We're looking for a place to camp in Ontario either near Toronto, or near Kingston or inbetween the two - last minute (aka tomorrow or the day after), probably car-camping. [more inside]
Toronto-filter: Some of my boss-doctors are visiting Toronto for a conference this weekend, and are looking for nice restaurants close to the Westin Harbour Castle (which is next to the Toronto Islands Ferry Terminal and between the feet of Yonge and Bay Streets). They tend to be adventurous eaters, and like quiet atmospheres, and will need both quick food and sit-down meals as they are there for 4 days. [more inside]
(Toronto filter) What are some awesome places I can go to in Toronto where I can eat a lunch I bring myself? [more inside]
Will be flying into Toronto this Saturday for a conference until Wednesday. I will be in the Front St. area. I like to walk, transit and wander, so tell me where to go. [more inside]
Are there any good, accessible venues in Toronto (near the UofT Campus/St. George) for student events? (i.e. pubs, restaurants, and coffee houses?). [more inside]
Renovating a condo for the first time in downtown Toronto: How do we find great contractors and designers? How do we get started? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
What bird did I just see harrassing a squirrel in my Toronto backyard? (Sorry, I couldn't get a camera in time so I have just a verbal description, no picture). [more inside]
Does anyone have recommendations for pet sitters/cat sitters that you liked in the Toronto area? I have the opportunity to go away for July & August to my parents cottage on Prince Edward Island but to make that happen I'll need to arrange for someone to feed my two cats (Max and Bentley) while I'm away. [more inside]
Toronto commute filter: How to escape from Chinatown to the Gardiner westbound? [more inside]
An elderly family friend has an original poster (known as BG074) and program from the 1967 Jefferson Airplane and Grateful Dead concert at the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto. He is interested in selling the poster and program, and I've offered to help out. According to Wolfgang's Vault, "BG074 is among the rarest of posters. There are hard to verify stories that the original cache of posters was confiscated at the Canadian border by border patrol, but whether the posters were seized or simply put away by contented Canadians, this summer concert made a big impression." Accordingly, I've seen auctions and online memorabilia stores listing this poster in the $5,000 and up range, and the program for close to $1,000. What is the best way to authenticate and sell these items? I contacted Wolfgang's Vault but they don't normally purchase individual items, and the art dealers I've been in touch with don't deal with rock memorabilia. Is there a Sotheby's of rock? Is eBay even worth considering?
Looking for a family doctor/pediatrician for newborn in downtown Toronto. [more inside]
How can I avoid driving and/or paying (too much) for parking while visiting Toronto? [more inside]
What should I look for in an employment contract for new startup? [more inside]
Startups in Toronto: Where can a jobseeker get plugged into the latest online startups in the city? Web sites? Other networks? [more inside]
A friend of mine, who lives in East York (Toronto), is working insanely long hours. I want to send him baked goods from a great bakery (since he wants cookies really badly). Can you help me find a bakery that will deliver to him outside of regular office hours (possibly faaar outside regular hours), and that I won't have to go to in order to set this all up--since I'm in Ottawa?
- a PC (a HP Compaq 6200 Pro Small Form Factor PC with VGA and dual-mode DisplayPort outputs)
- a TV (a Toshiba 55G310U - 55" class 1080p 120Hz LCD TV)
- a DVD of a company presentation that we need to play on this PC
- a room that seats 9
- … and a CEO who is coming very soon who needs the audio from the presentation to be clearly audible.
Does anyone have experience with a Toronto-based company or individual that specializes in improving resumes? [more inside]
Decent places to watch UFC 145 tonight in Toronto? [more inside]
I'm switching my cell phone service from Bell to Koodo. I'd like a smartphone but I've never had one before. Which phone should I get? [more inside]
Looking for a nice, not horribly expensive hotel in Toronto within easy walking distance of Sony Centre. [more inside]
Favorite long walks in Toronto? [more inside]
I'm planning a week-long summer road trip starting in Chicago and working my way around lake Erie with major stops including Cleveland, Niagara Falls, Toronto and perhaps Detroit on the way back. What significant destinations/attractions should I consider? Specific interests inside. [more inside]
What are the benefits of renewing a lease versus going month-to-month? Location: Toronto. [more inside]
My Toronto-based shop has just received a huge collection of art house, cult, foreign, Criterion, out of print etc. DVDs. For obvious reasons I'd like to turn these over as quickly as possible. I posted to our web site and Craigslist to announce the titles, but what other online places do DVD people gather where I could post this news without it being considered spam? Thank you.
Spring cleaning/maintenance recommendations, please! I want to hear about companies you've hired and been really happy with in Toronto. Detailed list of services desired inside. [more inside]
How hard will it be for me to find work in New York City in an Art Direction role with a boutique design firm or major news-media organization? (Looking for a fresh 2012 / Canadian to NYC / Design approach, if possible) [more inside]
Help me find the right Buddhist meditation center in Toronto. More info inside. [more inside]
I'm currently pregnant with my first child (whee!) and as a single-mom-to-be am kind of freaking out. It's been recommended to me that I investigate hiring a doula to help with labour and delivery as well as post-partum. I need recommendations if you have them on the who as well as what to look for in a good doula. [more inside]
Where can I find red or black quinoa in Toronto? [more inside]
I'm going to be sketching all day in Toronto tomorrow-- and it looks like it's going to be snowing the whole time. How can I keep my papers and notebooks in relatively good condition? [more inside]
Does anyone know a good place in Toronto to listen to electro-swing/gypsy jazz? [more inside]
Oh drywaller, sweet drywaller, wherefore art thou? Please recommend someone in Toronto who can drywall two closets and a wall, including sound proofing on the wall and reconstruction work on one of the closets (old doorway closed up, new door installed). [more inside]
Semi quirky stuff to do in Toronto Jan 26-29? Partner's & my 1st time to TO, looking for a couple of atypical things to do besides eating & drinking. I'm spending 1 day at IDS but otherwise wide open, & we're staying near the convention centre, no car. [more inside]
Where can I buy some Chapman Stick strings in southern or eastern Ontario? [more inside]
Looking for a reputable Cosmetic Dermatologist/Clinic in the Toronto area. [more inside]
Unique Toronto dates/events/experiences? [more inside]
We are searching for a neighborhood in Toronto to buy a house for our family. As we are new in Toronto, we are not sure what areas will meet the following criteria. [more inside]
I have an old chest of drawers I'd like to spruce up by painting and découpaging a poster on the front, a horizontal slice of poster on each drawer. I've chosen Summer by Alphonse Mucha as the poster, but I have a couple of questions about how to get a poster that suits my purposes. [more inside]
I'm a Torontonian who is intrigued by the UPenn 'Degree of Happiness' / Master of Applied Positive Psychology. Is there anything like that available in Toronto? If not, are there any other resources or courses in Toronto that someone like me may find interesting (30s male, working full time)? Book suggestions would also be welcome...
Quick and easy Toronto shopping filter: where to find a pair of novelty dinosaur slippers, in adult women's sizes? Downtown core or Yonge and Eg preferred; TTC access essential. Thanks!
Disputing a parking ticket in Toronto. [more inside]
How many overpasses are there on the Highway of Heroes? Do you happen to know, or can you help me figure out a GIS workflow that will help me out? [more inside]
Awesome tattoo artists in Toronto? [more inside]
Are there any stores in the Toronto area that carry modern Korean clothes for men? Clothes like this, the stuff that gets carried in the South Korean equivalents of H&M. Is there anywhere in the GTA to get these? [more inside]
I need to get a boundary survey on my residential property in Toronto. I've called several surveyors but have only heard back from one, who says it'll cost $900 and take two weeks to perform. Is this normal? Seems pricey and lengthy for an 18' x 100' rectangular lot. Any recommendations for surveyors in Toronto?
Downtown Toronto Birthday Fun on a Thursday Night For 2 Ladies? [more inside]
Dearest Mefites, have you any rockin' Toronto nightlife and breakfast/brunch suggestions? [more inside]
I am not a student or a working professional, but I need an affordable place to live in Toronto. How do I sell my story to potential landlords? [more inside]
Where can I get a Philadelphia-style vegetarian hoagie in Toronto? [more inside]
OK, so I need to see a doctor (in Toronto). [more inside]