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]
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]
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?
Where can we find a large (almost) empty parking lot in or near Downtown Toronto tomorrow? [more inside]
Hotels or B&Bs in Toronto? [more inside]
Help me find a great writing spot in Toronto, with some very specific requirements. [more inside]
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?
Tips for urban cycling as aerobic/cardio workout? [more inside]
Can someone explain the EI benefits period to me? [more inside]
48 Hour Film Contest - Toronto... Best way to fill a couple crew roles, especially sound person? [more inside]
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.
Best structured cheap or free Spanish conversation classes in Toronto (better yet, at the University of Toronto)? [more inside]
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]
I'm starting to look like a shaggy dog!!!! Need recommendations for a hairdresser in Toronto! [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good, central or west-end Toronto-area optometrist or ophthalmologist?
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!
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]
Looking for a midwife in Toronto. Any recommendations? [more inside]
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]
I'm looking for a doctor in Toronto. Does anyone have one they can recommend? [more inside]
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.
What urbanist/transit/maps/architecture/local history-related attractions should I hit up in Toronto? [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]
Toronto-filter: Is there a good place to get shirts (both male and female) washed and ironed for a reasonable price? I've tried dry cleaners but while male shirts seem to be ok from a price perspective (although still expensive), female shirts (exact same material, some form of cotton blend) are charged at twice and sometimes three times the price, even though they are, almost literally, just smaller men's shirts. Any recommendations would be helpful. Thanks.
Toronto-filter: Some professors at my school are giving their textbooks to us students, free, via a printable PDF. So, I'd like to get it printed as cheaply as possible and then bound. Where's the best place to do this? Our textbook are on average ~500 pages. Proximity to Bloor and Spadina is a big plus.
Stranded in Toronto. New in town, have a job and a place (but not until Oct-1). Film-fest + returning students have filled all hostels and every half-way affordable hotel. Any other options? [more inside]
Toronto student life filter: Two questions! 1) How likely will I be able to commute to school (only 1.5 km) in the winter months? 2) Where can I find lots of choices for notebooks that are high quality but affordable? Downtown/near U of T preferred. [more inside]
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]
Two single girls driving up to Toronto from Indianapolis for a 4 day weekend.. what should we do and other questions! [more inside]
Where's a good place for an adult to take driving lessons in Toronto? [more inside]
Where can I find vegan (non-gelatin) marshmallows in Toronto? [more inside]
Recommend jewellers in the Toronto area where I might be able to find an antique/vintage pearl ring to give my partner for our 5th wedding anniversary! [more inside]
Can you recommend a Monday trivia night in Toronto? [more inside]
Moving from Ottawa to Toronto. I want to know more about the city I'm about to live in. Bonus question: How do I move my cat? [more inside]
When driving a roadtrip from Toronto / Buffalo to Newfoundland should I go through Canada or the US? [more inside]
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?