Tag Archives: April/May 2015

Mom, You’re Awesome! – 10 Reasons (and more) to Thank our Moms

On Mother’s Day, celebrities now thank their moms publicly on Twitter, “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to my amazing mother! And all the wonderful mothers out there,” writes Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon); “I love you, Mom! Every day is Mother’s Day. XO,” tweets Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling). And it’s not just the stars on Twitter. Messages far and wide are sent via Pinterest, Instagram, … <entire article…>

Your Beloved Earbuds – Bet you don’t know it all?

When it comes to headphones, you’re most likely using them to listen to music or videos without bothering those around you. The remote on your Apple set can do pretty much anything you need in that regard. Playback Controls Pause & Play Tracks – Play or pause a song or video: press the center button once. This works with most … <entire article…>

Let Customers Talk Behind Your Back

When customers talk about your products or services it can be very, very good for your business or, unfortunately, very, very bad. In fact, 72% of the population is motivated to write a poor review of a product or service if they’ve had a bad customer experience. Ouch. That’s almost three-quarters! And good and bad word travels fast with today’s … <entire article…>

Keeping Water Out of Your Basement – Tips from the Drain Expert

There’s nothing worse for a home or apartment owner than the experience of water in the basement. As our city water systems age, drain issues including messy sewage back-ups become all too common. For over 70 years, one Toronto family has been on the job, helping solve those drain problems. Now entering it’s third generation, the Drain Experts answer customer … <entire article…>

Lighting with Style on the Danforth

When a nightclub in the city wanted to bring “Vegas to Toronto,” Bella Lite stepped in to design and manufacture giant, round lighting fixtures, 5 by 10 feet in diameter. “My fear was that they wouldn’t fit through our door!” says the owner and founder of Bella Lite, Houman Nooreini. Opened on the Danforth at Woodbine two years ago, the … <entire article…>

Beaches 8th Annual Kids Program Open House – UPDATE

Event photos & video online: beachesliving.ca/kids Beaches Living would like to thank everyone who came to the 8th Annual Beaches Kids Program Open House and the local businesses who showcased their programs and services to help kids live their dreams! Participating Businesses: Applegrove Community Complex, 416-461-8143, applegrovecc.ca Avalon Children’s Montessori School, 416-686-6621, avalonmontessori.ca Balmy Beach Canoe Club, balmybeachcanoe.com Beaches Child … <entire article…>


WINNER of this year’s Oscar®challenge is Jennifer Cook – randomly chosen from the 23 people who had all at least three correct predictions. Best Picture: Birdman Best Animated Film: Big Hero 6 Best Foreign Film: Ida (Poland) Best Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything Best Sup. Actress: … <entire article…>

Community Environment Days & Clean Toronto Together

Community Environment Days Ward 32: Thursday, May 21 – 4-8 pm – Ted Reeve Arena, 175 Main St. WARD 36: Thursday, May 28 – 4-8 pm – Birchmount Community Ctr, 93 Birchmount Rd. Ward 30: Saturday, Sept. 26 – 10 am-2 pm – Riverdale Park (east side), Broadview Ave. For details and and schedules visit: toronto.ca/environment_days Clean Toronto Together Corporate … <entire article…>

Coming, Going and On The Move

Welcome new neighbours: Brew North – 1578 Queen St. E. Collected Joy – 1035 Kingston Rd. Eve & Olivia’s Café & Play – 1787 Queen St. E. Urban Bulk Emporium – 1380 Queen St. E. Urban Rider – 1735 Queen St. E. The VandenBerg House – 1400 Queen St. E. Thank you and best wishes: Brickyard Grounds  – 1289 Gerrard … <entire article…>