Photos by Joe Hamilton.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Cavalcade celebration is on Saturday, November 28, 2015.
The tree is selected a year in advance from the Bancroft, Ontario area.
The tree is usually a white spruce.
The tree arrives on a flatbed truck and is lifted into place with cranes.
It takes a crew of eight people three to four hours to put the tree into place.
The tree needs three days to settle before it can be decorated.
It takes two weeks to decorate and string lights on the tree.
Countless pieces of large machinery, including a cherry picker, are used to assist the decorating crew in placing each ornament onto the tree.
Unlike an indoor tree, Toronto's Christmas tree does not need watering.
Usually the tree is 15 to 18 metres tall (55 to 65 feet).
The tree remains on display throughout the holiday season and is then recycled."
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
"Our 19th century main street offers galleries, boutiques and antique shops. We have several first-class restaurants and a variety of inns and B&Bs, most located in historic structures along the river. We’re also home to some fascinating museums, and we host excellent summer festivals."
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The little apple is a little creepy though
Located just south of exit #497 the apple is the largest in the world, so big in fact that it would be hard to miss, even at highway speeds.
The Big Apple hosts more than 500,000 people each year, offering fun all! All outdoor activities are complementary such as Mini putt, Shuffleboard, Bocce ball, Ping Pong and our popular kid's train ride."
Christmas decorations are up for the holiday season
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Even puppies like parades
Firefighters did a boot drive to raise funds for a family that survived a house fire
See more of the Saturday, November 21st, 2015 parade after the jump.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
"We will continue to provide fans of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with an unmatched range of events with a variety of series' to suit everyone's interest," said Myles Brandt, president and general manager at CTMP" "We've got everything from open-wheel, prototypes, sports cars, vintage race cars to motorcycles."
Motorcycle fans can check out the August Canadian Superbike Doubleheader Weekend as the country's biggest motorcycle race of the year rips up the track.
The major events end in early September with a NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race and the Canadian Tire Touring Car Championship on the Labour Day long weekend.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Three stages, live bands, special guests and a full weekend of entertainment complements the custom bike displays, rallies and rides at the 40th Annual show presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance. The thousands of motorcycles are new, used, vintage, racing, custom build, choppers and so much more. So you can even register your bike for sale and pick up a new ride for the 2016 season.
Motorcycle Show Toronto Feb 19-21 at the Enercare Centre in Exhibition Place
Coming back to the renamed Direct Energy Centre, the February motorycle show is part of the national, seven-city tour of Canada featuring the 2016 lineup of new motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides and scooters. 'In addition to new bikes, riders can check out the latest in apparel, accessories, touring destinations, and many other exciting exhibits, all under one roof.' Ontario's biggest manufacturers' motorcycle show turns 29 in 2016.
International Spring Motorcycle Show April 9-10 at the International Centre
Port Dover Friday the 13th Motorcycle Rallies 2016 #61: Friday, May 13
We just passed the third and final Friday the 13th of 2015 and sadly 2016 only has one lonely date of destiny. Much like a November date, May has a slim chance of snow.
Toronto International Snowmobile, ATV and Powersports Show October 2016 TBD at the International Centre
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Photos above by Joe Hamilton
Saturday, November 07, 2015
Turbo the goat
Located in the Canada's largest exhibition and convention setting, the Enercare Centre was divided into several areas including the Royal Horse Show, barns, exhibition and shopping and the Animal Theatre. We found out that the hefty $25 entry fee only gets you into certain areas, if you want to see the horse jumping and mini-chuckwagon racing you need to upgrade your ticket.