Moving to Toronto from Rome can come as a culture shock. The old, antique, circular Roman streets are incomparable to Toronto’s wide highways and urban sprawl. But for many, the initial cultural differences eventually are worth the move.
From a young age, Jennifer Corriero's Italian heritage has shaped her appreciation for the positive impact of community and culture in bringing people together. As a result, she co-founded TakingITGlobal, a non-profit organization that empowers young people across the world to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges.
Clara Ceolin e Sandro Zoppi sono entrambi legati al Veneto. Da Venezia, Ceolin è emigrata in Canada quando era ancora adolescente. Zoppi è nato a Toronto e ha vissuto nel paese d’origine della sua famiglia per un anno. I due veneti sono arrivati a Toronto per due strade diverse, ma è lo stesso senso di appartenenza che li lega alle loro radici del Nord Italia.
As a child, Lucia Cesaroni would watch, in awe, the classic operas her parents took her to see. As an adult, the Toronto-born soprano is living her childhood dream of becoming a professional opera singer.
If you’re not too familiar with women’s soccer, here’s one fact that jumps out from the rest: Canada’s women’s national team far outclasses the men’s in relation to the rest of the Globe. While Canada’s men’s team struggles to crack the top 80 in FIFA’s World Rankings, its women’s sits comfortably in the top 10 of its respective list. In fact, the ladies in red notched Canada’s first women’s soccer gold medal at the Pan American Games in October, 2011.
We all know “dog is man’s best friend.” But for Dominique Firetto, the furry four-legged creatures are much more than that. Dogs are his passion, his pride and his profession. The Italo-Montrealer has a particular attachment to Siberian Huskies. So much so, that he is a professional breeder, and travels with his dogs around the world to participate in dog shows.
If a ‘nice Italian girl’ is docile, humble and upholds the status quo, then Bressani award-winning writer and editor, Michelle Alfano, is the antithesis of this well-known stereotype.