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Tenant (probably) stuck in Toronto prison and time keeps dragging on...

How can I find someone who is currently awaiting trial or in jail in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Mar 27, 2014 - 11 answers

Area Woman Wants to Learn to Hit People

I'd like to take up a martial art, and there are a bewildering variety of them. Help me choose one and figure out where I can study it in my area. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 24, 2013 - 7 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

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

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

Please recommend someone in Toronto who does drywall. For real.

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]
posted by orange swan on Jan 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me print the Mucha poster I love muchly

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]
posted by orange swan on Nov 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Mirror, mirror on the table, your scratches make your reflections a little unstable

I have three antique bevelled mirrors (date stamped April 1915 on the back) that are part of a three-way mirror from a vanity table and that I would like resilvered. Does anyone know of a good place to have this done in Toronto?
posted by orange swan on Oct 12, 2011 - 3 answers

From things that bump and grind in the night, may the good RMT deliver me

I grind my teeth in my sleep. A friend of mine who is an Registered Massage Therapist ("RMT") tells me that even though I have a night guard I'll destroy the discs in my jaw by grinding, that the fact that my jaw clicks when it opens and shuts is VERY BAD, and that I need to get to an RMT pronto. The dentists at the clinic I go to claim they've never heard of massage as a cure for grinding. So I have two questions: is my RMT friend right, and if so, can you recommend a Toronto-area (preferably central or west-end) RMT who has specialized training in TMJ issues?
posted by orange swan on Aug 19, 2011 - 22 answers

Please help me find a pedicurist that make the little piggies go squee! squee! squee! all the way home

Where in west end or central Toronto can I get a good pedicure for $25 or so?
posted by orange swan on Aug 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Please vet a vet for my cat.

It's getting to be time I took my cat Trilby to the veterinarian for his first annual check up since I adopted him last October 30th. But first I have to find a vet. Can anyone recommend a good vet in central or west end Toronto?
posted by orange swan on Oct 27, 2010 - 7 answers

You are not my doctor, which is partly why I need one.

Looking for a new doctor in central or west end Toronto. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on May 27, 2010 - 5 answers

What is mysterious metal object?

What is this? [more inside]
posted by orange swan on May 1, 2010 - 12 answers

Looking for sandals in Toronto....

Rhetorical question: Why in the name of God are all the shoes so ugly this spring!? Actual AskMe question: Please help me find a couple of pairs of sandals online or in Toronto for a reasonable price. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Mar 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me dress like Velma from Scooby Doo and punch holes in things

Where in Toronto can I get a) orange fabric dye, b) orange tights or kneesocks in women's sizes, and c) a leather hole punch?
posted by orange swan on Oct 1, 2009 - 9 answers

Yes, we have no cherries

I hate to waste an AskMe question on this, but where can I find cherries, frozen or fresh, in Toronto tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Apr 10, 2009 - 14 answers

Recommendations for Toronto home and garden workers?

Looking for recommendations for Toronto-area tree service (to severely prune back an old maple tree), and handy people who can replace my front door and attic/rooftop terrace door (some frame repair and possibly brickwork involved). I’ve gotten one estimate each for all three jobs, but they seem a little high (i.e., Home Depot wants $2300 to replace my front door alone) so it seems prudent to take some more bids. Can any Torontonians recommend reliable workers/companies with reasonable rates for these jobs?
posted by orange swan on Mar 4, 2009 - 3 answers

There must be 50 ways to get around without a car

How can I get from Toronto, Ontario to Newmarket, Ontario, this Saturday morning? [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Feb 25, 2009 - 11 answers

Laser therapy recommendations for Toronto?

Can anyone recommend a Toronto-based laser clinic for facial/skin treatments? It makes me a bit nervous to think of just picking one out of the yellow pages, and I can't even seem to find any customer reviews of laser clinics on the web.
posted by orange swan on Oct 27, 2008 - 3 answers

I want to put words in the mouths of politicians

I would like to start working as a speech or letter writer for a political/government office. What advice do you have for me on how to best go about this? [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Oct 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Separating the men from the boys' bikes on Queen St. W.

For approximately the last ten years, whenever I have been down on Toronto's Queen Street West, I notice a number of very young men (age 18 to 21 give or take) riding boys' bicycles, sometimes with the seat jacked way up, but just as often not. Is there some reason why these young men are riding bicycles more suitably sized for a ten-year-old? I mean, any practical reason other than it being some sort of "Queen St. thing" and a trend? Perhaps such bicyles are cheaper, or easier to store, or there's some advantage when one is riding them? Or they've had some kind of freakish overnight growth spurt and just haven't got around to replacing their bikes?
posted by orange swan on Sep 26, 2008 - 36 answers

Help me find a good venue for a class reunion

I'm going to be organizing a pub night for my class from the grade school I went to at some point — probably in September or October. The best location for the pub is probably in the north end of Toronto, say on Steeles or Finch somewhere, and not too far east or west. Not being very familiar with that area, I'd like suggestions as to a good venue. I'd like a quiet and comfortable atmosphere, decent food, and definitely nothing dive-y or too bar-like.
posted by orange swan on Jun 28, 2008 - 3 answers

Where can I find a good used piano in Toronto?

Where in Toronto can I find a good secondhand upright piano? My question would have been more complex, but I got the rest of the advice I needed from this great thread, so don't feel obligated to advise me on how to appraise one, move it, or to tune it after I get it home, etc.
posted by orange swan on Mar 21, 2008 - 9 answers

Wool ewe help me find some good places to buy yarn?

Knitters and crocheters of MeFi, which are the best Toronto-area yarn shops? I know about Romni Wools at Queen and Bathurst — what other stores should I check out? Alternatively, if you buy yarn online, where do you buy it (and are you really okay with not being able to feel up the yarn and ascertain the colour)?
posted by orange swan on Mar 5, 2007 - 12 answers

Insurance! Water! Heat! Lights! Action!

After a last minute sale of my condo, the deal on the house I bought closes on Thursday. I need to arrange for utilities, insurance, and some repairs, and have next-to-no time to do research. If you have a satisfactory provider of any of these things and said provider's services are available to a Torontonian, recommend away! And of course I'll think of you all when I'm doing my happy dance on my rooftop terrace;-) [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 20, 2006 - 8 answers

Portrait of the editrix as a young woman

I'd like to have a nice formal picture of me for inclusion in my Christmas cards. Can anyone recommend a good Toronto-area photographer? "Good" in this instance means both "technically skilled if not possessed of wizard-like abilities" and "charges reasonable prices" as I am a) vain, b) plain, and c) cheap. Email me with contact info if you don't care to share the person's identity with the world. Thanks!
posted by orange swan on Oct 24, 2006 - 7 answers

Help a North York girl become a Junction woman

Looking for creative ways to sell my condo... [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Oct 11, 2006 - 25 answers

Help me call and surf for less

And to think I grew up with a rotary phone and a typewriter… I'm moving in November, and I'm trying to figure out what my best options are for phone and internet service (I won't be getting cable unless it’s free or something). I'm asking these questions together because I understand bundling isn't just for the Amish anymore;-) [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jul 7, 2006 - 12 answers

Where I can get framed in Toronto?

Can anyone recommend a good framing shop in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jun 12, 2006 - 8 answers

Which way do I hike to the hiking store?

Where can a high heels devotee buy hiking boots in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by orange swan on May 10, 2006 - 15 answers

Early Date Advice

Beyond renting videos, long walks on the beach, and hot pig sex... What are your favourite things to do on a date? I'd like some creative suggestions for fun, date-appropriate activities, especially ideas that are low-budget or free, and geared to the early stages when one (or two) hasn't quite gotten to the hot pig sex yet. Toronto-centric ideas will be most welcome, since that's where I am.
posted by orange swan on Jan 14, 2005 - 31 answers

Volunteer organizations and causes

I want to start doing some volunteer work. Can anyone give me some suggestions as to organizations or causes? My preferences are that it’s something in Toronto, that it’s political or sociological in nature, that it’s project-oriented rather than long-term, and that it involves meeting lots of people.
posted by orange swan on Aug 12, 2004 - 8 answers

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