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Spring time in Liberty Village

Vines before leaves, a photo by quirkycity on Flickr. Just a quick note to let you know I’ve got some new pictures up on my Flickr site. Spring is here in Liberty Village, and my friend Rachel and I have gone around photographing some of the interesting old factories. It’s a bit like the Distillery District, but without the need for a photography permit. So, … Continue reading Spring time in Liberty Village

Classic Hood Ornament

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 scanner, to a remote car hood opening. So while this … Continue reading All in the details: A day at the Canadian International Autoshow!

Lee Daniels, David Oyelowo, Zach Ephron

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 for the event, but it still surprised me. We arrived … Continue reading The Paperboy at TIFF: A First Experience

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, 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)

New Year, New City, New Blog Format, New Blog Location

It’s the end of 2011, and I’ve decided to make some changes. For anyone following my blog at blogger, you can now find it here on WordPress. I made the move because I like the dashboard options better there, and because my other (professional website) is there. In the new year I’m planning on trying to review books once a week. So hopefully you’ll find … Continue reading New Year, New City, New Blog Format, New Blog Location

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Labs: CEAL

The other day Daily Planet presented a segment on a lab that studies the effects of unique planning conditions on the body. The iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research in Toronto consists of 12 cutting-edge labs, workshops, and other reasearch spaces to safely study how adults, specifically those with disabilities, interact with their environment. Inside this lab, they have created the Challenging Environmental Assessment Lab (CEAL) which consists of … Continue reading Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Labs: CEAL

FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Canada vs St. Kitts

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 an awesome game. We had decent ($40) seats south of … Continue reading FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Canada vs St. Kitts

(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 presentation. The Hospital of the Future – Some Slides Previous … Continue reading (Update) Lecture: Hospital of the Future

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

Harbourfront Centre – Free Movies

Tuesday night, in honour of a friend’s birthday, my fiance and I were invited to his place for snacks, drinks and cake, followed by a free outdoor movie experience at the Harbourfront Centre’s WestJet stage. I haven’t visited Toronto’s Harbourfront (Canadian spelling of course) since I was a child, and have very fond memories of our school field trips there. Movies on the covered stage … Continue reading Harbourfront Centre – Free Movies