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May 7th, 2013
We are well into Spring with the warmer, sunny days. The City is alive with the festivities surrounding the hockey play-offs as our Toronto Maple Leafs are participating for the first time in 9 years. In many areas of Toronto the Maple Leaf flag is flying and the Mayor has proclaimed Monday May 6 as “Blue and White Day” for the City of Toronto.
(May 2013 Newsletter
April 9th, 2013
Spring has arrived! A sure sign of this season was evident this week with the Toronto Blue Jays Home Opener. There are many other events happening around our City and in addition Stratford and Shaw theatre festivals are kicking off a wide array of plays happening just outside the GTA. You will find a list of the numerous events and fantastic entertainment offered in Toronto later on in this newsletter.
(April 2013 Newsletter
March 7th, 2013
Welcome to March! I think most of us are happy to see that Spring is just around the corner. Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 10 and I think everyone would agree that it is a true pleasure to see those longer evenings.
March 23 will see billions of people around the world switch off their lights for Earth Hour thereby sending a message that they care about the environment and want action to protect it. Will you be joining this cause?
(March 2013 Newsletter
February 6th, 2013
Welcome to February! I believe that January of 2013 will be one that everyone remembers for the weather. From the absolutely frigid and snowy days to the balmy Spring-like temperatures, it has been a month of extreme conditions.
This has also been an interesting time for Torontonians who follow politics, from the fate of Mayor Rob Ford to the choosing of a new provincial Liberal party leader. There hasn’t been a shortage of issues to follow.
(February 2013 Newsletter
January 7th, 2013
Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season and if you were in town we got more snow than we’ve seen since 2010!
As we continue to see more snowfall we are all trying to stick to our New Year’s resolutions and begin the year with a fresh start. I am sure a lot of you have made resolutions of your own, whether it is going to the gym more, eating better, quitting smoking, de-clutter or perhaps exploring your city more? Those are in the top 10 rankings of what people usually set as goals for themselves. As challenging as it is to stick to, imagine how accomplished you’ll feel in a year’s time! We are all looking forward to an exciting and successful 2013.
(January 2013 Newsletter
December 6th, 2012
It is that time of year again! The holidays are around the corner, snow has been falling off and on and the end of the year is upon us.
My favourite part about this time of year is driving around and seeing all of the festive lights lighting up the already beautiful family homes. It really is a sight to see and I suggest anyone who is looking for something fun to do with the family or on your own, just get in the car or take a walk through your neighbourhood to see what you can see!
(December 2012 Newsletter
November 6th, 2012
November already! The time when people start thinking of the upcoming holiday season. We survived the storms from Sandy and are dipping into colder temperatures now.
This month in particular shows us just how much the United States impact our lives. With the election excitement coming to a head, I’m sure many of us can feel the tension of the possible political changes that could take place.
Then there is Black Friday, a day that used to be specific to the USA, which takes place after their Thursday Thanksgiving. It has become midnight madness for shopping feigns in the United States and these days it infects Canadian retailers as well! You can see and hear advertisements everywhere of sales for ‘one day only’. November 23rd will be a busy day for holiday shoppers and those just waiting for a great sale alike!
(November 2012 Newsletter
October 4th, 2012
Autumn is certainly here in all its glorious colours. The changing of leaves and crispness in the morning air, certainly tell us what month it is! Thanksgiving is just around the corner as I am sure we’re all excited for another short week.
Last week I was proud to attend the Royal LePage conference in Vancouver where we started the festivities of the company’s 100th anniversary. Albert Edward LePage founded the company in 1913. He was innovative and had a great dream which we are excited to be celebrating in 2013.
(October 2012 Newsletter
September 6th, 2012
Summer holidays have come and gone. The days are getting shorter and it is back to school for the children. I hope that everyone has enjoyed their last long weekend of the summer, either away at the cottage or relaxing in the city. It is always the last preparation time we have before getting back into a routine.
Luckily we live in a vibrant city, where autumn is not something to frown upon. We have the leaves changing colour to look forward to, Thanksgiving just around the corner and many wonderful events throughout the city to keep us entertained!
To get a couple of ideas on what to do in Toronto this month, see the end of this newsletter for more info! We also have a NEW addition to our newsletter, “Tips for Tots” written by Doctor Mickey Lester (Old Doc Lester), pediatrician…
(September 2012 Newsletter
August 10th, 2012
You know summer is coming to an end when the Canadian National Exhibition is just around the corner! The Civic holiday has come and gone, the weather is forecasted to start dropping and the back to school clothes are filling up the shops. It is time to embrace the last few weeks of summer holidays with the children and make the most of the incredible weather we have had this year.
This Sunday marks the end of the 2012 London Olympics and if you saw the opening ceremonies, you know the closing will not be something you want to miss! Airing at 4pm E.S.T. with a two hour prelude entitled ‘Farewell to the Olympics’. I am sure it will leave us on the edge of our seats wanting more Olympic action, wishing the two years will pass quickly until the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
(August 2012 Newsletter