Badass B.I.T.C Beard #22


Some amazing things are coming together with regards to my beard contest and the calendar I’m creating to raise funds for PWA People with Aids foundation. Since I’ve announced this week the charity we will be supporting picture submittions have doubled. Thanks so much! With no further delay here is June’s 1st Badass B.I.T.C Beard competitor!

This is Ron!

I’ve been with the same man for 21 years. He brings out the best in me. Years ago I was very shy but now I don’t care what others think and I just want to be me. Once unable to smile for a photo, now I-am a selfie whore LOL. Loving photography and expanding my collection of designer underwear.

I think my readers will agree when I say, we are so glad you got over being shy! Ok everyone head over to my Instagram @bruceinthecity and click the heart on this bearded fellows selfie I’ve posted and a post of this bio. That gives you two opportunities to vote and it’s the only place the vote counts even though my Facebook group Bruce in the City and my twitter account Bruce in the City will also display this blog posting!

A quick thank you to The Men’s Room for supporting this fun contest and supplying gifts on behalf of Bruce in the City! More exciting collaborations with this badass shop to come! 

This contests is in support of PWA People with Aids Foundation. The sales of my Badass B.I.T.C Beard calendar will support this important local foundation. Until there is a cure people need your love and support!

Keep your beards low to the ground! You wouldn’t want to miss a drop of news!!

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And the winner is…..


It was a big competition this month (May) and everyone has the most amazing facial hair but there can only be one winner. The number one Badass B.I.T.C Beard contest winner for May is….


Collect your $20 gift card from The Mens Room! Bruce in the City’s prize destination! Those fabulous fellows can get you hooked up!

The fun doesn’t end there! Check out June’s first Beard Fellow to enter the contest for this month! Saturday on Bruce in the City!


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The Vinyl Resurgence


Tech this! Tech that! App this! App that! Stream this! Stream that! Spotify! iTunes! Netflix!
It’s all so antisocial and non committal. It’s using someone else’s underwear. Rip it off some cyberspace and lose it all with a virus crash. Don’t misunderstand me I love all this on the spot, self gratifying, get where and when I want it, because god damn it, waiting is so last decade!
However, I gotta tell you there is still nothing like walking into a vinyl shop and cruising the record stand for the latest, or even sexier, the retro artist to spin on the crystal needle and chill. Hook me up with some vintage U2, Sarah McLachlan, Culture Club to start and then round me off with some Herbie Hancock, Earth Wind and Fire, and Electric Light Orchestra.
Pop Music has got it baby and I’m not just talking genre. The shop is called “Pop Music”. Clever, sleek, raw! The latest vinyl releases at your finger tips with all the classic retro jazz, rock, funk, and soul all in one manifesto of counter culture and popular culture! Vinyl is back with a vengeance and this fly shop is just what the doctor ordered. Records and Tees! You know I never thought I’d ever say that again on the day I bought my first CD. That soulless disc that stole the epic sound of music on vinyl. I don’t care who you are, nothing sounds as bad ass as The Doors on the turntable. Drop the needle with Joan Jett. Feel the revolution with Bob Marley and that unforgettable groove. The owner of this must visit shop is Derek. He’s into it. You can feel it as I overhear him talking weekly chart toppers and trade release on the hot or not music industry playlist with a patron. He’s got it all! He’s got it now! I still have my records that I bought when I was 12. Thriller! Olivia Newton John vol 2, Joshua Tree, Joe’s Garage! I knew it wasn’t over for that beautiful black lava. Chilled for our listening pleasure. Derek’s shop is the hub of the vinyl resurgence here in the city. New tees and records weekly and some pretty sweet collectables to fill your sack with goodness. I’ll be visiting Pop Music often to add to my already incredible collection of artists. The sound, the smell, the hiss of something so real you can almost reach out and touch it. Shop local. There’s nothing real about a download.

Pop Music Records and Tees
Derek Antonio
581 Gerrard Street East
Toronto Ontario Canada
Follow Instagram @POPMUSICTO


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Badass B.I.T.C Beard contest #21

Brucesters!! It’s Beard time!

Its time to vote again! May is closing in! Check out this article and then head over to my Instagram @bruceinthecity hit the ❤ On this bearded fellows solo pic and on his bio there! You can vote twice! Without wasting any valuable Beard time, this is Daniel….

Fun facts about me well; I know I have a beard but I am smooth as a baby’s  bum lol! Is that a fun fact? When You enter into my life be aware your waist line could expand because I love eating… is that a fun fact? Lol!
I like beefy men yes but I go for the chunky kind of man grrrr! I have a great sense of humour and smile all the time, when I am comfortable. Give me some food and yummmm I’m smiling all the way lol 😂

Good luck Buddy! You’d look great on that calendar at years end! Ok sexy people! Go vote! @bruceinthecity My official Instagram! 

The Men’s Room Toronto is Bruce in the City’s official prize destination for the Badass B.I.T.C Beard contest! Join them @shopthemensroom Tell them Bruce in the City sent you 💪🏻🧔🏻👍🏻🌈


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The Badass B.I.T.C 2019 calendar!

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Badass B.I.T.C Beard contest #20


Wow it’s the 20th beard so far this year and it’s the 20th of May! How cool is that? I’m so glad you bearded fellows are excited that The Men’s Room Toronto has graciously agreed to be Bruce in the City’s prize destination for The Badass B.I.T.C Beard contest! The staff are amazing and crazy sexy! Their all super helpful to. If it’s a hair grooming you need then their hairstylists are top notch! I’ve been done by two of them! Both times I knew I’d be coming again. I have a bit of a T Shirt addiction. They have the best T Shirts. So fun and frisky! You can win a $20 gift card compliments of The Men’s Room by submitting your bearded selfie @bruceinthecity Instagram in my chat with at least 5 fun facts about yourself. Each week a beard is chosen. My sexy followers vote for you and it’s as easy as that! Every month there’s a wiener. I mean a winner! Oh and don’t forget to food The Men’s Room on Facebook and Instagram @shopthemensroom

Let’s get on it shall we? This weeks beard belongs to this cutie…. Fadi!

I listen to Barbra Streisand while working out on a daily basis. I sit down when I pee! I have to have my Nutella every day! I love to dance to 80’s music and I love DOGS!!! Vote for me!

Thanks Fadi and good luck! Stop on over to my official Instagram and hit the ❤ On his solo pic and bio @bruceinthecity When you visit Toronto don’t forget to hit up the men’s room! Tell em Bruce in the City sent you! 


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The Inked Butcher


It’s the long weekend B.I.T.C’s! It’s time to get your BBQ fired up! If you’re in the Toronto area I found the baddest butcher in the city!!! Mark Michelin has been a member of Toronto’s St. James Town community located in the heart of Old Cabbagetown since 1971. He’s cool! He’s inked! He’s really a friendly, family guy and he has a passion for delivering a quality product. My visit to this butcher leaves me with some of the best cuts of meat this side of gay town. They carry naturally raised, antibiotic and synthetic growth hormone free meats which is bloody fantastic! I can’t understand why anyone would settle for less if their means allow. Just check out this list of goods (in no particular order) and tell me it’s not impressive!

Atlantic signature grass-fed, pasture-raised beef

Liberterre pork products

Claire Island organic salmon

Farm fresh poultry co-op chickens.

Just to highlight the staples. Mark prides himself on providing the highest quality cuts at some of the best prices in town. From Mark’s home-made specialty sausage to his amazing hand-smoked organic salmon. He offers Mediterranean couscous and Greek salad to mouth-watering sandwiches piled high with your choice of fresh vegetables, meats, cheeses, and condiments. It’s

just too much, in the most fulfilling way possible. It doesn’t end there! Oh no!! Mark’s regular menu includes home-stewed soups, fresh baked pastries and cookies, slow roasted ribs, Mark’s fantastic chicken schnitzel and much more.

Sounds incredible? Well that’s not all! His outstanding deli offers catering services to meet any need! Offering a beautifully glazed meatloaf to perfect pastrami sandwiches! As we feasted our eyes on the perfectly placed items I could literally feel my mouth watering as I stared at his raw meat. We chose some beautiful steak along with some wonderful deli items. It was so tender and juicy. I mean if you meat lovers aren’t lined up already then I don’t know, but that inked butcher has got me wanting his meat at least once a week!! You will too!

Monday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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Make Em Laugh

Hey Whazzzuuuuuup Brucesters!

My shits and giggles on funny dudes continues with this guy, Jeewan Gill. Now I gotta say he was all in my funny books until I learned he doesn’t really like Toronto. Stop me in my tracks! I mean, I love Toronto. The reason I got this blog going in 2010 was my love affair with this incredibly diverse city. And now I’m reviewing Jeewan funny guy to find out he disdains my city. As Madonna would sing, “Where do we go from here?” This is where I put my personal opinion aside and just tell you how funny this guy is. Jeewan? Does it mean funny man? No, in fact it doesn’t! However it does mean “Bringer of Life” so really it could mean funny guy! Being funny brings life to those sitting in the bell jar. His comedy was sharp and relevant. He was incredibly disarming and I even thought he would be even better with a larger audience. Jeewan is a west coast boy. He truly believes he was bred from birth to disdain Toronto. A city that seems to be doing good by him. Maybe he’ll change his tune on that one. He’s a Border City Comedy Festival finalist. He seems to enjoy creating humour out of incidences that normally find it missing. Of course that means touching on subject matter that may cause the squeamish to squirm.
I thought his stand up was good and solid. I’d go check him out again if given the opportunity. Hey wait! He’s opening for Chris Robinson May 13th at comedy bar and apparently the show is being taped. I might just have to crash that party! You can find him on twitter for more info @jeewangill2

4 kisses out of 5


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Badass B.I.T.C Beard #19

Hey Beards and Beard lovers! Here is our 19th weekly beard for 2018 and our 2nd beard for May! I’m super stoked that The Men’s Room Toronto is The Badass B.I.T.C Beards prize destination and I look forward to letting you know about some amazing future events in shop so stay tuned!

Heres is Bruce in the City’s latest Badass B.I.T.C Beard!

Lords and Ladies this is Chris….

Hey everyone. A few facts? Well I hate writing! I’m 37! I’m Gay! I am a Music Director and professional Organist. I love eating and love my cats! I’m a proud American. Moving to Canada wouldn’t be a bad idea these days. I don’t enjoy getting pushed in to things I don’t really want to do. I guess I feel a bit ackward writing about myself. That’s it! Enjoy the beard!

Well good luck sexy man! Head on over to my Instagram account @bruceinthecity and vote for this cutie. There’s two chances to vote. Click the heart on his bio and on his individual selfie. Both found on my Instagram account! We love our beards from across the border! Follow @shopthemensroom on Instagram Bruce in the City’s official prize destination!


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