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Clothes to pack for late summer trip to Montreal/Ontario lakehouse?

What stylish but versatile mix and match clothing articles and accessories should I pack for three July nights in Montreal and four nights in a cabin off Lake Beverly in Ontario? How do I keep them looking "fresh" despite heat, humidity, and my own unforgiving sweat? [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Jul 12, 2014 - 15 answers

Road trip to Canada in three parts

The short of it: (1) Do you have any personal experience getting into Canada and re-entering the US with only a driver's license and birth certificate? (2) What is the drive like between Toronto and Ogdensburg for someone who has really only spent time in cities and driving on major highways up and down the East and West coasts? (3) What should we do in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by anthropoid on Jun 27, 2014 - 37 answers

Going back to school for computer programming

Barring any unexpected dream jobs arising in the meantime, I will be heading back to school in September for a 2 year college diploma program in 'computer programming'. What are the job prospects for this qualification? I am in Canada. [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Mar 19, 2014 - 22 answers

Budget clarinet repair near Toronto

We found ms scruss' clarinet in a recent house clearout, and we'd like to get it playable again. It's probably not worth too much, and we're on a budget anyway. Suggestions for what to do with it are welcomed. [more inside]
posted by scruss on Jan 6, 2014 - 2 answers

Understanding political party accomplishments without spin

I live in Canada. Every now and again I try to understand what's happening in federal or provincial politics. Every time I look I only seem to find information on the current scandals or vote-grabbing hot-button issues. Is there somewhere I can understand more without the rhetoric and spin? [more inside]
posted by Naib on Oct 25, 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

(When) should I buy a house, Hamilton, Ontario edition

I'm in the very early stages of house-hunting in the Hamilton, Ontario area, but I'm not sure how fast I should be going. [more inside]
posted by the dief on Jan 23, 2013 - 4 answers

Working from home

Dear Hivemind: Please help me become qualified to work from home. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2012 - 4 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 do I sell My Car between Canadian Provinces?

How do I sell a car between provinces? I live in Montreal, QC and my friend in Toronto, ON. She wants to buy my car. What do I have to do to sell it to her? [more inside]
posted by foxinsocks on Sep 29, 2012 - 1 answer

Tell me why I should or should not incorporate in Ontario, Canada

I'm a web developer in Toronto who is currently operating as a sole proprietor. A prospective new client would really like to hire me for a major new project, but they can only deal with incorporated companies and cannot hire a sole prop. I'm looking for advice on incorporating from a) people in Canada and especially Ontario, but also from b) anyone who has any relevant advice about the experience of becoming an Inc., even if you are not Canadian. Yes, I will be engaging an accountant or lawyer for specific advice if I do decide to move forward, so I'm not worried that some specific advice may not be appropriate for my jurisdiction: I'm just trying to get a broad picture of what it's like (and some recommendations for lawyers/accountants). [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Aug 31, 2012 - 13 answers

1995 (Canadian?) kids' show name

I'm trying to remember the name of a children's TV show broadcast on (I think) YTV around 1995, I think it was in the slot after Camp Cariboo. It was probably Canadian, and it had a mailbox puppet that said "YOOOOOOU BET!" when asked if there was any mail, and one of the men on the show used to dress up like a bee, which I remember terrifying me as a child. It may have been broadcast on TVO, but I'm fairly certain it was YTV. [more inside]
posted by kansakwens on Mar 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Can you help with this Canadian GST/HST dilemma?

Canadian tax question: I quoted a client for a job, and neglected to specify whether GST/HST is included. They think the price should be understood as including GST/HST. I think it should be understood as excluding GST/HST. Is there some external standard to resolve this? [more inside]
posted by PersonPerson on Jan 27, 2012 - 23 answers

How many overpasses are there on the Highway of Heroes?

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]
posted by avocet on Nov 20, 2011 - 4 answers

Do I claim rent in Ontario when the reported income clearly could never have covered it?

I am filing tax returns for a number of prior years. One of those years was spent renting an apartment, but having almost no income whatsoever to claim. Rent was paid through a variety of means (read: help from parents). It was one of those years. Do I claim the rent paid? [more inside]
posted by tapesonthefloor on Mar 26, 2011 - 10 answers

Leave academia for K-12?

My partner is doing her Ph.D in English but is starting to think she wants to teach elementary or high school. We're in Canada. We've got questions about the job market, location, and the benefits and burdens of getting the Ph.D. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Feb 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Credit Unions > Banks ?

Why do so few people use credit unions in Ontario, compared to Quebec and out West? They seem better than banks both ethically and financially (fewer fees, better interest). Is there any reason not to switch? [more inside]
posted by wo on Dec 14, 2010 - 17 answers

what are my options to rent an indoor gym for basketball in Richmond Hill, Ontario?

What are my options to rent an indoor gym for basketball in Richmond Hill, Ontario? 10 university students who work and live in the area. The community center offers a relatively high rate by the hour so were wondering where else we could consider renting a basketball gym in and around Richmond Hill.
posted by in.betweener on Nov 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Will I regret getting Wind Mobile?

Is there any reason not to get a Wind Mobile voice plan, if I'm almost always in Toronto (a 'Wind Zone') and prioritize not having a contract? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on May 13, 2010 - 8 answers

Hope us get unencumbered.

How do liens on property work in Ontario (the Canadian one)? [more inside]
posted by liquado on Jan 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Tell me about professional development for teachers in Canada

Help me learn more about teaching in Ontario, please. I'm looking for information about continuing education/professional development for teachers in Ontario. [more inside]
posted by terilou on Dec 22, 2009 - 4 answers

Dough in TO?

I love sourdough. It doesn't seem like anyone else in Toronto does, though. [more inside]
posted by anthill on Sep 24, 2009 - 14 answers

Surf's Up?

I'm going to be surfing on my next vacation and I want to get a jump on practicing. Where can I buy one of those inexpensive mass-produced beginner soft foamy boards in Canada, and worse-case scenario and there are no spots with waves that I can find where I live on Georgian Bay, is it possible to practice popping up just paddling out on the water or do you need to be propelled by a wave for that to work?
posted by GleepGlop on Aug 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Determining small claims court venue in Ontario: Where did the transaction take place if the parties are distant from one another?

For the purpose of determining venue for small claims court in Ontario, Canada, what would be considered the municipality where the transaction took place for an eBay sale where buyer and seller are in different Ontario municipalities? [more inside]
posted by winston on Jun 8, 2009 - 1 answer

Is there a proof of claims deadline for Canadian bankruptcy creditors?

Canadian (you are not my) lawyers: is there a deadline for filing a proof of claim in personal bankruptcies? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Apr 22, 2009 - 1 answer

Please help lead-foot Liquado locate leniency

Ontario speeding ticket advice: How can I best plead my case tomorrow to the JP? [more inside]
posted by liquado on Nov 17, 2008 - 11 answers

Is there anything I haven't seen in this neck of the woods?

Vacation spots in Ontario/Quebec? [more inside]
posted by hiptobesquare on Jun 22, 2008 - 12 answers

What to do in the Toronto area?

I'm a 19 years guy moving to the Toronto area for the summer from LA and I'm just wondering what is there to do in this town? [more inside]
posted by sumobob on Jun 8, 2008 - 14 answers

Canada Income Tax

I have never filed my taxes in Ontario, Canada before. Are there any benefits to doing so even if I have no income to declare?
posted by alse on Apr 30, 2008 - 8 answers

How do I get to Toronto from Rochester, NY?

What's the best way to get from Rochester, NY to Toronto? [more inside]
posted by scooterdman on Nov 5, 2007 - 12 answers

Epileptic and missing meds in Ontario

So my epileptic wife and I moved from the US to Ontario a couple of months ago, and we just found out that one of her anticonvulsants is not available in Canada. This is potentially Very Bad. [more inside]
posted by the dief on Oct 5, 2007 - 18 answers

White wine for red wine drinkers.

WineFilter: Need a good white wine for Canadian Thanksgiving. [more inside]
posted by Laura in Canada on Oct 4, 2007 - 16 answers

How much notice to give?

Ontario employment law: I'm quitting my job to go back to school full-time in September. I'm currently employed full-time as an engineer. I want to tell my employer as far in advance as possible that I am leaving so that everyone knows what's going on, but I want to minimize the risk of finding myself unemployed and unpaid early. How much notice should I give? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2007 - 7 answers

canned cat food or sushi?

So I will be making x dollars gross in Ontario, that translates to... [more inside]
posted by the dief on May 18, 2007 - 4 answers

Will my cellphone know I've moved from Detroit to Windsor?

I'm moving to Windsor, ON from the US, this fall, for grad school. I'm presently roped into a three+ year wireless contract with Cingular, here in the States. Given the proximity of Windsor to Detroit (I will be able to see Detroit from campus), is it at all possible that I'll be able to continue using my Cingular plan without paying $0.79/minute international roaming fees or acquiring a new plan? [more inside]
posted by wreckingball on Apr 23, 2007 - 19 answers

Help my Dad celebrate Christmas by poking gentle fun at Christians

SomewhatObscureGiftFilter: I'd like to buy a Darwin Fish bumper plaque/emblem, and I'd like to have it by December 24. I'm in Ontario (Niagara region). The online options I've found have slow or super-expensive shipping to Canada -- anyone know of a bricks-and-mortar source?
posted by ewiar on Dec 18, 2006 - 4 answers

Canucks who shack up rather than gettin' hitched

What are the differences between common-law and marriage in Canada? Ontario? [more inside]
posted by heatherann on Aug 16, 2006 - 5 answers

How do I unlock a locked-in RRSP?

I have a locked-in RRSP (well, at the moment a DCPP) in Ontario, Canada. Please please please help me unlock it! [more inside]
posted by loquax on Aug 14, 2006 - 7 answers

Bike me!

I want to buy a mountain bike. I have a nice, fast, light hybrid but it doesn't cut it on anything but the easy trails. I think I'll buy used but have no idea what to get. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Aug 13, 2006 - 11 answers

Toronto traffic scares me.

Driving from Toronto to Rochester and back. [more inside]
posted by oaf on Jun 24, 2006 - 24 answers

People search in Canada, maybe Ontario?

What are the best resources ( public records etc) for locating someone in Canada. Possibly in Ontario but not sure. All suggestions very much appreciated. The name is very common-- internet search not successful so far...
posted by GoodJob! on May 14, 2006 - 4 answers

How to buy my first car in Ontario?

I need to buy a car. I'm in Toronto. We've never had a car in Canada before. What are useful sources of information? [more inside]
posted by scruss on Dec 31, 2005 - 11 answers

Visiting Pointe au Baril

Any good (= decent, clean and fairly priced) hotels or B&B's in Pointe au Baril, Ontario CA? If you know of a good place where a lonely traveller might find a meal, it 'd be appreciated too.
posted by NekulturnY on Jul 15, 2005 - 5 answers

Driving from CA to Ontario

Travel route advice please. I'll be driving from Southern California to Kitchener, Ontario, Canada in late January or early February. A native southern californian who has never driven this far, I'm much worried about the weather. I've read up on various winter driving advice. I'm wondering about the route. Most directions show a straight shot (through denver, chicago). But would it be better to stick south till like Tennessee, then do a straight shot up north?
posted by rexruff on Dec 21, 2004 - 13 answers

Where should I live in Ontario?

I'm looking to relocate to Ontario for the summer with the possibility of staying longer if I'm accepted to one of the schools that I've applied to there. In particular, I've been looking at London, Hamilton, possibly Brantford. My significant other lives in New York (I'm moving from B.C.) so close to the border would be nice if there's a decent supply of job opportunities. What about Niagara Falls or St. Catharines? Too touristy? Are there any places that I should avoid. My budget is tight, but I want someplace safe.. If you're familiar with B.C., I'd like to avoid places similar to East Hastings or Granville at all cost. [more inside]
posted by Raze2k on May 4, 2004 - 21 answers

Recommned universities in Ontario and Quebec

My girlfriend is planning on transferring to a university on the east coast next semester (Ontario or Quebec with preference for Quebec). She has little experience with French so anglophone universities are a necessity. Currently attending a university in British Columbia (the name escapes me), she has a 3.4 gpa and hopes to bring that up to between 3.5 and 3.7 by the end of this semester. What are good schools? Safety schools? [In Quebec] How difficult will it be to locate part-time employment without speaking much, if any, French?

[She's undecided on a major so ideally the school would have a good sciences or liberal arts program] [more inside]
posted by Raze2k on Jan 14, 2004 - 20 answers

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