Author Archives: Ted

One of the Biggest Infrastructure Projects in Toronto’s History

DON MOUTH NATURALIZATION AND PORT LANDS FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECT There are some major road changes at the Port Lands, which you would have noticed if you recently have travelled south of Lake Shore and west of Carlaw. The future of Toronto’s Port Lands is taking shape. The Port Lands is the area bordering Leslie Street, Lake Shore Boulevard and Lake … <entire article…>

Winter Stations: Beyond the Five Senses

Visit and experience the life size installations and the frame of mind in each artist for their winning designs. Four winning stations were chosen from over hundreds of submissions around the world and will be installed between Balmy Beach and Woodbine Beach.  Vote for Your Personal Favourite Come and experience the Stations in real life. Take a photo of your … <entire article…>

Live Streaming – An Alternative to Cable and TV

In today’s digital age, there are many new options to watch your favourite television programs or movies other than traditional television broadcast over the airwaves. With a streaming device, you can chose from one of the many services, at low or no cost:  AMAZON PRIME VIDEO – Original productions and TV to match Netflix. You can subscribe as a stand-alone video … <entire article…>

Enriching Kids’ Imagination in a Digital World

Owen Stokes, owner of Level Up Learning Centre Beaches, an International Camp for Kids, is using video games to give kids a level up in an increasingly digital world. Owen teaches kids 8 to 16 years old basic coding and STEM lessons using the ever so popular video game Minecraft. However, Owen’s career didn’t start in coding, and it definitely … <entire article…>

Small biz Unique Advantages

Ecommerce has transformed the way we buy and sell. However, small businesses have unique advantages over ecommerce giants like Amazon. Below are ways in which small businesses can flourish in a growing market. Customer Service Consumers want to feel like their voices are being heard. People are tired of the feedback surveys and online chats with robots. Small businesses can … <entire article…>

From Bartender to Pub owner

Lisa Doyle’s role at her restaurant may have changed, but her passion to serve her community remains intact. Lisa became one of the owners of The Burren after starting as a server at the former Ceili Cottage.  A great feat in itself, but made more impressive considering Lisa did it in less than 10 years of coming to the city. … <entire article…>

Sampling The World In Toronto

The City of Toronto has been described as Canada’s crown jewel of multiculturalism, a sparkling, rich, colourful and precious treasure. Toronto has many well-known neighbourhoods like Portugal Village, Greektown, Little India, Little Italy, and spread across the city are large communities with Chinese, Jewish, Filipino, Sri Lankan and West Indian residents. This multi-part series, will be featuring some of Toronto’s … <entire article…>

Beaches Living Guide Online

Did You Know? Why does the Beaches neighbourhood have sandy soil? What are Native Plants? How do you tell the difference between a male and a female Monarch butterfly? Where do Monarchs from Toronto fly for the winter? Name two Toronto streetcar “loops”. Where is Toronto’s oldest wastewater treatment plant? Where does the water go when we flush the toilet? … <entire article…>

Coming, Going & On The Move

Welcome to the neighbourhood: A&W – 875 Queen St. E. Blackbird Baking Co. – 635 Queen St. E. Circle K – 875 Queen St. E. Freshii – 875 Queen St. E. Gemaro Bakery – 149 Main St. Law Office – 160 Main St. Long & McQuade – 3313 Danforth Ave. TCHC Mixed-Income Redevelopment – 1555-1575 Queen St. E. Timeless Barbershop … <entire article…>