Are You a Bad Parker?
Published by Toronto Mike on October 30, 2014 @ 09:30 in Miscellaneous

Are You a Bad Parker?When I park my car, it's always legal. If it's in a parking lot, I find a legit spot and park between the white lines. It's just how I roll.

There are plenty of examples of bad parking on the web, but I'm interested in you guys. Are you a bad parker?


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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 94: Ed the Sock
Published by Toronto Mike on October 29, 2014 @ 15:37 in Podcasting, Toronto Mike'd Podcast

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 94In this 94th episode, Mike chats with Ed the Sock about Jian Ghomeshi and Ford Nation, and Steven Kerzner about the storied career of Ed the Sock on Canadian television. And yes, I asked him about Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. This episode is exactly 1:01:27.

You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways:

Catch up on all episodes of Toronto Mike'd at http://www.torontomike.com/podcast/.

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Tuesday Open Mike (Non-Election Edition)
Published by Toronto Mike on October 28, 2014 @ 08:20 in Open Mike

Open MikeWelcome to this week's Tuesday Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day.

Feel free to use this space to vent, rant, share a story and/or ask a question of the hivemind.

If your comment is about yesterday's municipal election, go here. If your comment is about anything else, you're in the right place.

Open Mike

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John Tory Elected Mayor of Toronto
Published by Toronto Mike on October 27, 2014 @ 20:25 in Toronto News ~ Toronto Focus

John ToryJohn Tory has won Toronto's 2014 municipal election.

Voter turnout was a record 64.3%.

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Marcia Strassman, Dead at 66
Published by Toronto Mike on October 27, 2014 @ 15:24 in Celebrity Deaths

Marcia StrassmanMarcia Strassman was 66. She played Gabe Kaplan's wife, Julie, on the 1970s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter. She was also the mother in Honey I Shrunk The Kids and its sequel, Honey I Blew Up The Kid.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 93
Published by Toronto Mike on October 27, 2014 @ 10:12 in Podcasting, Toronto Mike'd Podcast

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 93In this 93rd episode, Mike and Elvis discuss Jian Ghomeshi, future guests, TFC, the birth of Charles, and call Toronto's 2014 municipal election. This episode is exactly 1:14:13.

You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways:

The blog entry Elvis and I discuss at length is this one. You might want to read it before you listen.

Catch up on all episodes of Toronto Mike'd at http://www.torontomike.com/podcast/.

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Daily Photo: Sunny October
Published by Toronto Mike on October 24, 2014 @ 15:03 in Biking in Toronto, Toronto Photo Blog

Daily Photo: Sunny OctoberIt was such an amazingly sunny and warm October day, I had to hop off my bike and take a picture.

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Friday Open Mike
Published by Toronto Mike on October 24, 2014 @ 08:41 in Open Mike

Open MikeWelcome to this week's Friday Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day.

Feel free to use this space to vent, rant, share a story and/or ask a question of the hivemind.

Open Mike

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Waterfront Trail Gets New Signage
Published by Toronto Mike on October 23, 2014 @ 13:27 in Biking in Toronto

Waterfront Trail Gets New SignageI noticed on my ride today that they were putting up new signs in Marie Curtis Park. Here are a couple of pictures of the new Waterfront Trail signage that's going up.

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Here's the old signage that's being replaced.

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The Shootings at Parliament Hill
Published by Toronto Mike on October 23, 2014 @ 09:17 in O Canada

The Shootings at Parliament Hill in OttawaLike many of you, I was glued to the television and radio while the story unfolded in Ottawa yesterday. I watched CBC News Network and listened to CBC Radio One, and found the coverage anchored by Peter Mansbridge and Anna Maria Tremonti to be outstanding. There was a wonderful and refreshing lack of speculation and hyperbole.

We now know there was a single shooter, an angry young man who took the life of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, a reservist based in Hamilton with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders regiment. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was shot while on honorary guard at the National War Memorial, had a son in kindergarten.

Some media outlets will speak of the terror and fear, but I prefer to focus on our national sense of loss at this pointless, cowardly act. We are not afraid, we did not awaken this morning with a sense of terror. This is Canada.

I can't turn a phrase like Rex Murphy, so here he is on last night's The National sharing sentiments I agree with.

In Pittsburgh last night, where the Penguins faced the Flyers, they honoured Canada and sang our national anthem.

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I'll close this entry with Bruce MacKinnon's touching editorial cartoon for the Halifax Chronicle-Herald.

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