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Auto Show in Toronto
Come and experience the International AutoShow in Toronto. The 36-year tradition of celebrating Canadian's love of automobile is showcasing the new and the next in the fascinating era in automotive history.
This Year 2009, the event will happen from February 13-22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Rogers Centre.
The future of the automobile is up for grabs, so buy your tickets for Cdn$20 entrance. Buy online for a 10% discount at Cdn$18 only. For information and details about the show and to buy tickets, visit the link I provided below.
Complete Filipino Dishes
If you travel to Toronto and you want to have a taste of Filipino or Philippine dishes, come to Casa Manila.
Some of the dishes we ordered are clockwise: Ginataang Langka, Apritada, Lechon, Bopis, and White Rice. Halo-Halo is not shown here but this is my favourite dessert.
Get detailed information on the website I provided below.
Artistic Fruit Carving
Tastes of Thailand offered a wealth of activities that surely made a mark to event goers who like cultural dance and music.
I have enjoyed the parade of native Thai costumes. It was colourful. You will also taste the Thai food in the many booths that was installed on the street. The mouth watering taste of noodle dish, satay, tamarind tofu, shrimp and vegetable spring rolls, and a variety of delicious curry.
For updated schedule and information about this event, please refer to the website provided.
Our Very Own - Canadian Flag!
CANADA DAY, Eh!
Celebrated every July 1st, highlited with performances by several Canadian musicians, dazzling and colourful fireworks show, choreographed to music.
Mel Lastman Square
ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION.
Simultaneous parades, picnics, fireworks and family oriented events takes place across the city.
Phone: 416 338 0338
Santa Claus Parade in Toronto
Every year, Santa Claus visits the Toronto area and pass the busy streets joined by the community floats during the holiday season. This year, it will be held on November 15, 2009.
The Parade usually starts at the corner of Bloor and Christie Streets and runs east along Bloor to Avenue Road. It then proceeds south along Avenue Road around Queen's Park Crescent, and further south along University Avenue to Queen Street. At Queen Street, the Parade heads east to Yonge Street, south along Yonge Street and east along Front Street. The Parade ends at the corner of Front and Church Streets.
Your Kids will surely enjoy the fun seeing Santa in person. Every year, I watch the parade with their colourful floats and spectacular presentation of songs, music, and dances. To make sure you catch a glimpse and witness this event, get off at any of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway stations listed below:
Christie, Bathurst, Spadina, St. George, Museum, Queen's Park, St. Patrick, Osgoode, Queen & King
Please come, Admission is FREE.
For updated yearly schedule, please refer to the website provided.
Phone: 416 599 9090 x-500
View of Toronto from Picnic Area at Centre Island
The Toronto Island Park is huge at approximately 230 hectares. Visitors have enjoyed the lakeside charm for many years and have became the best place to have a picnic. There is so much space and so much time here to enjoy with the family.
The Toronto Island Park comprises of Hanlan's Point, Centre Island and Ward's Island. The most popular of them is the Centre Island. You may check the link below to check the General Information specifying what to expect.
We have had picnics here with my family and relatives and had the summer company picnic. It was awesome and there's a lot of fun.
The Joy of Pumpkin Picking
Ontario is famous for strawberry picking in June and apple picking in September. You may also pick your own pumpkins in Applewood Farm in Stouffville in the month of October.
Applewood Farm & Winery is a great destination for young and old to enjoy a little bit of the country, close to the city. We have been visiting the farm for many years and the photos I posted here were taken on one of those visits. It is a convenient place to pick strawberries, apples, and ......Pumpkins. You may also purchase delicious pumpkin pie at their store.
Visit the website for more information about Applewood Farm & Winery. Address. Telephone. Direction.
Phone: 905 642 4720
The Joy of Apple Picking
If you happen to be in Canada in September and you have not experienced apple picking, then this is the time to make it happen. Ontario has a lot of farmlands planted with different varieties of apples. One of the famous apple picking is in Stouffville. You will be able to experience a real country farm, not far from home at the Applewood Farm Winery. Applewood is not only for apples. It is famous for Fine Wines, Strawberries, Pumpkins, and Gift Baskets.
June - Strawberry Picking
September - Apple Picking
For other information, visit the website I provided below.
Phone: 905 642 4720
Food is part of the Christmas Celebration
I guess most of us celebrate Christmas as most Christian do. I remember when we were living in the Philippines, we visit the church to hear mass in the early morning from the 15th of December. It is not only because it is our tradition but because of the Filipino delicacies that we enjoy right after the mass.
Here in Canada, it is a bit different as holiday masses are held at nighttime also from the 15th of December. No food is involved after the mass whatsoever. Not unless the family started this as a Canadian way.
Whatever tradition you are used to have, still the holiday season is time for peace and love for everyone. Gift giving is part of it and as a Canadian, generosity is always in our hearts.
Come celebrate with us. Let's join hands and share what we have to the poorest of the poor!
The Snowbird Air Show in Toronto
They are called the Snowbirds. An air show is taking place during the Canadian Labour Day weekend each year.
It is called the Canadian International Air Show of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. To have a better view of the air show, you need to be in the Ontario Place, the CNE or many other lakefront sites with view of the water in front of Marilyn Bell Park. Admission fee is applicable at the entrance of Ontario Place and CNE.
The Ontario Place and Canadian National Exhibition or CNE are easily accessible via the TTC. Take the streetcar number 511 in Bathurst Street or the Number 29 Dufferin bus.
The Snowbirds airshow is offered free in addition to the CNE events and festival and is included with the admission price. Come and enjoy!
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