Author Archives: Ted

Winter Prep for Spring Blooms

Summer has passed and the cool and colourful Fall season is here. Many gardeners use the change in season as a signal to put away the shovels, take off the gloves, and stop gardening for the rest of the year. However, some experienced gardeners know that this season can be crucial for your garden plans for next year. A little … <entire article…>

It’s Squash Season!

Squash is a staple for autumn and the harvest season. These vine delicacies come in the most unique shapes and have a variety of warm colours that are a perfect reflection of the season. Squash and pumpkins are hardy, adaptable, and healthy food choices. You can use them in breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert options. The possibilities are endless. … <entire article…>

Staying Healthy and In Shape

There’s no question that our daily routines have changed in ways we never could’ve anticipated. The general consensus is to limit exposure to others and practice new social routines like self-isolation and social distancing. However, these habits, if not monitored with keen eyes, can be harmful to our health if we are not careful. This lifestyle shift can lead to … <entire article…>

It’s Sweater Season

There is a magical season that lies between the last sun-soaked day of the summer and the first chill of winter. The season, known as autumn, also goes by another colloquial name – sweater weather season. Forget pumpkins and spiced lattes, sweaters are the fashion symbol of the fall. This period is full of fresh, brisk air, and wonderful warm … <entire article…>

Museums in the City

Toronto is home to amazing museums and art attractions. There is a plethora of artists who exude culture and creativity. Even though the city was closed for a period, many of Toronto’s museums and heritage attractions were adapting to new demands and drafting new ways to engage the public. Now the doors are open, and we can be reacquainted with … <entire article…>

D.I.Y. Halloween @ Home

One of the many highlights of the autumn is the celebrations. We love celebrating the harvest season, the equinox, Thanksgiving, but we also love Halloween. We all can agree that Halloween has a special place in our hearts. We have memories of getting dressed in our favourite costumes and going out in the neighbourhood to collect bags full of treats. … <entire article…>

Found Around the Beaches – Dr. William D. Young Memorial in Kew Gardens

A barge and crane in Lake Ontario can be seen from Ashbridges Bay. The construction is for a new outfall tunnel for the Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant. The existing outfall has been in operation since 1947 and is approaching the end of its service life. The new outfall tunnel will increase the capacity and will operate under high flow conditions, … <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…>

Back to School Lessons from Home

Kids are now back to school and are settling into a new routine that balances in class and at home learning. The return to formal education might have seemed daunting at first, but we quickly learned how resilient children could be. And parents will have to be resilient too. More than ever before, parents will play a crucial role in … <entire article…>