Due to my history of pulmonary embolism, I have been told I need a high-risk obstetrician to handle my prenatal care and delivery. However, I want the more hand-holdy and actually present approach of a midwife. But you have to choose one or the other. Is there a team-based practice or some sort that I can use? Or get a midwife first and then get them to bring in the OB, or...? [more inside]
We are very excited to be married in September! We live in downtown Toronto and would like to find a lawyer to help us make a prenuptial agreement, mainly to handle unequal assets. Can you recommend a family lawyer to help us with this? [more inside]
I’m single, in my late 20s, living in Toronto. My family thinks it’s time for me to buy property and has generously offered to give me enough money to put down a 25% down payment. I’m feeling slightly overwhelmed and hesitant, for a few reasons. I'm at the very beginning of thinking about this so I'm probably missing some fairly obvious things. Please help me think through this. [more inside]
This year for the first time ever my tax return is $0, though last year under very similar circumstances I got almost $1000 back. I'm well below the poverty line. Is there some way for me to get someone to check over my tax return for free? [more inside]
Witnessed a violent street crime, called 911, and described the agressor. What next? [more inside]
I'm looking for a therapist to help with my excessively self-destructive, masochistic desires and tendencies. Don't misunderstand; I don't need a "kink-aware" therapist, because these feelings do not fall within the realm of safe, sane, and consensual; they're compulsive, intrusive, and interfering with my life. They are also not exclusivly sexual or fetishistic in nature. I'm putting myself in real danger, and I need someone to help me stop wanting to.
I'm a woman in my early 40s with no real marketable skills that make me stand out in job hunting. I currently have a job in Montreal, but I'm originally from Toronto and for various reasons, I'm planning on moving back. I'd like to learn some skill(s) in the next 6 months or so (planning on moving July 1) that will hopefully make a significant increase in the likelihood that I can find a job quickly once there. [more inside]
How can we cover my recently-hospitalized, uninsured friend in Toronto? [more inside]
I’m looking for a General Practitioner in the Downtown/Western Toronto area who is both accepting new patients and sensitive to issues of medical anxiety. Much much more inside. [more inside]
Need marriage counselling or couples therapy in Toronto. I'm not really sure how to go about finding and choosing someone. We're married 20 years and in our early fifties. Central T.O. would be great but we're not adverse to travelling further afield for somebody good. If you'd like to respond privately, please use firstname.lastname@example.org (apologies to any Joe Browns out there)
Anybody had a good experience selling a diamond engagement ring on consignment in Toronto? Or if you've got quite a lot of knowledge on the subject, is there a better way to maximize the price of one? [more inside]
I run a retail business in Toronto, Canada. It's an independently owned business--like a mom and pop store. I need to fire someone because he's incompetent and his presence actually makes more work for the other staff. I have emailed and texted with this staff member (who has worked with us for 13 months) regarding his considerable transgressions but we do not have "paperwork" or "forms" in the traditional sense. His work never improves. What exactly do I have to do to fire him without worrying about legal issues? Two weeks pay? Three? Does the firing need to be written in addition to verbal or is just verbal fine? What's the best way for me to cover my ass? [more inside]
Moving to Toronto: Please help with our TTC questions [more inside]
"There was a crooked man, who walked a crooked mile. He had a crooked cane, and he wore a crooked smile."
Due to a recent and very vigorous visit to pukesville, I'm pretty sure that I've dislocated my jaw. Would a walk-in clinic or urgent care clinic (if those exist) be able to put my jawbones back in order, or does this mean a lengthy trip to the ER? I am in downtown Toronto. [more inside]
GTA: Fast and/or anonymous STD check in Toronto? Can anyone recommend a clinic in Toronto that has fast results on STD tests? I spoke with the Hassle Free clinic and they sound great but results take 2 weeks. Anyone do it faster? Price is not an issue. Emails can be sent to anoninto at gmail. Thanks!
Where can I get an abortion in Toronto? [more inside]
What is the best hospital in downtown Toronto to have a baby? Do you know someone who really liked the hospital they delivered their baby in? Can you or someone you know recommend a women Ob/Gyn? [more inside]
I'm in Toronto and having an, err, identity crisis, coupled with feelings of anxiety and depression about my life. Does anyone have any recommendations for a therapist who would be good at dealing with these issues? [more inside]
Can you recommend a placement agency for a CIO/CTO/Director level position in IT? [more inside]
Somebody please give me a great idea for a charming date in Toronto! (Bonus points for something happening this weekend) [more inside]
Locked my bike to a post, and a bus sideswiped my bike. Am I stuck with the damage? [more inside]
Please help me to find, and to understand Toronto's Construction and Parking By-Laws, and then how to have them enforced and upheld strictly, quickly, and legally in order to protect our rights, our property and our peace of mind. I have been to the city's website, and have downloaded Chapter 363 Building Construction and Demolition and am trying to understand how to apply the information in it. I've Googled, and have written to the City Planner and our local Councillor's office for information and advice - but know from experience that their responses take days if not weeks and I see that we will sometimes need to immediately effect change. Jokingly mentioning to the construction workers "Please kind to your neighbours!" isn't working. I need to take Gladys Kravitzing to the next level. [more inside]
What is the likely result of reporting an illegal rooming house in Toronto? e.g. How often do they end up getting cleaned up, repaired, and properly licensed vs. shut down (whether by the inspectors or by an owner who doesn't want to bother fixing it up)?
GTATransit filter: I need the hive mind to figure out the best way for my wife to get from Toronto to Brampton for her teaching job. [more inside]
What are some interesting off-beat suggestions for a two year wedding anniversary in or around Toronto? Price is not much of an issue but I would prefer to keep it under $500. [more inside]
Romantic getaway this weekend in Toronto, staying at Sutton Place Hotel near university. What's the coolest stuff to do relatively nearby when we're outside the room? [more inside]
Looking for a Moleskine-like book - but with bigger pages and more pages than your average Moleskine.
Looking for a Moleskine-like book - blank pages, but with bigger pages and more pages than your average Moleskine. What type of book should I get? Bonus points if you know a store in downtown Toronto that sells it. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a clinical hypnotist in the Toronto area who deals with chronic pain? Has hypnosis worked for you in the past with regard to chronic pain? [more inside]
How does one go about finding a good therapist in Toronto? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a mental health professional in the Greater Toronto Area who does CBT? [more inside]
I need a psychiatrist. [more inside]
Seeking recommendations for a therapist in Toronto that works from a psychoanalytic/psychodynamic approach. Preferably amenable to sliding scale payments. [more inside]
Where can a teen get free, discrete counseling in Toronto? [more inside]
Are there any organizations in Toronto where a person with a few months of time on his hands and a bachelor's degree in computer science could really help? [more inside]
What are your experiences with getting a naturopath to sign a form stating that "cannabis may have therapeutic value for [me]" in order to apply for compassion club membership? [more inside]
Depressed and broke in Toronto ... is there such a thing as therapy covered by OHIP? [more inside]