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May. 24th, 2012

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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.

Jun. 30th, 2015



Dinner and a show suggestions?

Dinner and a show suggestions for a friends 60th birthday party?

Apparently Medieval Times has been ruled out and so has Sultan's Tent. Apparently the food at Zanzibar isn't to their liking. Other suggestions?

May. 28th, 2015

little ole me


Street Spammers (and Scammers)

Toronto, what's up with the Asian "monks" (I would say Buddhists but I somehow doubt this is the case) walking around the downtown core trying to get you to take some card from them. Is this an updated "scam" of the "deaf mute" who walks into restaurants while you're eating and tries to get you to take a card and you have to give them money for said card?

(Not-Bi) Curious,

May. 21st, 2015




Beautiful, in a new mid-rise luxury building. Steps to Sheppard/Bayview Subway station and Bayview Village Shopping Mall. Granite Countertops and 5 KitchenAid appliances.

Apr. 27th, 2015



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Can we all agree that lj-toronto in its day was far better than /r/toronto is today

ban MrFlagg

Apr. 24th, 2015



Hello ... Yes?

Did Vashi get a job at Best Buy? What is he doing now that the Future shop is closed?

Apr. 23rd, 2015

Bender Pregnant


Toyota mechanic in west Etobicoke?

Any one know a good, trustworthy and affordable mechanic in west Etobicoke? I have a 2001 Corolla that needs some work done (the check engine light is on and I need it off to pass the drive clean) and I'm on a very limited budget so I was looking for some first hand experiences.

Thanks in advance!

Apr. 4th, 2015



door upholstery specialists

Dear Torontonians,
Could you please recommend specialists in the city who can do door upholstery at homes?

How to find such specialists, where to look?
Are they the same people who do furniture upholstery?

Feb. 24th, 2015




Jan. 25th, 2015


canon ink refills

does anyone know where to get good coloured ink refills for a Canon Printer OTHER than BestBuy in downtown Toronto
I am told Future Shop is going to sell refills but not yet

thanks :)

Dec. 11th, 2014

doctor who // redecorate!


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?


Dec. 3rd, 2014



Post Secondary Student Metropass (December) for sale

Originally $108. Selling for $80 OBO. 

Oct. 30th, 2014


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!

Oct. 27th, 2014


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


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:

Oct. 17th, 2014

little ole me


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.


P.S. Bonus points if you can tell me how to get to the Docks via TTC

Oct. 4th, 2014

rose period


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


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!


Sep. 30th, 2014


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 2014 Toronto Line up released

Sensation Toronto Line Up

Sep. 4th, 2014


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



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



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


Missing Person


Aug. 20th, 2014

l & l


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"

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