Tag Archives: Toronto

Carrie, Jason and Amie, oh my!

A bit late on the post here but oh well: Carrie, her husband Jason and their daughter Amie drove up to Toronto from Chicago last weekend for a visit. It was a fun time — Saturday exploring Kensington Market and more of Toronto, and Sunday at the Toronto Zoo, and then in the evenings the […]

Going car-free

Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately — been busy with work, finishing up the last bits of apartment decorating before Carrie and family come visit, and exploring the city now that it’s Damn Hot out. On Father’s Day we drove back to Belleville to go out to dinner with my father, the first long […]

TreeHugger on Toronto

TreeHugger had a nice post about Toronto cycling and Bells on Bloor today. (In fact, TreeHugger has a remarkable number of Toronto-related posts, most thanks to Toronto resident and TreeHugger writer Lloyd Alter. Way to represent, Lloyd!)

Toronto Bike Month

I just realized that tomorrow is the first day of Toronto Bike Month! There’s a list of events online. I didn’t get up in time for Bells on Bloor today, but there’s a bunch of things coming up that i’m looking forward to. I can’t participate in the opening pancake breakfast at Nathan Phillips Square […]

One-stop shopping

Nice rack.

In other news, I’ve got my bike out again. Toronto’s going to be a much better city than Ottawa for bike-as-transportation, except that the elevation profile for my ride from home to work looks like this: feet elev. miles Unfortunate, especially since there are no showers at work. I might end up taking the bus […]

Model Citizen

Candice and I reacted to the TTC strike this weekend by going for a “little walk down College” that ended up at Kensington Market, where I found a little shop called Model Citizen. Owner Julian Finkel sells hand-screenprinted T-shirts as well as screenprinted and appliqued waistcoasts, sportcoats, ties, and hats for men, and a few […]

Free Naxos Music Library access

Free classical music: I learned today that signing up for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s email newsletter also gives you access to a streaming-music service called “Beethoven on Demand”. That seemed neat, and I’d be happy to get the TSO’s newsletter anyhow, so I signed up — and found that “Beethoven on Demand” appears to be […]