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    • Strengthening Retirement Security in OntarioCPP

      July 30, 2014, Ministry of Finance -Province Taking the Lead in the Face of Federal Inaction: Ontario is moving ahead with a first-of-its-kind mandatory provincial pension plan that would build on the strengths of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and support long-term economic growth. In light of the federal government’s ongoing refusal to enhance CPP, […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Building Active and Healthy Communitiescamp

      July 25, 2014, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport – Province Supporting Sport and Recreation Opportunities for Families: Ontario is helping people lead active and healthy lives in communities across the province. Through the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund, the province is supporting over 110 provincial, regional and local projects that will increase opportunities […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      $360 fine for off-leashed dogsdog-leash

      City of Toronto and Toronto Police Service team up for dogs off-leash education and enforcement blitz. The City of Toronto and Toronto Police Service are kicking off a public education campaign and bylaw blitz encouraging residents to keep their dogs on a leash except when in the City’s 57 leash-free parks. Enforcement officers will work […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

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    • Employment (16)»

      Youth Employment FundJob-1

      The Youth Employment Fund is part of the Ontario government’s new Youth Jobs Strategy, which is helping 30,000 young people across the province get work experience, start a business or build job skills. If you are unemployed, not in school full-time and between 15 and 29, Ontario will do more to help you connect with […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Supporting Ontario’s Vulnerable Workersyoung architects looking at blue print

      July 16, 2014, Ministry of Labour – Province Strengthening Worker Protections, Making Minimum Wage More Predictable: Following Ontario’s June 1, 2014 minimum wage increase to $11, the province is introducing legislation today to provide more fairness for both employees and businesses, and ensure its minimum wage keeps pace with the cost of living. The Stronger […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Family Caregivers Bill 21 Passes Final Vote – Employme...sick1

      Ontario Government Strengthens Job Security for Families: On April 29,2014, the Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendments Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2014, passed third reading. The legislation will allow caregivers to focus their attention on what matters most – providing care to their loved ones – without the fear of losing their job. The […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Immigration (25)»

      Providing Fairness for Refugeesambulance

      July 23, 2014, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care – Ontario Calls on the Federal Government to Provide Essential Health Care: Ontario is calling on the federal government to be fair and compassionate by fully supporting essential and urgent health care needs for all refugee claimants. Two years ago, the federal government reduced its assistance […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Immigration: Start-up Visa Program for innovative foreign en...biz-innovation1

      Get your business idea funded and immigrate to Canada permanently. Canada’s new Start-up Visa Program is the first of its kind in the world. It links immigrant entrepreneurs with experienced private sector organizations who are experts in working with start-ups. There are many reasons why Canada is the best place to build your business. Canada’s […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Citizenship and Immigration Canada – Express Entry for...couple-2

      In January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will launch a new electronic system called Express Entry to manage applications for permanent residence in certain economic programs. Canada needs high levels of immigration to meet current and future labour market needs, which will ensure our economic growth and long-term prosperity. Express Entry will allow us […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Law (15)»

      LawyerLinx.com: The better way to find and work with a lawye...Man chooses Lawyer

      Whether you are going through a divorce, would like to organize your estate matters or require legal advice for your business, the law is an inescapable facet of the modern world. Navigating through legal issues and finding the right lawyer used to be a time-consuming and often frustrating endeavor. However thanks to www.LawyerLinx.com, times are […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Legal Aid Ontario certificate program and services, 2014law

      As of May, 2014, the total number of Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) services has increased, through the introduction of new delivery channels such as its toll-free telephone line, free summary legal advice over the telephone and at family law service centres, and free online legal information. Since 2010, LAO’s toll-free line has increased its number […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      New Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation will take effect on July ...8113052_CRTC_CASL_IG3_v9

      On July 1, 2014, key provisions of Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) come into force. CASL includes updates to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The majority of the legislation comes into force on July 1, 2014. This includes Section 6, which relates to the sending of commercial electronic messages (CEMs). Section 8, […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Money (18)»

      Ontario pensions and retirement savingshands-old1

      What you need to know about the retirement income system in Ontario, including how it works, challenges for the future and what you can do to help maintain your standard of living in retirement. Understanding the retirement income system Evidence shows that many Ontarians are not saving enough to maintain their standard of living in […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Dodge Advises Canadians Must Save More Now for Retirementold-walking

      Ministry of Finance, April 23, 2014 – Research Paper Supports Ontario’s Push for Enhanced Canada Pension Plan: A new research paper released today by David Dodge, former Governor of the Bank of Canada, and Richard Dion, Senior Business Advisor at Bennett Jones LLP, stresses that Canadian households need to save more now to support future […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Nearly a quarter of Canadians expect their homes to be prima...car on road with house in background

      Survey reveals 17 per cent do not know if real estate will play a major role in helping to fund their golden years TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2014 – As housing prices continue to rise in large Canadian cities, nearly a quarter of Canadians plan to use their homes as their primary source of income after […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Relationships (3)»

      “My heart is broken”Broken_heart.svg

      Have you ever had your heart broken? More likely everybody has had. A broken heart is a common metaphor used to describe the intense emotional pain or suffering one feels after losing a loved one, whether through death, divorce, breakup, physical separation, betrayal, or romantic rejection. The phrase refers to the physical pain one may […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      “How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carne...How-to-win-friends

      “I am very fond of strawberries and cream, but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms. So when I went fishing, I didn’t think about what I wanted. I thought about what they wanted. I didn’t bait the hook with strawberries and cream. Rather, I dangled a worm or grasshopper in […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Dale Carnegie – the author of How to Win Friends and I...DaleCarnegie

      More than 8 million people in more than 80 countries have completed Dale Carnegie Training in Effective Speaking and Human Relations. Dale Carnegie Course was founded in 1912. It’s aimed to strengthen interpersonal relations, build greater self-confidence, develop leadership skills, manage stress and handle fast-changing workplace conditions. Dale Breckenridge Carnegie (originally Carnagey until 1922 and […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

  • Business

    • Development (28)»

      Build in Canada Innovation Programteam

      The Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) is a procurement program created to bolster innovation in Canada’s business sector, and to help companies bridge the pre-commercialization gap for their innovative products and services. The program provides the opportunity for innovators to: sell their pre-commercialized goods and services to the Government of Canada through an open, […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Harper Government Kick-starts Canadian Entrepreneurship with...businessmen

      June 20, 2014 – Gatineau, Quebec – Public Works and Government Services Canada: Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, announced the launch of the fifth Call for Proposals for the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), while visiting Tektrap, a Gatineau-based company that received a BCIP contract and is […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Small Business Enterprise Centre and community-based provide...business-at

      Small Business Enterprise Centres (SBECs) and community-based providers offer entrepreneurs all the tools they need to start and grow their businesses. Small Business Enterprise Centre locations in Ontario: Barrie Greater Barrie Business Enterprise Centre 202-24 Maple Ave Barrie ON L4N 7W4 Belleville Small Business Centre 284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd Belleville ON K8N 5B3 Bolton Caledon Small […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Management (7)»

      E-Services for Your Businesses Tax Mattersbusinessman with gold coins

      Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) offers online services that make it faster and easier to handle your company’s tax matters. You, your employee, or your representative can file, pay, and access detailed information about your tax accounts – all online, all at your fingertips. Save time – go online! Here is the link: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/esrvc-srvce/tx/bsnss/menu-eng.html?utm_source=GC&utm_medium=carousel&utm_content=sln&utm_campaign=bac Select the […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Canada Post and Etsy team up to offer new online shipping so...Canada_postvan

      Ottawa, Feb. 18, 2014 – Canada Post and Etsy have teamed up to offer Canada Post shipping services to sellers running their independent, creative businesses on the Etsy platform. The collaboration will enable Canadian Etsy sellers to streamline the order fulfillment process by allowing them to create and print shipping labels directly from the website […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      You’ve got online mail… from the Canada Revenue ...Имейл

      The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has created a new service that allows businesses to receive some of their correspondence from the CRA online. It’s fast, secure and you can view your mail online when it’s convenient for you–it’s a piece of cake! Managing your mail online is: Paperless—viewing your correspondence online means less paper clutter […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Marketing (9)»

      Secret technique of Internet Marketing is revealed like Riha...Internet-google

      This Internet marketing technique is secret not because somebody wants to keep it secret, but because not too many people know about it. We are going to reveal it like Rihanna revealed the secret of her flawless skin in an interview for InStyle Magazine. Peculiarities of online advertising Advertising on paper is one thing, advertising […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      New Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation will take effect on July ...8113052_CRTC_CASL_IG3_v9

      On July 1, 2014, key provisions of Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) come into force. CASL includes updates to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The majority of the legislation comes into force on July 1, 2014. This includes Section 6, which relates to the sending of commercial electronic messages (CEMs). Section 8, […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Submit Your Article and Business Listing for FREE to AllOnta...ALO-Free-BizList

      As a proud supporter of Ontario small businesses, www.allontario.ca helps your business get discovered online. Promote Your Business Online for FREE: Submit Your Article for FREE – “PR + SEO” Limited Time Promotion! It’s a new link building techniques, which put the SEO and public relations practices together. This digital marketing approach will generate high […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Software (5)»

      Software Protection Service: Desktop and Mobile Code Protect...Morpher-Blue

      Software industry is one with the fastest expansion in developing markets. Most of the software solutions contain certain elements of intellectual property. These intellectual property elements are almost always a key condition to the success in business. If the software is distributed to the clients, inevitably software protection has to be used. Most of intellectual […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Morpher: Software Protection SolutionsMorpher-Logo

      Morpher is a versatile and flexible automatic software transformation toolkit focused on protection of software algorithms (http://morpher.com/). Despite of other software protection solutions on the market which operate only on the final binary Morpher is tightly coupled with the industry-standard C/C++ compiler and thus can exploit much more information about sources to be protected. Note […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      CODEDGERS: We Code at the Edge – Software DevelopersCoding

      Hello everybody! We are software developers, R&D (Research and Development) remote-based offshore outsourcing company – http://www.codedgers.com/ Why outsourcing? Simply because the software developing can be well out of your company’s main business and outsourcing process allows you to transfer this demanding non-core activity to an offshore provider. It proved to be the most popular, budget-friendly […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Startup (13)»

      Entrepreneurship funds and resources for people under 30calculator-1

      Thinking about starting your own business? There are government support programs to help you get started. Summer Company Get start-up money to kick-off a new summer business Up to $1,500 up front to help with start-up costs Up to $1,500 when you successfully complete the program requirements Receive advice and mentorship from local business leaders […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Immigration: Start-up Visa Program for innovative foreign en...biz-innovation1

      Get your business idea funded and immigrate to Canada permanently. Canada’s new Start-up Visa Program is the first of its kind in the world. It links immigrant entrepreneurs with experienced private sector organizations who are experts in working with start-ups. There are many reasons why Canada is the best place to build your business. Canada’s […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Helping Students Start Innovative Companiesannual-report

      Ministry of Research and Innovation, April 24, 2014 – New Youth Jobs Programs Fostering Entrepreneurs: Ontario is launching five programs to help young people start companies and create jobs. Part of Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy, these programs will provide young entrepreneurs with business skills, capital to start and grow a small business and the opportunity […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Success Stories (3)»

      Napoleon HillNapoleon_Hill_1937

      Napoleon Hill is considered to have influenced more people into success than any other person in history, primarily through his classic book Think and Grow Rich, which is one of the best-selling books of all times. He was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. In his writings, Hill stated […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Og MandinoOgMandino

      First of all, we would like you to read the story of the author of the bestselling book “The Greatest Salesman in the World” from his own writing about himself: “Hello. . . This is Og Mandino. Some memories of my long-ago childhood are still very vivid, especially when I think of that special little […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Amazing story of Colonel Sanders – the founder of Kentucky...KFC_logo.svg

      Failed? Do not despair! Reconsider what you have, what you can do and what you really want to do. You are never too young or too old to start all over again! Remember, there are only two ways to success: out of inspiration or out of desperation. Rise above your depression! Go to any KFC […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

  • Lifestyle

    • Architecture (3)»

      3D Architectural Rendering: Sounds Greek to You?Toronto3d-iron-railing-stairs-3d-architectural-rendering

      The image you see is not a photo! It’s just one fragment of 3D virtual tour of the house that is not built yet! A 3D virtual tour is a life-realistic simulation of a non-existing building or location gives you a wrap-around feeling, as if you were walking through a real house or garden while […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      3D Life-Realistic Architectural Visualization: “Walk through”...Toronto3d-residential-modern-house-exterior-3d-rendering

      In plain words, any existing or conceptual object can be visualized in 3D. Whether it is a house, garden, patio, living room, kitchen, sofa, or any other object or idea, at Toronto3D, we can visualize it all! We will collaborate with you to transform any space into an interactive visual environment filled with the elements […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Allen Lambert Galleria – “Crystal Cathedral of C...AllenLambertGal-Main

      The Allen Lambert Galleria, sometimes described as the “crystal cathedral of commerce”, is an atrium designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava which connects Bay Street with Sam Pollock Square.

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Arts & Culture (5)»

      Captivating World of the Doll Art School of Elena Gromova &#...Doll

      It’s really something special, unique, breathtaking, charming, and fantastic! Not enough words to describe the feelings when you see the magic dolls of the world famous doll-maker and visionary gallerist Elena Gromova and the artists of her school. Their ever-lasting remarkable creations have become the center-pieces in many private collections all over the world: during […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Celebrate Aboriginal Culture This SummerPow_Wow

      Experience Ontario Aboriginal Tourism Destinations. Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs, June 3, 2013 – Ontario offers dozens of tourism destinations for families to immerse themselves in Aboriginal culture, customs and traditions. There are locations in every corner of the province for families to visit on a day trip or vacation road trip. For example, you can: […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      ARCAF – The Association of Russian Craft, Art and Fashionarcaf-logo2

      ARCAF – The Association of Russian Craft, Art and Fashion (http://arcaf.ca/) is a non-profit organization, guided by its mandate to foster the creation and production of unique works of art and design by members of the Russian community in Toronto with the purpose of enriching the artistic, social and economic scene in Ontario. The spirit […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Auto (12)»

      Strengthening Consumer Protection for Ontario Driverstow-truck

      Ministry of Consumer Services, April 15, 2014 – Province Introducing Legislation to Regulate the Towing and Vehicle Storage Industries: Ontario is taking steps to strengthen consumer protection and further reduce auto insurance rates, by introducing legislation today that would, if passed, regulate the towing and vehicle storage industries. The province intends to introduce legislation that […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Auto Insurance Rates Continue to Falldriving-hand

      Ministry of Finance, April 15, 2014 – Province Fighting Fraud, Reducing Rates and Working to Reward Safe Drivers: Ontario’s Auto Insurance Cost and Rate Reduction Strategy is continuing to make auto insurance more affordable for Ontario drivers, as rates approved by the regulator have dropped for a total decrease of almost six per cent on […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Toronto car rental – safety driving starts with youroad passing through field

      Car Rental Toronto 4U provides clean, reliable, late model used cars, pickup trucks, vans, minivans, and sport utility vehicle or SUV for short or long term vehicle rental and lease. Always check with www.CarRentalToronto4U.ca for your moving and business needs,you’re your vacation in Intario, for a family weekend trip. At Car Rental Toronto 4U, we […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Computers (4)»

      How discomfort impacts your work performance and what you ca...office personnel

      REDMOND, Wash. — Aug. 13, 2013 — Microsoft’s own PC Accessories group recently conducted a survey in 10 markets around the world to determine common modern computing habits of workers and the implications of those habits, with a particular focus on the health, comfort and productivity impact on workers. A significant majority of the computing […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      3D Computer Techniques Can Help Your Business3d_Element

      Selling has always been not an easy job but in this economy it is just hard. 3D animation, 3D visualization or 3D flash banners offer a high impact, visual hook that explains your product or service and can greatly help to attract new customers. Toronto3D can create a 3D presentation that conveys information more clearly […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Malware Is No Longer Written For Fun: Computer SecurityMalware

      Let’s remember one old true cyber security breach story. It’s probably the first online security breach in the Internet’s history. On November 2, 1988, about 60,000 computers, which were connected to the Internet, acted strangely. They started to slow down, because they were running a malicious code that demanded processor time and that spread itself […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Education (14)»

      A Renewed Vision for Education in Ontarioplate-math

      Ministry of Education, April 7, 2014 – Province Expands Focus on Higher-Order Skills, Technology and Well-Being: Ontario is building on the gains made in education over the past 10 years with the release of a renewed vision for the education system that will ensure students get the knowledge and skills they need to thrive. The […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Opportunity and Security for Health Care and Educationtablet-camera

      Office of the Premier, April 7, 2014 – Investments in Community Health Links and Technology in Classrooms: Ontario is investing more than $150 million over three years in technology and learning with such tools as new digital tablets, netbooks, cameras, software and professional development for teachers. This fund will speed up the way in which […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      High School Graduation Rate Stays Strongfemale-graduate

      Ministry of Education, April 4, 2014 – Ontario Seeing Steady Increase in Four-Year Rate: Ontario’s high school graduation rate remains strong, with an increasing number of students graduating in four years. The five-year graduation rate is stable at 83 per cent, which is 15 percentage points higher than the 2003-04 rate of 68 per cent. […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Event (5)»

      10 Dynamic Wedding Cake IdeasEmpire Bakery

      More than just an opportunity to throw dieting by the wayside, a wedding cake can inspire and encourage those around it. Whether you’re a traditionalist, or a bit of an innovator, there are several different themes and ideas that can add that extra bit of flare to your cake. Here are just some of the […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Designer Wedding Dresses from Wedding Studio Reena GreenWedding-Dress-Oksana-Mukha5

      Wedding dress is a dream that a girl carries till her big wedding day. She imagines her future wedding gown with every detail, big and small. More likely, at the beginning her wedding dress looked like Cinderella’s ball gown in her mind. And then she changed her mind and started visualize the Mermaid wedding dress, […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      History of the White Wedding DressWedding-BlackBride

      A number of cultures have adopted the traditional Western custom of the white wedding, in which a bride wears a white wedding dress and veil. This tradition was popularized through the wedding of Queen Victoria. Some say Victoria’s choice of a white gown may have simply been a sign of extravagance, but may have also […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Fashion (3)»

      Charles Frederick Worth – the Father of Haute Coutureiworthc001p1

      Although tailors and dressmakers were no doubt responsible for many innovations before, and the textile industry certainly led many trends, the history of fashion design is normally taken to date from 1858, when the English-born Charles Frederick Worth (1826-1895) opened the first true haute couture house in Paris. He is widely considered the Father of […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Reena Green’s FashionsReenaGreen-PortHat

      It was surprisingly wonderful to see pearl drops sitting atop lilies of the valley, the blue turquoise of forget-me-nots, or the red of coral luxurious roses; you feel the warmth and the brightness of summer in your heart. Like Gerda, you were, all of a sudden, in the old woman’s beautiful garden of eternal summer, […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      The Birkin BagBirkin_bag

      The Birkin bag is a handbag by Hermès, handmade in leather and named after actress and singer Jane Birkin. Hermès International S.A., or simply Hermès is a French high fashion house established in 1837, today specializing in leather, lifestyle accessories, perfumery, luxury goods, and ready-to-wear. Its logo, since the 1950s, is of a Duc carriage […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Food & Drinks (14)»

      Lead in Foodtoxic

      Lead is a naturally occurring metal found in rock and soil and also has many industrial applications. Due to both its natural occurrence and long history of global use, lead is ubiquitous in the environment and is present in air, water and soil as well as in food, drinking water and household dust. Levels of […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Think bottled water is cleaner than from the tap? Think twic...bottles-water

      Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical used to make a hard, clear plastic known as polycarbonate, which is used in many consumer products, including water bottles, baby bottles and as coatings on the inside of many food and beverage cans. Bisphenol A is an endocrine disruptor that can mimic estrogen and has been shown […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      VQA Wine Coming to Farmers’ Markets This Maywine-1

      Ministry of Agriculture and Food, April 27, 2014 – Ontario Encouraging Consumers to Buy Local: Ontario is making it easier for consumers to pair local food with local wine by allowing Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) wines to be sold at farmers’ markets starting May 1. The two-year pilot program is part of the Ontario government’s […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Health & Beauty (24)»

      UNAIDS report shows that 19 million of the 35 million people...germ

      In sub-Saharan Africa, nearly 90% of people who know their HIV-positive status are on treatment—ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 will require smart scale-up to close the gap. GENEVA, 16 July 2014—A new report by UNAIDS shows that 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV globally do not know their HIV-positive status. […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Ways to Protect Yourself from Harmful Raysbeach-bikini

      July 12, 2014, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care – Important steps to practice sun safety this summer: With summer underway, Dr. Robin Williams, Ontario’s Interim Chief Medical Officer of Health, is reminding people to protect themselves and their families from the sun while enjoying time outdoors. Overexposure to the sun can lead to painful […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Study finds one out of eight deaths among young adults is re...addiction

      Rates of opioid-related death increased dramatically in Ontario between 1991 and 2010, rising from 12.2 deaths per million in 1991 (127 deaths annually) to 41.6 deaths per million in 2010 (550 deaths annually) – an increase of 242% – according to a study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and St. […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Home & Garden (8)»

      Building permits, April 2014construction-carpenter

      Following two consecutive monthly declines, the total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities rose 1.1% to $6.0 billion in April. This increase resulted from higher construction intentions in the residential sector, which more than offset the decline in the non-residential sector. The value of permits was up in six provinces, led by Quebec, […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Premium Quality, Factory PricesOmega

      When remodeling or deciding on a brand new interior style for your new home, finding the best windows and doors may not always be easy. It’s even more disheartening to see the price quoted by the manufacturer go up twice or even more, as resellers and installers cash in their percentage. Why overpay? Get rid […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Great Styles for a Greater KitchenWelbeck-Kitchen

      Remodeling a kitchen can be a rather daunting task, where no amount of planning seems to be enough. There are a lot of steps involved, but it is imperative to figure out what kind of changes and improvements you’re looking for. Changing one aspect at a time can often lead to homeowners going in circles, […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Real Estate (16)»

      “Buy your home in Keswick: great Lake Simcoe living, great real estate prices,...Keswick

      “If you work in Toronto or north of the city and want to buy your own home, consider Keswick” – Toronto real estate agent, Nina Timoshyna, says. First of all, due to Highway 404 extension finished this fall, there will be a great 50-minute commute from Toronto to Keswick. Keswick is a wonderful historic community […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Toronto real estate expert considers: house versus condo and...mortgage

      What to buy – a house or a condo? Where to buy – in Toronto or in the GTA? See what Toronto real estate agent wants to share with you. Of course, if you are considering buying a home, the first step is to decide: How much you are comfortable spending on a monthly basis […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Toronto real estate expert, Nina Timoshyna, talks about Toro...skyline-toronto

      Buying a glass condo with a view in Toronto or GTA? Is it a good investment? Maybe not. This information prepared by Toronto real estate expert, Nina Timoshyna, will make you think about it. Toronto’s skyline is like a fingerprint, as no two skylines are alike. In news or sports programs, television shows or movies, […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Technology (15)»

      Digital technology and Internet use, 2013businessman with digital screen

      Canadian enterprises sold more than $136 billion in goods and services over the Internet in 2013, up from $122 billion a year earlier. As in 2012, wholesale trade, manufacturing and retail trade accounted for the majority (61%) of the value of e-commerce sales. About 13% of enterprises sold goods or services over the Internet in […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Dubai Forum to Examine Business Opportunities in Domain Name...mobile searching vector

      3 February 2014 – On the 3rd and 4th of February the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) of UAE, ICANN and ISOC will host the Middle East DNS forum in Dubai. The forum will examine business opportunities within the Domain Name Sector and provide participants from governments, ccTLD and gTLD Registries, Registrars, and the broader business […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Ericsson Mobility Report: Global smartphone subscriptions to...two smiling ladies looking at a cellphone

      2013-11-11 – The latest Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) Mobility Report reveals that mobile subscriptions are expected to reach 9.3 billion by 2019, and more than 60 percent of these – 5.6 billion – will be for smartphones. To support the smartphone user experience, WCDMA/HSPA networks are predicted to cover 90 percent of the world’s population by 2019. […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Travel (11)»

      Encouraging Canadian Travellers to Be Prepared During Hurric...hurricane

      June 5, 2014 – The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today urged Canadians to be well prepared when travelling to hurricane-prone areas during the Atlantic hurricane season, which lasts from early June to late November. “The key to hurricane or tropical storm protection is preparation,” said Minister Yelich. “Canadians travelling […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Sun Exposure Especially Dangerous During Tropical Vacationsbeach-4

      New York, NY (February 27, 2014) – Planning an escape to sunny shores? Travelers should be advised that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun plays a significant role in the development of skin cancer, and the concentrated sun exposure received during a tropical vacation is especially dangerous. Your risk of skin cancer depends greatly on […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      2014 Quality of Living worldwide city rankings – Mercer su...Vienna_Skyline

      United States, New York, Publication date: 19 February 2014. Top 5 cities: 1 – Vienna, Austria; 2 – Zurich, Switzerland; 3 – Aucland, New Zealand; 4 – Munich, Germany; 5 – Vancouver, Canada. European cities dominate the top of the list for highest Quality of Living Vienna takes the top spot, Baghdad ranks lowest Vienna […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

  • Discovering Ontario

    • Accommodation (3)»

      Accommodation in Kingston1-kingston

      Kingston is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence, almost exactly halfway between Montréal and Toronto. As the first (very short lived) capital of Canada, Kingston was originally settled in 1673 as Fort Frontenac. Today, Kingston is one of the most historic cities in Canada with numerous churches, old buildings, […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Accommodation in Niagara Falls1-Horseshoe_Falls

      For hundreds of years the grandeur of the Falls of the Niagara River have attracted millions and millions to this destination. Niagara Falls is the self-proclaimed “Honeymoon Capital of the World.” Numerous hotels offer a room with a view of the Falls; check with the hotel when booking and specify that you want a full […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Accommodation in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the prettiest town in ...1-NOTL_prince_of_wales

      Niagara-on-the-Lake, located where the Niagara River enters Lake Ontario, is one of the best-preserved 19th-century villages in North America. Named the Prettiest Town in Canada in 1996, the town is the jewel of the Province of Ontario. National Historic District Niagara-on-the-Lake played a significant role in the establishment of many of the national and provincial […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Attractions (3)»

      CN Tower1-CN

      The CN Tower is a communications and observation tower in Downtown Toronto. Standing 553.33m (1,815.4ft) tall, it was completed in 1976, becoming the world’s tallest free-standing structure and world’s tallest tower at the time. It held both records for 34 years until the completion of Burj Khalifa and Canton Tower in 2010. It remains the […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Toronto Entertainment District1-Entertain_District_map

      Toronto’s Entertainment District consists of eight city blocks that houses every type of entertainment you can think of. The area boasts a host of dining choices from pubs and bars to upscale bistros serving everything from Steak and seafood to international entrees. The area also has nightlife spots from dance clubs and live music venues […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      African Lion Safari1-African_lion_safari

      African Lion Safari is a family-owned safari park situated in Flamborough, Hamilton, Ontario, about 100km (62mi) west of Toronto. The mailing address is in Cambridge, Ontario. It includes more than 1,000 animals, representing over 100 species of mammals and birds from across the globe. Guests may tour seven game reserves (with a total area of […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Cities & Towns (3)»

      Niagara-on-the-Lake: The prettiest town in Canada1-Niagara_on_the_lake

      This small town located at the northern terminus of the scenic Niagara Parkway is my heart magnet. Each time when I need to elate my soul I go there. I love this place in bright and colorful summer days, in a magic golden fall or in an emerald green spring. It is always warm and […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      ELORA – “Ontario’s Most Beautiful Village&...1-Elora_Ontario_Old_Mill

      A short distance away from the hustle & bustle of city life and yet it feels like… a world away Located within driving distance from the Greater Toronto Area, there is a fantastic place set amidst scenic rolling hills and fertile farmland. The village of Elora is one of the most charming areas of Ontario. […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Bracebridge: the Heart of Muskoka1-Bracebridge_ON

      Bracebridge is a town and the seat of the Muskoka District Municipality in Ontario. The town was built around a waterfall on the Muskoka River in the centre of town, and is known for its other nearby waterfalls (Wilson’s Falls, High Falls, etc.). It was first incorporated in 1875. It was named after a book, […]

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    • Museums (4)»

      ROM Opens Gates of China’s Forbidden City with New Centenn...ROM_Crystal

      ROM Opens Gates of China’s Forbidden City with New Centennial Exhibition. The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors opens March 8 for the first time, Canadians will see 250 treasures that were part of imperial life. Exhibition includes incredibly rare artifacts seen outside China for first time. Toronto, Ontario, February 12, 2014 – […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Spadina House (By Natalia Grytsan)1-Spadina_House

      Have you ever felt Heritage? No, no, it is not a mistake. Sure, you have read about historical past, watched movies, visited museums and other memorable places. But what about that sensations and emotions when you can touch, smell, see, and feel History? Contentment, peace and tranquility come over you while you are there. It […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Campbell House1-Campbell_House

      Campbell House is a historic house in downtown Toronto. It is the oldest remaining house from the original site of the Town of York and was built by Upper Canada Chief Justice Sir William Campbell and his wife Hannah in 1822. The home was designed for entertaining and comfort, and constructed at a time when […]

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    • Parks (5)»

      Government of Canada releases the 2012 Canadian Nature Surve...nature

      June 6, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment Canada: Today, Minister Aglukkaq announced the release of a report on results of the 2012 Canadian Nature Survey. The results clearly demonstrate the importance Canadians place on spending time in nature and the significant contribution that nature-related activities make to the national economy. The survey was undertaken […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Explore Canada’s natural and historic treasures with S...Bruce_Peninsula

      In 2013 Parks Canada and Google began a two-year collaboration to document many of Canada’s most iconic national heritage places through the unique panoramic lens of Google Street View. The first year’s field season began in May at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site in NS and concluded at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Fathom Five National Marine Park & Bruce Peninsula Nati...1-Flowerpot_Island

      At the very tip of the Bruce Peninsula, close to the marvelous village of Tobermory, the core of the UNESCO Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve, there are two amazing national parks: the Fathom Five National Marine Park and the Bruce Peninsula National Park. Visitor Centre in Tobermory The Visitor Centre in Tobermory is one of […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Resorts & Cottages (3)»

      Blue Mountain Ski Resort1-Blue_Mountain_Resort

      Blue Mountain is an alpine ski resort in Ontario, just northwest of Collingwood. It is situated on a section of the Niagara Escarpment about 1km (0.6mi.) from Nottawasaga Bay, and is a major destination for skiers from southern Ontario. On average, Blue Mountain sells more than 750,000 lift tickets per year, making it the third-busiest […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Deerhurst Resort1-Deerhurst_Resort

      The Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario is two hours north of Toronto in Ontario’s Muskoka region, bordering the Algonquin Provincial Park. The resort dates from 1896 when it was first opened by English entrepreneur Charles Waterhouse. The lakeside hotel was the central venue of the 36th G8 summit in 2010. Deerhurst offers accommodations for 1,000 […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Windermere House1-Windermere_House

      The Windermere House is a historic hotel and resort located in Windermere, Ontario in the Muskoka region. It is known as The Lady of the Lakes. It was built in 1870 in Victorian style, originally as a boarding house, and overlooks Lake Rosseau. The then-127-year-old Windermere House burned to the ground during the filming of […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

    • Weekend Trips (6)»

      Travelling by car in Ontario: The Thorold TunnelThorold_Tunnel

      The Thorold Tunnel, located in in the city of Thorold, in the Niagara Region of Ontario, is an underwater tunnel, carrying Highway 58 underneath the Welland Canal. Built between 1965 and 1967, the tunnel is 840 metres in length. It consists of two separate tubes, each two lanes wide. The westbound side has a sidewalk […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Travelling in Ontario by car: Kingston Area Ferry Informatio...ferrymap

      King’s Highway 33, commonly referred to as Highway 33, is a provincially maintained highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. The route begins at Highway 62 in Bloomfield and travels east to the Collins Bay Road junction at Collins Bay in the city of Kingston, a distance of 60.9 kilometres (37.8mi). The highway continues further […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Travelling by car in Ontario: Ontario Highway Service Centre...Highway_Service_Centre

      The following newly redeveloped ONroute service centre sites are open 24/7, 365 days/year with full services including fuel, washrooms, parking, food services and a convenience store. Full-service fuelling is available from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 7 days a week. Staff will assist disabled drivers with fuelling between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tilbury South […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

  • Ontarians

    • Stephen Joseph Harper1-Stephen_Harper

      Stephen Joseph Harper PC MP (born April 30, 1959) is the twenty-second and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party. Harper became prime minister when his party formed a minority government after the 2006 federal election. He is the first prime minister from the newly reconstituted Conservative Party, following a merger […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Harold Scott Macdonald1-Coxeter

      Harold Scott MacDonald “Donald” Coxeter, CC (February 9, 1907 – March 31, 2003) was a British-born Canadian geometer. Coxeter is regarded as one of the great geometers of the 20th century. He was born in London but spent most of his life in Canada. Major contribution to geometry was in dimensional analogy — the process […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

      Russell Peters1-Russell

      Russell Dominic Peters (born September 29, 1970) is a Canadian comedian and actor. He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and won a Gemini Award in 2008. Russell Peters was born in Toronto, Ontario to Eric and Maureen Peters, and from the age of four, he was raised in the suburb of Brampton, Ontario. His […]

      Jul 30th, 2014

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