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Buffalo Bills in Toronto

Today is a historic day for the NFL, Toronto, and Canada. The Buffalo Bills will play against the Miami Dolphins in the first ever regular season NFL game in Canada. This is part of a deal announced in January 2008 that sees the Bills playing 5 regular season games and 3 exhibition games in Toronto, ...

Ugly Offshore Wind Farms?

People will perhaps always oppose change no matter how good the change really is, but one understanding that has eluded me is why would anybody in their right mind oppose the use of wind as a source of electricity? It’s completely clean, quiet, renewable, and windmills are nice to look at. What more could you ...

Toronto on Waste

In a time where there are still places in the United States where people literally throw away cases of empty beer bottles because there are no recycling programs or bottle-deposit programs in place, I’m proud to see my city being progressive about reducing waste. The City of Toronto is pushing Coffee Shops to encourage customers ...

Survived my 107KM Solo kayak trip 3

At 3:30PM today I returned from my 2-day solo kayak trip from Toronto to Oshawa and back to raise money for Noah’s Ark children’s home in the Philippines. Every muscle in my upper body is aching right now, but it was a great trip and totally worth the effort. On the way there I had ...

100KM KAYAK TRIP IS ON!

This weekend I’m planning on doing my kayak fundraiser by paddling 100KM in two days from downtown Toronto to Oshawa, Ontario. I will then be setting up camp along the shores of Lake Ontario before returning to Toronto the following day. Barring any unforeseen extreme weather conditions, I’ll be departing on Saturday morning at 6AM. ...

Kayak for Kids 5

Two years ago, I started a fundraising campaign to raise money for my Aunt Linda who has run Noah’s Ark Home for Children in the Philippines since 1989. Linda is an amazing person and has done incredible things for children who have needed her help. She provides food, clothing, shelter and education to children in ...

Toronto’s $2.10 Gem 1

This city has many hidden gems that I could talk about, but today I’m going to tell you about the 192 Airport Rocket bus from Kipling station to Pearson airport. Most people who are traveling for business will take a taxi or airport limo to get to the airport, since it’s on the company’s dime. ...

Cities in contrast

Last month (March 10th to be exact), I left Toronto just as a major snowstorm was approaching. We had a substantial amount of snow on the ground and it was very cold. When I arrived in Calgary Alberta that day, it was 15 degrees Celsius and the ground was completely bare. Tonight I returned to ...

Toronto Sun: LEAFS AND MURDER! 4

From: TorontoSunSucks.com “For years, I have passed by the newsstand of the reprehensible Toronto Sun newspaper and its absurd headlines. This sorry excuse for a newspaper, known by most as a “tabloid written at a Grade 5 level”, constantly contains fear mongering headlines in large dark print, such as “RECIPE FOR TERROR”, “DEADLY CHASE”, “2 ...

City Run by Children? 1

The Toronto city council made headlines last year when they couldn’t complete a photo shoot because the councillors were complaining about the seating arrangement. Seems like a childish way to handle a photo shoot, yes? If you’re not familiar with local Toronto politics, Councillor Rob Ford is the one who made the comment a few ...