Trivia nite ROCKS at Red Rocket!

Can you identify these famous people from their early photos?

Can you identify these famous people from their early photos?

Thursdays at 8PM
Trivia Night at Red Rocket Coffee!
Free, fun, friendly & fully licenced
Winner gets $20 Gift Card

My husband and I peered closely at the photocopied page we’d been handed — featuring eight childhood photographs of famous people. “Top right,” I said, “Is that Kevin from The Wonder Years…or a young Justin Trudeau?” Read more ›

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On the trail of The Hip and The Persian

Great food...TransCanada Service Road, Elkhorn, Manitoba

Great food…TransCanada Service Road, Elkhorn, Manitoba

On the warm sunny morning of August 30 my husband and I got in our car,  took a right at Coxwell and Danforth and then a left at Sudbury, Ontario a few hours later.

From there we pretty much kept going straight for about 2200 km. Last week I posted photos from the first two days of our roadtrip. Here’s the second and final instalment.
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ZUG Lounge – the ultimate gaming arcade

imageCompetitive PC Gaming space on the Danforth

Latest PC games and retro ones like Nintendo 64

“I’m very competitive,” says Zoltan with a big smile. He’s the owner of the “new age arcade facility” called ZUG Lounge, that opened recently at 1808 Danforth. “At one time I ranked in the Top 250 Call of Duty players in the world.”

Zoltan created ZUG (the Z is his initial and the UG stands for Ultimate Gaming) to provide a comfortable, friendly, affordable space for others who share his love of gaming.

“For $5 an hour, you can come play XBox, PlayStation 4 — all the latest stuff,” he says. “If you like retro, I have all the most popular ones and they are only $3 per hour. You don’t have to put out big money to own all the systems and games. I’ve got them here.” Read more ›

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Local Arts Fair continues Sunday

Catch up with friends and neighbours and get inspired by the artists at the Danforth East Arts Fair. Photo by Bruce Reeve.

Catch up with friends and neighbours and get inspired by the artists at the Danforth East Arts Fair. Photo by Bruce Reeve.

Better than ever – Danforth East Arts Fair 2016

Yes, it’s been a very dry summer. Yes, Toronto needs rain. What a shame it finally arrived TODAY, the start of the two-day 2016 Danforth East Arts Fair at East Lynn Park.

Organizers have brought together an exciting and elegant assortment of vendors. Fine artists, textile artists, clothing designers, woodworkers, jewellery makers, potters and more.

If the rain put you off today be sure to stop by on Sunday. Make a morning or afternoon of it. In addition to the wonderful browsing and shopping, there are activities for kids, delicious food (snacks and full meals), plus musical performances.

Here are a few photos snapped today in the rain…

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