Lynzie Kent (@lovebylynzie)
Owner and creative director of Love by Lynzie Events + Design; lead singer of Electric Blonde; host of Crazy Beautiful Weddings on Makeful TV.
Husband, Andrew; son, Archie, 3; and baby boy due in November.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN TORONTO?
I moved to Toronto in 2003. I was pursuing original music when I first arrived in the city, so I was performing in bands, touring and working on my own stuff. Back then I started my band, Electric Blonde—we still perform today. We played a lot of corporate events, which was sort of the gateway
into event planning. I started Love by Lynzie in 2011, out of my home, with two weddings that first year. The next year we did eight weddings, and then a year later, 16. We moved into an office space in 2015, right before Archie was born. Each year, the number of weddings grows. Now we’re at 50.
DID YOU ALWAYS KNOW YOU WANTED TO LIVE HERE?
I realized early on that living in the city would afford me more opportunities, especially since I was originally pursuing music. In high school, I only applied to universities in Toronto. I didn’t even care which one I got into. (I ended up going to a performing arts college called Randolph.) I just loved living in Toronto and immersing myself in the arts and culture.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAMILY’S FAVOURITE SPOTS IN THE CITY?
We live in the Junction and love being in the west end—it’s a great place to live when your kid is obsessed with trains, like Archie is. There are so many
great places to take a picnic and watch trains go by. We love Vine Park, and we love the new Organic Garage site because they have a lookout that overlooks a bunch of different railroad tracks. We also go to High Park all the time, for the splash pad, to go for a family walk or to ride the train
(surprise, surprise). As for restaurants, we really like The Beet, and Andrew and I like to try new restaurants whenever we get a date night. Recently we went for an incredible dinner at The Westerly. I also work with the Drake a lot, so you’ll often find me at The Drake Commissary.
We love hearing from other parents about their lives, their go-to, family-friendly spots in the city and why they love Toronto. Want to be featured or know someone who should be? Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally published in the Fall 2018 issue. Photo courtesy of Lynzie Kent.