Post Tagged with: "Toronto"

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Grade 8 Trip Cancelled For Safety Reasons

Grade 8 students at Amesbury Middle School were looking forward to their big graduation trip to a camp in Eastern Ontario.

by · June 3, 2014 · Kids, News
Cat Cafés To Open In Toronto, Montreal

Cat Cafés To Open In Toronto, Montreal

Soon, people in Toronto may be able to enjoy a hot chocolate or a coffee in a “cat café.”

Two groups of people in the city are trying to raise enough money to open cat cafés.

by · May 27, 2014 · Animals, Lighter
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Deer Shuts Down Major Highway

A deer shut down one of Canada’s major highways on the Monday afternoon of a holiday weekend.

The young doe had apparently been scared out of the woods by a dog. It ended up walking along the busy highway.

by · May 21, 2014 · Animals, News, Science
Each party leader in Ontario has a different idea of how to fund education. Image: Labpluto123

How Ontario’s Leaders Would Handle Education

On June 12, Ontario is having an election. Each of the main political parties has a different idea about how they would spend money on education in Ontario.

by · May 20, 2014 · Kids, News
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Toronto’s Mayor Gives Himself A Time-Out

The Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, said Wednesday night that he is going to stop being mayor for awhile so he can get help with his drinking problem.

by · May 1, 2014 · News, Politics
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Raptors Headed To Playoffs

Canada’s only basketball team in the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Toronto Raptors, are generating some excitement.

For the first time in six long years they have made the playoffs.

Of the 30 teams in the NBA, only 16 make it to the playoffs. There will be eight teams from the Eastern Conference and eight teams from the Western Conference. The Raptors play in the East.

In the playoffs, each team competes in a best-of-seven series. The first team to win four games moves on to the next round. A team has to win three rounds to make it to the finals. Then, the lone surviving team from the East plays the lone surviving team from the West.

by · April 11, 2014 · Sports
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Helpers Ride The Bus For Free In Toronto

A program introduced by Toronto’s Transit Commission this year is helping disabled people travel more easily.

The new program allows disabled people to have a support person ride with them on transit for free.

by · April 1, 2014 · News
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Canada Gets A New Finance Minister

In February, Jim Flaherty, Canada’s Minister of Finance, announced that the country’s finances were in good shape when he gave the 2014 budget.

by · March 24, 2014 · News, Politics
The chandelier that was created out of the Maple Tree Forever Project. Image: BROTHERS DRESSLER

This Famous Maple Tree Will Live… Forever

In 1867 when Canada was created, a towering Silver Maple tree standing in front of Alexander Muir’s house in Toronto gave him an idea.

He would write a poem and a song about the majestic tree, so common in Canada and so symbolic, to celebrate Canada’s confederation.

His song was called The Maple Leaf Forever and it has been the unofficial Canadian anthem to this day.

by · March 18, 2014 · Arts, Environment, News
This figure is a central character in the window called "Art of the Deal." Image: John Kernaghan.

Empty Storefronts Now Showcase Art

There is a strip of vacant stores along Eglinton Ave. W. in Toronto.

The street in front of the stores is under construction.

The stores are vacant (there is no one using them) partly because of the construction, which makes it hard for people to visit the stores to shop. And if there are no shoppers, there’s no point in opening a store.

But Toronto businessman John Kernaghan looked at the vacant storefronts and saw possibilities.

by · February 13, 2014 · Arts, News