Jay Stoyan grew up in Toronto with a disability “Familial Mediterranean Fever”, an incurable illness which he continues to deal with to this day. Growing up in Scarborough and becoming a published author, documented his experiences in his novel, “Flanagan’s”. A tale of the streets. He has managed a popular night club in Toronto’s entertainment district, has been a retail store owner in the ‘FCP’ underground concourse that exists below the downtown streets, is a dedicated dad to his beautiful daughter and highly ranked swimmer and he enjoys martial arts. He has always been, first and foremost, a die hard sports fan, loyal to Toronto’s teams throughout the struggles. He has appeared many times as a guest on Micheal Landsberg’s “Off The Record” sports show and CFRB 1010 with Spider Jones..
This led Jay to develop his own Online talk Show and TV Show. Hosting the ‘Toronto Jay Variety Show’. His one hour On line show commenced in 2007 to 2011 on “ThatChannel.com” – moving onto Rogers TV, Wayne Gretzky’s Toronto and FOX WUTV ’29’.
Jay has interviewed such Stars as OPRAH, Jeff Bridges, Michael Moore, Don Cherry, Mike Ditka, Warren Moon, Darrly Sittler, LT. Gov. David Onley, The Mayor Rob Ford, Ronnie Hawkins, Mark Messier, Frank Sinatra Jr., boxing great George Chuvalo and many more. From sports, news, music to entertainment, Jay gets the skinny and brings out the best of his guest with interesting and entertaining interviews and great performances.
Jay really enjoys getting feedback from viewers, and has a great feel for getting what viewers want to see on to the screen.
You can find Jay today relishing his new role and the future of TDC!
Winner of CMHC “Greenest House in Canada” a few years ago. Mr. Bassil is a committed environmentalist and proud builder of green homes for Canada’s future. Currently, Mr Bassil is working on a documentary about a life of Crime in Toronto. He is an avid musician playing venues throughout the GTA and enjoys painting.
Bilal Vakani started his career as a Producer at TSN 1050 Toronto and eventually became the Blue Jays Fan Reporter. He later joined TSN SportsCentre as a Story Editor, before joining SiriusXM Canada. He hosts The Bilal Vakani Hour on Canada Talks 167 and is Senior Producer of Podcast Operations for SiriusXM Canada @BilalV87