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Web address
Type of site
Online Entertainment Magazine
Owner W. Andrew Powell
Launched January 2001
Alexa rank
negative increase 938,674 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Active, referred to as The GATE, is a Canadian online entertainment website that focuses on movies, music, television, video games, leisure travel and events with reviews, news, and interviews.

Launched in January 2001, The GATE is owned and operated by W. Andrew Powell with contributions from a variety of writers, including author Christopher Heard.

As of September, 2012, The GATE reports serving 85,000 unique visitors per month [2] with a Klout score of 78.[3]

Major coverage highlights throughout the year include the Juno Awards, Canadian Music Fest, North by North East, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Academy Awards.


Founded in 2000 by W. Andrew Powell, The GATE covered only music until 2001 when the website expanded to cover movies, followed by television, and video games by late in 2002.

Between 2002 and 2004 The GATE was also produced as a small zine that was available in bars and restaurants in downtown Toronto.

For several years, The GATE's film reviews by Powell were syndicated to publications across Canada, including Lighthouse Publishing in Nova Scotia, CFB Esquimalt Lookout newspaper in British Columbia, and The Squamish Chief in Alberta.

Since 2001, Powell has represented The GATE as a guest entertainment expert on U8TV's Shower Hour, Much Music's Ed's Big Wham Bam, AM640's travel radio program Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Hamilton's CHAM 820 Nabuurs and Friends, and in Eye Weekly's Annual Cross-Canada Music Critics Poll.[4][5]

Notably in 2011, Canadian newspaper advertising for the opening weekend of the Walt Disney Pictures release Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides featured a quote from Powell, "Pirates is back and it's better than ever!"[6]

Notable Interviews[edit]

Statistics[edit] is ranked in the top 12,000 most visited websites in Canada according to Alexa.[9]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ "The GATE". 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  3. ^ "The GATE". Klout. 2013-10-28. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  4. ^ "The 17th Annual Cross-Canada Music Critics Poll". Eye Weekly. 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2011-03-16. 
  5. ^ "The 17th Annual Cross-Canada Music Critics Poll Comments". Eye Weekly. 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2011-03-16. 
  6. ^ "The Toronto Sun". The Toronto Sun. 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  7. ^ "Colin Farrell scares up revered role for Fright Night remake". 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  8. ^ "Cobie Smulders takes charge as Maria Hill in The Avengers". 2012-05-03. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
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