Follow @theurbancountry on Twitter Find us on Facebook Subscribe to theurbancountry.com via e-mail Subscribe to theurbancountry.com via RSS
Follow @theurbancountry on Twitter Find us on Facebook Subscribe to theurbancountry.com via e-mail Subscribe to theurbancountry.com via RSS

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 ...

The Angry Optician 13

Last evening my brother Tom told me that the Emergency Task Force was right outside our building along with around 20 police cars. We found out after that there was an incident in the building next door. The owner of King West Opticians, one Adam Plimmer has been investigated by the media over the last ...

Ryerson’s new High Tech campus 3

Last night and tonight I started my Winter classes at school. Each of the 2 classes I’m currently taking are inside the new high tech business building that was just recently opened beside the Eaton Centre at the corner of Bay and Dundas in downtown Toronto. (For those of you who aren’t from Toronto, this ...

I made it! 7

Last night I successfully completed my 260K for Kids ride. I have to admit that I underestimated the difficulty of the feat, and I don’t plan on doing anything like this again for a while. The first 2.5 hours of the ride were amazing; the wind was on my back, and I was maintaining a ...