Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

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Toronto’s Outdoor Art Exhibition at Cty Hall signals the official start to Art season in Southern Ontario. And its quite a pllgrimage of artists and crafts people with all the trappings of a Haj including the cluster of white tents that fill the square in front of City Hall: And this summer day the combination of…

Janes Walks Toronto 2016

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One of the delights of mid Spring in Toronto are the Jane’s Walks. These are walks occurring not only in Toronto but across Canada and major cities in the World. What makes them relevant to Toronto is that Jane Jacobs lived, worked, formulated  and taught  much of her urban and social thinking in Toronto. Janes Walks…

Bike Polo Toronto

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  Click here for Bike Polo In Toronto 2016 About 20 years ago my brother Greg introduced me to a sport, Ultimate, that was one of the neatest I had seen or played   in a long time. I know the Summer and Winter X-Games feature all sorts of   great new   sports but…

First Real Snow in Toronto

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In 2016 all around Toronto snow has been dumping on Buffalo, New England, Northeast US, the Maritimes , Northern Ontario, Quebec. But for the Queen City  only light sprinklings have occurred. And even Southwestern Ontario has gotten off easy.But this week the 5-8 inches of light snow arrived after a very cold weekend. Perhaps that is the reason…

Toronto Wall Portraits

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Toronto has seen a resurgence of murals and wall portraits. There has been an active graffiti scene on side walls all around town. But the back walls, in various areas of the city [not just downtown] are actively decorated and redecorated every year. Some real spray painters/artists extra-ordinaire are at work here. What has changed…

Northumberland Hills First Snow

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Given the continuing Indian Summer Fall, Northumberland Hills woke up to a surprise wet coating of snow this last week. It was light and sticky enough to apply a thick white sprinkling all over the countryside. However the early morning haze suggested mixed photo opportunities. So photographer Wendy Avis had to act quickly because as…

Toronto Santa Claus Parade

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Santa Claus came to Toronto Sunday last week. and a lot of people had a great  good time. Sign of the times – in 2013 the Toronto Police requested that the parade be expanded to accommodate more attendees  estimated at  half a million people. And this year the weather was mild and the holiday ingredients were right…

Putting on the Fall Ritz – Humber River Valley

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Our sister website, Pix of Toronto has been huffing and puffing about Fall Colors in TO Town. Humber Meets Patricia   Flower Patches in the City   Early Fall Colours in Etobicoke And one has to admit the Fall Colours have been pretty dramatic for the Maple, Ginko and Honey Locust trees. But the Ash…

Rogers WiFi in Toronto

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This Internet user has more than enough problems with WiFi providers in Canada over the past 5-7 years. Add to the usual litany of Murphy’s Law downtimes, errors in billing and “ever so reachable and courteous” support services there has been more than my fair share of “promises, promises, promises” not kept. 10Mbs download and…

4th Line Theater in Millbrook at Winslow Farm

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4th Line Theater is truly rural-based live theater smack dab in the Northwest Quadrant of Northumberland County in Eastern Ontario. The playhouse is below Peterborough above Cobourg and Port Hope, East of Port Perry and West of Sterling. But unlike theaters in these communities, 4th Line is truly outdoor rural much like Stratford’s Shakespeare Festival  in its…

New Look at Ron Windebank’s Art Garden

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Ron’s Garden Art is still thriving with the wide variety of outdoor art that makes his works as natural as the roll of Northumberland Hills. The red and blue period of canvases has given way to roosters, horses and wildly colorful flowers: Such a Bouquet of Hues We used to have chicken roosters at our…

Ron Windebank’s Summer Colors

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It is always a delight to stop by Ron Windebank’s Garden Arts on Highway 29 on the way to Campbellford. Starting in early Spring Ron’s Gardens features blooms that grow as lush as the Summer’s days weeks ahead of time. And the countryside’s Fall colours are hard pressed to match the Gardens’s bounty: This year…