© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Vancouver is an ever-changing city, with new construction cranes popping every day, scaffolding being dismantled, new pits being excavated, and demolitions scheduled. Our young city’s skyline, downtown streets and landscape seems to change dramatically every few years, which is why I believe we’re all pretty obsessed with “Then and […]
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Now this is worth closing the streets for! Vendors booths and performance areas are quickly being finished as the Scotiabank Buskerfest in Support of Epilepsy Toronto officially takes over the downtown Yonge Area. The buskers have already started to put on shows as the noon time launch announcements were being made and thousands of visitors and workers in the area starting filling the closed off streets.
Tonight the street performances will continue to 11 pm and start again at noon Friday. The full schedule is as follows.
BuskerFest – Thursday to Sunday closures
A series of closures for Buskerfest will take place between Thursday, August 21 and Sunday, August 24.
• Yonge Street from Richmond Street to Gerrard Street will be closed from today (August 21) at 9:30 a.m. to Sunday, August 24 at 11:59 p.m.
• Yonge Street will also be closed from Gerrard Street to College Street from Friday, August 22 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, August 24 at 11:59 p.m.
• Other road closures on local streets including Dundas Square Street, Walton Street, Gould Street, Edward Street and Elm Street will take place from today (August 21) to Sunday, August 24 to accommodate this event.
The City of Toronto will also close roads during the Taste of Manila and the Festival of South Asia events this weekend.
Taste of Manila – Saturday and Sunday closures
A partial closure of Bathurst Street will be required for this event. The two southbound lanes of Bathurst Street from Wilson Avenue to Allingham Gardens will be closed on Saturday, August 23 from 4 a.m. to Sunday, August 24 at midnight, while the two northbound lanes will be changed to one lane northbound and one lane southbound to accommodate traffic in the area.
Festival of South Asia – Saturday and Sunday closure
Gerrard Street from Glenside Avenue to Coxwell Avenue will be closed from Saturday, August 23 at 10 a.m. to Monday, August 25 at 2 a.m. for the Festival of South Asia.
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Vancouver is such a photogenic city. Shimmering glass towers, unique architectural elements, sandy beaches, rocky shores, mountains covered in blankets of evergreen. Over the years there have been over 38,000 photos shared with the Miss604 Flickr Pool and I have to admit, my favourite day of the week is […]
For fans who didn’t get enough of Canadian rockers Hedley at this year’s MMVAs, they got another chance to catch the band’s dynamic performance at Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre. The band brought all their hits and delivered yet another great shows to their adoring fans. We were there, too, to document it all for you! Check […]
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Fresh Air Cinema has announced that two free outdoor movies in Vancouver this weekend will be tributes to the late Robin Williams. Photo credit: Robert W. White on Flickr Free Outdoor Movies in Vancouver Robin Williams Tribute Coal Harbour When: Friday, August 22, 2014 at 8:15pm Where: Harbour Green […]
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Folks,we just figured out how to solve the World’s ills and problems! We are just going to pass laws that will solve these major impediments to a civilized society……………….., AND WE EXPECT EVERYONE TO FOLLOW THEM! To start with, I am going to state a “Perspective” policy and rule today that everyone in Canada is […]
The third and fourth days of the “On to Ottawa” caravan were spent crossing the vast Prairie provinces. The Prairies have a sense of scale that defies imagination, making it easy to see why our ancestors made the mistake of believing the bounty …
Riverside Dr., Perth
It is tragic. This road is a terrible one. Hubby travelled it many times, as have I, to go to physiotherapy, or to walk around the track at the gym. It is an awful road, with many spots quite near the Tay River separated only by…
Mark your calendars and get ready for a spectacular event! On Friday, September 5th, Hollywood stars will join together to support Stand Up To Cancer Canada (SU2C Canada) in a one-hour fundraising telecast to be aired simultaneously on CBC, City, […]
A colourful dance and musical group put on a show during women’s day in the courtyard on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. The event was held in Yonge-Dundas Square and a prize of a trip to the islands was the grand prize.
Snow white bodies glide over the water in #Toronto, pausing momentarily to go bottom up as they reach deep below the surface for whatever they eat – probably baby sharks. Too early for the patio, keep it movingThe not swan dries its wings while si…
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The second Surrey Youth Fest of the year is coming up September 20th at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre. Surrey’s largest celebration for youth will have a breakdance battle, BMX demos at the new undercover skate park, live bands, and much more. What: Surrey Youth Fest 2014: Fall Outdoor Festival […]
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© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. All season long, the waterfront plaza at the Richmond Olympic Oval has been the site of free family fun, hosting Summer PlayDays with outdoor games, fitness classes, live music, boot camps and BBQs. The culmination of this fun activity series will be on August 31st with more live music, […]
Folks, I don’t have to tell you that life is rough ………………, but for some, it’s rougher than for others! A transient, frequently-jailed alcoholic, who became known as the “Homeless Hero” after saving two people from drowning, battled his demons right up until his death in the same river where he made his rescues. Faron […]
I am working on a new issue of the Extra Helping and it’s almost ready to go. If you like to eat, you might really like this one. And no, it’s not about dog food. (Not sure what I’m talking about? Go/read/signup right here.)
London England has its spectacular ferris wheel called the London Eye, even Niagara Falls has the impressive Skywheel. Toronto gets the Urban Vortex ferris wheel whenever the BMO urban picnic sets up in the concrete square of Yonge-Dundas. Views of the…
When the Fab Four played Vancouver 50 years ago this week, all hell broke loose.
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© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. If I had a band, I think the English Bay Slide would be a pretty fun name. It could refer to a new, funky dance move or it could reference a great source of summer fun in Vancouver. All kidding aside, the slide in English Bay, proudly waving the […]
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Doolin’s Irish Pub, on the bustling corner of Nelson and Granville is downtown Vancouver, will host the Southsiders 3 on 3 Outdoor Soccer Tournament on August 30th. This all day, all ages event will benefit Athletics for Kids and set you up for a full day of community soccer […]
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Seawall is one of Vancouver’s claims to fame. It provides a smooth path for walkers, joggers, strollers, rollerbladers, and cyclists to circumnavigate the city’s crown jewel, Stanley Park, while providing views from sunrise to sunset. However, there’s a whole lot to be explored and appreciated under the park’s […]
The four sections of the rotating, retractable roof of the sport stadium make the 20 minute journey whenever games are played under lovely summer skies, or even pleasant days in spring and fall. The centre’s roof covers an area of 8 acres and weighs a …
I don’t know if we’ve reached peak dystopia yet, but surely in 2011 when PJ Sarah Collins published What Happened to Serenity? there was still some elbow room in the YA market. In the Canadian YA market? It’s probably still a veritable prairie of youth…
Is the #Toronto @toeatoncentre happy to see me, or is that a giant carrot in the lobby? I asked that question while looking nervously around for a corresponding giant Bugs Bunny because I didn’t want to get between the two.The large vege…
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. There are certainties in life such as death, taxes, and that you’ll find photos of other people’s food on Instagram. Based in Victoria, Steffani Cameron is one of said sharers of food photos; however her descriptions, sharp photography, and lessons about shopping local added so much substance to her […]
It started off as an afterthought. We were planning our Ontario adventures in Toronto on a cold winter’s day. As we brainstormed ideas around the table with the Northern partnerships director and coordinator (Chris Milner and Steve Bruno), the topic of motorcycles came up. Our summer was currently consisting of many manually powered adventures such as white water kayaking, canoeing, and hiking, but what about seeing Northern Ontario using some motor power to circumnavigate Lake Superior? Dave and I talked about how [...]
An assortment of #Toronto photos to ponder – where did the summer go?Caribbean CarnivalMiss CHIN BikiniExhibition Place – the CNE is back in town nowHonda Indy TorontoSee more after the jump.Pizza Pizza chopper at a motorcycle showAt the Pride Street F…
We saw the ladies at #Toronto importfest, now they will clean your vehicle at the #MissSexyca Car Wash Show and Shine.The suds and bikini style cleaning is scheduled for Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 4732 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough from noon to 5 pm.
It might be easy to call Sarah Meehan Sirk’s “Ozk”a female version of Harry Chapin’s “Cat’s in the Cradle,” but it would also be unfair. Sure it’s about a parent (in this case, a mother) not spending enough time with a child (in this case, a daug…
Street performers from around the world will gather in the downtown Yonge Street during the popular performance based festival. Scotiabank Buskerfest Starts at noon on Thursday in Yonge-Dundas Square, Yonge Street from Queen to College and Trinity Squa…
The #Toronto Zombie Walk car wash brings the undead out to clean cars on Sunday, August 17 at the Classic Coin Car Wash on College Street. “They’re back, they’re hungry and they want to wash your car! Too many bodies in your trunk? Apocalyptic acid rain left your car dull and dingy? Grave dirt encrusted tires from too many cemetery excursions? Let our zombies help you out.”
Blood will flow from noon to 6 pm and will help support the annual Toronto Zombie Walk which is scheduled for Sunday, October 25, 2014 starting in Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall.
Rien ne va plus pour les séparatistes québécois. Après la défaite surprenante et dévastatrice du gouvernement du Parti Québécois (PQ) et les déboires de ce qui reste du parti Bloc Québécois (BQ) sur la scène fédérale, on peut facilement conclure que le temps est dur pour eux. Peu de Québécois s’identifient de nos jours à ces partis.
Hier, un des quatre députés bloquistes à Ottawa, Jean-François Fortin, a démissionné, contestant ainsi le leadership du nouveau chef Mario Beaulieu. Il n’aime pas le diktat rigide et radical de ce dernier ni ses idées qui ne correspondent pas, pour lui, aux orientations du parti établies depuis sa création par l’ex-ministre progressiste-conservateur-démissionnaire Lucien Bouchard.
Beaulieu est un dur-à-cuir. Il l’a toujours démontré dans ses discours passés en tant que président de la Société St-Jean-Baptiste de Montréal et particulièrement depuis son accès à la tête du BQ. Il a blâmé les insuccès récents des séparatistes sur les chefs passés de sa formation politique et les a accusés d’avoir utilisé une approche camouflée pour atteindre l’objectif qui est la séparation du Québec de l’ensemble Canadien.
Have you heard of CityPass? Toronto CityPass is a booklet of admission tickets to five must-see tourist attractions in Toronto. You’ll save 45% compared to combined regular box office prices, but it’s so much more! See The Best & SAVE!! Not only do you save 45% on tickets, but CityPass Toronto gives you access […]
While Sona’s been found guilty of one charge, questions remain about how he would have managed to have log files removed from CPC Headquarter’s computer database known as CIMS. “There is no record of the accused accessing that database at anytime” Hearn says, but notes others did, incl. Ken Morgan.— Glen McGregor (@glen_mcgregor) August 14, […]
It’s a bikers paradise. The Lake Superior Circle Tour is one of those epic rides that you always hear about. People dream of circumnavigating the world’s largest fresh water lake and travel from all around to give it a go. Crossing through three US states Michigan, Wisconsin & Minnesota) and a huge portion of northern Ontario, driving around Lake Superior offers an array of activities, sights and a diverse landscapes to look upon in awe. We spent 7-days riding around Lake [...]
Loosely based on Carole Pope’s autobiography, the biopic will be named Rough Trade, after the iconic new wave band which Carole, along with Kevan Staples, founded and made famous.