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Alex E. Stuart - Director

Al Stuart has been a partner at The Pilot Tavern since 1987, taking on the role of Managing Partner in 2002. The Pilot is a Toronto icon, operating in the Yorkville area since 1944, and for the past 28 years has hosted live jazz matinees every Saturday, featuring local, national and international artists.

Prior to assuming management of The Pilot, Al served as Vice President of Operations at Stuart Energy Systems Corporation (SESC), a producer of electrolytic hydrogen gas plants, installed in over 100 countries worldwide. Al is a Founder and Director of Side Launch Brewing Company, a craft brewery that started operations in Collingwood, Ontario in the spring of 2014. In addition, Al is a Director of the Bloor Yorkville BIA, is involved with a number of committees with the Toronto Police Service and has served on a variety of volunteer boards including the ORHMA (now the Toronto Restaurant Association) and the Burton Charitable Foundation. Born and raised in Toronto, Al is the eldest son of JAZZ.FM91’s founding Chairman, Mary Alice Stuart. Al and his wife Julie Wells have four children and live in North Toronto.

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