Back this September!

Coming this September!

Sarah & Erik are back but this time teaming up to pair Sarah’s amazing recipes with Erik’s scrumptious wines in review!

Stay tuned!

Bruce in the City

(For Sarah Germani’s recipes please check past blogs, Journey With Germani)

(For Erik Fleming’s wine reviews checknout past blogs, Wine with Erik)


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Badass B.I.T.C Beard of the Week

Hey Brucesters!

My fun and sexy beard contest will continue while I’m on my sabbatical. Here’s the second contestant for September! Ladies and Gents this is Chrys!


Fun facts: 1 – I find facts fun! 2. I seem to look at the clock every day at 12:34. Or 1234 o’clock as I call it. 3. One time I rejected an invitation to Hogwarts as I was too busy training under the Jedi council. 4. Sometimes I like to make up facts. 5. Im a graphic designer by day. Axe throwing coach on weekends. And side hustle with my own beard oil company.

Thanks Brother for playing along. You can follow Chrys on his badass Instagram @denim_demon_

Go to my official Bruce in the City Instagram to vote! Click the heart on Chrys pic and bio! @bruceinthecity

Good luck Chrys

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The Badass B.I.T.C contest

While I’m on my sabbatical my Badass B.I.T.C Beard contest will continue!!!

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Time to Say Goodbye (for now)

A Time to Say Good bye (for a while)

It’s hard to believe I’ve been writing my blog, Bruce in the City, since 2010. It literally blows my mind how intensely time rockets by. I love writing so much and really love all of the people I’ve met due to blogging.
If you follow my blog you will no doubt know that I have been battling with the decision to take a sabbatical. I mean one friend of mine noted when I had brought up my thoughts about taking a good break, that professors take a break every seven years. Now I’m not sure that’s true because I don’t know any professors but it sounded good. He also pointed out that even Will and Grace took a break and they’re highly successful. So I guess it’s like that. I’d love to stay but it’s really time for me to say good bye. Just Bruce! A break from Bruce in the City. Oh, I’ll still be here but I’ll be doing it as a private person for a while. Do I know for how long? Again a friend suggested seven months. Will you all still be here in seven months? Will I ever return to this blog I love so dearly? I guess time will tell. I do plan on making a come back, I just can’t say for sure when.

Until then, stay cool and remember me in your travels!


edited by Mary Ellen Monk

Thank you for all your hard work on my blog. You are amazing.

Bruce Christopher

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Where there’s a Will

I love when I get thrown a curve ball!  I feel like Rachel Maddow, the host of the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC.  She’s constantly having to change things up these days with the ever changing tide of political crazy in the United States.  My reason is not as dramatic, but to me just as important.
I’m sure if you have read my blog by now you will have heard of Will Wilson, a really talented photographer and acquaintance of mine.  If not scroll back and get acquainted with this bearded fellow.
Today he is my guest writer on my blog.  I thought the subject matter perfect considering where we are in our calendar year, back to school!  I encourage every one of you to check out Will’s inspiration for his latest project and watch the You Tube posting of this relevant and touching piece.
“The project 50 shades of shade is to help voice the concerning amount of adult bullying in all forums of culture.  This is an issue that’s been spoken to before, but with 50 shades of shade I’ve had candid conversations with great people to address the elephant in the room.  Watch and see what your thoughts are.”  Will Wilson

Thank you Will for this important message and for including me in the project.  Watch closely, I get a brief cameo.
All the best to everyone returning to school this year.  Remember bullying is just not cool!  Not anywhere! Not anytime!
Please check out my own personal story and my experience with being bullied.

Bruce in the City

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Badass BITC Beard Sept 1st contestant

Hey Its September BITC’s!

Where the freak did summer go? Well there is nothing we can do about it so let’s tyrn up the hot beards with September’s 1st beard contestant! This weeks Beard is small on words but big on muscles and beard! This is Fedentonio!

Lol , I don’t think I an sexy , I am a regular man and very humble !

Thank you 🙏

There you go! Head on over to my Instagram @bruceinthecity

Good Luck Bud

Bruce in the City


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Bruce’s Bearded Book Club

Hey Brucesters

As you may now be aware I am taking some time off my Sunday blogging about Toronto. Still love my city but want to take some time to enjoy it as a private citizen. Many of the fun feature will still continue such as the Badass BITC Beard contest and this wonderful book club “Bruce’s Bearded Book Club”

This series will focus on my favourite author Jodi Picoult and the first novel I’m choosing is one that remains extremely relevant even now. Long after it’s release in 2007 “19 Minutes”

Please pick this compelling read up at your local bookshop or on line.

With the topic of gun control at the forefront of our social and political landscape, this look at one mans journey will leave you thinking what if.

Bruce in the City


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Badass B.I.T.C Beard August winner!

Hey Brucesters and B.I.T.C’s

We got ourselves a wiener! Hee hee I mean a winner!!!!

Ryan is the Badass B.I.T.C Beard for August! Congrats dude! Get in touch for prize details!! If your 18+ follow Ryan on Instagram @hairybuck11

Agaun congrats it was a tough contest this month!

Bruce in the City


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Remembering Brad

This week I attended a Celebration of Life for my Cousin Brad. He was only 37 and cancer took him from his wife and kids in January of this year. Instead of my usual rant. I like to dedicate this page to my cousin Brad Moore. The inspiration for my beard. I grew it out for you buddy. Thank you to Christie and to The Rednecks for putting on such a moving celebration. We are all family. Brad has connected us all for life.

Bruce Christopher

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Badass BITC contestant #34

Hey Brucesters! And BITC’s

Where did August go? Wow! I’m not even going to mention it’s Labour Day next weekend! I’m nit going to even say it! Before we say good by to those balmy days of summer, we have our last beard contestant for August! This is Jari!

5 fun facts? I remember one but it is not fun, just geeky. I havd read LOTR 23 times.


There you go! With a beard that badass one gun fact is plenty!

vot now at my official Instagram @bruceinthecity

Visit The Mens Room the official prize destination for the Badass B.I.T.C Beard contest. 

Instagram @shopthemensroom

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