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    • Moving Commuters and Businesses More Quickly Across the GTHAGO_Train

      Office of the Premier, April 17, 2014 – GO Regional Express Rail Would Reduce Congestion: The new Moving Ontario Forward plan would work toward phasing in electric train service every 15 minutes on all GO lines. GO Regional Express Rail would provide faster, more frequent service on GO corridors, in both directions, all day long. […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Strengthening Ontario’s Rural Communitiesrural

      Ministry of Rural Affairs, April 17, 2014, Province Establishes Roadmap to Help Rural Communities Succeed: Ontario’s continued investments in health care, education, infrastructure and other essential public services are driving economic growth, creating jobs and supporting a high quality of life in the province’s rural communities. These achievements are highlighted in the province’s Rural Roadmap. […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Celebrating Two Billion Containers Returnedrecycle-1

      Ministry of the Environment, April 17, 2014 – Recycling Containers Protects the Environment and Creates Employment: Thanks to Ontario residents, two billion alcohol containers have been recycled into new products through the Ontario Deposit Return Program. Alcohol containers such as plastic and glass bottles, aluminum cans, bag-in-box wine containers and Tetra Pak containers can be […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

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    • Employment (14)»

      Youth Employment Fund Creates More Than 10,000 Jobsquestion-mark1

      Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, April 17, 2014 – Ontario Government Helping Youth Gain Valuable Training and Experience: Ontario’s Youth Employment Fund has helped more than 10,000 young people find jobs, get training, and gain valuable work experience. Launched in September 2013, the fund is helping employers offer four- to six-month job placements for […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Paid internships with governmentcounter

      The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is in an exciting period of renewal and modernization. We want the best-qualified and most motivated job seekers in the marketplace now and in the years ahead. Ontario Internship Program A 2-year paid internship program with the Ontario Public Service Gain valuable work experience in the public sector Make professional […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Government of Canada takes further steps to ensure Canadians...builder

      Monetary fines to be applied to those who break rules of Temporary Foreign Worker Program. March 28, 2014 Ottawa, Ontario Employment and Social Development Canada – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, announced further changes today stemming from the ongoing review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to ensure Canadians are […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

    • Immigration (20)»

      Offering “Express Entry” to Qualified Economic I...canada-flag1

      Actively Recruiting Talented Newcomers For the Benefit of Canada’s Economy  April 8, 2014 — Ottawa — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced that Canada’s active recruitment model for economic immigration will officially be called “Express Entry.” Set to launch in January 2015, “Express Entry” is a major step forward in the transformation […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Don’t Become a Victim of Immigration FraudFraud

      Ottawa, March 13, 2014 — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today encouraged potential newcomers to use authorized immigration representatives to avoid becoming victims of fraud. March is Fraud Prevention Month and this year Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has partnered with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and the Federation of […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Cracking Down on Citizenship Fraud: the Strengthening Canadi...Weddingring-hands

      Calgary, February 19, 2014 — Today Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander reinforced the government’s commitment to tackling citizenship fraud through measures proposed in Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act. Under the new legislation, the government will have the authority to develop regulations to designate a regulatory body whose members would be authorized […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

    • Law (12)»

      Daily Court Information Now Available Onlinejudge

      Ministry of the Attorney General, April 16, 2014 – New Online Service Helping to Build Modern, Accessible Justice System: A new online service is making it easier for people to find out where and when they need to go to court. View daily court lists now at This online version of the daily court […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Updating Ontario’s Construction Lawsconstruction-4

      Ministry of the Attorney General, March 28, 2014 – Province to Launch Independent Review of the Construction Lien Act: Ontario is taking action to support a strong construction industry by committing to review the Construction Lien Act. The government is responding to feedback from public hearings on Bill 69, the Prompt Payment Act, which identified […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Ontario’s Vehicle Impoundment ProgramsImpoundment

      In Ontario, drivers who operate a motor vehicle while under licence suspension can face one of two kinds of impoundment: Vehicles driven in Ontario by persons apprehended for driving while their licence is suspended for a Criminal Code conviction will be impounded for a minimum of 45 days; Effective December 1, 2010, drivers caught driving […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

    • Money (16)»

      Nearly a quarter of Canadians expect their homes to be 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      BMO Fourth Annual Valentine’s Day RRSP Study: Canadian...vector image of business people with thought bubble

      Toronto, Ontario–(Marketwired – Feb. 12, 2014) – According to BMO’s Fourth Annual Valentine’s Day RRSP Study, Canadian couples are not on the same page in terms of who they feel is the lead decision maker on retirement planning issues. Further, while 87 per cent of those who are married or in a serious relationship reported […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Equifax Survey Indicates Financial Fitness Top Priority for ...DSCF4383-Sm

      TORONTO, January 27, 2014 – Taking stock after the holidays, 85 per cent of Canadians say they plan to make significant financial changes in 2014 with paying down debt and saving more money as their top priorities. “At this time of year, many people are certainly suffering from a case of the credit card blues,” […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

  • Business

    • Development (26)»

      Small Business Enterprise Centre and community-based

      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 […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Canada Periodical Fundnewspaper-1

      The Government of Canada announced a series of new measures to promote Canadian history. This includes the Canada Periodical Fund that will support and provide access to history periodicals and history-related projects through its Business Innovation (BI) component. Priority will be given to projects that encourage magazine readers to explore historical moments that helped define […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Ontario Manufacturers Learn About New Federal Funding Opport...Manufacturing

      February, 20, 2014 – Chatham, Ontario – Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) – Today, FedDev Ontario Minister of State Gary Goodyear spoke to Ontario manufacturers at the Invest for Tomorrow – Funding Innovation Forum outlining new federal funding opportunities available to help position the province’s manufacturers to compete in the global […]

      Apr 17th, 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: Select the […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

    • Marketing (7)»

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

      As a proud supporter of Ontario small businesses, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      How social media can be used by social enterprisesbusiness-network

      Are you a social entrepreneur? Like many other businesspeople, you can use social media to make contacts, sustain relationships, identify needs and discover new resources or innovations. However, for a social enterprise, social media can be the essential tool that builds the ties between you and your community. Broadly speaking, social enterprises are organizations operated […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Pros and cons of social mediatarget board social media concept vector

      You use social networks to build business relationships and your micro-blogging presence helps you connect with your customers. You also contribute to a blog that discusses topics related to your business. These social media tools can be effective ways to reach your customers, but it is also important to keep potential challenges in mind. Social […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Morpher: Software Protection SolutionsMorpher-Logo

      Morpher is a versatile and flexible automatic software transformation toolkit focused on protection of software algorithms ( 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 – 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

    • Startup (11)»

      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 […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Supporting Young Entrepreneurs across Ontarioapproval-girl

      Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, April 11, 2014 – New Program Helps Youth Develop Skills and Gain Experience: Ontario has announced a new program to help young people succeed in today’s global economy. The Starter Company program provides Ontario’s youth with training, business skills development, mentoring from local business leaders and capital to […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Supporting Young Entrepreneurs in Ottawa and Across Ontarioworking businesswoman vector

      Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, April 7, 2014 – Encouraging Young People Facing Barriers to Become Job Creators: Today, Ontario launched a new program to help young entrepreneurs facing barriers in business gain valuable skills and experience. The Strategic Community Entrepreneurship Projects (SCEP) program will provide grants to not-for-profit organizations to help 15-29 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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.

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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: […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

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

      ARCAF – The Association of Russian Craft, Art and Fashion ( 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 for your moving and business needs,you’re your vacation in Intario, for a family weekend trip. At Car Rental Toronto 4U, we […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

    • Computers (4)»

      How discomfort impacts your work performance and what you 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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. […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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, […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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, […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

    • Food & Drinks (11)»

      Ontario Making It More Convenient to Buy Alcoholvodka

      Ministry of Finance, April 1, 2014 – Mixing Alcohol and Local Foods — LCBO Express Stores Coming to Grocery Stores: Ontario is making it more convenient for people to buy local food and alcohol in grocery stores with the first LCBO Express stores to open by the end of 2014. Located inside large grocery retailers, […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      6 Teaspoons of Sugar per Day for an Adult – WHO sayssugar-teaspoon

      World Health Organization (WHO) opens public consultation on draft sugars guideline 5 March 2014, GENEVA – WHO is launching a public consultation on its draft guideline on sugars intake. When finalized, the guideline will provide countries with recommendations on limiting the consumption of sugars to reduce public health problems like obesity and dental caries (commonly […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Helping Families Make Healthy Food ChoicesCalories

      Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, February 24, 2014 – Ontario Introducing Legislation to Require Posting Calories on Menus: Ontario will introduce legislation today to make it easier for families to make informed and healthy food choices. The Making Healthier Choices Act, if passed, would make Ontario the first province to require food service premises […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

    • Health & Beauty (17)»

      Improving Access to Safe Fertility Treatmentsbaby-4

      Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, April 10, 2014 – Ontario Sharing Cost of IVF to Help People Who Cannot Conceive Children: Ontario intends to help more people expand their family by increasing access to fertility treatments. Starting in 2015, Ontario is proposing to expand its funding for infertility services to improve affordability and access, […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Keeping Children Safe from Harmful Diseaseskids-beach

      Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, April 16, 2014 – Ontario Strengthens Immunization Requirements for Next School Year: Ontario is helping children and youth stay healthy by requiring their immunizations to be up to date before they return to school in September. The province has updated the immunization requirements for the 2014/15 school year to […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      The Special Services at Home for children with

      The Special Services at Home program helps families who are caring for a child with a developmental or physical disability. It is funded and managed by the Ministry of Community and Social Services. The program helps families pay for special services in or outside the family home as long as the child is not receiving […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

    • Home & Garden (6)»

      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, […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Toronto real estate agent says that rising real estate price...mortgage1

      Toronto real estate agent, Nina Timoshyna, tells a common story for the first time home buyer that she often listens to: “A few years back we wanted to buy a house in North York, but we didn’t have enough money for down payment. We needed to accumulate more. While we were working on it, the […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Ready To Buy Your First Home?Family-room

      There are several factors at play that affect our real estate market. These factors contribute to the fact that, in spite of rising prices, more first time buyers can afford to move from rented to owned residence. Interest rates are at their historical low, lowering the real cost of purchasing real estate. Our dollar is […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Toronto real estate expert considers: house versus condo

      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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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, […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

    • Technology (14)»

      Dubai Forum to Examine Business Opportunities in Domain 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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. […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Sandvine Report: Netflix and YouTube Account For 50% Of All personnel

      Waterloo, ON; November 11, 2013 – Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today released its Internet traffic trends report, entitled “Global Internet Phenomena Report 2H2013”, based on data from a selection of Sandvine’s 250-plus service provider customers spanning North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Caribbean […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

    • Travel (10)»

      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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Taking Children on a PlaneAirlines_Airbus

      It is important to plan any trip by air. It is even more important when you plan to fly with young children. A little extra planning can make the flight a peaceful and pleasant experience for you, your children and other travellers. If given the option, consider taking advantage of an airline’s offer to pre-board […]

      Apr 17th, 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, […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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. […]

      Apr 17th, 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, […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

    • 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 – […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

    • Parks (4)»

      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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

      Bruce Peninsula National Park1-ON_Bruce

      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. Bruce Peninsula National Park Having an area of 156km2, Bruce Peninsula National […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 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 […]

      Apr 17th, 2014

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