Friday, December 26, 2014

Fun things to do in #Toronto March & April 2015

With a lot of luck Southern Ontario will be blessed with the impact of El Nino, which will overcome the nasty Polar Vortex and bring warm temperatures and Spring back to town.

National Home Show and Canada Blooms Fri to Sun, Mar 13-22.
Sexapalooza Fri to Sun, Feb 27 - Mar 1.
International Bicycle Show Fri to Sun, Mar 6-8.
Toronto Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival Sat to Fri, Feb 28 - April 6.
Toronto Roller Derby League.
Toronto Rock Lacrosse
Toronto FC Home Opener Sat Mar 7.
Toronto ComicCON Fri to Sun, Mar 20-22. Come for the costumes, read a few comics and meet some stars.
Fashion Week Tue to Sat, Mar TBD.
International Spring Motorcycle Show Sat to Sun, Mar 21-22.
St Patricks Day Parade Sun Mar 15.
Earth Hour Sat Mar 28 at 8:30 pm.
Toronto Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival Sat to Fri, Feb 28 - April 6.
Toronto Wine and Cheese Show Fri to Sun, April 10-12.
Toronto Pillow Fight 2015: Saturday Apr TBD, starting at 3 pm at City Hall.
Toronto Blue Jays
If we are lucky it will be an early spring and the Cherry Blossoms with fill the trees and the air with their scent at places like High Park, above. Check out the 2012 blossoms here.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve 2014

Santa's sleigh ride takes to the air tonight so be good to one another and the big guy should be on the way with something nice for you, especially if you are rich. The lights and decorations are still beautiful to see and the Christmas scenes in the downtown Hudson Bay store on Queen Street still draws in the crowds.
Families gather in front of the windows
A busking Santa outside the Eaton Centre
And the lights at Brampton's City Hall and Gage Park



The glittery tree at the Rose Theatre

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fun things to do in #Toronto in Jan and Feb 2015

Gosh darn it, the weather outside is frightful but the skyline is so delightful. Time for the winter blahs and looking forward to the eventual return of spring - which cannot return soon enough, am I right?
Fans of motorcycles can find 2015 Toronto events on my post here and further afield you can enjoy the Friday 13th Port Dover 2015 rallies.

Polar Bear Dip Thurs, Jan 1.
Toronto Rock Lacrosse starts in January.
North American International Motorcycle Supershow Fri to Sun, Jan 2-4.
Canada's Bridal Show Winter 2014 Fri to Sun, Jan 9-11.
Toronto International Boat Show Sat to Sun, Jan 10-18.
Toronto No Pants Subway Ride Sat, Jan 11. Downsview Station starting at 4 pm.
Monster Jam Sat to Sun, Jan 17-18.
Interior Design Show IDS 15 Thurs to Sun, Jan 22-25.
Toronto Roller Derby League Sat Jan 17 Season Opener.
Toronto's Ultimate Travel Show Sat to Sun, Jan 24-25.
Winterlicious Jan 30 to Feb 12.

Toronto Coldest Day of the Year Ride Sat, TBD.
Harbourfront Centre Kuumba Feb 6-8.
Hey, it's Groundhog Day on Monday, Feb 2.
Chinatown BIA Chinese New Year Celebration (Spadina and Dundas) Sat to Sun, Feb 21-22.
Another Polar Bear Dip at Colonel Sam Smith Park Sun, TBD from 10:30am to 12pm.
Toronto Sportsmen's Show Thurs to Sun, Feb 5-8.
Happy Valentine's Day Sat, Feb 14. Hugs and kisses everyone. I think it is also National Visible Thong Day.
Port Dover Friday the 13th Motorcycle Rally Friday Feb 13. (the other 2015 rallies are on #59: Friday, March 13, 2015 and #60: Friday, November 13, 2015)
Winterfolk Festival Fri to Sun, Feb 13-15.
Spring Fish and Boat Show Fri to Mon, Feb 13-16.
Canadian International AutoShow Fri to Sun, Feb 13-22.
Sears Great Canadian Chill Mon, Feb 16 2014
Outdoor Adventure Show Fri to Sun, Feb 20-22.

Maybe we will see more got ass girls at the Motorcycle Show

Motorcycle Show Toronto Fri to Sun, Feb 20-22.
Annual Bike Couriers Ice Race at Dufferin Grove Park Sat, TBD, from 7-10pm.
Bloor-Yorkville Icefest Festival Sat to Sun, Feb TBD.
CIBC Lunar Fest at Harbourfront Sat to Sun, Feb 28-Mar 1.
Sexapalooza Fri to Sun, Feb 27 to Mar 1.

And moved into March
Toronto International Bicycle Show Fri to Sun, Mar 6-8.
Canadian Motorsports Expo (CME) / Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo) Fri to Sun, Mar13-15. Great winter show for race fans. "The Canadian Motorsports Expo Powered by Inside Track Motorsport News is a three-day celebration of Canadian racing that runs February at the International Centre (6900 Airport Road in Mississauga, Ontario (Canada)). In addition to booths and racing vehicles representing the entire spectrum of Canadian motorsports, the show is loaded with seminars and forums to entertain and inform racers and fans alike. Celebrity drivers will be at the CME to sign autographs and meet the fans. See photos from the show here.

Santa Charity Runs

I missed the Santa Shuffle, Santa 5k and the Toronto Santa Speedo Run for 2014, dayum! Well here are some pictures from past runs.






You can see some 2014 Santa Speedo Run photos at my friends website - Candid Toronto.

Last of the Twitpic

And pages on the internet rise and fade, leaving grand and glorious trails of the existence of man and plenty of cute kittens. Twitpic was one of those and even the mighty Google does not meet expectations on earnings - will they too become a footnote on the wireless highway? Here then are the last of the Twits that I want to share with you.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Light Shows

The holiday season is full of Christmas ornaments and sparkling lights that bring lots of colour to a landscape full of white snow and bare trees. Some go all out on the displays, both inside and outside, and some take it to the next level using computers and tens of thousands of lights. Often these wizards of light also help raise money for charity.

Neighbours may have to put up with a lot more traffic as thousands of visitors come by in the night over the many weeks leading up to Christmas. And people usually do this for a number of years, gradually building up the number of lights over time and adding music played on outdoor speakers or even over the FM radio bands. I remember seeing a picture once of a dazzling display and the neighbour put up a set of lights that spelled out 'ditto' with an arrow pointing to the adjacent well lit house.
We found a couple in the GTA, including the Lamberts Lights, photos at top, (104.9 FM on your radio) which has raised money for the Georgetown Hospital Foundation. Take a drive around your area and keep an eye open for a glowing sky to help point you in the right direction.
Bumbles bounce - the characters from Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Twitpic part 18

So anyways, Twitpic shut down but the photos will continue to live on in Twitter. But here continues the blasts from the past.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Winter Wonderland in #Toronto

Bright, fluffy flakes came to visit the city today to remind us that Christmas is soon coming. Even with the snow there were still a number of people on bikes.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Himalayan kittens and hedgehogs

The cute little balls of fluff attacked each other because they looked like play toys.



Hedgehogs gather together for warmth and companionship

Doors Open

Scarborough Bluffs

Pride

Redball

Beaches

Graffiti

Lake Ontario

Nathan Phillips Square

Transportation