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May. 24th, 2012

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suitablyemoname

[sticky post] Hello! Salut! 你好! nuqneH! नमस्ते! Goddag! Mabuhay! привет! Hola!

Welcome to the toronto community on Livejournal.

If you're new here, please review our profile page for posting guidelines, community expectations, and information about the city and its people. It'll take you three minutes and it saves the moderators a ton of work.

If you have any questions, comments, notions, suggestions or special requests, shoot us a message over at toronto_mods. (You can leave a comment here if you like, but it won't be checked regularly.) If you want to speak privately with the Big Boss, lizvang's name is on the letterhead, but crassy runs the community day-to-day.

If you are trapped inside a burning building, why are you reading the internet? Seriously, what is wrong with you? Are you stupid or something? Get off the computer! NOW!

And if you know any good jokes and/or cocktail recipes, leave them in the comments.

Dec. 11th, 2014

doctor who // redecorate!

middlemarching

I'm a newbie to Toronto

...and I'm trying to find a good place in the city to buy kinda unique or offbeat stationary for my Christmas card list this year. :) Does anyone have any recommendations for places in the downtown area I could check out?

Thanks!

Dec. 3rd, 2014

Ampersand

semisilence

Post Secondary Student Metropass (December) for sale

Originally $108. Selling for $80 OBO. 
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Oct. 30th, 2014


dimailer

Ultrasound prices?

My mom is a visitor in Canada (she doesn't have OHIP). She needs ultrasound of kidneys/bladder (abdominal/pelvic area).

I called three labs, they gave me quotes ranging from $266 to $717. Is that realistic in Toronto for a 10-minute procedure or do you know of a better price?

Thank you!
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Oct. 27th, 2014

kabatabu

Need advice: find a English tutor with lower price?

I came from a Non-English speaking country, had been struggling with language barrier for years now, hard to get a good job if can't speak English well. I am looking for a native English speaker for my conversational tutor, I only can afford $20/H, but most of ads I saw online are $30+, school is not good for my schedule, someone told me, $20 is only students ,anyone knows?

Oct. 19th, 2014


daintybeautyxo

Closet Sale

I'm having a closet sale, selling tons of clothing, shoes and purses.
Size ranges from XS-S (extra small to small). Shoe sizes 5-6.

You can view my sale here: http://daintybeautyxo.wix.com/sale
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Oct. 17th, 2014

little ole me

true_nexus

WTF (that's Where To Find) : lighting stores

We're looking for lighting for our newly renovated kitchen. Any idea what stores have decent lighting (we've checked the big box stores already - Lowes/Home Despot/etc. - and we're looking for something more unique - prefer track style due to size of kitchen.

Cheers,
Nex

P.S. Bonus points if you can tell me how to get to the Docks via TTC
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Oct. 4th, 2014

rose period

barabek

Deals on flight tickets when buying from a local travel agency?

Dear Torontonians,

I would like to ask you opinion about the possibilities of discount on flight tickets when buying the tickets from a local travel agency
(as opposed to buying it online directly from the airlines).

I need to purchase a flight ticket for my relative to travel to Israel and back.
Due to health limitations of the passenger it needs to be a business class ticket, so it's very expensive for me.
The most affordable round-trip tickets for business class in Air Canada and El Al's are CAD $4,180 - CAD $4,300.
Those are the prices indicated at the airlines' web-sites.

I wonder whether there is a possibility of a discount or some deal if I purchase the tickets from a travel agency.

I assume the travel agencies are getting commissions from the tickets they sell,
so they may be more flexible in offering/agreeing to some kind of discounts in order to attract clients to make relatively expensive purchases with them.

Is that assumption correct?

Do you have any additional information on that?

May be you could recommend a travel agent in Toronto whom I can contact for such purpose..

Thank you very much!

Oct. 1st, 2014

surfin' in green

anyolite

Printing an event program?

Hello friendly people of Toronto,

Can you please recommend a place that would print about 200 copies of an event program at a reasonable price?  The program brochure consists of just a few pages, 8.5x5.5" each.  Glossy or satin paper preferred.

Thank you!

anyolite

Sep. 30th, 2014


synth_sanity

Custom T-Shirts

I am planning on having a custom printed t-shirt made up for someone and am wondering if anyone has any experience having this done at any of the local shops. I don't know the downtown core much anymore but recall there being a place on Queen West, but am sure there are many others. Does anyone have any recommendations as far as shops go or the type of quality I can expect? 

Sep. 25th, 2014

sensation

sensation2014

Sensation 2014 Toronto Line up released

Sensation Toronto Line Up
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Sep. 4th, 2014


melly_80

Should I move to Toronto

Hi, I live in Montreal and I'm thinking about moving to Toronto because it's really hard to find a job in montreal bcause I'm not bilingual and I'm no longer happy or content living in montreal  and I want a change in my life . I've been looking for a job for 3 years and can't find anything here. So for those of you who live in Toronto , is it easy to find a job there? I've been to toronto many times before  and I like it. Do any of you  have any advice or tips to give me?

Aug. 29th, 2014

blythe

priscilla_rose

Developing 35mm Color Film in Toronto and the GTA

Hi everyone,

I feel like processing, especially cheap processing in this city is getting scarcer and scarncer!

I used to process at Walmart but they've discontinued. I know about TIW and Downtown Camera, but they're a little expensive for me because I develop multiple rolls at a time and that adds up at 10+ dollars a roll. So i'm trying to explore my options a little more

I've tried Shoppers at Yonge and King but they've botched my film before and do a really bad processing job :( But I might try other SDMs. However I haven't used them in a year and they may have changed, if anyone's been there recently and had good results.
Any suggestions?

Aug. 26th, 2014

Yuki

silvaradragon

Dog-friendly beaches

Does anyone knew of any dog-friendly beaches in or near Toronto? I've tried looking online but all I can find are leash-free parks on the water, not an actual beach that people can swim at. It doesn't have to be leash-free, I'm happy to tie my dog if needed, but all I want to do this weekend is lie on the beach and swim with my dog, and since my cottage isn't available I need to find somewhere around here.
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Aug. 25th, 2014

Scottish Me

scarletxkitten

Missing Person

poster1

Aug. 20th, 2014

l & l

kanuk

Finding your hairdresser after they change salons

Hello Toronto,

I know it's probably a hopeless cause but why not see if the collective mind of Toronto livejournal can think of something I haven't.

My boyfriend, after many years of trying to find a good barber, found one he loved. He went there for a few years and then between visits, he found out that the barber left the barbershop. They wouldn't tell him where the barber went. I understand why, but my boyfriend has no interest in going to one of their remaining barbers (he has tried that twice now and got a bad cut and a forty minute wait with an appointment). They still won't tell him.

Is there any way you can think of getting in contact with the departed barber?

Just in case anyone knows anything, the previous salon was Monsieur Barber and the barber was Cuong (We're not sure of spelling. Could also be Coueng or Coeung.)

Thanks in advance for any ideas! I want this so much for him that I have even considered calling up random shops and trying to make an appointment with "cuong"
fourmis

siobhan63

Blue Jays promotions games

We are going to a Jays game that has one of those promotions for the first 20,000 people. I was wondering how early we should try to get to the stadium in order to be among the first 20,000. It's an afternoon game, starting at 1:00, so would 11:30 be safe enough? Does it depend a lot on what the promotion is (t-shirts in this case)?

Thanks!
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Aug. 19th, 2014

chipie

coobie bra

Hi everyone!

I am looking for a Coobie bra (http://shopcoobie.com/), or something similar, in Toronto.  Any leads?

Thanks so much!

Aug. 13th, 2014

little ole me

true_nexus

ORLY? You Don't Say?

Bah.. eggheads.. what do these folks know about running a city anyway! Everyone knows you should run a city like a business right? And if you run it like a business, things work out right? Because every business I know of loves having low revenues which doesn't allow them to spend on the things they need....wait.. what?

http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/imfg/uploads/288/1581fiscallyhealthyr5final.pdf

Aug. 8th, 2014

Ash

moonlessnights

Kensington's "Market Bakery" Closed?

Went by earlier this week and there were signs saying it was closed for renovations until Friday. Went by today and there are "Closed" and "For Lease" signs up inside. Does anyone know if it moved or if it is completely gone? I had grown quite fond of their bread and pastries so it would be a shame to see this disappear.

What other bakeries are worth checking out in the Kensington Market or Chinatown areas? I am mainly looking for fresh bread but if anyone can suggest a place with interesting pastries, as well, that would be interesting.

...Nights

Aug. 3rd, 2014

you can't take the sky from me

deathpixie

INLAND - Supporting Canadian Fashion Design

Interested in fashion? Want to support the Canadian fashion design industry? There's an awesome show coming up in September!

(my roommate is involved with this through her company, Ansere - her stuff is gorgeous and I heartily recommend checking it out!)

SEPTEMBER 6 + 7, 2014
Saturday 11-6 Sunday 11-5
www.madeinland.ca
99 SUDBURY ST. TORONTO
Tickets:
$8 Through INDIEGOGO
$10 Advance online
$12 Cash at the door.

2 DAYS 80 CANADIAN FASHION DESIGNERS 1 VENUE

Founded by Sarah Power, graduate of George Brown’s Fashion Design program and former coordinator for
The Clothing Show, INLAND is small-business start-up designed to “elevate the profile of high-quality,
independent apparel and accessory design, made-in-Canada”.

Selected designers will set up their mini-boutique booths within the 10,000 sq.ft, brick and beam space at 99
SUDBURY, just off Queen Street West in the heart of Toronto’s design district, to form a unique, multi-brand
“pop-up” like no other in Canada. Connecting shoppers directly with designers, INLAND is a contemporary retail event providing a stylish, socially and ethically conscious, small business-supporting alternative to the mall.

INLAND fills the gap between local craft-markets and high-brow fashion events by providing a sophisitcated,
casual shopping experience focused on quality, personal style and the promotion of made-in-Canada. INLAND is
more than just shopping. Guests can enjoy a cocktail on the patio, have their custom measurements taken, get a
sewing lessons, and more, at one of the several Style +Design Stations hosted by local entrepreneurs.
INLAND is a NEW 2-day curated shopping event featuring 80 independent Canadian designers of clothing
and accessories for men and women. All collections are made-in-Canada.
igg.me/at/inland

Launched on July 22nd, INLAND is calling on the public - people who care about the arts, culture, design,
community, supporting small businesses and the Canadian garment industry - to help us raise funds for
advertising. Help us get shoppers in the door and generate business for designers.

The INLAND Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign has raised nearly 20% of its $15,000 goal in under a week!
* Promote made-in-Canada apparel and accessory design. We believe in well-made, not mass-made.
* Support the Canadian garment industry, which impacts our local communities and economy
* Highlight, and educate shoppers about, the extraordinary design talent existing in Canada
* Provide a space for designers to network, collaborate, share their markets and connect with new customers
* Encourage consumers to seek sustainable and ethically produced products

Jul. 22nd, 2014

pro Israel

fleag

Join JDL Confront a Pro Hamas Rally at Queens Park Toronto

Pro Hamas anti Jewish/Israel gangs are marching in the streets throughout the world. They chant 'from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free'. They want Israel destroyed. The JDL will spend shabbat downtown Toronto on Saturday July 26th at Queens Park 2:00 pm and confront these supporters of Hamas. Join the JDL and never again ignore these supporters of Hamas. Bring Canadian and Israel flags.
The following is a link to their facebook event page:
Toronto, Ontario
Saturday, July 26
2:00 PM
Queens Park Legislative Building

Please join us and support!

https://www.facebook.com/events/759670770757095/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1

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Jul. 16th, 2014


xbabieee

Donation Drop Off

Does anyone know of any charities/organizations that picks up donations at your house? I'm talking about furniture, bags of clothes, etc.

My parents are moving out of my childhood home and they have a lot of things that they don't need and want to give away. They don't have the means to move the furniture themselves (or else they would do it themselves), and they will probably have bags full of old clothes, stuffed animals, books, etc.

They can drop off the other things themselves but it's the furniture they are worried about. So if anyone knows of an organization or charity that can pick up furniture, they would appreciate it a lot! Also, any suggestions on where to drop off clothes and toys is also welcomed! :)

* for reference, they live on the border of Scarborough and Markham.

Thanks!

Jul. 10th, 2014


synth_sanity

Affinity Rentals

Has anyone rented from them before? Looking to rent a cube van and they are very close and have the best rates.
Any companies to recommend?
Thanks.
MASH CHEERS!

inever

(no subject)

Does anyone know the name of the shoe store on the West side of Yonge St near Wellesley that has all the Converse? I'm googling like crazy and can't find it.

Thanks!

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