One thing we’ve learned on our journey to corral the most eligible actors, athletes, musicians, TV personalities and models from the Great White North? The country is packed with handsome men! There must be something in the water up here, because the hardest part of the process was narrowing our list of talented and attractive candidates down to just over two dozen. But we’ve done it, and we bring you Canada’s 25 Hottest Bachelors for 2017.
This year’s list features some familiar favourites, like Joshua Jackson and Keanu Reeves, while new stars like Raymond Ablack, Shawn Hook and Simu Liu are making undeniable strides in their careers. Montreal’s Francois Arnaud, and his unbelievable hair, is all over primetime and Xavier Dolan is one film release away from being one of Hollywood’s most sought-after directors.
Coming in at #12 our fave…
THE GAME CHANGER
WHY WE LOVE HIM: Not only do we want to raid his closet, but we want to thank him for helping create the iconic character of Moira Rose, played to perfection by Catherine O’Hara. Dan and his dad Eugene Levy are the brains behind the hit Canadian comedy Schitt’s Creek, which just wrapped filming its fourth season.
In addition to writing and producing the show, Dan stars as David Rose. The character is both a hilarious and important addition to the small screen as he is one of the first openly pansexual characters in primetime. “I knew from the very beginning that I wanted him to be pansexual. I’d never seen [pansexuality] represented on TV before, and it just felt in line with who the character was. It’s important to tell queer stories and to show queer relationships in a very normal setting,” he told FLARE, adding, “The most amazing thing for me is getting feedback from families who watch the show and who have fallen in love with the character of David—and have understood sexuality in a way that they never have before because they never had a point of entry.”