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Birthday party venues in Toronto?

My 40th birthday approaches, and I'm looking for a suitable venue for a party in Toronto. [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on Jul 10, 2013 - 10 answers

What iPhone plan should a frequent Canada-US traveler get?

I currently live in Toronto. From September to April, I'll live in Boston, with regular short trips back to Canada during that period. After that I'll come back to Canada. I am, alas, a total iPhone newb and I'm looking for advice on what someone in my position should do. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jul 1, 2013 - 5 answers

Toronto Condo: York Condo Corp and Pro-House management

I am getting ready to buy a property in toronto-- it's a renovated condo. The condo is under the York Condo Corporation and Pro-House management. I am new to this market, and the internet is filled with things these companies say about themselves. So I am looking to the hive mind: do you know anything about these companies? their reputation, your experience, stories you've heard...anything. PM is welcomed too, if you feel inclined. thanks!
posted by redwaterman on Jun 26, 2013 - 3 answers

What are some good outdoor cafés in Toronto?

I'm looking for a place where I can grab a coffee and read a book preferably outside. I live in the St. Lawrence Market area of the city, so someplace around there would be preferred. [more inside]
posted by jmmpangaea on Jun 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Coke (coal byproduct) use in 50s Toronto?

I have a vague memory from the early 50s of travelling along Front Street or Wellington Street in Toronto with my father. Looking south toward Union Station I can remember seeing small (two or three foot high) piles of black stuff on the road, and men with shovels . My father told me it was coke (the “solid carbonaceous residue derived from destructive distillation of coal” as Wikipedia defines it). [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Jun 19, 2013 - 11 answers

Cabbagetown Eats

My family is congregating in Toronto for a memorial service in August, and I need to take approximately 10 people out for dinner the night before. Suggestions sought! [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Jun 5, 2013 - 13 answers

Google Pixel in Canada?

What's involved in running a Google Pixel or other 3G Chromebook in Toronto, Canada? Do they just take a normal carrier's sim card and run as if they're phones without phone numbers? Will they run on Wind/Mobilicity/Public or only one Bell/Rogers/Telus, etc? Over all, what issues does one need to be aware of? Thanks.
posted by dobbs on May 18, 2013 - 3 answers

What to do in Montreal?

I'll be in Montreal and Longueuil, Quebec, Canada for two weeks. What budget-friendly things should I do there? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on May 12, 2013 - 17 answers

Birthday Snacky Restaurant

Hey! I'm in Toronto, it's my b-day tomorrow, and I want to go out for a night of wine and tapas in the west end of Toronto. I'm a real-food eating, grains-avoiding type, and there will be a vegetarian with us. I love Black Hoof, Catch, and The Ace. What else can you recommend?
posted by lizifer on May 7, 2013 - 7 answers

Commercial realty - rental - Toronto

I want to rent a retail spot in Toronto to move an already established business into. I know absolutely nothing about commercial realty. Help me get the best deal I can without looking like a moron... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on May 6, 2013 - 2 answers

Road Trip in a Hurry

My friend and I are planning a one-way road trip from Denver, CO to Rochester, NY this June. The catch? We would like to complete it in around 7 days. I'm looking for your insight on how to make the most of the cities along our route in a limited amount of time (probably about 5 hours of exploring), suggestions for a better route, or general road trip advice. [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_fiesta on Apr 30, 2013 - 10 answers

Community theatre for amateurs in Toronto

I'd like to get into community theatre, but I haven't done any kind of drama since high school. Are there community theatres in Toronto that encourage amateur participation?
posted by The Thnikkaman on Apr 13, 2013 - 3 answers

How do I get rid of a used car in Toronto, Ontario?

I am contemplating getting rid of my car, as it is expensive to insure and there is car sharing available in my building, and I mostly use public transit these days anyway. But I don't really know how to actually do that. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Mar 21, 2013 - 11 answers

Where to get cardigan sleeves altered in Toronto?

I have an awesome new cardigan, yay! I got ink stains on the sleeve! Boo! Any recommendations for someone in Toronto skilled at alteration? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Mar 16, 2013 - 11 answers

Help me calm anxiety about travel to China.

I am travelling to China from Canada in the near future. I have hundreds of questions and concerns but mostly just need reassurance that I'm not forgetting anything. Bonus, what should I do for carry-on? [more inside]
posted by sarae on Mar 13, 2013 - 19 answers

I want to take a walk up the street and find a place like the YMCA.

I've been thinking of joining a gym for the first time in my life, primarily because I live alone and work from home and it would be good for me to have a place to go to be around other people once a day. So, I am looking for a gym to join. I just checked out the one nearest me tonight but was discouraged by the fact that the facilities seemed dirty and smelly and crowded. Buffed Toronto Mefites, what gyms can you recommend for someone who lives in west end Toronto (between Lansdowne and Dundas West subway stations), and wants a convenient, clean, and inexpensive gym to join? I'd like to do weights and the occasional exercise class in whatever (pilates, yoga, or kickboxing are all fine). I'd love to be able to swim too, but realize that isn't compatible with inexpensive.
posted by orange swan on Mar 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Clothing recommendations for -16C Toronto

I live in London. I am going to Toronto on Sunday where, according to the weather forecast, there will be lows of -16C. I have literally never *been* in weather like that before, and do not own, or know where I should purchase, clothing which will deal with it. Special circumstance to note: I am a large person. I'm a woman, but men's XXXL does well by me . [more inside]
posted by acalthla on Feb 25, 2013 - 37 answers

Recommendations for a naturopath and/or acupuncturist in Toronto?

I am looking for recommendations for a *good* naturopath and/or acupuncturist in Toronto. Want to potentially get a full workup for lifestyle changes I can make to be healthier, and go away with an action plan I can follow... [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Feb 24, 2013 - 4 answers

What to do with a 4 year-old in Toronto this weekend?

My wife and I are taking care of our out-of-town niece, who is a month short of her fourth birthday, this weekend (and possibly our nephew, who is six months younger). We don't have kids of our own, so we're kind of clueless about how to entertain children that age. What are some fun and not-too-expensive kid-friendly things to do in Toronto this weekend? [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on Feb 15, 2013 - 13 answers

Good Toronto neighborhoods for tourist accomodations.

My wife and I will be spending a week in Toronto in late July. Airbnb has lots of housing options, but we have no idea where a good location would be. We like to stroll around and like the usual stuff - museums, cafes, bookstores all a plus; nightlife not so much. We figure there will be plenty to see and do, but if you have some 'don't miss' suggestion, that would be appreciated also. Thanks.
posted by Jackson on Jan 24, 2013 - 11 answers

How do I "research" a real estate market?

I am looking to perhaps purchase a condo in Toronto. What are some objective data sources or opinions to determine whether its a good time to enter the real estate market? [more inside]
posted by cacofonie on Jan 24, 2013 - 6 answers

What to do in Toronto in one morning?

What would you do if you had tomorrow (a Friday for posterity) morning free in Toronto and had never been there before? I need to be at the University of Toronto at 12.30 or so. Assume College and Spadina as a start and end point. If a transit museum existed (it seems to have been proposed, but doesn't exist), I would go there.
posted by hoyland on Jan 24, 2013 - 15 answers

Fennel toothpaste that isn't Tom's?

TorontoToothpasteFilter: When my husband was vacationing in Spain, he picked up this amazing toothpaste and we fell in love with it completely. It is flavoured with fennel, myrrh, and propolis rather than the North American **All-Mint-All-The-Time** Extravaganza, and we realised that we liked this taste much much better. Sadly, our usual stores have succumbed to the minty-fresh lobby. [more inside]
posted by heatherann on Jan 23, 2013 - 18 answers

Beautiful funeral home in Toronto?

Suggest a beautiful funeral home, and a separate location for a later memorial service, in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Jan 7, 2013 - 2 answers

How hard is it to rent with bad credit in Toronto?

I've got poor credit, a cat, and some questions about renting in the Toronto area. [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Jan 6, 2013 - 12 answers

ACT therapists in Toronto?

I'm looking for an ACT therapist in Toronto. Does anyone have personal recommendations? [more inside]
posted by mendel on Jan 2, 2013 - 1 answer

Need a hobbyist electronics shop in Toronto

Where in Toronto can I buy small cylindrical rechargeable 3.7V Li-ion batteries like the UltraFire, hopefully at a reasonable price? (or maybe they were 3.6V, I can't recall) [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Dec 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Finding a mechanic for an old car in a new city (Toronto)

How can I find a trustworthy mechanic in a new city (Toronto) without breaking the bank? [more inside]
posted by cacofonie on Dec 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Can you help with nanny agency recommendations? Then please do!

Does anyone have recommendations for nanny agencies for nannies in Toronto? The internet is full of options but it's hard, as always, to tell which are better than others. [more inside]
posted by machine on Dec 8, 2012 - 2 answers

Low-salt, low cholesterol eating?

He has to limit salt. I have to limit cholesterol. We are both vegetarians. Where can we eat? Looking for both general restaurant ideas and Toronto-specific ones. [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Nov 22, 2012 - 5 answers

If there's a furnace old in your home sweet home, who you gonna call?

It's fall and I should have my furnace serviced. It's a 1991 furnace that has kept chugging along just fine so far (touch wood) but that I hope to be replacing in 2013, so I don't want to pay for more than a basic servicing/cleaning job now. I live in Toronto. Does anyone have recommendations as to whom I should hire for the job?
posted by orange swan on Nov 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Need Big Parking Lot Near Downtown Toronto

Where can we find a large (almost) empty parking lot in or near Downtown Toronto tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by Ziggurat on Nov 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Fun hotels in Toronto

Hotels or B&Bs in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Nov 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Writer seeks not-office Toronto cafe place

Help me find a great writing spot in Toronto, with some very specific requirements. [more inside]
posted by lizifer on Oct 25, 2012 - 16 answers

Looking for a coin dealer in Toronto

A relative reently died and left me a bunch of gold coins. Some "real" coins (minted by governments) and a bunch of Franklin Mint specimens. I can find lots of plaecs that tell me the price if I can want to buy them, but nowhere to find out what they are worth to sell. Can someone recommend a reputable dealer in the Toronto area where I can take tham?
posted by Pablo MacWilliams on Oct 23, 2012 - 4 answers

Tips for urban cycling as aerobic/cardio workout?

Tips for urban cycling as aerobic/cardio workout? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Oct 21, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me make sense of my EI entitlements

Can someone explain the EI benefits period to me? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Oct 17, 2012 - 3 answers

How to find crew for a 48 Hour Film Contest

48 Hour Film Contest - Toronto... Best way to fill a couple crew roles, especially sound person? [more inside]
posted by Ziggurat on Oct 15, 2012 - 3 answers

Looking for a good store in Toronto for baby gifts

A friend of mine recently did me a huge favor. I'd like to get him something for his newborn baby to say thank you. He lives in Toronto, I live in California. Are there any Toronto baby/child stores you'd recommend? Ideally ones that offer gift vouchers that I can order online.
posted by Conductor71 on Oct 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Hablo un poquito, pero solo apprendando.

Best structured cheap or free Spanish conversation classes in Toronto (better yet, at the University of Toronto)? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Oct 9, 2012 - 2 answers

For the price of a cup of tea

Torontofilter: Where can you comfortably eat a packed lunch and read a book, for free or the price of a bad coffee, indoors, in the Financial District? Bonus points if this gets figured out before lunch time. [more inside]
posted by Bluestocking_Puppet on Oct 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Haircut needed asap!

I'm starting to look like a shaggy dog!!!! Need recommendations for a hairdresser in Toronto! [more inside]
posted by devonia on Oct 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Please help me find a good Toronto-area optometrist or ophthalmologist

Can anyone recommend a good, central or west-end Toronto-area optometrist or ophthalmologist?
posted by orange swan on Oct 1, 2012 - 6 answers

Toronto in December

I have the opportunity to visit Toronto from December 25 - December 29 and I have a few questions: 1) Will things (restaurants, shops, museums) be open on Christmas Day and Boxing Day? 2) Is it foolish to visit in December (weather? crowds?)? 3) What are the must-see, must-do things in Toronto? 4) What are the best restaurants in Toronto? (I'm looking for fine dining as well as local fare.) Thanks!
posted by tmharris65 on Sep 30, 2012 - 18 answers

Toronto transit logistics: plane to bus, wifi, lunch

Help me get from Billy Bishop airport to the Toronto bus station, with wifi and (hopefully) tasty food in between. I've got about 2 hours. [more inside]
posted by neroli on Sep 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Looking for a midwife in Toronto

Looking for a midwife in Toronto. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by evadery on Sep 24, 2012 - 2 answers

Shoes as durable as Dr Martens in Toronto?

Looking for every-day, unisex walking/office shoes that will last for years - also a brick-and-mortar store where I can try them on (in Toronto, Canada). [more inside]
posted by jb on Sep 20, 2012 - 31 answers

I get less rejection from OKCupid.

I'm looking for a doctor in Toronto. Does anyone have one they can recommend? [more inside]
posted by AmandaA on Sep 18, 2012 - 4 answers

Men's linen shirts in Toronto...

Where in Toronto can I buy men's linen shirts, preferably dark colors and short sleeves? I'd rather not order online due to sizing and such. Thanks.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Sep 17, 2012 - 3 answers

An urbanist (and friend) travel to Toronto

What urbanist/transit/maps/architecture/local history-related attractions should I hit up in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Sep 11, 2012 - 14 answers

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