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Until today, it's been a remarkably dry and clear January in Toronto. I have an old beater bike with snow tires and my regular bike, so I judge a winter month by how often I ride the snow bike. I rode it twice this month, in very early January, and
In this 788th episode, Mike is joined by local artist and Galleria Mall expert Shari Kasman for this deep dive into the mall at Dufferin and Dupont that time forgot. This episode is exactly 51:18. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe in Apple
Sobering fact: Food insecurity affects 18.5% of Toronto households. And that figure is pre-pandemic. I suspect the current situation is even more dire. On December 5th, we're looking to do something BIG to help our fellow Torontonians. On December 5ᵗʰ at 10am, residents of Toronto are invited to leave
Chief Pumpkineer James just sent an update regarding Pumpkins After Dark. Remember, the promo code 'miked' saves you 10% at pumpkinsafterdark.com. Here's the message: We've now sold out 25 of our time slots for this year! It'd be great if you could mention this (that number grows daily too)
This morning I learned Doug Taylor had passed away. Doug covered the history of this city like no other. His blog at tayloronhistory.com was a tremendous resource and he will be sorely missed. Scadding Cabin—Toronto’s oldest surviving structure https://t.co/mCkfmYY6Zt pic.twitter.com/cvfQ95FoUZ —
Lake Shore Boulevard is closed this Victoria Day long weekend between Windermere Avenue and Stadium Road. I took this opportunity to cycle the street both yesterday and today and it was awesome. The Martin Goodman Trial is pretty busy now that the weather has improved, and closing Lake Shore Blvd
Last night I attended the grand opening of the StickerYou sticker museum and sticker exhibition at 677 Queen St. West. I was there with FOTMs Cam Gordon and Humble Howard. If you can handle the nostalgia overload, it's amazing. Here are some pics I took.
Ken Shaw, who has been on the air at CFTO / CTV Toronto for forty years, announced his retirement yesterday. His final newscast will be on January 6th. Why January 6? By working into 2020, Ken Shaw gets to make the claim he was at CTV News for parts of six
Our Toronto Public Library has a new identity. Here's more detail about the project from trajectory. Below is the previous Toronto Public Library logo and the brand spankin' new one, courtesy of BrandNew.
StickerYou is an ecommerce company. Yes, they're headquartered here in Toronto, but when you utilize their services you head over to StickerYou.com. That's where you can create custom stickers for your home or business. If you're a Toronto Mike'd listener, you already know this, because StickerYou are proud sponsors.
I got to know Danny Greaves, lead singer of The Watchmen, when he visited me in June for episode 473 of Toronto Mike'd. Danny wasn't sure what to expect, but dug the vibe. Today, I dropped by the Motel Bar in Parkdale on the 8th anniversary of him taking over
About seven years ago, I started cycling again after a fifteen year pause. I was in my mid-to-late 30s and had never seen a wild deer in the city. Once I started spending a lot of time on the Humber Trail, it wasn't long until I started seeing deer on
I've been following Toronto sports closely for almost 40 years. Ok, 37 years to be specific, but I prefer round numbers. Now that I've had a couple of sleeps since witnessing The Shot, I find myself literally stuck in that moment. That shot was a true moment. It was a
Yesterday was a very good Friday for Toronto sports fans. We won 'em all! In a crucial game five in Boston, the Leafs held on for a 2-1 win and a 3-2 series lead. This was a biggie. Meanwhile, in Orlando, the Raptors beat the Magic 98-93 to take a
Toronto went to the polls yesterday and re-elected John Tory to a second term. I haven't written a word about yesterday's municipal election for two reasons: I've been very busyThe results were a foregone conclusionLess than half of eligible voters in Toronto cast a vote in this election. I personally
416cade shows every logged machine within a 15-mile radius. By default, the map is centred on downtown Toronto. Enter your address into the map search bar or click a point on the map to change the search area. Keep in mind, 416cade is an ongoing, open-source project. Machines have a
I've lived in Toronto my entire life. I was born in Parkdale. I've never even lived in Mississauga or Thornhill or Ajax or another border town. I've always lived in the megacity. CHUM is making another announcement (as I type!) and I predicted they were adding a third person to
Every year at this time, it's the same story. Much of Toronto is in shorts and tee shirts, often complaining about the heat, but in my hood people are still wearing jackets. Today, for example, I took a bike ride and experienced the dramatic temperature dip at a specific point
Today, shortly before 1:30pm, a man driving a white rental van struck a number of pedestrians between Finch and Sheppard on Yonge Street. Toronto Police have confirmed 9 people are dead and 16 are injured, 5 critically. The driver is in police custody. If you're looking for speculation and
This is pretty cool. Sidewalk Labs, the sister company of Google that's partnering with Waterfront Toronto to build a "smart" neighbourhood of the future on the city's waterfront, has created an online tool that gives people a glimpse into the past.It's a digital map that has incorporated more than
As you've likely heard by now, they've implemented the King Street Transit Pilot between Bathurst Street and Jarvis Street. Rules are in place to prioritize streetcar traffic and to prevent private vehicles from driving through this stretch of King. I don't currently drive on King Street, nor do I take
Toronto artists Julie Ryan and Thelia Sanders-Shelton are set to unveil their latest Waterfront driftwood installation. It's a giant that will soon have a heart. The heart is scheduled to be installed during the grand opening on Tuesday morning. I spoke with one of the artists today and was told