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TorchTO – Olympic Torch Relay in Albert Campbell Square at Scarborough Civic Centre this afternoon
Thursday December 17, 2009 – 1:14 pm | One Comment
TorchTO – Olympic Torch Relay in Albert Campbell Square at Scarborough Civic Centre this afternoon

By HiMY SYeD
Within the hour, the Olympic Torch Relay will be in our City for the first of three days before heading out to points west and ultimately to ignite the Olympic Flame to officially …

Polar Bear Swim at Sunnyside with Celebrity Marshal George Smitherman
Sunday December 13, 2009 – 12:52 pm | Comments Off on Polar Bear Swim at Sunnyside with Celebrity Marshal George Smitherman
Polar Bear Swim at Sunnyside with Celebrity Marshal George Smitherman

By HiMY SYeD
Most mornings along Sunnyside Beach, neighbourhood resident Graz takes her dog Trenton for his walk.
Yesterday morning, she was surprised to find a whole bunch of Torontonians getting ready to dip into freezing Lake …

Housing activists remember three more homeless deaths in Toronto – By John Bonnar
Wednesday December 9, 2009 – 11:51 pm | Comments Off on Housing activists remember three more homeless deaths in Toronto – By John Bonnar
Housing activists remember three more homeless deaths in Toronto – By John Bonnar

By John Bonnar
A sombre memorial vigil marked by both song and silence commemorated three more homeless deaths in Toronto during the monthly vigil held Tuesday outside the Church of the Holy Trinity.
More than 30 people …

Spacing Magazine 16 – Critters Issue – Release Party 7 p.m. to Midnight at Toronto Reference Library
Wednesday December 9, 2009 – 4:11 pm | Comments Off on Spacing Magazine 16 – Critters Issue – Release Party 7 p.m. to Midnight at Toronto Reference Library
Spacing Magazine 16 – Critters Issue – Release Party 7 p.m. to Midnight at Toronto Reference Library

WHAT : Release party for winter 2009-2010 issue of Spacing
WHEN : Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 7pm – midnight
WHERE : Toronto Reference Library, The Appel Salon, 789 Yonge Street
HOW MUCH : $10 (includes copy of mag), …

Toronto Video that will play 24/7 in Copenhagen
Wednesday December 9, 2009 – 12:29 pm | Comments Off on Toronto Video that will play 24/7 in Copenhagen
Toronto Video that will play 24/7 in Copenhagen

This video was tweeted by Mayor Miller.
Torontonians got a sneak peak of the above video the other night when Mayor David Miller hosted a special Copenhagen edition of the cp24 TV show The Mayor.
It will …

Oh Crap! It's 5 a.m. & finally snowing in Toronto!
Wednesday December 9, 2009 – 10:13 am | Comments Off on Oh Crap! It's 5 a.m. & finally snowing in Toronto!
Oh Crap! It's 5 a.m. & finally snowing in Toronto!

By HiMY SYeD
Winter 2009-2010 hit the snooze button, skipped November, and finally decided to show up for work. The snowfall expected circa midnight was fashionably late, finally hitting the city at about 4 a.m.

Weather knocked …

TO Council finally passes Billboard Tax (Toronto Sign By-Law) 29-12
Monday December 7, 2009 – 4:03 pm | One Comment
TO Council finally passes Billboard Tax (Toronto Sign By-Law) 29-12

By HiMY SYeD
Moments ago Toronto City Council after a marathon session over the past week  finally passed the Billboard Tax on outdoor advertising despite heavy lobbying from the Billboard Industry.

Rami Tabello of IllegalSigns.ca sent the …

Toronto allies rally in solidarity with Iranian students – By John Bonnar
Monday December 7, 2009 – 10:23 am | Comments Off on Toronto allies rally in solidarity with Iranian students – By John Bonnar
Toronto allies rally in solidarity with Iranian students – By John Bonnar

By John Bonnar
Dozens of protesters holding signs demanding freedom for Iranian students and political prisoners marked National Students Day in Iran with a solidarity rally Saturday outside Hart House at the University of Toronto.
Every year …

Interview with War of 1812 Rifleman Private Harris on Fort York National Historic Site Revitalization & Visitor Centre Design Competition
Sunday December 6, 2009 – 2:30 pm | Comments Off on Interview with War of 1812 Rifleman Private Harris on Fort York National Historic Site Revitalization & Visitor Centre Design Competition
Interview with War of 1812 Rifleman Private Harris on Fort York National Historic Site Revitalization & Visitor Centre Design Competition

By HiMY SYeD
This weekend from noon til 6 p.m. at Toronto City Hall, Torontonians got their first chance to view proposals from four of the five finalists drawn from 31 submissions, in the Fort York …

This is just plain WRONG. Why did someone cut off the hand of the Black Guy at Ossington Station?
Saturday December 5, 2009 – 2:15 pm | 3 Comments
This is just plain WRONG. Why did someone cut off the hand of the Black Guy at Ossington Station?

By HiMY SYeD
Yesterday, on the eastbound platform I spotted the above giant wall advertisement for an Olympics sponsor (They don’t pay me enough to mention the partner but you’re smart enough to figure out who …