Saks Fifth Avenue Canada Presents… #saksuTOpia

Imagine living in the city of your dreams where your desires become a reality and you’re free to create opportunities that inspire. This is Toronto, this is the #saksuTOpia.

Saks Fifth Avenue Canada launches a social media driven short-documentary series, #saksuTOpia, that explores the creative community of Toronto as told through the voices of nine noted influencers.

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Nazem Kadri @43kadri: Professional ice hockey player and the current centre of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Kadri is the first Muslim player to ever join the team’s roster and the fourth Lebanese player to ever play for the NHL.

Samara Shuter @samshuter: Named by Esquire and Maxim magazine as an artist-to-watch, Samara Shuter’s internationally recognized large format paintings bring a fresh take and new depth to the world of Sprezzatura.

George Yabu & Glenn Pushelberg @yabupushelberg: After more than three decades of world recognition in design leadership, the duo behind YabuPushelberg are true Toronto stalwarts for their creative and philanthropic contributions alike as well as recipients of the Order of Canada.

Sam & Cailli Beckerman @beckermanblog: The stylish Canadian twins behind the noted Beckerman Blog and 2015 Fashion Blogger of the Year nominees at the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards.

Irving D @thebrightesthour: The man behind the celebrated ‘The Brightest Hour” Instagram feed, D’s penchant for moody settings, kinetic energy and top-notch style have made him an eye to follow in the blogosphere.

Sonia Rodriguez @sonitta: Spanish-trained, Canadian-born ballet dancer Sonia Rodriguez is a Principal Dancer for the National Ballet of Canada. In 2012 she became an inductee into Canada’s Walk of Fame.

Rob Gentile @robgentilebuca: Canada’s most refined palate and one of the most lauded chef’s in North America, Gentile is the mastermind behind Italian hot-spot BUCA and serves as the Chef Director and Partner at The King Street Food Company.