2019 has now finished, and we have entered 2020. As such, let’s take a look at what happened in 2019:
In January, famed opera Bass-Baritone Theo Adam passed away at the age of 92. While the late Roy Halladay was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The United States Justice Department also brought charges against Chinese based Huawei. This increased tensions between the two countries with Canada becoming involved when they were asked to detain an executive from the company. Continue reading
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Today, December 29th 2019, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) officially ran their fleet of Canadian Light Rail Vehicles (CLRV) for the last time over a portion of the 501 Queen line.
Between Wolseley Loop on Bathurst St., just north of Queen St. W., to Greenwood (the Russell carhouse), the TTC ran six CLRV streetcars between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. free of chrage. After that, only the Flexity Outlook streetcars will provide regular service for the TTC and most the remaining CLRVs will be scrapped, with a couple being saved by the TTC for charter service and a couple potentially going to museums. Continue reading
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Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star. Let’s discuss the questions raised:
QUESTION: When I purchased my unit in a highrise condominium, there was a special assessment for the replacement of the condo windows. Are the windows not a common element? And if so, should the cost be borne by the corporation and not by the owners through a special assessment?
Team Canada is looking to win its 16th Spengler Cup starting today. The Spengler Cup, started in 1923, is held every year in Davos, Switzerland between December 26th and 31st. Teams are invited to compete in the tournament.
Team Canada enters the torunament after being the runners-up last year and having won the Cup 15 times, with an additional 10 times when they were the runners-up. Team Canada has been competing in the tournament since 1984. Continue reading
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I just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.
May you spend your Christmas with family and friends and have a wonderful and enjoyable Christmas.
The year is coming to a close and I would also like to thank everyone who has read my Blog this year for all the support as it is very appreciated. Thank you. Continue reading
The 2020 edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championship (‘World Juniors’) is set to open on Boxing Day – December 26th 2019. This year’s competition is being hosted by the Czech Republic with the tournament being held in the cities of Ostrava and Třinec
Team Canada is ready to compete in the tournament, and is looking to improve on their sixth place finish last year when Finland, the eventual Gold Medallists, eliminated them in the first round of the playoffs. Continue reading
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For the last few months of operation prior to their retirement, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has decided to paint one of their remaining Canadian Light Rail Vehicles (CLRV) in a different paint scheme.
The CLRV chosed was #4178. The streetcar was repainted on the outside by Jacquie Comrie and on the inside by Nicole Beno, Ryan Van der Hout, and Chris Perez. The project was named “A Streetcar Named Toronto.”
The TTC has been operating the streetcar on different parts of the streetcar system as part of a farewell for the CLRVs. Continue reading
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On December 8th, 2019 Santa Claus came to south Etobicoke for the 2019 edition of the Etobicoke-Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade.
The parade included the Toronto Police’s Mounted unit, the Toronto Police Pipe Band, the Streetsville Pipe Band, various floats, and of course Santa Claus. Continue reading
The 107th edition of the Grey Cup goes down tonight at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta. The game features Eastern Division Champions the Hamilton Tiger-Cats facing off against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
The Tiger-Cats finished first in the East with the best record in the CFL (15-3), including going 9-0 at home – 10-0 when you count the Eastern Final (which they beat the Edmonton Eskimos.) The Blue Bombers finished with a record of 11-7, good for third place in the West and beat out the Calgary Stampeders and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Continue reading