Monique Taylor-Yee Shui
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Torontonian, Monique Taylor-Yee Shui is a CityLine Crafts & DIY expert with a little food, fashion and family mixed in.
Monique balances being a DIY expert on CityLine, a lifestyle influencer, and marketing executive. She’s the voice behind ‘@bymeaux’, a blog inspiring women to explore their creativity, showcasing different sides of motherhood.
Monique shares recipes, DIY crafts, home décor and fashion. She has partnered with brands like Indigo, West Coast Kids, Walmart and Hudson’s Bay. The mother-of-two is also a member of the Toronto Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, offering community service programs in the GTA.
She graduated with a degree in marketing and has worked in organizations including CIBC, Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks.
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From a young age creator @lexsonator
was captivated by the arts and wanted to share and spread “Black boy joy” with the world.
This led Lexson to TikTok and instagram, where he expressed himself through fashion and storytelling videos on the platforms.
Known for his nostalgic content, Millington fuses his love of dance, music, and style on TikTok. One of his main inspirations are his parents, who were both musicians growing up.
Lexson describes his personal style as 70's revival meets New York funk vibe. In addition to the functionality of clothing, he believes it plays a vital part in how we feel and interact with others.
@wizthemc is a globe-trotting, genre-bender born in Cape Town, raised in Germany, now finding home in Toronto. After learning how to freestyle by ripping instrumentals off YouTube and spending the next five years honing his writing and production chops, Wiz signed his first major record deal last summer and continues to share his sounds on TikTok.
He continues to explore deeper into his own unique sonic offerings and aims to create a diverse catalogue capable of speaking to anybody.
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At the young age of 19, Toronto-based Myah Elliott has successfully attracted an engaged and loyal following on TikTok with her unique, authentic videos.
@yomrants content mostly includes rants, unpopular opinions, story times, and reaction videos. The young creator says loves inspiring people to speak their mind, and encouraging conversation.
@hindzsight is a creative entrepreneur self-trained in audio, and visual media. Though he has spent the last decade creating visual arts for others, in the past few years he has flipped the camera around to share his own personal journey of self-love and mastery on TikTok.
Hindz channels his creative and positive energy through content and shares empowering messages rooted in expression, creativity and love.
Ghanaian Canadian rapper, singer-songwriter and advocate, @sincerelyexmiranda has been marking her territory around the globe with her unique androgynous presence and dynamic flow. Her modern '90s aesthetic fused with west African rhythms and funk is what sets her apart.
With nods from international sensation Lizzo, Adidas placements, HBO features, a Northern Bars Spotify Billboard Campaign, a growing viral TikTok presence and over 900,000 streams and counting; Exmiranda voice is getting well-deserved international recognition.
Her content celebrates inclusivity and diversity in music. In 2019 she was selected as a Finalist for the Emerging Artist Award by the Toronto Arts Foundation for creating accessible and inclusive arts spaces.
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A self-love advocate, branding consultant and photographer based in Portland, @hey.candace uses her photography and clever writing skills to inspire self-confidence, body positivity and inclusivity online.
The influencer shares her interests, plus-size style tips and a peek into her everyday life to a modest but strong following.
Spreading positive vibes only with her dreamy feed, Molatore's mission shines through; empowering others to own who they are.
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@torontoshay is a fashionista and mother who shares her life, style and confessions, as she so aptly puts it, “from a beautifully scattered perspective.”
Astrology-obsessed and reality TV addicted, Smith describes herself as shopping-addicted, shopping habit-having wife, mama and media professional.
As well as her enviable wardrobe, the Toronto-based social media star shares recipe ideas, inspirational quotes and advocates for the Black community and POC. She describes herself as "friendly, zealous and a little bit cray" but attributes her "quirkiness" to her success.
“My quirks and craziness help me genuinely relate to and connect with others.”
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Music lover and digital creator Devante Burey, @devodlive uses his influence to entertain and provide slice-of-life insights and advocates for the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Devo has developed an impressive social media presence and fan base and has produced content for brands like McDonald’s, TD Bank, Lotto Max, Scene, Roots and Hennessy.
Devo’s clever and funny content is both inspirational and aspirational, and says his goal is to "reveal the possibilities and diminish the limitations."
The future is bright for this emerging Canadian talent who aims to be a household name across his country in the years to come.
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A stylish Dad focused on menswear and lifestyle around Toronto,@mr.rockylclean's slick aesthetic has attracted followers to his page for fashion, fitness and food inspo, but it’s not just the quality of his content that inspires.
Measuring a staggering 6’6”, the influencer says his goal is to show other tall men that, even with limited options, they can still be stylish.
Rocky focuses on sophisticated, lifestyle content and has generated an impressive community and following.
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A lifestyle, beauty, and fashion creator who loves travel, @ral.onyes is also a professional makeup artist, educator, a visual storyteller, and an emerging photographer — a true multipotentialite.
Onyes blends her passion for beauty, photography, and visual artistry. Her images convey the honest, the feels, connects, and ensues inspiration.
Onyes began expressing herself through makeup artistry at the age of 19, in 2012, after getting her first job as a makeup artist at MAC Cosmetics. Overtime she has studied under elite beauty educators and worked for brands such as NARS Cosmetics, YSL Beauty, Bare Minerals.
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@nikeonile, a spatial interior artist, and designer of @ofthingsode, Onile is a spatial artist/designer and master of holistic design. Online believes good design is created for all the senses. Her keen eye and relentless passion to explore the humanity through design has earned her a reputation among a new generation of placemakers shaping Canadian cities, as hailed by Flare magazine.
Onile’s unique approach is underpinned by storytelling and an obsession with honouring the history of the objects she works with. A world-class traveler, Nike is known for bridging design elements with the stories of her clients; capturing simple human essence + evoking the most wondrous of emotions in the spaces she creates. Ensuring that no matter where someone’s house is, they feel “at home.”
Frequently featured in magazines, she also shines as a regular on CityLine.
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Fashion and street style at its finest,@mpx_ is a Toronto content creator, model, and talented creative. His feed strikes a balance of artistic photos and men's high fashion.
His aesthetically pleasing feed has garnered thousand of followers and uses his platform to educate, inspire and uplift.
Stylish every day looks against clean backgrounds and creative poses is his beat and he pulls it off marvelously.
Matt R Edwards
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A Toronto men’s lifestyle and fashion content creator, with a sophisticated, effortless style, @mattredwards has created an equally as stylish community online.
Since launching his popular blog, Edwards has worked with notable brands like Urban Outfitters, H&M, Winner, Daniel Wellington, Barry’s Bootcamp, Little Burgundy, Roots and House 99.
On Instagram, Edwards shares his personal style, from casual streetwear to formal. As well as fashion, the influencer posts fun lifestyle content and behind-the-scenes from shoots, previews of YouTube videos and vlog-style Instagram stories.
@kiitana is a YouTuber and Business Woman – Founder of @atarahavenue, her content focuses on beauty, travel, fashion, and lifestyle.
Kiitan Akinniranye, known by her followers as Kiitan, is a Los Angeles-based travel and lifestyle blogger originally born in Nigeria and raised in Atlanta. Through sharing her personal hair journey, opening up about her skin insecurities and expressing her fears about medical school, Kiitan soon realized her creative outlet had become a positive space for young women to connect.
The revered influencer brings her authenticity to every inch of work she does and has successfully partnered with high-profile brands like Olay, Tresemmé, Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein.
Through sharing the many facets of her life from fashion, to beauty, to travel, Kiitan inspires global audiences to fearlessly pursue their dreams.
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Get ready for the travel-itch because@karl_shakur's
travel photos are serious #travelgoals.
Adventure photographer and visual artist based in Kansas, Shakur's incredible photos are fuelled by an innate passion for exploration.
Traveling across the globe, camera in tow, the influencer has captured the beauty of the natural world.
As well as quirky, fun Youtube videos he specializes in travel, lifestyle and aerial photography — with a growing online audience of almost 500,000.
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By simply being himself, @donte.colley
has danced his way to social media fame. The Toronto native and content creator radiates pure positivity, love and light with his raw, fun videos that have become a source of hope and inspiration for thousands.
Colley's Instagram videos have raked in millions of views, garnered the attention of 874,000 followers and paved the way for him to appear in the New York Times and on Good Morning America. Last year he even collaborated with Ariana Grande and Victoria Monet for their lo-fi music video "Monopoly".
Not only has Colley captured our likes, but our hearts too.
A drool-worthy feed to follow if you're looking for fun, simple recipes @dialaskitchen
brings you plant-based, pescetarian recipes from around the world, straight to your table.
Inspired by home and travel, Canelo is a foodie, chef, entrepreneur, blogger & content creator. As if that wasn't enough to be getting on with, she's also the author of Diala’s Kitchen
Passionate about food, baking and travel she photographs everything herself, focusing on healthy, easy-to-do recipes.
On any given day, she’s either traveling, scouring the city streets for inspiration to bring into her sweet-smelling kitchen.
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Passionate about inner confidence, @coach.carey is a life coach & speaker focusing on meditations, workshops & keynote speaking, and her own story is just as inspiring as the content she posts.
“On my first day of fourth grade, I walked into the room being the only new kid. More specifically, the only Black and overweight kid. Everyone else had been in school together since kindergarten, leaving me to be the odd one out (as if there weren’t already enough aspects of my being to set me apart). They pointed at me, talked about me and laughed at me. I went to the restroom and bawled my eyes out but didn’t want to call my parents since they were at work.”
Carey says affirmations got her through and she's managed to turn a negative experience into a thriving career.
“I went back into that classroom and introduced myself to every single person in the class. I asked their names and something about them.”
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@alokvmenon is an Indian-American writer and performance artist, who goes by the gender non-conforming and transfeminine moniker ALOK.
Vaid-Menon uses poetry, comedy, performance, drag, lecture, sound-art, fashion design, self-portraiture, and social media to explore themes of gender, race, trauma, belonging, and the human condition.
The influencer uses mixed-media and posts educational content to advicate for gender non-conforming people, calling for freedom from constraining gender norms as well as bodily diversity, gender neutrality, and self-determination.
Alok has presented creative work in over 40 countries and has advocated for the complete degendering of fashion and beauty industries.