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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 ...

Winter Storm "Disaster"

On Sunday, a snow storm passed through Toronto where we saw somewhere around 30 or 40 centimetres of snow dropped on the city. Two days later, the media is labelling the storm as a ‘disaster’. I laugh when I hear somebody call a snowstorm a “disaster”. Toronto is internationally renowned for its calling in the ...

Toronto Island infatuation 1

Today Han and I took our bikes on the Toronto island ferry and biked around the Toronto Islands. We toured extensively through the residential area of the Toronto islands (Algonquin and Ward’s island). I was immediately captivated by this quiet community that resembled something you would only see in a small town 1 or 2 ...

Sick Kids Foundation Controversy 4

There has been some controversy the last couple days surrounding the “Sick Kids Foundation”, a charity organization dedicated to supporting the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. The Toronto Star reported today that some of the canvassers who were raising money for the hospital foundation were based on pure commission, which can lead to shady sales ...

Cycle streaking 3

The other week I was sitting on a bus in Chinatown preparing to depart to Niagara Falls for the day. Out of nowhere, a group of 50 or so completely nude cyclists rode right past us, while being escorted by uniformed Toronto Police Service cyclists. It was a sight to see; people of all shapes ...

Adam Plimmer is No Longer 2

Since I’m still getting some traffic from people looking for Adam Plimmer, I figured I’d let everyone know that Adam Plimmer has closed his store. I wonder if he closed down the store as a result of the lack of business since he threw his raging fit back in February. In his little “Goodbye Note” ...

What are you thinking right now? 2

When I was in Whistler BC a few weeks back, we stayed for two nights with some friends of Tim’s from Toronto. One of them told me about a building a couple blocks from my place that had a disturbing sign on it. Intrigued by this discovery, I had to get the full story behind ...

Adam Plimmer is Adam Paul? 12

Just when you thought Adam Plimmer’s career as an Optician was finished, he has shown his persistence by changing the sign on his store from “King West Opticians” to “Adam Paul & Associates Opticians”. His new sign is even using the same black and white colour scheme as his next door tenant, who is an ...