premier Kathleen Wynne’s violence against women initiative reinforces sexist...


Load It Up In The Spotlight!!!

I recently had the privilege to ask musician Cody Labombard a few questions about his upbeat, bittersweet, roaring new single ‘In the Spotlight’, and his upcoming album ‘Load It Up!!!’....


Write Me a Love Story

Write Me a Love Story by Anthony J.S. Leclair Thursday, August 1, 2013.      There’s a thickness in the air. I can taste it. A tumult. They are coming....


Here & There – Toronto Street Art

This past week, I decided to take a stroll along Dundas, and photograph the many strange, and spectacular pieces of street art that are about. The alleys of Toronto may...


Wedding Speech Notes…SMILE

SMILE When you are the mother of two spirited daughters you almost get to take part in a Skinnerian psychology test. You watch common environmental situations and diverse responses. Sometimes...


The Battle of the Pointless Trilogy…Desolation…An Apparently Expected Journey

   Shortly before the new year, and just before the third installment of the Hobbit was released in theatres, a good friend of mine wrote a hilariously scathing review of...


Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

You are cordially invited to George and Martha’s for an evening of fun and games. NOW Toronto’s ’2014 Best of T.O.’ award-winning theatre company The Red One Theatre Collective proudly...


The Way We Remember

We are asked, only one day a year, to remember those who fought for our freedom. To take that time is a paltry sacrifice compared to those of the men...


A Weird Storm Brewing

Something wicked came to the Ernest-Balmer Studio space down in the distillery this weekend. It was Theatre Arcturus, and it was ‘Weird’ – in title, and some might say in...