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Canadian Baseball Hall Of Fame and Museum

Earlier this spring we took a day trip to St. Marys, Ontario for a mini baseball tournament on the fields of Canada’s Baseball Hall of Fame. I had never been to the CBHOF. I was amazed at how small the actual Hall is.

The Hall (and Museum) is located in a former home on a parcel of land donated to the Hall by the St. Marys Cement Company.

Canadian Baseball Hall Of Fame and Museum
Canadian Baseball Hall Of Fame and Museum

While the home may be small, there is so much on display on the main floor and even more stored away on the second floor.

I remember watching this game in my parents living room. George Bell was, and always has been, my favourite baseball player.

Toronto once tried to acquire the Giants baseball team. They even had stationary made!

The Terminator!

Yes, the Babe played in Canada before his MLB career began.

 

Episode #80: Creatortown with Mariah Owen

Conversation with the hosts of the IWCC (Independent Web Creators of Canada) podcast, Creatortown, Dan Speerin and Vince Kesavamoorthy. Also joining us is world champion cheerleader and Toronto-based actor, producer and writer Mariah Owen.

Mariah Owen and Karim Kanji

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Dan Speerin and Karim Kanji

Toronto’s only cemetery in shopping mall parking lot

Yes, it’s true. And it’s in Scarborough inside the parking lot of Bridlewood Mall.

I was reminded of these recentphotos I took after I read this weekend’s Toronto Star article on Toronto’s disappearing malls. Bridlewood (the mall of my childhood from Grade 6 until I got married) and Parkway Mall (my current neighbourhood mall) both seem to be thriving/surviving.

The cemetery outside Bridlewood Mall in the parking lot is unique. Captain Obvious.

Episode #79: Marc Weisblott

Marc Weisblott is the editor-in-chief of Twelve Thirty Six: Toronto’s daily lunchtime tabloid, published since mid-2015 by St. Joseph Media.

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

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Episode #77: Jay Soule aka CHIPPEWAR

Jay Soule aka CHIPPEWAR is an Indigenous multimedia artist from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation located twenty minutes south west of London, Ontario on the north bank of the Thames River.

In this episode we talk about cultural appropriation, truth and reconciliation, missing and murdered Indigenous women and children, how residential schools is still happening today, the problem with Canada 150 and so much more!

CHIPPEWAR

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Episode #75: Sameer Vasta and Jay Menard

Sameer Vasta is a Digital Anthropologist with the Government of Ontario. Jay Menard is a Content Strategist with Digital Echidna. Both are friends. And both currently call London, Ontario home. I recently met up with both of them in London to talk about London and so much more!

Recorded live at Covent Garden Market.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Covent Garden Market
Covent Garden Market