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Petrina Gentile
Petrina Gentile

Petrina Gentile

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Small car faceoff: Kia Soul vs. Toyota Yaris

Compact cars are perfect for cash-strapped students or empty nesters. But don't be deceived - even though they're small, they're big on value. We compare the Soul with the Yaris

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In photos: Supercar Sunday in Toronto raises money for hospital

More than one hundred high-performance exotic cars -- from Lamborghinis to Ferraris to McLarens - filled the parking lot at BMW’s flagship dealership in Toronto Sunday for Supercar Sunday. The car rally, hosted by BMW Toronto, Saturns Drives, and Blacklist Rally attracted hundreds of car enthusiasts – young and old – and raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Orthopedic Surgery Program at Women’s College Hospital. This is the second year the show was taken place.

Aug 22, 2016

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Petrina Gentile is an award-winning automotive journalist - one of the few women who cover cars in Canada. Her life revolves around wheels. She has been writing for the Drive section since 2004. Besides auto reviews, she also interviews celebrities like Norman Jewison, Patrick Dempsey, Rick Hansen, Dean McDermott, Russell Peters, and Ron MacLean for her My Car column. In her spare time, she produces the national TV show Car/Business with Jeremy Cato and Michael Vaughan, broadcast weekly on CTV and BNN. She also appears regularly covering the automotive beat for CTV’s Canada AM, CTV News Channel, The Marilyn Denis Show, The Pattie Lovett-Reid Show, and BNN. She has written several non-fiction books for kids including “Big Trucks, Big Wheels,” “Dirt Movers,” and “The Ballet School.” She’s still involved in the publishing world, acting as a consultant on the Superstar Cars series for Crabtree Publishing. Before focusing on cars, she was a news writer at CTV and a producer at BNN. She has a Masters Degree in Journalism from Carleton University and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English Rhetoric and Professional Writing (co-op) from the University of Waterloo.

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