It’s no secret that some pretty incredible people have come out of Toronto in a variety of industries and helped put the city on the map. Over the past 10 years, GTA-native stars have emerged in everything from music, to film, to fashion and more.
Here are 10 people from in and around Toronto who became stars over the past decade.
Stephan James began acting in a series of television shows early on in his life, but it wasn’t until he won a Canadian Screen Award for his role as Olympic runner Jesse Owens in the 2016 film Race that he began to receive real critical acclaim.
That recognition only intensified when he starred in Barry Jenkins‘film If Beale Street Could Talk in 2018. James was born in Toronto in 1993 and graduated from Jarvis Collegiate Institute back in 2011.
Toronto’s favourite pop star may seem like he’s been on the music scene for quite some time now, but Shawn Mendes only began his career when he gained a massive Vine following back in 2013.