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Jan 2013

Toronto Turns Us On

The Toronto Community Foundation exemplifies the art of wise philanthropic giving by helping Toronto residents donate to the community in the most impactful way possible. Recently, the foundation has put together a video for Toronto Turns Us On called “Toronto’s Final Timelapse.” Please visit the Toronto Community Foundation to view the whole video.


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Jan 2013

Canada’s Triple-A Rating Reaffirmed

Standard & Poor’s upheld the government of Canada’s Triple-A rating and praised Canada for its strong economy. While some countries are seeing high unemployment and low stock values, Canada is holding tough. According to the Department of Finance, Minister of Finance, The Honourable Jim Flaherty, issued a statement in response to Standard & Poor’s ratings report:


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Dec 2012

Car loans drive personal debt

A recent report revealed that Canadians’ personal debts have reached a new record high, according to the Toronto Star. The average total debt, excluding mortgages, rose to $26,768.  This is an increase of 2.1% from the previous quarter and a 4.6% increase from the third quarter of 2011.  These numbers represent the fastest growth rate in 2 years. It is the fastest growing and also…

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Dec 2012

Personal Finance Grade

Canadians are considered to be more knowledgeable this year than last year about financial terms and personal finance, according to the BMO Financial Literacy Report Card and the Canadian HR Reporter. Most Canadians would give themselves a passing grade on their personal finance knowledge. Three-quarters give themselves a B or C, with only 10% awarding themselves an A grading. Three percent of Canadians thought they…

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Dec 2012

Lord of the Flies coming to Toronto

The Lower Ossington Theatre presents a production of Lord of the Flies from December 1-9, 2012 based on the novel by Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding. Not familiar with the story of the Lord of the Flies? The following is a quick synopsis: A plane crashes on a lonely, uninhabited island, and the only survivors are a group of schoolboys. There are no houses or…

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Dec 2012

Toronto’s Holiday Baking Bonanza

The City of Toronto Museums presents the Holiday Baking Bonanza on December 1 and 2, 2012. Children are welcome to join in the fun at the Scarborough Museum from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on both days! Bake holiday treats using traditional methods in the woodstove and at the hearth. Kids take home a recipe booklet and selection of goodies to share with the family!…

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Nov 2012

Want to save on airfare?

Five million Canadians have already figured out how to save money on airfare – cross the border.  Every year, millions plan to cross the border into the United States for cheaper flights.  Because of the issues surrounding the Canadian airline industry, people are gravitating to the United States for flights. 1 million more travelers used U.S. airlines in 2011 than in 2010, according to the…

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Nov 2012

Cavalcade of Lights!

A well-loved Toronto tradition for 45 spectacular years, the Cavalcade of Lights celebration kicks off the holiday season in the city.  Every year, audiences gather for the first lighting of the decorated Christmas Tree.  The event is located in Nathan Phillips Square showcasing thousands LED lights in colours of red, white and silver.


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Nov 2012

Toronto Chocolate Festival

Chocolate lovers, the weekend of your dreams as arrived – The Toronto Chocolate Festival is back.  Throughout October you will find special deals at chocolatiers and pastry shops throughout the city. Here are some events you should definitely check out!



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