Tyrone Edwards


With his extensive pop culture knowledge and an innate ability to ease his guests into intimate and candid conversation, Tyrone Edwards brings his expertise to Canada’s most-watched entertainment program, joining ETALK as a Reporter. Tyrone got his start in television as the host of RAP CITY, before becoming a host on Much and E!, where he also hosted the MUCH ICONS social media series, and co-hosted IT LIST: CALIFORNIA, the annual E! Travel special. His versatility and enthusiasm has landed him many other gigs, including co-hosting two IHEARTRADIO MMVAs red carpet specials, the MUCH COUNTDOWN, multiple WE DAY events across the country, and weighing in as a fashion expert on original Canadian series, CELEBRITY STYLE STORY.

Tyrone can also be seen in the TSN original social media series 6IX DEGREES, and most recently became the host of the all-new Gusto original cooking series, DNA DINNERS. Having grown up in Toronto’s west end, Tyrone travelled to the U.S. during high school to play basketball at Randallstown High School in Baltimore, MD. From there, a scholarship presented him with the opportunity to attend Hillsdale College in Michigan, where he played NCAA basketball while studying Business and Speech. While Tyrone’s career was taking off in the U.S., his heart was always rooted in Toronto and, in 2005, he returned to the city he loves. In 2007
he helped create the love letter to Toronto that is the 1LoveTO blog, a project that ultimately led him to join Much in 2011.

Off screen, Tyrone is heavily involved in his community, acting as a mentor and coach for underprivileged youth. Having once worked as a camp counselor with Toronto Parks and Recreation, Tyrone went on to found Concrete Hoops , a not-for-profit basketball camp that aims to incorporate life skills with the love of the game. He has also been a program leader with the urban youth-oriented Remix Project , an organization which helps kids from all 13 priority neighbourhoods in Toronto learn the fundamentals of the arts and entertainment business, and assisting them in their educational aspirations. In honour of his work as a television host and with numerous charities and foundations supporting underprivileged youth, Tyrone received the 2016 Mandela Legacy Hope, Success, and Empowerment Award, alongside Naomi Campbell, and Reverend Al Sharpton.


Mon, Sept 23


03:20pm - 03:50pm


Tackling Global Health Issues Using Design & Innovation, with Khalid Hashi

Hear how Khalid Hashi was inspired by his first trip to Somalia to tackle the issue of healthcare record-keeping using design and innovation. Khalid will discuss his inspiring journey founding OGOW EMR, an award-winning idea to improve healthcare record-keeping.

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Tues, Sept 24


12:50pm - 01:20pm

Main Stage

Using Social Influence for Good with Akon moderated by Tyrone Edwards of etalk

We're celebrating 50 years since the lunar landing. The first moonshot launched us into a new horizon of human potential; it created Silicon Valley and gave birth to the tech industry as we know it. Now it’s time to set our sights on a new horizon. This year, Elevate challenges you to think without limits and explore the moonshots that will transform humanity forever.

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Wed, Sept 25

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Thurs, Sept 26

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