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New Toronto Apartment 4

I just moved into a new apartment downtown Toronto yesterday. I’m loving the location and the view. Here are some pictures from my balcony. (It’s not a very clear day, so the pictures aren’t great but they will suffice for now). I’m actually using Wireless Internet access right now. I plugged my card in to ...

TorontoList.ca 3

A friend and I have been working on a side project that offers local classified ads for the Toronto area. This is a pilot that will hopefully allow us to eventually expand to other areas. We’ve decided to launch the site this evening, so feel free to check it out and let me know what ...

Cycling home from work

My bicycle was locked up outside of my work for a week or so, so I decided to ride it home today since I was running late for hockey tonight. (It’s faster to get home on my bicycle than taking a streetcar or driving). It was an interesting ride home. The first incident was with ...

Rednecks in Toronto

It’s not too often I come across rednecks in Toronto, but today was a prime example. I took the last 2 days off work to do construction on my house. (We dug out a separate basement entrance, and a new room in the basement, and we built a new washroom upstairs). Well the contractor we’re ...

Big Brothers of Toronto

I have recently joined the Big Brothers program here in Toronto. I wanted to urge anyone that this might interest to become a Big Brother or a Big Sister. I just spoke to the coordinator and in Toronto, there are a very large number of little brothers waiting for a match, and there are literally ...

Who needs a weather forecast?

Instead of checking the weather forecast to see if it’s going to rain, all I need to do is to look out my back window. My next-door neighbors occasionally put their clothes on a line outside. But they seem to do it only when it’s either raining or when it’s going to rain. It also ...

Toronto Beach Bum

I took my puppy for a run on the boardwalk along Lake Ontario this evening, and as I look down the horizon, I see the silhouette of a crashed bicycle with a human body lying on the ground. As I get closer, I notice it’s a bum. The bicycle was still on the boardwalk; the ...

Hwy 401 Drive-by Murder

Early Sunday morning, a 21 year old was murdered in cold blood while driving along the 401 in the latest drive by shooting. Although police are revealing very little detail about the motive, it appears that the killer knew whom he was targeting. Many of the murders that have plagued Toronto in the last few ...

How to effectively make a cyclist soil his shorts

1. Firstly, park your car in the right lane on Queen Street West2. Peer through the driver’s side mirror3. Wait until subject is within 10 meters of the automobile4. Take your left hand and begin pulling the door handle to open your door5. Take your right hand and secure a firm grip on the door6. ...

Toronto Hostage Standoff

This morning at 8:10AM, a gunman had shot a woman in the head across the street from my work. He then took a woman hostage and held a sawed off shot gun to her head. A police sniper working for the Emergency Task Force (ETF), which is basically the equivalent to the SWAT team in ...