Author Archives: Ted

Marvelous Hearing Machines

Our bodies’ ability to hear is truly miraculous! Our ears are an extremely advanced and sensitive organs, though, we just accept hearing without thinking about it. When you clap your hands, listen to music, even sing in the shower, the surrounding air vibrates in the form of waves, similar to waves on water. These waves strike the eardrum, which functions … <entire article…>

The Beacher Café Where East Meets West

It’s the kind of place that you walk into and time seems to stand still. Since 1986, the Beacher Café has been a landmark at the corner of McLean and Queen Street East. You’ll see it drawn on a city mural at the Toronto Convention Centre, and read about it in the Lonely Planet. It has the atmosphere of a … <entire article…>

Ontario Grown, Ontario Loved

Ontario has four seasons. Due to advances in farming, we can take advantage of getting fresh Ontario produce from late spring through early winter. Maple Syrup, honey, mushrooms, eggs, and meat are available year-round but other crops are harvested at different times of the year. Here is a list of what’s available, locally from late summer to early winter in … <entire article…>

Getting Around Easier, Faster & Healthier

Whether you’re commuting, running errands or sightseeing, Bike Share Toronto program is a fun, flexible and cost-effective way to navigate the city. Buy a pass or become a member  to access 5,000 bikes and 465 stations across 75 square kilometres of the city. All you have to do is pick it up, lock it up — no more worries. Getting … <entire article…>

Toronto Proud

It was one of those moments when we all remember where we were, perhaps in our favourite restaurant or bar, gathered at a friend’s place, or at home in front of the television. A Toronto team made global sport’s news, something we haven’t seen in many years.  Many remember the Blue Jays World Series victories in 1992 and 1993, or … <entire article…>

Late Summer Cycle

There’s no better form of exercise than an enjoyable bike ride on a beautiful day in the city, particularly when the air in late August and September is cooler and the colours along the trails are vivid. Regardless of where you are located in the GTA, there are certain trails every biker should try out at least once. Some are … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

“Morning delight. Since early spring, on my daily routine, I first spotted this young family. A couple of months later, they are still around and together. Certainly, the baby swans have grown up, a lot.” – Hong Z. Do you recognize it? Tell us where the Secret Beaches Spot photo was taken, and you could win a pair of My Beach … <entire article…>

Is it Trash or Treasure?

You may have heard a story about a man who bought a cardboard box at an auction full of old magazines and books. He paid $46 and kept the box in drawers for 20 years until one day he removed a postcard-sized painting of trees and a meadow from the box and noticed a faint signature on the back. The … <entire article…>

Come In, Be Our Guest

The extras that tell people they are welcome at your place of business We all know that it is important to make customers feel welcome at your place of business. It makes a big impact, whether you are operating a retail establishment, or providing services and products where customers may have to spend time in a waiting room or reception … <entire article…>