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[04 Jul 2007|12:21pm]

Flying above Toronto. Panoramas.
Timofey Yuriev

Yesterday I went to fly in Toronto Sky / Canada. Here and here are some pictures from this trip. I hope you’ll enjoy it! :)

Timofey Yuriev

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Do you know what it's like to wanna dance? [15 May 2007|09:29am]

If We're Not Talking, the new electro/dance/pop record by Vivek Shraya is out today.
Featuring a guest performance by Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara.
Available exclusively at vivekshraya.com

Check out what peeps on the street are saying about the record:

-missing toof

-arjan writes

-one hundred db
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FREE Urban Studies lecture this Wednesday [11 Jan 2007|06:43pm]

The Urban Studies Student Union at University of Toronto presents...
Urban Poverty in Canada with Toronto Journalist John Lorinc
Wednesday January 17th, 7 pm - Galbraith Building (35 St. George), room 120
Free public event with refreshments

Toronto journalist John Lorinc will present a lecture on the urban dimensions of poverty in Canada at the beginning of the 21st century, looking at issues such as the growth of low-wage service sector ghettos in global cities; the plight of urban aboriginals in western Canadian cities; the neighbourhood geography of poverty in the GTA; and the economic disenfranchisement of recent immigrants. He'll also discuss a range of potential remedies that should be considered by all orders of government as well as the private and not-for-profit sectors. Lorinc began his reporting career at The Varsity in 1983 and appears regularly in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life and other publications. He contributed essays to both volumes of the uTOpia series (Coach House) and wrote the politics column for Spacing Magazine's municipal election blog last fall. His book, "The New City: How the Crisis in Canada's Urban Centres is Re-Shaping the Nation" (Penguin Canada, 2006) was chosen as one of The Globe and Mail's Best 100 Books of 2006. Copies will be available after the lecture for $20, including tax.
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The Canadian legal System Fallacy [17 Aug 2006|11:18am]
[ mood | angry ]


this is in regards to the news and the recent court decisions in canada.

i'm appalled to call myself canadian when murderers get to walk the streets after diminished sentences.

while dangerous offenders are released to sexually assault little boys for a 3rd time.

while weapon offenders receive a 2nd bail after murdering someone while out on bail the first time

I've created this petition and will be pushin it to all the MP's i can and every media source i can. But i need signatures

Distribute this around because i'm sick and tired of being afraid to walk my own cities streets.

I'm SICK and tired of seeing murderers and rapists on the streets committing offense after offense and judges sitting on their pedestals giving leniency where it doesnt' belong!

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Theatre...? [30 Jul 2006|12:50pm]

[ mood | happy ]

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post but it couldn't hurt.
My husband just won 2 tickets to see a movie at Cumberland Theatre. We've never heard of it and so we looked it up. It says it's on Cumberland St. & Avenue Road. My husband isn't sure if that's the actual one though. He's confirming the address on Tuesday (the day before the showing)but i was just curious of anyone knew if 'Cumberland Theatre' is the one at Cumberland St. & Avenue Road...??

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Room Mate Wanted For September - $587.00 Rent [18 May 2006|11:11am]

Looking for a room mate to share a house with in September in the upper beaches at Main and Gerrard. It is a spacious two bedroom house, with high ceilings and hardwood floors, and backyard. Rent includes a parking space, and utilities. There is a main floor and a lower level with plenty of storage space. It is a 5-7 minute walk to the Main Street subway station, and a two minute walk to the College Streetcar line. It is close to several amenities including grocery stores, restaurants, and shops. A five minute bus ride to Queen Street East and the beach.

The individual I am looking for can be either male or female, quiet, non-smoker, small pets are negotiable. Please contact Valentino Assenza by e-mail: valentino.a@sympatico.ca if interested. References required.
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The Toronto Game [06 Mar 2006|12:10am]

There's a new city-wide project in the works, sort of an art/game thing. It's non-profit, unaffiliated with any organization, and it's being run by people who just think it will be a blast. The goal is simply to make something awesome and fun.

More specifically:

The Toronto Game is going to be a plot-based competition between teams to solve a series of puzzles that are based on the landscape and geography of Toronto, with an emphasis on exploring public spaces. We aim to make it fun, challenging, and intense. While we plan to keep the game accessible to players of all skill levels, we also aim to provide participants with a very memorable experience. Kind of like an ARG or a Puzzle Hunt, if you're into that sort of thing.

The website: www.torgame.com

Right now, we need volunteers! We need planners, writers, puzzle designers, artists, etc. Basically, if you're interested in getting involved, we'd love to have you on board! Just send us an e-mail, or join the mailing list on the website.
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Spend Valentines @ Supermarket [13 Feb 2006|11:41am]


Hunter Valentine show flyer


(apologies for the cross-postage)
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NYE in Toronto? [29 Dec 2005|03:25pm]

Hi Everyone,

What are your plans in Toronto this coming New Year's Eve? It can go from boring/bizarre/fun to typical. My friends and I are headed there, unsure of what to do specifically, but we'd love some leads if any of you have any suggestions (we don't know the area at all and are up for anything)-- or hell, if you want to meet up with a bunch of random friendly people, certainly let me know :)


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[09 Nov 2005|10:38am]

You know those crappy showerheads that Toronto apartments typically have installed?

Well, I need a water filter for my shower, and thus I need to remove the one I have in my bathroom. Any idea of how to go about it? I see one screw at the base of the pipe that holds the shower head, but I don't know if that's going to screw everything up or not.

Any help is muchly appreciated!
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RetroACTIVE: Fundraiser for a Mine Free World [28 Oct 2005|05:37pm]
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[25 Sep 2005|03:49am]


New community opened buy_and_sell

This is a community for selling things that you don't need anymore.
Or buying things that you do need.
You can also give stuff for free or exchange.
Everybody welcome to post ads.

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Hotel? [26 Aug 2005|11:38am]

Hey, a friend of mine is arriving here on Sept 1 around 2:20 (from Pearson I beleive) and wanted to know where he could find a cheap hotel to stay for the night, so he can leave for Windsor the next morning
Any suggestions/prices?
Thanks for your help!
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Message from the mod. [24 Aug 2005|01:11pm]

Hey kids.

So what's with this community? It's become just another message board to cross-post your promotion to.
There's no Toronto related discussion.
Were the nay-sayers right? Is this an unnecessary community?

So I'm wondering if anyone wants to take over as moderator and bring some life into this community. If not, I think I'll delete it.

Let me know what you guys think.
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Cuddle Party Wednesday [23 Aug 2005|11:57pm]

[ mood | excited ]

There have been a couple of cancellations for Wednesday's Cuddle Party, there are now two women's places available...sign up now and be sure to get a place...they're so much fun!!

Details here...Collapse )

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Coffeehouse Showcase Friday August 12, 2005 - 9pm - Renaissance Cafe [10 Aug 2005|02:11pm]


An evening to feature selected members Coffeehouse Arts And Culture www.coffeehouse.ca .  This month we have four fantastic singer/songwriters that all bring their own diverse elements to the stage.  We have the always eclectic and folky Joy Thompson http://joythompson.coffeehouse.ca .  We have to cool stylin rock and blues sounds from Tracy Jones http://tracyjones.coffeehouse.ca.  The amazing melodic insightful, whines of the dobro with guitarist Arthur Renwick http://arthurrenwick.coffeehouse.ca.  We bringing her powerful voice, and amazingly wondrous sounds is the talented pianist Vania http://vania.coffeehouse.ca. Please click on their names and visit their individual coffeehouse pages to see what these four are all about.  I guarantee you will be dazzled by each and everyone of them, and you will want to come by the ever famous Renaissance Cafe (1938 Danforth Avenue, 1.5 blocks west of Woodbine Subway station on the north side), to check them out.  You get all four of these wicked acts for a mere pitiful $5.00 cover.  It's a steal.  The evening starts at 9pm, and will be hosted by the coolest host in Toronto Valentino Assenza.  For more info on the venue, please call 416-422-1441.

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[30 Jul 2005|12:37am]

Looking for a cat?

The Toronto Humane Society needs your help.

They currently have 500 cats needing homes, from a variety of places. They're so desperate they're going to waive the usual adoption fee of $25. (And even then, that's still a great deal.)

So, if you're already looking for one, stop on down and give a cute kitty a home. Spread the word! More info @ http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/07/29/humane-cats-050729.html
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It's Cuddle Party Time! [26 Jul 2005|01:40am]
We have two Cuddle Parties coming up in the next couple of weeks!! Both parties with be held in the relaxing, comfortable and AIR CONDITIONED workshop space at Wonderworks in downtown Toronto (you will be emailed the exact location and directions when you RSVP). Both parties will be facilitated by Cecilia Moorcroft. Here are the dates for the parties:

Wednesday, July 27th from 7:00pm to 10:30pm - OPEN TO ALL - MIXED GENDER CUDDLE PARTY.
It's been awhile since we've had a good old fashioned Open Cuddle Party!

Wednesday, August 3rd from 7:00pm to 10:30pm - OPEN TO ALL -QUEER POSITIVE - TRANS POSITIVE CUDDLE PARTY
- After the success of our Women Only Queer + event for Pride we thought that it would be fun to plan an Open Queer+ and Trans+ party. Please spread the word!

If you think you're interested in attending, first please make sure you know what Cuddle Party is!
What a Cuddle Party is, and how to registerCollapse )
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Loosen Up Toronto [22 Jul 2005|01:22pm]

Crossposted to open_toronto

Hey Fellow Torontonians!

If you're like me, you love this city to death, but you feel that there could be a little more done to enhance the friendliness and openess to one another. The blackout was such a good thing, because it dropped everyone's guard, and everyone was friendly to each other and joking around and stuff. Why should a blackout happen for this to be the case? Why shouldn't it happen everyday? If you feel that you could have more conversation, laughs, and whatever else with everyday strangers visit this site. Sign your name, and help spread the word that there are more sociable people out there than we think.

I would have posted this in the toronto community, but I was banned from it for having an opinion. It seems they weren't familiar with this concept. So if any of you want to risk posting it please do.
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Toronto: KensingtonMarket, Capture the Flag !!! [21 Jul 2005|03:47pm]

[ mood | excited ]

On Tuesday, July 26th, 2005 Newmindspace.com presents:

Capture the Flag ! Toronto, Kensington Market

Join us for a game of Capture the Flag, the urban game with teams, sides and flags! Run around the streets of Toronto's Kensington Market, land of Al Waxman and bicycles. Outwit opponents, hiding behind fruit stand corners before you find their flag, outmaneuver their flag keepers and dash home for a point in the pulse-quickening game of metro-capture. Defend your territory with all its vintage goodness by tagging trespassers and sending them back to their side. The games in New York have been wonderful; come capture the flag in Toronto for a night of summer joy. The streets are your playground, reclaim them!
The totally hip game of Capture the Flag with a run-like-mad urban flair. The city is your playground! Redefine public space and reclaim the streets for a summer of silly games!

Capture the Flag (Kensington Edition)
College & Augusta (SW corner) // Spadina streetcar to College or the College Streetcar to Augusta.
Bring your cellphones. This game is technology enabled :)
9:30 PM SHARP!

Game play will be approximately 90 minutes, leaving plenty of time for your Tuesday night weeklies
Tell your friends!

For more info and rules, check out http://www.newmindspace.com << new! Forward to appropriate everythings!

-Lori* twinkley_starand Kevin pyrotix
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