Sunday, August 28, 2016
Honda Indy Toronto spells summer in Toronto for generations of Torontonians and festivalgoers from across Ontario and beyond," said Jeff Atkinson, president of Honda Indy Toronto. "We had an incredible 2016 event to mark our 30th year of racing on the streets of Toronto and look forward to building on that momentum by continuing to grow the festival programming to bring race fans an event that is fun and exciting for all ages."
The Mazda Road to Indy race series (Indy Lights, Pro Mazda, USF2000) will be joined by the NASCAR Pinty's Series. Further racing and festival programs will be announced in the future, but hopefully we can count on the Stadium Super Trucks!
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Lot 9 craft brewer
Fanning the flames of the barbecue grill
The Skyride, Princes' Gates and the CN Tower
The Argos and some of their cheerleaders had a booth and were offering a deal on tickets to their home games which is now at BMO Field. We took them up on their offer and chose two tickets to the September 11 game against the Hamilton Ticats and each ticket came with an Argo tshirt.
The Canadian International Air Show (CIAS) will take to the skies on the Labour Day weekend. And don't forget the waterfront shows,
See more photos after the jump.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
"Nuit Blanche Toronto creates significant cultural and economic energy in our City," said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic Development Committee. "By making a wide spectrum of contemporary art accessible and enjoyable for everyone, it is as much a celebration of our diversity as it is a showcase for the creativity of our talented artists."
A number of extended projects will be available until October 10: Oblivion, Death of the Sun, PNEUMA and Ocean. Here are a couple of projects that I look forward to seeing.
Fallen Water – Niagara Escarpment, 2016 at Brookfield Place.
Portals at the Drake.
I will have to review their lineup in more detail to check out my preferred pieces which I intend to visit. Plus I look forward the festival goers that get into the spirit of the night and become art as well. Bikes lit up is a group that I hope I to personally see riding around the streets of Toronto, I will start getting my own bike ready in September.
Les Rues Des Refuses and the Renegade Rave Parade.
News crews line up for the announcemnt
The new 2016 CondomTO design
The colourful circles were the result of the first-ever Canadian condom wrapper design contest. As the news crews recorded the announcement, crews of people were ready to start handing out free condoms around the downtown core. Torontonians and tourists have embraced the new Toronto sign which stands by the pond at City Hall. The luminous sign and reflections of the letters have been used for the condoms which also say "EXPLORE TO". Later promotions will see the City giving away bicycle seat covers with the message "Wrap it and ride", so I am pretty sure they just want people slapping these things on and running around town.
"To date, we have launched two successful city-branded condoms that were developed in response to major events being held in Toronto – World Pride in 2014 and the Pan/Parapan Am Games in 2015," said Councillor Joe Mihevc (Ward 21 St. Paul's), Chair of the Board of Health. "Since 1983, as part of its mandate, Toronto Public Health has been promoting and distributing condoms to community agencies and health organizations across the city. I look forward to the success of this year's initiative."
Monday, August 22, 2016
The Canadian Broadcasting Corpoartion did an amazing job of covering the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and the wrapped up the event with a video that features The Tragically Hip's Ahead by a Century. A pleasure to watch.
The job CBC apparently put the American's NBC coverage to shame. The big joke I kept seeing on Reddit was that NBC was interrupting their commercials to show snippets of some sports event. What they showed and how much they showed seemed to have no rhyme or reason.
Fishing boats docked in Port StanleyBurwell (home of the submarine). On the way to Lake Erie you can also find fun at Winter Wheat in Sparta and the bee place in Aylmer (Clovermead Adventure).
Port Rowan has some cool boat sheds that line the harbour marina, situated in the shallow, marshy waters along the east side of Long Point's 35km long sand spit. The water is full of algae and seeweed which two young harbour workers are trying to remove with small, hand thrown rakes. It looks like they have a big job ahead of them.
See more of the area after the jump,
Friday, August 19, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Tony Hawk in green
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Two gorgeous ladies from the Miss Acton contest
Food truck LUCHADOR high-flying traveling TAQUERO
Eric, Helen and Steve return to rock out the festival for Ditto's Boutique
Don't forget the classic car show!
You can see a copy of the Acton Leathertown Festival schedule and lots more photos after the jump.