Etobicoke at Sunset

Etobicoke at Sunset, a photo by quirkycity on Flickr. I spent Saturday evening experimenting with my camera at night. I got three reasonable photos out of it. You can see the rest on my flickr space.

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 …

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 …

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, …

Body Blitz: A Relaxing End to 2011

Before my move to Vancouver in 2007, my friends took me to the Body Blitz women's spa in Toronto, on Adelaide, between Bathurst and Spadina. I loved it so much, when I moved back, I used getting married as an excuse to get a bunch girls together for the chance to relax before the big …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Pampering: Elmwood Spa

On Saturday a couple of girlfriends and I went to the Elmwood Spa for some pampering. My friend had a mani/pedi combo the last time she was there for her wedding and said it was the best one she'd ever had! I got my very first pedicure, (the Elmline Essential Pedicure) and my pedicurist Lynd …

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 …