Tag Archives: Toronto Ontario

Happy 50th Birthday, GO Transit

Today , May 23rd 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of GO Transit commencing operation.  On May 23rd 1967, GO Transit started commuter operation in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with service from Hamilton in the west to Pickering in the … Continue reading

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26th Annual Etobicoke Santa Claus Parade

On Saturday December 3rd, 2016, south Etobicoke celebrated its 26th annual Santa Claus Parade. The parade started at Dwight Ave. and Lake Shore Blvd. W. in New Toronto, and continued west along Lake Shore Blvd. W. to 36th St. in … Continue reading

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104th Grey Cup

Tonight, Sunday November 27th, 2016, Toronto hosts the 104th Grey Cup at BMO Field.  The West Division Champions, Calgary Stampeders with a record of 15-2-1, take on the East Division Champions, Ottawa Redblacks with a record of 8-9-1. This is … Continue reading

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Canada Succeeds at Toronto Pan Am Games

Team Canada has pulled off a success at the 2015 Pan Am Games held in Toronto, Ontario.  In total, Canada finished with 217 medals (78 Gold, 69 Silver, and 70 Bronze.)  This was good enough for second place behind the … Continue reading

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Union-Pearson Express Enters Service

On June 6th, 2015, the Union-Pearson Express (UPX) started service between Toronto’s Union Station and the Lester B. Pearson International Airport. The trains, consisting of two or three car consists, are Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs), and depart from Union Station … Continue reading

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Captain John’s leaves Town

Today, May 28th, 2015, Toronto bid farewell to the Jadran, the late home of Captain John’s Seafood restaurant. The ship left its berth at the foot of Yonge Street under tow, and brings to an end a long battle of … Continue reading

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Toronto: The City of Champions

Recently, the City of Toronto celebrated its 180th birthday.  That made me think, is Toronto the City of Champions?  I believe it is. Toronto has had many successful sports teams of the years, both current and past.  Current sports teams … Continue reading

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Maple Leaf Gardens

Today, Maple Leaf Gardens (‘the Gardens’) turns 82 years old.  It opened November 12th, 1931 as the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs ice hockey team.  The Maple Leafs would go on to win the Stanley Cup in their first … Continue reading

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Why the Mayor of Toronto Should Resign

At this point, with all the controversies that Mayor Rob Ford has had to deal with, I personally believe that it is time for him to resign as Mayor of Toronto.  The whole issue with his use of crack cocaine, … Continue reading

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Should the Island Airport be Extended?

The City is now in the process of deciding on whether or not is should support the extension of the runway at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, on a request by Porter Airlines. First, a brief history: the Billy Bishop … Continue reading

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