Michael A. Levine: Lawyer, literary agent and executive producer. "From the moment Tom visited me, with magnificent dreams, while living in the back of a truck, I recognized someone who Malcolm Gladwell so brilliantly described as 'an outlier'. Tom's imagination and drive, as well as his profound humanism, guarantees his success."
Lynne and Tom
Homeless World Cup, Glasgow 2016
After being homeless, living in a truck in a downtown Toronto laneway for a year, Tom Stewart taught himself to be a television cameraman with Global, then field producer with CFTO, a studio director with CHCH, then eventually, an Executive Producer and Creator of the prime-time drama "No Place Like Home". He also created and produced a television telethon for leukemia research with Channel 4 Buffalo that featured Alan Eagleson, Paul Godfrey, then-Premier Bill Davis and more. Stewart created and produced television public service announcements directed to reducing child abuse. They were applauded by all government agencies. Stewart even received a letter from the then Prime Minister's wife Maureen McTeer. He created and produced 'alphabet troupe', a film to teach pre-schoolers phonetics and kinesthetic, featured by the Toronto Star, CityLine and Canada AM. He hosted "Patent Bending" on Discovery Channel, a 13-part prime-time series that beat Myth Busters in the ratings.
When Stewart went out on a Saturday morning to buy his daughters a portable soccer net, he could not find what he needed, so he made one. It is now Eznet Inc. The frame is made in a factory in Guelph and Georgetown, with the mesh and bag made in China, by a reputable factory hand-selected by Tom. Eznet boasts 3 patents and 2 owned trademarks in Canada: "Eznet" and "Every child should have a goal."
Eznets are now trusted by soccer clubs and schools and families throughout Canada and parts of the United States. They are used by Road Hockey To Conquer Cancer, Hockey Night in Canada's PlayON, Hometown Hockey with Ron MacLean, Ray Scapinello, London Catholic School board and more. The Homeless World Cup Foundation for soccer is providing Eznets to partners around the world. Stewart only sells them through this website right now.
Dr. Tiffanie S. Stewart, Cortney and Ezra Bialy, Tom and Lynne Stewart