Top 10 Toronto

contact September 2nd, 2014

Here’s an excerpt from a new book that is a MUST-HAVE for travelers to Toronto:

“Torontonians are justifiably proud of their vibrant and exciting metropolis. Canada’s largest city and its financial hub, Toronto has a tremendous amount to offer, including a thriving theater, music, and arts scene, top museums, world class restaurants and shops, a beautiful lakeside location with lovely beaches and streets safe and inviting to walk along. Its cultural diversity – over 90 ethnic groups are represented in Toronto – enhances the urban experience.”

The Top 10 Guides use exciting colorful photography and excellent cartography to provide a reliable and useful pocket-sized travel. This Top 10 list provides vital information on Toronto, as well as insider tips, from avoiding the crowds to finding out the must-have freebies. To be released on March 30, 2009.

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Teen was Stabbed but Goes to his Job Interview

contact September 1st, 2014

From wellandtribune:

Toronto – “A 16-year-old Toronto student showed some real grit Wednesday and really impressed some potential employers, says The Canadian Press.

Despite being stabbed in the leg he showed up for a job interview instead of going to the hospital.

He another 16-year-old old were stabbed near a high school, sending the collegiate into lockdown and heavily armed police swarming through the area.

But staff at a veterinary clinic said the student showed up on time for his 1 p.m. co-op placement interview.

But when employees noticed blood on his leg, they called police.

He and the other student were finally taken to hospital.

“He did really well on the interview and we were very proud of him for sticking to the appointment,” said veterinarian Kent Ackerman, adding he was “shocked” the teen would do so.

Police were looking for two or three suspects seen running north out of the area.

Initial reports of a gun being seen prompted Emergency Task Force teams to search the collegiate.”

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Toronto Rocks

contact August 31st, 2014

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Yeah, I know that Toronto Rocks already, but I’m talking about the DVD, so let’s see what it’s about:

On July 30, 2003, close to a half a million people gathered in Toronto for one of the most spectacular concerts of all time in fact, the largest ticketed single-day event in history. The Rolling Stones headlined the show, accompanied by 13 other acts, including AC/DC, Rush, the Guess Who, and Justin Timberlake. Now, this amazing day has been captured on DVD. Who steals the show? The Isley Brothers, led by founding singer Ronald and axeman Ernie, who blaze through “Who’s That Lady” and their classic “Shout” with a band of lock-tight musicians and dancers.

The DVD includes the kind of full-size color booklet every concert disc should come with, a choice of Dolby Digital 5.1 surround and uncompressed PCM stereo sound (both great), and a dose of “bonus” backstage ballyhoo. A unique extra is the director’s broadcast call of the camera shots for AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck,” revealing the frantic, real-time demands of a live shoot.

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Happy Holidays!

contact August 30th, 2014

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Igloo in TO

contact August 29th, 2014

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DVDs: The National Ballet of Canada

contact August 28th, 2014

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This feature-length documentary goes behind the scenes at The National Ballet of Canada to witness the seemingly magical process of creating a major ballet production. MAKING BALLET captures the drama within a drama – the making of “The Actress.” Set to Chopin’s Preludes, this ballet was created by world famous choreographer James Kudelka for prima ballarina Karen Kain. MAKING BALLET will delight film buffs as well as beginners and aficionados of the art form. 88 minutes. Bonus DVD features include a Karen Kain biography, filmmaker Anthony Azzopardi biography, stage director James Kudelka biography and “About the Ballet, ‘The Actress’.”

If you are interested in what goes on behind the scenes of creating a ballet you will be thrilled to get this DVD. You will see that the people involved have so much fun when they are making a new ballet. Karen admits that her life was not as dramatic or sexy or funny every day as it is in this piece, but still, it’s based on a lot of true things about my world and about what I experienced and have experienced. So to create this character she was half inspired by real life and half inspired by her own imagination. She was 43 years old when she did this film and was still very beautiful. She still is today, for that matter.

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Gift from Canada: Coffee!

contact August 27th, 2014

coffee from canadaLooking for a perfect Gift from Canada? How about a original 39 oz freshly sealed coffee for a low price! You get a large 1.1 kg tin can of fine grind coffee enough to make a month supply of coffee. Coffee comes directly from Tim Horton’s Warehouse. Tim Hortons Coffee! You’ve heard about the fantastic taste of Tim Hortons brand coffe – affectionately known as “Timmy’s”. Millions of cups of fresh brew are sold across Canada and in some US states on a daily basis. Most people say it’s better than Starbucks! It’s as fresh as can be! Each can contains 39 oz or 1.2 kilograms of Canada’s best fine ground coffee, made from 100% Arabica Beans and NO preservatives. For use in automatic filter drip coffee makers. BRAND NEW & HERMTICALLY SEALED TO PRESERVE FRESHNESS!! Each of these tins will brew approximately 24 full pots of coffee, or many more pots if you making smaller batches for 1-2 people. My wife drinks this brand EVERY morning with her breakfast. She just loves it. A fresh can of Famous Canadian Tim Hortons fine grind coffee. It is the huge 39oz = 1.1KG Giant Size = 2 pounds plus.

Get some coffee that’s better than Starbucks

Canadian Flag

contact August 26th, 2014

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How can you pass up one of the most beautiful flags on earth? You can’t. And you shouldn’t.

Description: 3 foot by 5 foot lightweight Polyester Flag w/sharp colors. Has 2 metal Gromments for easy mounting & a Canvas Hem for long lasting strength. Express Shipping for Domesic (USA) is Overnite 98% of the time, otherwise 2-day; for International it is shipped Global Express Mail 2-4 Days. We are fast shippers, all orders are shipped within 1 business day, most of the time the same day if payment is cleared by noon CST.

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Batman Hangs in Toronto

contact August 25th, 2014

Frommer’s Toronto 2009

contact August 24th, 2014

2009 toronto travel book frommerPre-order Frommer’s Toronto 2009 and get a price guarantee before the price goes up.

Order now and if the Amazon.com price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you’ll receive the lowest price.

That is a deal, isn’t it?

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Recommended Restaurant: Tabule

contact August 23rd, 2014

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Zagat describes Tabule, a Toronto restaurant, the best:

“Superb, wonderfully fresh middle eastern eats (especially the namesake dish) purveyed by friendly, helpful people, draw crowds to this cheerful, contemporary midtowner. The tiny spot’s success has resulted in line-ups out the door, so waits are to be expected.”

Tabule Restaurant
2009 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
Call for Reservations: 416-800-1375
email: info@tabule.ca
Website: Tabule Restaurant

Obese People Win Right to Two Seats in Planes

contact August 22nd, 2014

From cheapflights:

“A Canadian court has ruled that obese people have the right to two seats on airlines.

The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by WestJet (Web site: www.westjet.com) and Air Canada on a decision by the Canadian Transportation Agency that people who are obese deserve to have two seats for one fare.

Currently, the policy exists on other types of public transportation such as buses, ferries and trains.

The policy for airlines will come into effect in January 2009.”

Hey City of Toronto, WTF?

contact August 21st, 2014

City of Toronto Workers Destroy Free Community Food Garden Amid Growing Food Crisis

Amid a growing food crisis, this morning workers from the City of Toronto were ordered by City of Toronto Parks Director Richard Ubbens that all live plants and food be removed from the People’s Peas Garden in Queens Park. They were ordered to take the plants and food to the dump and lay sod overtop of this most beautiful free community food garden, without warning, without a chance to remove the rare heirloom plant species or harvest the food.

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A City Renewal Project

contact August 20th, 2014

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From jaunted:

“Canadian street artists Fauxreel and Specter have renovated an old warehouse into a dilapidated fake urban wonderland.

Called “A City Renewal Project,” it’s a secret world hidden behind a fake storefront in Toronto. Inside the seedy store is what looks like the workspace of an artist, filled with wood, construction materials and lots of Bell telephones. A back door will transport you into a long warehouse space that looks like an indoor facsimile of a real city street. Life-size black and white reproductions of closed and derelict stores line the walls of the warehouse. Further adding to the reality of the installation are real bus shelters, billboards, garbage cans–and real garbage. And of course, everything is covered in graffiti and tags.

The artists fear that the practice of tearing down old buildings and putting up brand-new condos is destroying their city’s cultural history. Even the building the show is housed in is scheduled to be knocked down to make way for new apartments. A City Renewal Project is up until November 23, at inconsistent hours, so check the website for details. “ [source]

Why Everybody Hates Toronto

contact August 19th, 2014

why everybody hates torontoThis is the book Toronto doesn’t want you to read! Tired of Hogtown’s constant preening, pretentiousness and pomposity? This book is for you. This book is also for hard-core Toronto fans – if they have the patience to read to the end (they aren’t known for their patience). “Why Everybody Hates Toronto” is based on survey data and exhaustive research (the author tires easily). “Why Everybody Hates Toronto” is an insightful, witty, informative and wonderful look at one of the world’s great cities. Soon to be a major best-seller! Warning: Despite the book’s flippant tone and very funny overall approach, the book also contains some surprising depth and insight concerning Toronto woes. It’s a content-rich, humorous, must-read for anyone who has ever lived in, visited, or thought of Toronto. Michael B. Davie has produced a first-rate book.

Why Everybody Hates Toronto

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