Date: Saturday, October 12
Time: 10:30am — 4:30pm
Admission: $5 at the door (free if you arrive before 11am!) with partial proceeds going to Nellie’s Shelter (a VERY worthy cause!)
There will be 50+ vendors of art, crafts, fashion, food, music, small press and more! You don’t want to miss this one. And, best of all? The 501 Queen street car stops right at the front door!
See you there!
This summer is already shaping up to be a busy one in Weezie World. I’ve got four more events to tell you about (with a few that may end up being recurring ones!)
Mixed Blessings Spring Craft Show • • •
Saturday, April 27 | 10 am – 4pm
3294 St. Paul’s Crescent | Barrie, ON
This event is being held at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church (at the corner of Yonge & Mapleview) in Barrie. Entrance to the sale is $2, with all proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. And each person who enters will be given a ballot for a cash draw – with a new winner announced each hour! (more info)
East Gwillimbury Farmer’s Market • • •
Saturday, May 4 | 8am – 1pm
19000 Leslie Street | Sharon, ON
Come out for the opening day of the 2013 season. There’s lots of free parking, and the first 100 people there will receive a free plant! (more info)
Dufferin-Orfus Sunday Market • • •
Sunday, May 12 & 26 | 9am – 5pm
3300 Dufferin St. | Toronto, ON
This exciting new location got its start last year and promises to be in full swing this summer. It’s in the Katz Deli parking lot, right near the Orfus Road outlets and Yorkdale Mall. It’s easily accessible from the 401, or – if you’re downtown – you can hop on the TTC and the 29 Dufferin Bus will take you right there. Come by and say hello!
Stay tuned for future dates! And, check out the Upcoming Events calendar (always in the right sidebar) to see where I’ll be next!
Who would win? Who would you place your money on?
I’m certain the lady driving the SUV pictured here had no idea she’d ever have to ponder such a question. But I guess, the longer you live in Toronto and hear about all the wankery that takes place WHILE drivers are in control of their vehicles, nothing should really come as too much of a surprise.
For some reason the driver of our streetcar completely missed the fact that there was, in fact, a vehicle ahead of him when he came to the lights at the King & Portland intersection.
Seriously? How do you miss that? It was rush hour. It’s not like there weren’t SCADS of other vehicles around. And it’s not like she came out of nowhere (her vehicle was clearly arse -ended… no tell-tale swipes that would’ve happened had she appeared from nowhere and cut him off.)
Thankfully, nobody seemed to be hurt. To be quite honest, I was near the back of the streetcar reading when it happened. I just assumed that the sudden jerkiness was just keeping with the habit most King Streetcar drivers have of riding the brakes for the entire length of the route. Of course, the loud clank noise that punctuated the final jolt probably should have alerted me to the fact that something was amiss.
The sheepish “uhm – due to the collision, this car is now out of service” announcement clued me in pretty quickly, however.
Yep. Good times.
Although, since I had to walk up to hop on the Queen Streetcar, at least I didn’t get short-turned halfway to my destination. So I guess that’s something.
Miss SUV Driver? I hope you didn’t get into trouble for being late to work. And I hope the TTC has to buy you a nice shiny brand new vehicle. And a vacation. And some sexy new designer luggage for said vacation.
When you hear the word Amish, would you more quickly associate the word ‘rural’ or ‘urban’? Exactly. We’ve all seen Witness. We (okay, I’ll admit it – I) have preconceived ideas about bonnets and wagons and barn raisings.
According to Wikipedia (yes, the most reliable source of information, to be sure): the Amish, sometimes referred to as Amish Mennonites, are a group of Christian church fellowships that form a subgroup of the Mennonite churches. The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology.
The Old Order Amish, who live in rural communities in North America and are famous for their plain dress and limited use of technology.
The New Order Amish (formed 1966), are the least restrictive Amish group. They permit the use of electricity in the home and do not practice shunning.
Urban means “related to cities.” Cities generally have advanced systems for sanitation, utilities, land usage, housing, and transportation.
Based on these generalizations, one would assume that even the most progressive of Amish orders would hardly be racing to start a business in downtown Toronto, right? I know, I know – I’m assuming a lot based on common conceptions, so you’ll forgive my perplexed reaction to this:
I’m just curious. Now you are, too. Admit it.