Category Archives: Toronto

Life in Toronto

Food Insecurity

Sadly, there is food insecurity even in a rich country like Canada. In 1983, a charitable institution called the Food Bank opened its doors in order to make food available for those who are in need, their motto being that … Continue reading

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Pandemic Pursuits

Thank you to all the readers who wrote me personal notes encouraging me to continue with my blog. It was heart warming reading your comments and made me realize that in these times, people appreciate glimpses into other lives and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2022

I doubt that I have any readers left and indeed my intention had been to fade into the sunset and be done with this blog but two things happened that changed my mind. The first was that I mentioned to … Continue reading

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Toronto’s Wildlife

Our lockdown in Toronto became a little less restrictive a week ago in that outdoor sports such as tennis and golf are now allowed. Two days ago, the stay-at-home order was lifted and up to five people can gather outdoors. … Continue reading

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Random Sights

Spring has well and truly sprung. The flowering trees are spectacular and there are spring flowers in bloom in all the parks and gardens. The weather has also gotten warmer and it is truly a pleasure walking around and in … Continue reading

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What’s Been Happening

Apologies to my readers for a very long hiatus. It’s not that nothing has been happening though it’s been less than usual given our Covid restrictions . Somehow, the isolation as well as the vigilance required to engage in social … Continue reading

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Covid-19 in Toronto: Another View

After commenting in my last post about the increase in wildlife in Toronto during the Covid-19 lockdown, I got a couple of messages relating similar stories. One of my friends Lucie Sparham, a visual arts teacher, sent me some beautiful … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Today April 22nd is Earth Day. This day in 1970, Gaylord Nelson, a Democratic Senator from Wisconsin, organized a nation wide demonstration to highlight concerns about damage to the environment. This led to the start of environmental legislation to protect … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

This year Easter and Passover fall at the same time. Since both of these involve gatherings of family and friends, it is sad that we can’t get together nor celebrate the annual rituals both religious and otherwise. I don’t recall … Continue reading

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Travel Tale Interruption: Fleeing Covid-19

I was in the process of finishing Part 2 of my Vietnam adventure last Monday night when The Prime Minister of Italy announced a lockdown on the whole of Italy, to take effect the following morning. The decree not only … Continue reading

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