2013 UIA/PHG Healthcare Forum Conference Program

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 …

All in the details: A day at the Canadian International Autoshow!

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 …

The Paperboy at TIFF: A First Experience

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 …

Event: Angelwalk Theatre’s I Love You Because

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 …

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators (or how I cheated on the Vancouver Canucks)

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, …

FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Canada vs St. Kitts

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 …

(Update) Lecture: Hospital of the Future

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 …

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 …

Event Review: The Sound of Writing – Readings at the eBar

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 …

Hamilton Warplane Heritage Museum presents the Hamilton Air Show

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 …

As You Like It: Bard on the Beach

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 …

The Last 6 Weeks

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! …

Be Vortex Aware

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 …

Vancouver Fitness Day

Yesterday as I waited to meet up with my friend Sylvie for lunch I watched some demonstrations for Fitness Day on Granville near Robson. My favorite was the Skippers from Jump Rope for Heart from the Heart and Stroke Foundation who put on a spectacular demonstration, and even got the audience participating and learning how to …

Fans, Fanatics and Beyond

World Cup 2010 fever has begun in Africa and everyone's flag colours are everywhere. My friends are posting their Hyundai sponsored Jerseys of their teams choice on their facebook pages, and it reminds me of that other giant sporting event from this year, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.I bought the red mittens, and a team Canada …