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Sep 2013

Toronto Garlic Festival

Pack your silverware and breath mints—seriously, bring some gum or something—the Toronto Garlic Festival is almost here! The annual event, now in its third year, will take place on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto. The festival is open to all garlic lovers, growers, and chefs—plus, there is a guarantee that no vampires will be present. There…

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Sep 2013

Economists expect weak loonie to stick around for months

As many in the financial industry have alluded to, the weak loonie is expected to continue the downward trend in value. According to a recent Business News Network article, the Canadian dollar is predicted to drop even further against the U.S. dollar in the next few months, and remain weaker for a longer period of time than earlier predictions stated. The most recent predictions of…

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Sep 2013

Limited-time exhibits at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto

As a proud Toronto business, we highly encourage clients and visitors to check out the Royal Ontario Museum whenever they’re in the city. Truly one of the great cultural spectacles of Toronto, the museum gives guests a rounded view of ancient civilizations, biodiversity, Canadian history, contemporary culture, earth and space science, fossils and evolution, fashion, and world art. There are a few limited-time exhibits currently…

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Aug 2013

Climb the CN Tower in Toronto

A member of our Toronto community once held a title for 30 years (no, it’s not the Leafs, unfortunately). That impressive champ still stands tall—literally—as part of Toronto’s skyline. Once the world’s tallest structure, the CN Tower has now been eclipsed by the Burj Dubai. The CN Tower was completed in 1976 by railroad giant Canadian National. The pillar of hollow concrete stands at 553…

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Aug 2013

Canadian Financial Challenges

As Canada’s economy continues to recover, the Bank of Canada is maintaining a policy rate of 1%, declaring that the monetary stimulus will remain until the economic improvement. Despite positive steps, the country is not quite in the clear. A recent article from the Financial Post highlights four challenges facing Canada’s economy. This would create raise in U.S. private demand. It would likely be accompanied by…

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Aug 2013

Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto

As a proud Toronto-based business, it’s amazing to see the national and international events that this great city hosts, showing off just how great Toronto is. Coming up soon is one of our favorite events, demonstrating the pride, heritage, and culture of Canada. The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is set for Aug. 16 to Sep. 2 in Toronto. With so much to do and see, it…

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08

Aug 2013

GM Canada retirees win case

After retiring from a company in Canada, especially a large corporation, most employees expect a safety net for their financial future to be upheld by their former employer. In a recent case, an Ontario court ruled that General Motors Canada broke an agreement with some of its retired workers when it cut health care and life insurance benefits in 2009. This was part of GM’s effort…

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Jul 2013

Exit strategy options

Something that many entrepreneurs overlook early in the development of a company is their goodbye. A successful exit strategy is something that takes time and planning; the sooner you start, the smoother and more rewarding your eventual exit is likely to be. An article from Inc. discusses a few basic exit strategy options for leaving a company. Here, I’ll highlight three of the most common…

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Jul 2013

Summer saving across Canada

This summer, Canadians are zipping up their purses and closing up their wallets, as saving is the trend. A recent article from Financial Post tells why the piggy banks are trying to put on a little extra weight. A BMO report released on June 6 shows that the majority of Canadians will be looking to save money for the next few months. The summer spending…

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Jul 2013

Major jazz festival a Toronto tradition

If you’re a jazz enthusiast, casual listener, or are just looking for a summer party, then Toronto has the event for you. Embracing the cultural diversity of Toronto, the Beaches International Jazz Festival is set for July 19-28. The event is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and is expected to continue in Toronto for years to come. The festival began in 1989, when top…

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