Last year I met Neil and had the chance to go to the Toy Mountain Concert. I was floored. There was toys (thousands of them) all over the place. From the floor to the ceiling. All over the place. And the place was packed with people of all ages. Especially children.
Neil and his friends are truly one of those groups of people that make Toronto Awesome!
Hope to see you at the concert on Dec 14 2014. Click on THIS LINK for details.
Truly one of the most revered human beings of my generation. Honoured countless times by nations around the world including Canada. There are schools in our city that are also named after him. On behalf of everyone, thanks you Madiba. You may be missed but your spirit and message live forever.
Stop! I am not one of those people who blindly “love” our cops. Sometimes they can be found in compromising situations. Many times, their actions run counter to “To Serve and Protect”. I understand all this. However, what they put themselves through on a daily basis is admirable. Sure they get paid pretty good compared to you and I. But they put themselves in harm’s way every single day to make our city that much safer.
And for that simple fact, the TPS make Toronto awesome!
This is my 12th submission in the Toronto Is Awesome series. I would love your comments, thoughts and future suggestions for this series.
These lists are far from complete, so if you find a place in Toronto that offers co-working space let people know about it. And consider adding it in the comments section below.
Coworking venues have given small startups and even independent professionals an opportunity to grow and collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs. And Toronto is home to plenty of coworking spaces, startups, independent professionals and budding entrepreneurs. And that’s another reason Toronto is awesome!
Toronto, being a very large city, also happens to have a cluster of some of the best institutions for higher learning in North America.
George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology – With a popular downtown campus, George Brown offers more that 140 programs in the areas of Business, Building Technologies, Community Services, Culinary Arts, Dance, Design, Early Childhood Development, Engineering Technologies, English as a Second Language, Fashion and Jewellers, General Arts and Science, Health Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism, Nursing, Preparation for College and Work, Teaching English as a Second Language, and Theatre.
Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning – With multiple locations across the city, Humber offers over 100 programs in more than 12 areas of study which include bachelor degrees in Contemporary Music, Creative Advertisement, e-Business, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Nursing, and Paralegal Studies.
Centennial College – Centennial was the first community college in Toronto when it was established in 1966. It now has almost a dozen locations throughout the city focusing on exemplary teaching, innovative programming and extensive partnership building.
Ryerson University – Ryerson offers more than 40 programs from the following faculties: Applied Science, Arts, Business, Communication and Design, and Community Services and Engineering.
York University – With approximately 300 degree/diploma options, York provides programs from the Faculties of Arts, Education, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, and Science and Engineering along with the Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, Osgoode Law School, and the Schulich School of Business.
University of Toronto – Toronto’s most popular and respected university offers more than 300 undergraduate programs in over 74 fields of inquiry spanning 14 professional faculties and in excess of 250 graduate programs, from over 80 graduate departments, along with post-doctorate Fellowship opportunities.
OCAD University – OCAD offers programs for its students in a unique environment that combines studio-based learning with critical inquiry.
This is my eighth submission in the Toronto Is Awesome series. I would love your comments, thoughts and future suggestions for this series.
I just got home from seeing Les Miserables for the first time ever. Yeah, I know. You’ve probably seen it multiple times. If you’re a live theatre buff, you’ll love Toronto. There are literally dozens of theatre venues in Toronto. Some hold the big productions that move to Broadway. Others might be as small as local theatre venues in old converted buildings.
Last night show was quite remarkable: From the use of technology to create various locations to the timeless story that has entertained millions of people around the world. The highlights for me were the outstanding performances (singing) by Ramin Karimloo (Jean Valjean), Melissa O’Neil (Eponine) and Earl Carpenter (Javert).
This is my seventh article in the Toronto Is Awesome series. I would love your comments, thoughts and future suggestions for this series.
This is my sixth article in the Toronto Is Awesome series. I would love your comments, thoughts and future suggestions for this series.
Say what you will about Toronto’s professional sports teams (yes we know they historically “suck” – I am still a die hard Jays fan) there is still one thing that you cannot deny: Toronto is a sports town. And not just professional sports.
No matter the season, we are an active city.
Rain or shine, cyclists can be found navigating the streets of (mostly downtown) Toronto; kids play soccer in the summer and hockey in the winter; swimming and martial arts classes are filled throughout the year and baseball diamonds are busy many weekday summer nights.