Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Motorcycle Supershow 2015 in #Toronto this weekend

The holidays are over, time to rev up the excitement level with a visit to the North American International Motorcycle Supershow in seven giant halls at the Toronto International Centre from Jan 2-4, 2015. Come see live bands and special guests like Angelina Polska and Mandy Monroe at this year's show.

Highlights of the show will include the unvieling of the custom "Vincent Black Chopper" in the century of motorcycles display in Hall 4 along with meeting Nicole Winters, author of TT Full Throttle in Hall 3.

"Growing up with a learning disability, author Nicole Winters was neither a good student nor an avid reader. It wasn’t until she was assigned to read S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders did all that change. Devouring the novel in one day, she realized that the right story could engage even the most reluctant of readers. She went on to read a variety of subjects including hobbies, nonfiction and more. She realized her school marks were not an accurate reflection of her intelligence. This is a message she’d like all students who struggle in school to understand."

The Vincent Chopper is built in the “digger” style, the rake is 50 degrees with a tubular springer front end and 18” Weld Forge Wire wheels. The ‘Pickers’ engine is a 1948 Vincent HRD 1000cc Rapide with dual carbs and pipes. It will be seen for the first time at SUPERSHOW 2015.

Happy New Years Eve and hello to 2015

Enjoy the night with champagne and fireworks because at midnight we welcome in the new year! You can check out the festivities with new Mayor John Tory at Toronto City Hall with food trucks, a local DJ Mel Boogie, skating and spectacular fireworks from Circus Orange at the stroke of 12.
Nathan Phillips Square located at 100 Queen Street West will be rocking starting at 8 pm on Wednesday, December 31. "I am excited to join Torontonians of all ages as we usher in the new year in Nathan Phillips Square," said Mayor John Tory. "This long-standing tradition has become customary, and the City of Toronto is thrilled to provide a memorable experience for citizens and visitors. I look forward to counting down the seconds with you as we welcome in 2015!"
In the Greater Toronto Area many municipalities will host New Years Eve events, including the City of Brampton, and next day meetings with the Mayors during annual Mayor Levees.
Brampton City Hall. The fireworks were shot off at the Rose Theatre

More of Toronto events and attractions over the holidays after the break.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Looking for dinosaurs in the Badlands

Warm winter weather has melted away the cloaking layer of snow at the impressive Cheltenham Badlands so it remains a primo destination within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Saturday was windy and raining so Joe's drone was grounded, but on Sunday the rain was done and the unmanned aerial vehicle lifted high into air. We couldn't get shots though, that will have to wait for next time.

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.
St Patricks Day Parade Sun Mar 15.
Toronto ComicCON Fri to Sun, Mar 20-22. Come for the costumes, read a few comics and meet some stars.

International Spring Motorcycle Show Sat to Sun, Mar 21-22.
World Mastercard Fashion Week Tue to Sat, Mar 23-27.
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 4, starting at 3 pm at City Hall.
Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Roller Derby League
Toronto International Art Expo Thurs to Sun, Apr 9-12.
Toronto 420 Comedy Festival Sat, Apr 20. Noon to 6pm in the square.
Green Living Show Fri to Sun, Apr 27-29.
Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade Sun, Apr 5.
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.

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.
Chinatown BIA Chinese New Year Celebration (Spadina and Dundas) Sat to Sun, Feb 21-22.
Annual Bike Couriers Ice Race at Dufferin Grove Park Sat, Feb 21, from 7-10 pm.
Bloor-Yorkville Icefest Festival Sat to Sun, Feb 21-22.
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.

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Lake Ontario

Nathan Phillips Square