Update: The Conference Program is now available! Pick the PDF or the Website! Conference During September 24-27, 2013, Toronto is hosting the UIA/PHG Forum + GUPHA Meeting and conference, coinciding with IIDEX Toronto! This year’s theme is Get Better and it’s presented by the RAIC, Architecture Canada, and IIDEX. Registration is open! I’d love to meet you there! Let me know if you’re going to be … Continue reading 2013 UIA/PHG Healthcare Forum Conference Program
During September 24-27, 2013, Toronto is hosting the UIA/PHG Forum + GUPHA Meeting and conference, coinciding with IIDEX Toronto! This year’s theme is Get Better and it’s presented by the RAIC, Architecture Canada, and IIDEX. I’ve been on some of the committees for the event, and I can tell you some of the presentations are going to be really exciting! You won’t want to miss it; … Continue reading Announcement: 2013 UIA/PHG Healthcare Forum
quirkycity’s photostream on Flickr. My husband and I went to the Canadian International Autoshow again this year. You can find some of my detail shots at my Flickr site photostream. For me this year, it was all about the details. The show had everything from car sections, to engine blocks below, to a rolling car scanner, to a remote car hood opening. So while this … Continue reading All in the details: A day at the Canadian International Autoshow!
On Friday, September 14, I got to attend the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), something I’ve wanted to do for years. My husband received tickets from his coworker, who couldn’t attend the premier screening of The Paperboy. We jumped at the chance to see a screening at the Elgin Theatre. I thought I was prepared for the event, but it still surprised me. We arrived … Continue reading The Paperboy at TIFF: A First Experience
My friend and I went to see Angelwalk Theatre’s production of I Love You Because (ILYB), at Toronto’s Centre for the Arts. I subscribe to the theatre’s newsletter because I know Artistic Producer Brian Goldenberg from my time playing flute at our arts high school, however I haven’t been able to attend any productions until now. I happily bought tickets (at a very reasonable $35 each) to … Continue reading Event: Angelwalk Theatre’s I Love You Because
My husband and I went to the Ottawa Senators in Toronto hockey game last night. Despite growing up just outside of the city, this was my first game in Toronto. The only other time I’ve seen the Toronto Maple Leafs play was when I lived in Boston in the fall of 2003. While in Vancouver, I took in 4 hockey games; 3 Canucks games and … Continue reading Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators (or how I cheated on the Vancouver Canucks)
Tuesday, my husband, brother and I took in a game at BMO stadium at the CNE grounds in Toronto. Canada played against St. Kitts and Nevis, and had a distinctly home ice advantage. I should say home field advantage, but with dropping temperatures and increasing moisture both teams slid all over the place. It was an awesome game. We had decent ($40) seats south of … Continue reading FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Canada vs St. Kitts
Update: Here is the presentation I received via email after the lecture, courtesy of Ted Kesik, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design – University of Toronto. It’s a PDF, so it loses some of the text between the transitions, but that’s better than no presentation at all. Click on the link below to see the presentation. The Hospital of the Future – Some Slides Previous … Continue reading (Update) Lecture: Hospital of the Future
The University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design has a lecture series every year and I attended Wednesday night’s lecture on the Hospital of the Future, by Dr. Ernesto Morales, a researcher from L’Insitut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal (IUGM). Dr. Morales was recently invited to participate in a project with the Research Centre for Innovation in Health Care (or Hogeschool Utrecht – HU) in … Continue reading Lecture: Hospital of the Future
Last Wednesday (the 24th of August) I made it out of Toronto and to Guelph just before the Tornado watches arrived to see my friend Jo read her work along with 2 other ladies for The Sound of Writing: Readings at the eBar. I’ve never been to a reading of people’s works before, only a CBC radio interview with Margaret Atwood (that was amazing) so … Continue reading Event Review: The Sound of Writing – Readings at the eBar
My fiance received free passes to the Hamilton Air Show so we left Toronto at 9:30 and arrived shortly before 11 am at the Hamilton International Airport. The weather was perfect, although I needed to ensure I had lots of water and sunscreen for the day. The last time I went to an Air Show was at CFB Trenton in the early 1990’s, when they … Continue reading Hamilton Warplane Heritage Museum presents the Hamilton Air Show
Yesterday was only the first time in all my three and a half years in Vancouver that I finally took in Bard on the Beach. I couldn’t decide what to see from their selections before heading back to Ontario in ten days, so I decided on a comedy: As You Like It. We were informed at the beginning that this was still a rehearsal of … Continue reading As You Like It: Bard on the Beach
http://www.youtube.com/get_player The Canucks won Game 1 of the finals tonight just as we were walking by Earl’s and the entire bar erupted; waving their shirts and screaming. Their enthusiasm was echoed all over the city tonight – maybe you heard it? Yeah – that was because of a hockey game. Don’t worry you’re quite safe, unless you’re a Bruins fan. Go Canucks! We want the … Continue reading We Want The Cup!!
I’ve gone from doing what feels like nothing in this city to doing as much as I possibly can. I got word that I’ve passed my last NCARB ARE exam so I now have some time to document all the things I’ve been up to. 1. Three Days Grace Concert, March 20th, 2011. So AMAZING! I’ve loved them for such a long time, and their … Continue reading The Last 6 Weeks
I don’t normally walk down Granville on my way home but tonight I’m glad I did. As I walked down the street I saw police cars everywhere, and smoke billowing up closer to Smithe St near where the girls from Jump Rope for Heart had been two Saturdays ago. I walked closer, somehow unafraid. It was the yellow car on the back of a tow-truck, … Continue reading Be Vortex Aware