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This is My Story

My name is Mike Downs (it says so on the header for this website), but there are a lot of us out there. When living in Toronto I used to get calls for a Mike Downes who was a local bassist and people would call wanting to me to play in their bands. Always wanting to be a rock star this would have been a dream come true, unfortunately I can’t carry a tune in a bucket.

So no I’m the Mike Downs living in Halifax Nova Scotia, I work for the government, am a father to 2 boys, husband to a newfoundland author.

  I’m From Away

My name is Mike Downs (it says so on the header for this website), but there are a lot of us out there. When living in Toronto I used to get calls for a Mike Downs who was a local bassist and people would call wanting to me to play in their bands. Always wanting to be a rock star this would have been a dream come true, unfortunately I can’t carry a tune in a bucket.

So no I’m the Mike Downs living in Halifax Nova Scotia, I work for the government, am a father to 2 boys, husband to a newfoundland author.

  • Kicking Ass 80%
  • Taking Names 60%
  • Drinkin Beer 100%
  • Talkin Shit 90%

  I Went to Film School

After growing up in small town Ontario (with a side trip to BC) I ended up in Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario. I spent 3 years in Oakville, it was a great town and Sheridan is a good school but the film program (at the time) was really ‘independent film’ focused. I wanted to make commercial films and the instructors there really poo-poo’d that concept and really tried to break you of those dreams. In my case it worked.

The best part of my college experience was meeting my friends. We had (and continue to have) a great group of friends that I have continued to collaborate with on side projects some 20 years later.

The videos (to the left if you are not on mobile, probably below if you are on mobile) are for a couple student films we made for a spoof superhero we invented called Sekonic Man.

 Toronto Bitches

I LOVE Toronto. Even more so now that I don’t live there. 🙂

I lived in the city for 10 years, mostly in the Danforth area of Toronto. Let me tell you, people can say that the big city is cold or difficult to meet people and I have to say that was not my experience at all. As soon as I moved to the area my roommate Wade and I found a local pub and started hanging out. Within a few weeks were on the dart league and I would spend the next 10 years in this part of the city a part of this community.

to be continued

My Recent Blogs

I always wanted to be a Rock Star

I guess that is kind of obvious huh?
I mean look at me. Look at that picture of me, you would think I was in a rock band just by looking at me.  In fact now that I think about it I can’t remember where it was, but someone said that exact thing to me.

My Dad was a joker

Wrestlers are tough.
Not just for the stamina and physical routines they put themselves through but they also are incredibly tough on each other, in the form of jokes or ‘ribs’ as they are called in the wrestling biz.

I’m a 44 yr old man and Coronation Street is my fav show.

My family is British …
Meaning I come by my love of Corrie (that’s what us hardcore fans call the show) honestly. My mothers family is from England, my mom was actually born there but spent most of her life here (in Canada) so doesn’t have an accent. Tea, darts and Coronation Street were the cornerstone of my upbringing.