GAT is an acronym originated by Ingrid Hamilton during her stint as a social scene writer at the Toronto Sun. References to the city’s influential nightlife personalities as gal-about-town or guy-about-town became “GAT” – columnist’s shorthand for, very important player. After a decade at the Sun, Ingrid opened a PR agency, and GAT was born. The journey began in a small office in 1992 and quickly outgrew its space and expanded. The company was put on hiatus in 1997 when Ingrid worked her skills on national publicity for CTV. In 1999, GAT re-opened its doors and has been going strong ever since.