Sunday, December 30, 2007

TheStar.com | GTA | Toronto streetcar named among world's best

TheStar.com | GTA | Toronto streetcar named among world's best: "The venerable 501 – known as the Queen car – has made National Geographic's list of the world's top 10 trolley rides. It's a distinction shared with streetcar routes as far-flung as Melbourne, Seattle and Lisbon, part of the contents of the coffee-table book Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Greatest Trips, published in October"

Friday, December 28, 2007

YouTube - CKLW's 20/20 News Team

YouTube - CKLW's 20/20 News Team: "A brief history of 20/20 News on CKLW from 'Radio Revolution - The Rise & Fall of the Big 8'."

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

City of Toronto: Transportation Services - Snow management

City of Toronto: Transportation Services - Snow management: "In order to get timely information about snow clearing operations, the city has established a telephone number 416-338-SNOW (7669) - for residents to call. Residents can also call 416-599-9090 for road information."

City of Toronto: Transportation Services - Snow management

City of Toronto: Transportation Services - Snow management: "Following a snow storm, we move immediately into snow clean-up. Bus stop areas are cleared. Pathways are dug at crosswalks and crossovers. Sidewalks flanking arterial and collector roads are cleared and when necessary, the snow, which has been ploughed to the roadside, is removed."

Monday, December 10, 2007

TheStar.com | Business | 1 in 4 Canadians on Facebook

TheStar.com | Business | 1 in 4 Canadians on Facebook: "1 in 4 Canadians on Facebook Email Story Email story Print Print Text Size Text Size Text Size Choose text size Report Typo Report typo or correction iCopyright License this article AddThis Facebook forced to back down on plans for Beacon With some U.S. research estimating that nearly half of all Americans surfing the Internet now visit either MySpace or Facebook, it's no surprise that corporations and advertisers are eager to cash in on the social networking phenomenon. Close to 8 million Canadians have signed up – 85% in the past year alone, unpublished study reveals"

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Georgina

Georgina: "Georgina Georgina was admitted into the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Westmead Children's Hospital on Tuesday the 17th of April when she came down with her family to the Easter Show. Georgie became very weak on arrival at the show and was in the Show hospital within 30 min of arriving. This webpage was set up by a family friend to help keep family and friends updated and to provide prayer points. Georgina Brookec/o PICU Childrens hospital Westmead NSW 2145"

Georgina

Georgina: "Georgina Georgina was admitted into the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Westmead Children's Hospital on Tuesday the 17th of April when she came down with her family to the Easter Show. Georgie became very weak on arrival at the show and was in the Show hospital within 30 min of arriving. This webpage was set up by a family friend to help keep family and friends updated and to provide prayer points. Georgina Brookec/o PICU Childrens hospital Westmead NSW 2145"

Monday, December 03, 2007

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Friday, November 30, 2007

Facebook | TRANSIT DEMONSTRATION

Facebook | TRANSIT DEMONSTRATION: "Name: TRANSIT DEMONSTRATION Tagline: MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE Host: DAMN 2025 Type: Causes - Protest Time and PlaceDate: Friday, December 7, 2007 Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Location: Toronto City Hall Street: 100 Queen St. W. City/Town: Toronto, ON View Map Google MapQuest Microsoft Yahoo Contact InfoPhone: 647.889.3037 Email: damn2025@gmail.com Description MAKE TRANSIT TOTALLY PHYSICALLY ACCESSIBLE STOP ALL DISCRIMINATION DON'T TAKE OUR VOLUNTEER MONEY The City is threatening to cut the money people on ODSP get for volunteering. The loss of this money means that already poor disabled people will be forced to stay home because we can't afford to go out. GIVE US OUR $9 TTC fares went up but the money most people on welfare or disability get for transportation didn't.The City needs to link TTC increases to transit subsidies. Disabled people and our supporters are fighting for the City to make these basic changes to allow us to get around, to have equality and dignity. Come tell the City to make transit accessible for all."

Friday, November 23, 2007

NPR : The Quest to Design the Perfect Yawn

NPR : The Quest to Design the Perfect Yawn: "The professor of psychology at the University of Maryland remembered the famous Monty Python sketch about a joke so funny that it killed anyone who heard it; The British, naturally, wanted to use it against the Germans, and the Germans vice versa, and both sides furiously pushed to develop the first 'Doomsday Joke.' Professor Provine decided to do the same thing, but not with a joke. He proposed a Doomsday Yawn."

NPR : The Quest to Design the Perfect Yawn

NPR : The Quest to Design the Perfect Yawn: "What would it take to design a yawn so powerful that it would make everyone who saw it yawn back? Would it have to be a big yawn, or a yawn with a big stretch? And a dog can make a person yawn, but what about the other way around? Robert Provine investigated these questions"

Thursday, November 22, 2007

CBC.ca Arts - CBC to amalgamate English-language operations

CBC.ca Arts - CBC to amalgamate English-language operations: "The CBC announced on Thursday plans to integrate its English-language services under one executive, its current English television vice-president, Richard Stursberg"

my wishlist[christmas, bday, random gifs]

my wishlist[christmas, bday, random gifs]
my list
  • GIFT CARDS [INDIGO, KFC, HMV, TIM HORTONS, THE SOURCE, FUTURE SHOP, DOMINION, BLOKBUSTER, FAMOUS PLAYERS]
  • IPOD TOUCH [TOUCH ONLY]
  • MP3 PLAYER @ LEAST 4 GB
  • DVD RECORDER
  • MONEY
  • HD TV
  • USB 2.0 HUB
  • GREEN BAY PACKERS [NFL] ANYTHING

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Costume Party

Costume Party
 
  A couple was invited to a swanky costume Party. She
got a terrible headache and told her husband to go to
the party alone. He being a devoted husband protested,
but she argued and said she was going to take some
aspirin and go to bed, and there was no need of his
good time being spoiled by not going. 
So he took his costume and away he went. The wife,
after sleeping soundly for about an hour, awakened
without pain and, as it was still early, decided to go
the party. 
Since her husband did not know what her costu me was,
she thought she would have some fun by watching her
husband to see how he acted when she was not with him.
 
She joined the party and soon spotted her husband
cavorting around on the dance floor, dancing with
every nice chick he could, and copping a little feel
here and a little kiss there. His wife sidled up to
him and being a rather seductive babe herself, he left
his    current partner high and dry and devoted his
time to the new babe that had just arrived. She let
him go as far as he wished , naturally, since he was
her husband. 
Finally, he whispered a little proposition in her ear
and she agreed, so off they went to one of the cars
and had a little bang.  Just before unmasking at
midnight, she slipped away, went home, put the costume
away and got into bed, wondering what kind of
explanation he would make for his behavior. 
She was sitting up reading when he came in, and she
asked what kind of a time he had.  He said: '- Oh, the
same old thing. You know I never have a good time when
you're not there.' 
- 'Did you dance much?' 
- 'I'll tell you, I never even danced one dance. When
I got there, I met Pete, Bill Brown and some other
guys, so we went into the den and played poker all
evening. But you're not going to believe what happened
to the guy I loaned my costume to.. .....

YouTube - The Greatest Prank Call Ever

YouTube - The Greatest Prank Call Ever: "GREENSBORING.COM :: Just when you thought it was safe to get a job at a call center, this prank phone call proves that Karma exists, and American's can fight back when it comes to unsolicited calls"

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Events Listing | Bloorview Kids Rehab

Events Listing | Bloorview Kids Rehab: "Youth Drop In Registration RequiredPaid EventSaturday November 24, 2007 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Presenter(s)/Speakers(s): Event Description: A social event and dance in the community with a professional DJ! Cost: $3.00 (for light snacks and refreshments) Buy your tickets at the door Who: For youth ages 16- 29 years! ** Attendant Services will be available Other Youth Drop In dates for 2007: Sept. 29, Nov. 24 The following organizations support this event: Bloorview Kids Rehab, The Anne Johnston Health Station, Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario, City of Toronto, Parks Forestry & Recreation North District , and The Gage Transition to Independent Living Location: Earl Bales Community Centre 4169 Bathurst St. (Bathurst and Sheppard) Contact: R.S.V.P.: To Julie Osbelt 416-425-6220 ext. 3298 Registration: Organizer(s)/Sponsor(s): Event Type(s): Social Event, External Event Audience(s): Youth Additional Info : Registration Required, Paid Event"

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Taser video shows RCMP shocked immigrant within 25 seconds of their arrival

Taser video shows RCMP shocked immigrant within 25 seconds of their arrival: "An eyewitness's video recording of a man dying after being stunned with a Taser by police on Oct. 14 at Vancouver International Airport has been released to the public."

Monday, October 29, 2007

Abilities Arts Festival | Festivals | 2007 Festival | Film

Abilities Arts Festival | Festivals | 2007 Festival | Film: "PROJECTIONS 2: An International Disability Film Festival Innis Town Hall, Toronto November 1 - 4 2007

Through the power of film, PROJECTIONS 2 provides a forum for the examination of ideas, myths, fears and attitudes as portrayed by people with disabilities. PROJECTIONS 2 provides an opportunity to engage, stimulate discussion, challenge perceptions and expand awareness or simply entertain. From the more than 80 feature films that were received from around the globe, 39 films from 17 countries were chosen comprising an outstanding and diverse selection of documentaries, shorts, animations and experimental films. The films selected for screening at this 4-Day film showcase are written, produced, directed and/or star individuals with disabilities. In addition to film screenings, PROJECTIONS 2 will include post screening discussions with outstanding film-makers David Mitchell, Paul Nadler and Sharon Snyder. To ensure that all who want to attend can fully enjoy all aspects of PROJECTIONS 2, films will be Open Captioned (OC)and ASL interpreters will be available for filmmaker discussions. Innis Town Hall is fully accessible with plenty of space for individuals with wheelchairs and On-Site Attendant Services will also be available."

Energy effecient windows

Energy effecient windows

Last year I replaced all the windows in my house with those expensive, double-pane energy-efficient kind.
Yesterday, I got a call from the contractor who installed them. He was complaining that the windows had been installed a whole year ago and I had not paid for them yet.
Hellloooo? Now just because I'm blonde doesn't mean that I am automatically stupid. So I told him just exactly what his fast-talking sales guy had told ME last year... namely, that in just ONE YEAR these windows would pay for themselves! Helllooooo'? 'It's been a year !,' I told him.
There was only silence at the other end of the line, so I finally just hung up.... He hasn't called back, probably too embarrassed about forgetting the guarantee they made me.

Sick Leave;

Sick Leave;

I urgently needed a few days off work,
but, I knew the Boss would not allow me to take leave.
I thought that maybe if I acted "Crazy"
then he would tell me to take a few days off.
So, I hung upside-down on the ceiling and made funny noises.
My co-worker (who's blonde) asked me what I was doing.
I told her that I was pretending to be a light bulb
so that the Boss might think I was "Crazy" and give me a few days off.
A few minutes later the Boss came into the office and asked,
"What in the name of good GOD are you doing?"
I told him I was a light bulb.
He said, "You are clearly stressed out.
Go home and recuperate for a couple of days."
I jumped down and walked out of the office...
When my co-worker (the blonde) followed me, the Boss asked her,
"..And where do you think you're going?!"
(You're gonna love this....)

She said, "I'm going home,too. I can't work in the dark



Thursday, October 25, 2007

TOP 10 stupid PICK UP LINES ...

TOP 10 stupid PICK UP LINES ...

10) Did you fart, cause you blew me away.

9) Are your parents retarded, 'cause you sure are special.

8) My Love for you is like diahorrea ... I can't hold it in.

7) Do you have a library card, 'cause I'd like to sign you out.

6) Is there a mirror in your pants? Because I can see myself in
them.

5) If you and I were Squirrels, I'd store my nuts in your hole.

4) You might not be the best looking girl here, but beauty is only a
light switch away.

3) I may not be Fred Flintstone, but I bet I can make your bed-rock.

2) If you're going to regret this in the morning, we can sleep until
the afternoon.

AND....

The number one pickup line is...........

1) Your face reminds me of a wrench, every time I think of it my nuts
tighten up

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Stores that sells new love

A store that sells new husbands has just opened in New York City , where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates:

You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors and the value of the products increase as the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. On the first floor the sign on the door reads:

Floor 1 - These men Have Jobs.

She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign reads:

Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.

"That's nice", she thinks, "but I want more."

So she continues upward. The third floor sign reads:

Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, and are Extremely Good Looking.

"Wow," she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.

She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 4 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework.

"Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!"

Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak.

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor, where the sign reads:

Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.


PLEASE NOTE:

To avoid gender bias charges, the store's owner opened a New Wives store just across the street.

The first floor has wives that love sex.

The second floor has wives that love sex and have money.

The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors have never been visited.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Order of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Order of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Order of Canada is Canada's highest civilian honour within the Canadian system of honours, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Order's Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means '(those) desiring a better country' (Hebrews 11:16). Created in 1967, the Order was established to recognize the lifetime contributions made by Canadians who made a major difference to Canada. The Order also recognizes efforts made by non-Canadians who have made the world better by their actions. Musicians, politicians, artists, television and film stars, benefactors, and many more have been accepted into the Order. The Queen of Canada, Queen Elizabeth II, is Sovereign of the Order and the serving Governor General of Canada is its Chancellor and Principal Companion. Since its inception, 5,268 people have been appointed to the Order of Canada."

Monday, October 22, 2007

CBC News In Depth: Tech: Internet - Podcasts

CBC News In Depth: Tech: Internet - Podcasts: "Most of us of are busy people — we run from one event to another, multi-tasking madly, and this frenetic pace comes with benefits and costs. However, the toll these demands take on our ability to form well-reasoned opinions is one that's considerably under-appreciated. This can have consequences, not the least of which is the susceptibility to being blindly led by those who agree with our 'gut' feeling or are merely skilled at conveying their message."

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I'M WITH LARRY

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Wikipedia, the free
encyclopedia: "Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American sitcom starring Seinfeld writer, co-creator, and executive producer Larry David as himself. Since its 2000 series debut, the HBO show has enjoyed wide critical acclaim and a steadily growing, dedicated audience that has helped it emerge from its early cult status. Through 2004, it has been nominated for twenty Emmy Awards (winning one) and has won a Golden Globe for best television comedy (2003). It is the fifth highest rated TV show on metacritic.com. Fans often refer to the show as Curb. The series was inspired by a 1999 one-hour mockumentary titled Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, which David and HBO had originally envisioned as a one-time project. Season 6 premiered on September 9th, 2007"

Friday, October 19, 2007

Black Monday (1987) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Black Monday (1987) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "In financial markets, Black Monday is the name given to Monday, October 19, 1987, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dropped by 508 points to 1739 (22.6%),[1] and on which similar enormous drops occurred across the world. By the end of October, stock markets in Hong Kong had fallen 45.8%, Australia 41.8%, Spain 31%, the United Kingdom 26.4%, the United States 22.68%, and Canada 22.5%. (The terms Black Monday and Black Tuesday are also applied to October 28 and 29, 1929, which occurred after Black Thursday on October 24, which started the Stock Market Crash of 1929.)"

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Abilities Arts Festival - A Celebration of Disability Arts and Culture

Abilities Arts Festival - A Celebration of Disability Arts and Culture: "Abilities Arts Festival is a disability arts organization that promotes diversity, inclusiveness and the power of art as a means of enriching the cultural fabric of our communities. Through multidisciplinary, visual, film and performing arts festivals, workshops and special events, Abilities Arts Festival showcases artistic excellence by artists with disabilities. The festival uses dynamic and powerful artistic presentations by artists with disabilities to positively impact attitudes and to help ensure an arts and culture sector that is both inclusive of people with disabilities and one that is enhanced through their participation."

Monday, October 08, 2007

YouTube - Facebook Song

YouTube - Facebook Song: "The ULTIMATE Facebook Song from Rhett and Link"

Sunday, October 07, 2007

BBC NEWS | Health | Mother seeks girl's hysterectomy

BBC NEWS | Health | Mother seeks girl's hysterectomy: "Alison Thorpe, 45, from Essex, says 15-year-old Katie, who has cerebral palsy, would be confused by periods and they would cause her indignity."

Friday, October 05, 2007

BBC World Service | 75 Years

BBC World Service | 75 Years: "This year the BBC World Service celebrates 75 years of broadcasting. In this audio archive, each of those years will be looked at in a special one-minute-long programme, based on our vast radio archive."

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Sputnik 1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sputnik 1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Sputnik 1 (Russian: 'Спутник-1', 'Satellite-1', or literally 'Co-traveler-1' byname ПС-1 (PS-1, i.e. 'Простейший Спутник-1', or Elementary Satellite-1)) was the first artificial satellite to be put into geocentric orbit. Launched by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957, it was the first satellite of the Sputnik program"

Sputnik program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sputnik program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Sputnik 1 was launched on October 4, 1957. The satellite was 58 cm (about 23 in) in diameter and weighed approximately 83.6 kg (about 183 lb). Each of its elliptical orbits around the Earth took about 96 minutes. Monitoring of the satellite was done by Amateur radio operators."

Sunday, September 30, 2007

BBC Radio 1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

BBC Radio 1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "BBC Radio 1 (commonly referred to as just Radio 1) is a British national radio station operated by the BBC, specialising in popular music and speech and is aimed primarily at the 14-29[1] age group. Radio 1 was launched at 7 a.m. on 30 September 1967 as a direct response to the popularity of offshore pirate radio stations such as Radio Caroline, which had been outlawed by Act of Parliament."

Friday, September 28, 2007

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Q&A: Protests in Burma

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Q&A: Protests in Burma: "As demonstrations in Burma continue to gather pace, the BBC looks at what triggered the protests, who is involved and what they could mean for the country's military leaders. What sparked the protests?"

Thursday, September 27, 2007

CBC Radio 2 Blog - R2 Changes

CBC Radio 2 Blog - R2 Changes: "As you may have heard, there will be some changes to the Radio 2 schedule over the weekends, beginning October 6th/7th."

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Facebook | TTC WHEEL-TRANS USERS

Facebook | TTC WHEEL-TRANS USERS

TTC WHEEL-TRANS USERS
Type:
Common Interest - Travel
Description:
FOR REAL DISSCUSSION

Wheel-Trans provides door to door accessible transit service 7 days a week, weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and weekends and holidays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. within the City of Toronto. Regular TTC fares apply

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6392675492&ref=share

Toronto Transit Commission - Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation (ACAT)

Toronto Transit Commission - Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation (ACAT): "Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation (ACAT) The Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation (ACAT) reports directly to the Toronto Transit Commission. Its role is to represent the needs and concerns of people with disabilities and seniors who use the TTC and to provide guidance and policy advice on issues pertaining to the ways and means of improving conventional, Wheel-Trans and community bus services."

INVITATION FOR APPLICATION
To facilitate community input into the planning, development,
and implementation of accessible transit the Toronto Transit
Commission has established the TTC Advisory Committee on
Accessible Transportation (ACAT).
The TTC Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation
(ACAT) reports directly to the Toronto Transit Commission. Its
role is to represent the needs and concerns of people with
disabilities and seniors who use the TTC and to provide guidance
and policy advice to the Commission on issues pertaining to the
ways and means of improving conventional, Wheel-Trans and
community bus services.
Positions on the committee are open to residents of the City of
Toronto who have disabilities, as well as, seniors or others who
have a knowledge of and an interest in accessible transportation
issues and who are willing to make a commitment of a minimum
of 15 – 25 hours per month, during business hours, to attend and
participate.
Interested applicants are invited to attend an orientation seminar
at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, to obtain more
information about the committee and its function. Seminars will
be held in Committee Room 1 on Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and Committee Room 2 on Friday,
October 19th, 2007 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ACAT membership
application forms will only be distributed to attendees at the
seminars.
Those interested in attending the seminars who have any special
needs should call the Wheel-Trans office, weekdays 8:00 am to
4:00 pm at (416) 393-2462 or the TTY line at (416) 393-4555 or
email to acat@ttc.ca.

Changes to CBC Radio 2 • • Inside the CBC

Changes to CBC Radio 2 • • Inside the CBC: "“Changes to CBC Radio 2

new shows and More hourly newscasts will be added to the schedule. National news and regional weather forecasts will air at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 12:00, 15:00, 16:00, and 17:00. The newscasts will expand to 5 minutes in length.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Glenn Gould - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Glenn Gould - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Glenn Herbert Gould (birth name 'Glenn Herbert Gold'[1]; September 25, 1932 – October 4, 1982) was a Canadian pianist, noted especially for his recordings of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. He gave up concert performances in 1964, dedicating himself to the recording studio for the rest of his career, and performances for television and radio."

CBC Radio 2 Feature - Glenn Gould: Variations on Gould - Welcome

CBC Radio 2 Feature - Glenn Gould: Variations on Gould - Welcome: "CBC Radio 2 is celebrating the life of Glenn Gould from September 25 through to October 4. These dates are significant; September 25 would have marked Gould’s 75th birthday, while October 4 marks the 25th anniversary of his death."

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Inscribed in the living tile: Type in the Toronto subway (Joe Clark)

Inscribed in the living tile: Type in the Toronto subway (Joe Clark): "The Toronto subway has a typographic heritage all its own, starting with a unique font. But, with renovation after renovation and after a series of new station additions, signage and wayfinding in the system are a total mess. The latest “standard” in Toronto subway signage uses fake Helvetica and is a clone of Massimo Vignelli’s work from 40 years ago"

Jena Six - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jena Six - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Jena Six refers to a group of six black teenagers who have been arrested and charged with crimes related to their alleged involvement in the assault of a white teenager in Jena, Louisiana, on December 4, 2006. The incident is one of many racially charged events that have occurred in the town since the hanging of nooses on the 'white tree' on the Jena High School campus. The nooses initially caused racial tempers to flare, as for many it recalled the history of lynching in the South, though a few white people in Jena, who were not related to the incident, have claimed that it was just a 'prank' with no racist intent.[1] Critics of how the case was handled, including civil rights activists Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, have said that the arrests and subsequent charges were racially motivated."

Thursday, September 20, 2007

CBC News In Depth: Loonie

CBC News In Depth: Loonie: "Then, on Sept. 20, 2007, the dollar finally hit a level that seemed most unlikely just a year earlier — parity with the U.S. greenback for the first time in almost 31 years"

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Kenadie News and Updates

Kenadie News and Updates: "Now I will move on to Kenadie. Now 4� years old... Kenadie is still in daycare for the mornings and an entry Kindergarten program in the afternoons. She is beginning to put more and more words together and is trying to communicate more every day. Just last week we had a Psychological Assessment done for her. This was to help us with her goals for development and education as well as for discipline. Kenadie is a happy and pleasant child, and was assessed at approximately a 2 year level. I will now take this opportunity to address an issue that has been brought to my attention several times. Kenadie is NOT potty trained yet. I realize that she is 4, but she is petrified of the toilet; and now learning where her development is we have been assured by our doctors that pushing potty training is not necessary. It will come in time for her, and in fact she has shown a small bit of interest as her brother is now starting. So, as I have said in the past, we will let Kenadie grow at her own pace."

Sunday, September 16, 2007

NFL TV Distribution Maps

NFL TV Distribution Maps: "These maps are unofficial and subject to change. The author of this website is not affiliated with the National Football League, CBS Sports, FOX Sports, or any of their affiliates. All maps are copyrighted by the author and are not to be used on other websites without permission"

Youth Drop-In (YDI)

Youth Drop-In (YDI)

For youth ages 16-29 with physical disabilities and their friends. A chance for young adults to, hang out, meet new friends and dance.

  • Date: September 29, 2007
  • Time: 7:00-10:00 pm
  • Cost: $3.00
  • Location: Earl Bales Community Centre
    4169 Bathurst Street (Bathurst & Sheppard)
  • Future YDI Dates: November 24, 2007

DJ, games and snacks will be provided, and attendant services are available.
Raffles will be held for a variety of gift certificates, proceeds raised will go towards the purchase of a piece of equipment for the new centre

Event organizers include SB&H, Bloorview Kids Rehab, Anne Johnston Health Station, The Gage Transition to Independent Living and City of Toronto Forestry & Recreation (North District).

Friday, September 14, 2007

Blogger Play

Blogger Play - a world of photos

Toronto subway station tiles

Toronto subway station tiles: "The original Toronto subway tile colour scheme was generated by combining a number of background colours with four trim colours. The result was one of subtly varied unity, offering just enough difference between otherwise similar stations to avoid confusion. The regular pattern in the colour scheme went unnoticed by most subway riders."

History of Typography - Toronto Subway, Page 4


History of Typography - Toronto Subway, Page 4
Originally uploaded by neuroticjose

History of Typography - Toronto Subway, Page 3


History of Typography - Toronto Subway, Page 3
Originally uploaded by neuroticjose

History of Typography - Toronto Subway, Page 2


History of Typography - Toronto Subway, Page 2
Originally uploaded by neuroticjose

History of Typography - Toronto Subway, Page 1


History of Typography - Toronto Subway, Page 1
Originally uploaded by neuroticjose

toronto subway fonts

Thursday, September 13, 2007

TTC wants 15-cent fare hike

TTC wants 15-cent fare hike: "Proposals floated earlier this summer to mothball the Sheppard subway line and cancel bus routes have been pulled off the table. The transit commission now says it will recommend to city council that it approve an across-the-board 15-cent fare increase."

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Podcasts | CBC Radio - VC

Podcasts | CBC Radio: "Vinyl Cafe Stories The stories and misadventures of Dave, the owner of the 'Vinyl Cafe', the world's smallest record store, where the motto is 'We may not be big, but we're small.' The show also features Dave's wife, Morley, their two children, Sam and Stephanie and assorted friends and neighbours.
"
http://www.cbc.ca/podcasting/includes/vinylcafe.xml

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Gameday - Buffalo Bills

Gameday - Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Buffalo Bills - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo, New York, metropolitan area, playing their home games in the suburb of Orchard Park. They are currently members of the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Bills began competitive play in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League and joined the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL Merger."

Buffalo Bills - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Buffalo Bills - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "They are currently the only NFL team to play their home games within New York State. Both the New York Jets and the New York Giants play in the suburb of East Rutherford, New Jersey outside of New York City."

Packers.com, the Official Web site of the Green Bay Packers.

Packers.com, the Official Web site of the Green Bay Packers.

Green Bay Packers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Green Bay Packers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are currently members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL)."

History of American football - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

History of American football - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The history of American football, the most popular spectator sport in the United States,[1] can be traced to early versions of rugby football. Both games have their origin in varieties of football played in the United Kingdom in the mid-nineteenth century, in which a ball is kicked at a goal or carried over a line. American football resulted from several major divergences from rugby, most notably the many rule changes instituted by Walter Camp, considered the 'Father of American Football'. Among these important changes were the introduction of the line of scrimmage and of down-and-distance rules"

National Football League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

National Football League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league. It was formed by eleven teams in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association and adopted the name National Football League in 1922. The league currently consists of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions, divided into two conference each of four divisions. The regular season is a seventeen-week schedule during which each team plays sixteen games; its divisional rivals home and away (six games) and one game against each of ten opponents across the other divisions and opposite conference. The season currently starts on the Thursday night in the first full week of September and runs weekly to late December. At the end of each regular season, six teams from each conference play in the NFL playoffs, a twelve-team single-elimination tournament that culminates with the NFL championship, the Super Bowl. This game is held at a pre-selected site which is usually a city that hosts an NFL team. Two weeks later, selected all-star players from both the AFC and NFC meet in the Pro Bowl, currently held in Honolulu, Hawaii."

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

TheStar.com - living - Put politicians on the hot seat

TheStar.com - living - Put politicians on the hot seat: "Will disability support payments go the distance as an election issue this fall? After years of being ignored, if not wilfully neglected, they are suddenly front and centre as Ontarians get set to go to the polls Oct. 10. That's both good and bad news for people with disabilities struggling to survive on what is literally starvation funding."

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Funny or Die Videos - Rollin' with Saget - Added by ilikestuff

Funny or Die Videos - Rollin' with Saget - Added by ilikestuff: "Music video with Bob Saget and Jamie Kennedy"

YouTube - Miss Teen USA 2007 - South Carolina answers a question

YouTube - Miss Teen USA 2007 - South Carolina answers a question: "Miss Teen USA 2007 - Ms. South Carolina answers a question"

YouTube - Real Life Simpsons Intro

YouTube - Real Life Simpsons Intro: "Someone went through a lot of trouble to very accurately depict the Simpsons intro with real life actors"

YouTube - Baby laughing at the Wii

YouTube - Baby laughing at the Wii: "ten month old, Theo, cracks up watching his dad play golf on the Nintendo Wii."

YouTube - Laughing baby

YouTube - Laughing baby: "This is the original video of the laughing baby"

YouTube - Frank Caliendo - Impressions

YouTube - Frank Caliendo - Impressions: "This is a compilation of some excerpts from my stand-up act, which you can get as a DVD on my website - http://www.FrankCaliendo.com. "

YouTube - Gmail: Behind the Scenes (Final Cut)

YouTube - Gmail: Behind the Scenes (Final Cut): "A compilation of clips submitted by Gmail fans as part of our collaborative video project. Selected from over 1,100 clips from fans in more than 65 countries. Learn more at http://mail.google.com/mvideo"

Thursday, August 30, 2007

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ttc 2007-08 cutbacksse9.jpg (JPEG Image,]

, there is a map provided by Ian Trider that shows where the proposed cuts are in the network. That’s something else the TTC didn’t produce.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Laser Eagles Art Guild - Laser Eagles Art Guild creates an opportunity for people with limited mobility and speech to reveal their artistic vision.

Laser Eagles Art Guild - Laser Eagles Art Guild creates an opportunity for people with limited mobility and speech to reveal their artistic vision.: "What is Laser Eagles? Laser Eagles is an extraordinary opportunity for the creation of art, relationship and community. Laser Eagles is a creative and community building opportunity for people with limited mobility and speech to reveal their artistic vision."

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Digital Multimedia Broadcasting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Digital Multimedia Broadcasting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) is a digital radio transmission system for sending multimedia (radio, TV, and datacasting) to mobile devices such as mobile phones. This technology is an offshoot of DAB which was originally developed as a research project for the European Union (Eureka project number EU147). DMB was developed in South Korea under the national IT project and the world's first official DMB broadcast started in South Korea in 2005, although trials were available much earlier. It can operate via satellite (S-DMB) or terrestrial (T-DMB) transmission. DMB is based on the Eureka 147 Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) standard, and has some similarities with the main competing mobile TV standard, DVB-H."

CBC testing live-to-cell broadcast technologies • • Inside the CBC

CBC testing live-to-cell broadcast technologies • • Inside the CBC: "CBC recently wrapped up a successful mobile broadcast multimedia field trial using “T-DMB” technology in the Greater Montreal area. The trial broadcasted two live TV services and multiple live radio services within its existing digital radio broadcasting channel."

CAVE - Communities Advancing Valued Enviroments - Transforming communities

CAVE - Communities Advancing Valued Enviroments - Transforming communities: "CAVE is an acronym for Communities Advancing Valued Environments. CAVE was formed in 2004 after recognizing the need for community building in the Greater Toronto Area. CAVE has established itself in the GTA as an organization that strives to transform communities through various initiatives, primarily Graffiti Transformation Projects. "

AdiZeharia.com

AdiZeharia.com

These paintings, normally acrylic and oil on masonite, explore both the dignities, and the failures of man-made and natural structures, and draw whimsical parallels between what is sometimes thought to be two separate and colliding worlds. The style I have employed, of breaking up forms into shapes, is both of aesthetic interest to me to create a playful atmosphere, and an indication of the tendency of natural and technological structures to break apart and reformulate

JamesKeezer.com

JamesKeezer.com: "James Keezer Personal Assistant - Judith Snow, MA - International Speaker and Social Inventor Freelance Web Designer Volunteer Co-ordinator and Tracker - Laser Eagles Works and lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada"

Monday, August 27, 2007

TTC - Public Consultation

TTC - Public Consultation: "What can I do? From August 27 to September 10, we are asking Torontonians what kind of TTC they want — for today, and for the future. You’ll find our survey online, and on buses, streetcars, and subways. We’ll be handing them out in a station or mall near you. We haven’t abandoned our vision for better transit, but riders have to choose. Will we support our transit system so that it is properly-funded and able to meet riders’ needs, or will we accept a TTC with less and less service? It’s a choice we have to make together"

TTC - Public Consultation

TTC - Public Consultation: "But that’s where the good news ends. This year, there isn’t enough money to operate the TTC’s service, and the City has been forced to ask for major cuts. We need your help."

TTC - Public Consultation

TTC - Public Consultation: "This is a list of potential TTC surface route service cuts, as a result of the City of Toronto's request to reduce the TTC budget. The services listed here have been identified through the TTC's annual financial evaluation as services that have the lowest ridership and/or the highest costs. Over 50 of the TTC's 167 bus and streetcar routes are on this list. "

Five Hundred Greatest Songs of All Time

Five Hundred Greatest Songs of All Time: "Five Hundred Greatest Rock Songs Of All Time This Labour Day long weekend, you take control of the Mighty Q for the Ultimate Classic Rock Countdown It's the Q107 Five Hundred Greatest Rock Songs Of All Time, as chosen by you. Fill out the form below and tell us what song you want to hear or leave us a message at Citizen Q, 416-870-0107. Then be listening Labour Day weekend as we play back your picks for rock's definitive anthems."

Psychedelic Psunday

Psychedelic Psunday: "Every Psunday from 9am to 9pm...take a 12 hour trip with Q107's Psychedelic Psunday, and hear your favorite songs from 1965-1975. The program's original host...the Rock And Roll Doctor, Andy Frost, takes your psychedelic requests from 4 'till 6pm. Call Andy this Psunday at 416-870 ROCK or 870-ROLL. You can e-mail your requests to psychedelic@q107.com "

Friday, August 24, 2007

Radio - CBC.ca

Radio - CBC.ca

. HIDDEN CITY:

One way to get a different perspective on any city is to see it through
the eyes of people who have disabilities. What's it like to get around
if you need a wheelchair, if you're blind, or if you suffer from mental
illness? What kind of help is available, from sidewalk ramps and
"singing traffic signals" to clinics and support services? This week on
Hidden City, host Nick Purdon looks at the disabled city. Head out with
him - and see the city in a whole new way. That's on Hidden City,
Saturday morning at 9:30 am (10 NT) on CBC Radio One.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Steve Munro’s Web Site � Blog Archive � Wheel Trans Woes

Steve Munro’s Web Site � Blog Archive � Wheel Trans Woes: "the Wheel Trans system. For years, this “service” has been a distant second class operation within the TTC. It has all the earmarks of a service provided by the City not because it wants to, but because it has to. There are long-standing problems with the vehicles and with the dispatching system, some of which are only now being addressed."

'No easy fix' for Wheel-Trans - TheStar.com - living -

TheStar.com - living - 'No easy fix' for Wheel-Trans: "Welcome to the nightmare known as paratransit in Toronto, a system that every year carries 2.1 million passengers who cannot use regular subways, buses and streetcars to get where they need to go"

Friday, August 17, 2007

Canadian National Exhibition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Canadian National Exhibition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), aka The Ex, is an annual event held at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The CNE grew out of an annual late summer fair at a time when Toronto was the centre of a farming community. It is Canada's largest fair and the fifth largest in North America, with an average annual attendance of 1.3 million. [1] The CNE midway was operated under contract by Conklin Shows from 1937 to 2004. Following the 2004 fair season, several midway companies, including Conklin Shows, merged to form North American Midway Entertainment which is the current midway supplier to the CNE"

Compact Disc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Compact Disc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "A Compact Disc or CD is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. The CD, available on the market since late 1982, remains the standard playback carrier medium for commercial audio recordings as of 2007."

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Elvis Presley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Elvis Presley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Elvis Aaron Presley[1] (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), was an American singer, musician and actor. He is a cultural icon, often known simply as Elvis; also 'The King of Rock 'n' Roll', or simply 'The King'."

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Big Brother 8 (US) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Big Brother 8 (US) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Big Brother 8 is the eighth season of the US version of the reality TV-show Big Brother on CBS. The season was announced on February 1, 2007.[1] Julie Chen returned for this season as host. Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan were announced as executive producers. Arnold Shapiro stepped down as producer following last season's All-Stars edition, but serves as executive consultant on the show. Casting calls ran until May 5, 2007. A preview was shown on the The Early Show on July 5, 2007, the day of the premiere. The show airs three times a week; Sundays at 8 p.m. (EDT), Tuesdays at 9 p.m., and Thursdays, which is broadcast live, at 8 p.m"

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Montreal Expos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Montreal Expos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Montreal Expos (French: Les Expos de Montr�al) were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 until 2004. After the 2004 season, the franchise relocated to Washington, D.C. and became the Washington Nationals. The Nationals retained all the Expos' records, player contracts, and minor league affiliates, as well as their spring training complex in Viera, Florida."

Rick Ankiel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rick Ankiel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Richard Alexander 'Rick' Ankiel (born July 19, 1979, in Fort Pierce, Florida) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. He formerly pitched in the majors for the Cardinals until severe control problems forced him to take his career in another direction."

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Flight of the Navigator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Flight of the Navigator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Flight of the Navigator is a 1986 Disney science fiction film about a boy, David, who is somehow transported in time eight years into the future without aging."

Goodyear Blimp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Goodyear Blimp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Goodyear Blimp is the collective name for a fleet of blimps operated by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for advertising purposes and for use as a television camera platform for aerial views of sporting events. Goodyear began producing airship envelopes in 1911 and introduced its own blimp, The Pilgrim, in 1925."

CAVE - Communities Advancing Valued Enviroments - Transforming communities

CAVE - Communities Advancing Valued Enviroments - Transforming communities: "CAVE is an acronym for Communities Advancing Valued Environments. CAVE was formed in 2004 after recognizing the need for community building in the Greater Toronto Area. CAVE has established itself in the GTA as an organization that strives to transform communities through various initiatives, primarily Graffiti Transformation Projects.

Under the umbrella of CAVE is the Canadian Student Institute (CSI), an organization formed by Humber College Students that focuses on community building through their network of volunteer placements. CAVE also works directly with the Laser Eagles,an organization that offers everyone the opportunity for self expression and participation, through the relation of art. Judith Snow, a world leader on inclusiveness issues for people with disabilities, and Franziska Trauttsmandorff initiated this project in Toronto. Both the Canadian Student Institute and The Laser Eagles are under the CAVE umbrella."

Kensington cleanup


2007-07-20-053a
Originally uploaded by ravensview

a mural i helped with

Kensington cleanup - a photoset on Flickr

Kensington cleanup - a photoset on Flickr: "A series of cleanups have been organized in Kensington MArket. This was at Sonya's Park, July 19-20, on Oxford street. St. Stephen's Community Centre was prime, along with Community CAVE, CSI, Laser Eagles, Community Revitalizers, Youth in Policing, 7th Generation Image Makers, graff artists, and some locals."

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Motorola KRZR K1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Motorola KRZR K1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Motorola KRZR (pronounced 'crazer', IPA: /kɹeɪzə(ɹ)/), known as the 'Canary' before its release, is a phone by Motorola and is one of the most recent phones in the '4LTR' line"

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Hairspray (2007 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hairspray (2007 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Filming took place in Toronto, and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada from September 5 to December 8, 2006,[3] with the rest of the production and location settings done in Baltimore (the film's setting) in-between and after the Canadian scenes. Most of the street scenes were shot at the intersection of Dundas Avenue West and Roncesvalles Avenue. Some of the signage for the 60s-era stores remains up along the street. Lord Lansdowne P.S. appears as the high school exterior. Scenes in Hamilton were shot between November 22 to December 2 at the old Queen Victoria School. The school was scheduled to be demolished after film production was completed. "

Hairspray (2007 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hairspray (2007 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The film is an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, itself adapted from John Waters' 1988 comedy film. Set in 1962 Baltimore, the film follows a 'pleasantly plump' girl named Tracy Turnblad as she simultaneously pursues stardom as a dancer on a local TV show and rallies against racial segregation."

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

The Simpsons Movie (2007): "After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons family are declared fugitives"

Hairspray (2007)

Hairspray (2007): "Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show"

Friday, August 03, 2007

Caribana Festival (Canada) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Caribana Festival (Canada) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Caribana is a festival of Caribbean culture and traditions held each summer in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Annually Caribana draws hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the globe to Toronto's lakeshore. Caribana is a Caribbean Carnival-style event, that has been billed as North America's largest street festival, frequented by over 1.3 million visitors each year for the festival's final parade."

I-35W Mississippi River bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I-35W Mississippi River bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The I-35W Mississippi River bridge (also known as Bridge 9340) (built 1967, collapsed 2007) was an eight-lane, 1,900-foot (579 m) deck-arch-truss bridge that carried Interstate Highway 35W across the Mississippi River. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) bridge was Minnesota's second busiest, carrying 141,000 vehicles daily[3][2]"

Monday, July 23, 2007

Steve Munro’s Web Site � The Mythology of “Poor Performing Routes”

Steve Munro’s Web Site � The Mythology of “Poor Performing Routes”: "Whenever there is a budget crisis, the TTC trots out its annual report in which they claim to show the costs and revenues associated with each route in the system. By implication, the routes at the bottom of the barrel are “poor performers” and candidates for service cuts if not outright extinction. The calculations in this table can be charitably described as creative writing."

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Steve Munro’s Web Site � Details of the TTC Proposals

Steve Munro’s Web Site � Details of the TTC Proposals: "The July 2007 report and the introduction to the March 2007 proposals make interesting reading as a pair. Although the “crisis” came to light only this week with proposals such as closing the Sheppard Subway, the TTC has been thinking about this for a while. Indeed, in March, they had a $100-million list of cuts ready to go if the City felt particularly stingy about its annual subsidy"

Friday, July 13, 2007

Ed Mirvish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ed Mirvish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Edwin 'Honest Ed' Mirvish, OC, CBE (July 24, 1914[1] — July 11, 2007[2]) was a Canadian businessman, philanthropist and theatrical impresario who lived in Toronto, Ontario. He is known not only for his flagship business, Honest Ed's, a landmark discount store in downtown Toronto, but also as a patron of the arts, instrumental in revitalizing the theatre scene in Toronto."

CBC.ca Arts - 'Honest Ed' Mirvish praised as 'man of the people who made it big'

CBC.ca Arts - 'Honest Ed' Mirvish praised as 'man of the people who made it big': "Ed Mirvish, the Toronto businessman renowned both for his landmark discount store Honest Ed's and for his key role in revitalizing the city's theatre scene, has died at 92."

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

David Onley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

David Onley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "David Onley is Lieutenant-Governor-designate of Ontario,[1] and a former Canadian television personality. The Honourable James K. Bartleman, current Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will remain Lieutenant Governor until July 31st. Onley was a science and technology reporter for Toronto TV station Citytv, and an anchor for its 24-hour news sister station CablePulse 24."

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Broadcaster, disabled advocate named Ontario's lieutenant governor

Broadcaster, disabled advocate named Ontario's lieutenant governor: "Onley, 57, who has worked for Citytv since 1984, has been a vocal champion for the disabled. He himself was partially paralyzed from the neck down at age three by polio, and uses leg braces, a cane and a motorized wheelchair to get around."

Broadcaster, disabled advocate named Ontario's lieutenant governor

Broadcaster, disabled advocate named Ontario's lieutenant governor: "David Onley, a Toronto-based television reporter, anchor and host, has been named lieutenant governor of Ontario.

He will become the Queen's 28th representative in that role, replacing James Bartleman, whose term ends on July 31."

CBC.ca Arts - Cowabunga! Vermont's Springfield beats 13 others for Simpsons honour

CBC.ca Arts - Cowabunga! Vermont's Springfield beats 13 others for Simpsons honour: "The Vermont town of Springfield has bested 13 other U.S. competitors with the same name to become the official home of TV family the Simpsons and to host the premiere of The Simpsons Movie"

Monday, July 09, 2007

Collection X

Collection X: "- a space to share ideas about life and art."

Ministry of Community and Social Services - About the standard

Ministry of Community and Social Services - About the standard: "The Transportation Standard Development Committee has been working on a proposed accessibility standard in the area of transportation."

Friday, July 06, 2007

SOS | Live Earth | 7.7.07

SOS | Live Earth | 7.7.07: "Live Blog is where you will find up-to-the-minute information covering all of Live Earth’s 24 hours of music on 7 continents.

Live Earth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Live Earth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Live Earth is the name for a series of concerts of pop and rock music featuring various artists planned to take place on Saturday July 7, 2007 to give cause to global warming.[1] The concerts have the intent of bringing together more than 150 of the world's most popular music acts and drawing a worldwide audience of 2 billion people, making it one of the largest global events in history. The umbrella organization for the event is a new global movement under the name Save Our Selves (SOS)."

Monday, July 02, 2007

Canada Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Canada Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Canada Day (French: F�te du Canada) is Canada's national holiday, marking the establishment of Canada as a self-governing dominion on July 1, 1867. It is a federal holiday celebrated on July 1, annually by all provincial governments and most businesses across the country."

O Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

O Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land
Glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee;
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
"Weir's lyrics have three additional verses, but these are rarely sung.

O Canada! Where pines and maples grow,
Great prairies spread and Lordly rivers flow!
How dear to us thy broad domain,
From East to Western sea!
The land of hope for all who toil,
The true North strong and free!
God keep our land, glorious and free.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!

O Canada! Beneath thy shining skies,
May Stalwart sons, and gentle maidens rise.
To keep thee steadfast thro' the years,
From East to Western sea.
Our own beloved native land,
Our true North strong and free!
God keep our land, glorious and free.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!

Ruler supreme, who hearest humble prayer,
Hold our Dominion, in thy loving care.
Help us to find, O God, in thee,
A lasting rich reward.
As waiting for the better day,
We ever stand on guard.
God keep our land, glorious and free.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!"

Monday, June 25, 2007

Transit Toronto - Recently, the TTC sold the “Otter Loop” bus turnaround (on Avenue Road at Otter Crescent, south of Lawrence and across from Havergal

Transit Toronto: "Recently, the TTC sold the “Otter Loop” bus turnaround (on Avenue Road at Otter Crescent, south of Lawrence and across from Havergal College) to the City for $1, Thanks to the efforts of Post City Magazines publisher Lorne London, together with the endorsement of Councillors Moscoe & Stintz, it is slated for conversion into “Heart Park” (“North America’s First & Only Heart-Shaped Urban Park”), with a call for submissions by July 1, and a prize of $1000 for the winning entry"

Friday, June 22, 2007

Transit Toronto

Transit Toronto: "Transit Toronto is an information site by transit enthusiasts. This is not the official website of the TTC or GO Transit. "

Thursday, June 21, 2007

National Aboriginal Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

National Aboriginal Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "National Aboriginal Day is a Canadian day of recognition of the diverse cultures and outstanding contributions to Canada of the First Nations, Inuit and M�tis, who are collectively known as Aboriginal peoples in Canada. It was proclaimed in 1996 by then Governor General of Canada Rom�o LeBlanc to be celebrated on June 21 of every year.

The day of June 21 was selected for several reasons. In 1982 the National Indian Brotherhood (now the Assembly of First Nations) called for the creation of a National Aboriginal Solidarity Day to be celebrated on June 21. Slightly more than a decade later in 1995, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples recommended that a National First Peoples Day be designated. Also in that same year a national conference of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people chaired by Elijah Harper titled The Sacred Assembly called for a national holiday to celebrate the contributions of Aboriginal peoples to Canada. Lastly, June 21 coincides with the summer solstice."

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Rogers acquisition of Citytv could signal sale of OMNI television, analysts say

Rogers acquisition of Citytv could signal sale of OMNI television, analysts say: "- Canada's television industry could face further shakeups in the coming months, and possibly the sale of OMNI television, if regulators approve the takeover of five Citytv stations by Rogers Media, analysts suggested Tuesday"

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Programs | Radio Summer 2007 | CBC Radio

Programs | Radio Summer 2007 | CBC Radio: "CBC Radio One Summer Schedule
June 25 - September 2, 2007

Unless otherwise noted - all times are half an hour later in Newfoundland. "

Friday, June 15, 2007

Premier of Ontario - Backgrounder - MoveOntario 2020 Projects

Premier of Ontario - Backgrounder - MoveOntario 2020 Projects: "# VIVA Yonge Street from Steeles Avenue to Highway 7 (Langstaff)
# VIVA Yonge Street from Highway 7 (Langstaff) to 19th Avenue in Richmond Hill
# VIVA Yonge Street from 19th Avenue to Newmarket"

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Wheelchair Olympian Adams suspended for positive cocaine test

Wheelchair Olympian Adams suspended for positive cocaine test: "Canadian wheelchair athlete and Olympic champion Jeff Adams has been banned from competition for two years after testing positive for cocaine at the 2006 wheelchair marathon championships in Ottawa"

"The 36-year-old Paralympian said the positive test was the result of a contaminated catheter, used after an incident at a Toronto nightclub on May 21, 2006, seven days before the Ottawa race"

Rogers Media snaps up 5 Citytv stations

Rogers Media snaps up 5 Citytv stations: "Rogers Media is paying $375 million in cash for the five Citytv stations that the CRTC ordered CTVglobemedia to sell late last week.

The purchase will further solidify the presence of Rogers as a major media player in Canada as it adds a national network of TV stations to its already extensive portfolio."

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Wheelchair Bound Man Gets Stuck To Truck, Pushed For Miles

Wheelchair Bound Man Gets Stuck To Truck, Pushed For Miles: "A 21-year-old Michigan man was taken on a wild ride after his wheelchair got lodged in the grille of a semi-truck. The man was pushed at 50 mph for at least 4 miles before the motorists deluged the police's emergency service with calls"

Friday, June 08, 2007

Seven Wonders of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Seven Wonders of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Canoe
The Igloo Northern Canada
Niagara Falls Niagara River Ontario
Old Quebec Quebec City Quebec
Pier 21 Halifax Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Prairie Skies Canadian Prairies Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta
The Rockies Western Canada Alberta & British Columbia"

Hotel heiress Paris Hilton ordered back to jail

Hotel heiress Paris Hilton ordered back to jail: "Hotel heiress Paris Hilton was ordered back to jail Friday afternoon, as the bizarre saga continued over her punishment for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.

Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer ordered Hilton to serve out the entire 45-day sentence that he had originally imposed on her."

CRTC tells CTVglobemedia to sell 5 Citytv stations

CRTC tells CTVglobemedia to sell 5 Citytv stations: "Canada's broadcast regulator has thrown a huge wrench into CTVglobemedia's $1.7-billion plan to take over CHUM Ltd.

The CRTC has told CTVglobemedia it will approve its acquisition of CHUM, but only if it sells all five of the Citytv stations it also acquired in the deal"

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Peter Gzowski: Voice of Canada - Life and Society - CBC Archives

Peter Gzowski: Voice of Canada - Life and Society - CBC Archives: "For three hours a day, five days a week – for 15 years – millions tuned in to CBC Radio's Morningside and Peter Gzowski. Despite Gzowski's dishevelled appearance, this beloved radio host cast his folksy charm across the country. When Gzowski died in 2002, Canadians paid tribute to the broadcaster whose stammering informality and comforting voice had become a symbol for Canada."

YouTube - Women In Art

YouTube - Women In Art: "500 Years of Female Portraits in West... 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art"

Jimmy Fallon for his hilarious “Lonelygrrl” parody sketch

Funny or Die lonelyfallon32: "lonelyfallon32" - Jimmy Fallon for his hilarious “Lonelygrrl” parody sketch

Funny or Die - Pearl The Landlord

Funny or Die - Pearl The Landlord

The Landlord Out Takes

Funny or Die: "The Landlord Out Takes"

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

CBC.CA - Seven Wonders of Canada

CBC.CA - Seven Wonders of Canada: "What Are Your Seven Wonders of Canada?

Vote NowThe National and Sounds Like Canada are searching for the Seven Wonders of Canada and we need your help.

After poring over 25,000 of your pitches, our Seven Wonders team at the CBC debated and deliberated and now present our short-list of 52 nominees.

This is your chance to tell the judges what your picks are for the Seven Wonders of Canada. The judges will consider the on-line voting results along with the Seven Wonders criteria as they make their final decision.

Before you vote check out the nominees including descriptions, pictures, and selected audio, email, and video pitches.

The voting deadline has been extended to May 31st. So vote now and help the judges decide on the seven wonders"

CBC.CA - Seven Wonders of Canada - Nominate A Wonder - Vote for the Seven Wonders of Canada

CBC.CA - Seven Wonders of Canada - Nominate A Wonder - Vote for the Seven Wonders of Canada: "Vote for the Seven Wonders of Canada

The online voting deadline has been extended to Thursday, May 31st.

After poring over 25,000 of your pitches, our Seven Wonders team at the CBC debated and deliberated and now present our short-list of 52. We want to underscore that so many more nominees are worthy of note, and we were incredibly impressed by the range and passion of pitches. We plan to tell you about as many of them as we can through our programming in the coming weeks.

This is your chance to tell the judges what your picks are for the Seven Wonders of Canada. The judges will consider the on-line voting results along with the Seven Wonders criteria as they make their final decision"

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Monday, May 28, 2007

ARC23 RADIO

ARC23 RADIO: "my life boring for some , plain for others , interesting to most hilarous to me"

Blogs.ca - Canadian Blogging Community

Blogs.ca - Canadian Blogging Community: "Are you a Canadian blogger, know a great one, or interested in becoming one?

We are looking for the best of the best to join a community of sites that will leverage the power of numbers to give a well rounded voice to our country.

Any blog will be considered, as long as it’s interesting, frequently updated and the writer is from Canada."

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Recalls: Costco Recalls Dirty Underwear Punching Bag - Consumerist

Recalls: Costco Recalls Dirty Underwear Punching Bag - Consumerist: "Who did they hire to pack the bags? Where did they get the underwear? These are the unanswerable questions. Or rather, we'd just prefer that they were not answered.—MEGHANN MARCO"

Assorted Nonsense � “Q” The Arts And Culture Show and Tell

Assorted Nonsense � “Q” The Arts And Culture Show and Tell: "We had a special recording from Margaret Atwood that we wanted to play during the show. It was Margaret telling Jian “not to mess up… the arts are important!” Unfortunately, the recording was done in stereo and we were using a mono computer program to play back audio material. Playing back a stereo file would require exiting the computer program and loading a stereo version of the program. I asked the studio director if there were any mono files that had to be played after the Atwood clip. He said no. So when the time came I exited the program, loaded the stereo program, and played the Atwood clip. It was about thirty seconds long. During the Atwood clip we learned that through some quirk of fate it would be necessary to play a mono file directly afterward. When the Atwood clip finished, I immediately got out of the stereo program and began loading the mono program. Jian began reading the intro to the stereo clip. Jian finished reading the intro to the mono clip. The mono program loaded at the exact same time, giving me one second to load the mono clip and fire it. Insanity! But it all sounded good on air… I think"

Friday, May 25, 2007

Google Trends

Google Trends: "You can compare searches by separating with commas."

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

GO Transit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

GO Transit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "GO Transit (AAR reporting marks GOT), officially known as the Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GTTA), is Canada's first, and Ontario's only, interregional public transit system, established to link Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). GO carries 47 million passengers a year in an extensive network of train and bus services. Since it began regular passenger service in May 1967, GO Transit has carried over one billion passengers on its train and/or bus service. GO Transit achieved its one billionth passenger mark on October 11, 2006"

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

People in Motion - ability, environmental controls, ramp, access, van conversion, handicap, handicapped, disabled, disabilities, wheelchair, equal opp

Hey all...

I thought that I would pass this message along.

Disability conference and tradeshow coming up. Check it out if you can. Here is the info:

  • EVENT: 18th Annual People in Motion - Disabilities Expo
  • WHERE: Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Pl., Toronto [4 kms west of downtown Toronto and is accessible via the Gardiner Expressway or Lakeshore Boulevard.]
  • WHEN: June 1, 2007 [10 am - 6 pm] and June 2, 2007 [10 am - 5 pm]
  • COST: Free admission
  • ACCESSIBILITY: Building is fully wheelchair accessible. Attendant care is provided [also free]
  • CONTACT: 1 877 745 6555 OR www.people-in-motion.com for more information.

Also of interest, pro-disability employers on site, accepting resumes and doing on-the-spot interviews.

Please pass this along to anyone whom you think may be interested, or benefit.

People in Motion

CBC News Indepth: Language

CBC News Indepth: Language: "Canada has 5,000 new official words. They have been added to the recently released Second Edition of the Canadian Oxford dictionary. Here’s a random sampling of some of the terms: "

Monday, May 21, 2007

Victoria Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Victoria Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Victoria Day (French: F�te de la Reine) is a Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the last Monday before or on May 24 in honour of both Queen Victoria's birthday and the current reigning Canadian Sovereign's birthday"

David Zancai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

David Zancai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "David Zancai (born May 7, 1968[1][2][3]) is a street entertainer from Toronto, Ontario, in Canada. Zancai is known for his character Zanta: a modified Santa Claus that travels the streets of downtown Toronto doing pushups and shouting 'yes yes yes' and 'Merry Christmas'.[3] His costume consists of nothing but shorts, boots, and a red-and-white Santa hat, even during Toronto's harsh winters. He claims to perform this routine every day of the year except Christmas Day, and estimates he does 2,000 to 3,000 pushups per day.[2] Zanta receives mixed responses to his Zanta character, and has been banned from several public areas around Toronto, including the Toronto Transit Commission."

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