Women and Money: Protect and Guard Your Personal Wealth

November 24, 2011 | Linda

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Almost half of the women in two-income families earn more than their partners, yet, due to family obligations, women have shorter earning years. How can they protect and guard their personal wealth? Financial planning for women is different than it is for men. Join our speaker, Judy Byle-Jones, author and...

The Great Christmas Cookie Swap

November 23, 2011 | Jane

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Each year in early December my mother begins a baking marathon, churning out 6-10 different cookies for the holidays. The variety and quantity of her delicious cookies not only helps make her an excellent host at this time of year, it makes her a very welcome guest too. She saves...

Oh no he didn't! Serial plagiarist finally gets caught.

November 22, 2011 | Maureen

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Here we go again. The latest plagiarism scandal to set tongues wagging in the publishing world involves one Q. R. Markham, pen name for Quentin Rowan. Alert readers picked up on the fact that huge sections of his debut novel, Assassin of Secrets, were stolen from well known authors in...

Rediscovering Toronto's Historic Gems

November 18, 2011 | Chantel

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Recently, I met up with a friend who told me of her recent ‘rediscover’ Toronto vacation. I was wondering to myself – what was there to discover? She lived here all her life! CN Tower, Centre Island, she has seen it all. By joining local heritage tours, she rediscovered her...

Wellbeing Toronto: Mapping Toronto's Wellness

November 17, 2011 | Ashley

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In early July the city of Toronto launched a brand new website/web app Wellbeing Toronto, the website allows users to map out and compare social, economic and civic indicators by neighbourhood - the results then appear on an easy to read table, graph and/or map. This allows Torontonians to measure,...

Put on the brakes before you buy a new car

November 14, 2011 | Grace

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The excitement of driving a new car can, for some, be unparalleled (especially if you’ve just purchased the newest Lamborghini Gallardo LP560/4 – my personal fave). But, prior to purchase, it’s important to consider many buying factors that are often ignored in lieu of the thrill of owning a new...

Book Club Boot Camp

November 7, 2011 | Jane

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Want to start a book club, or just need a boost for your existing group? Seasoned Book Club Leaders, Ellen & Jane can help you. These two saavy librarians have been running The North York Central Library Book Club for many fun-filled years and have read/talked about all kinds of...

November 25th is Buy Nothing Day (BND)!

November 7, 2011 | Ann

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Jeff Reliant states how this all began in his article, "A Talk with Ted Dave, Creator of BUY NOTHING DAY," in the November 1999 issue of The Drippy Gazette, The first Buy Nothing Day was held on September 24, 1992, a realization of the vision of Vancouver artist Ted Dave,...

In Vino Veritas

November 4, 2011 | Carolyn

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At this time of year my father-in-law used to repeat an old Italian saying: " a San Martino ogni mosto è vino " - by St. Martin's day ( November 11 ) all the grapes are wine. November is the month when wines from this year's harvest are ready to...

Discover Your English Ancestors in Ontario...

November 2, 2011 | Andrew

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...at a full day workshop delving into a variety of resources! Topics will include: English Parish Records Researching Early 20th Century British Immigrants Solving Genealogical Problems Using English Probate Records Find Your British Family History in Newspapers The Genealogical Use and Abuse of English Gazetteers Using British Directories An Introduction...