Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival was established in 2001 by the artistic directors of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to celebrate excellence in the field of Canadian cinema. TIFF has always been committed to promoting Canadian filmmakers and their work and its creative team put together this annual event to showcase unique Canadian films, their directors, and their casts.

Top December Events in Toronto

December in Toronto might be freezing, but life in the city doesn’t slow down at all! With the festive season at our doorstep, there are plenty of great Christmas activities to join in throughout December, such as the Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery District, the Victorian Christmas experience at Black Creek Pioneer Village, and The Nutcracker ballet — a holiday must for all ballet lovers.

November Krazy Kontest

Sweet November!! If you have a sweet tooth then this kontest is for you!! A $25.00 gift card to The Chocolateria ( on Roncesvalles! Home made chocolates, ice cream and hot chocolate.

Top November Events in Toronto

Wondering what to do in Toronto during the upcoming month? November will be packed with great events you shouldn’t miss. From the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and the BabyTime Show to the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo and Planet in Focus film festival to kick off events of the festive season — such as the traditional Santa Claus Parade and One of a Kind Christmas Show.

Top October Events in Toronto

Halloween is coming, which means there's a lot of scary events such as the Zombie Walk or Toronto After Dark Film Festival. October in Toronto also offers lots of sweet and comforting events like the Toronto Chocolate Festival. Traditionally, there's an abundance of art events and festivals, so you should keep your eyes open if you don’t want to miss them. Here are our picks for the top October events in Toronto.

Late Night Creeps At Midnight Madness 2013

This year marks the 25th anniversary of what has become the goriest and most horrifying event in Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) history: Midnight Madness. Attending one (or more) of the screenings means staying out to the wee hours of the morning, frequenting a handful of Toronto’s darkened theatres, and witnessing acts of unspeakable horror and terrifying debauchery.

Toronto Botanical Garden: A Green Oasis

Nearly four acres of land at 777 Lawrence Avenue East deserve your attention. Formerly known as the Toronto Civic Garden Centre, it opened as the city's botanical garden and a gardening education and information centre at the same time in 2003. Toronto Botanical Garden lies in Edwards Gardens, which is a public park, owned and administered by the City of Toronto.

8 Homes Made Famous In Movies

What do houses of the Cullen family, Don Vito Corleone, Sam Baldwin, Tony Montana, Rachel Marron, Miss Daisy and the Thompson Family have in common? Many of them played crucial part in building up your curiosity while watching a movie, and became memorable despite – sometimes – only appearing for a couple of minutes.

August Krazy Kontest

It's August! Let's hope the rain stops and we have sunshine for 31 days! This month's gift card is to Shoppers Drug Mart. You can pick up any last minute essentials you may need for your vacation or just your weekend!!

Enjoy Your Summer in Toronto With Greg’s Ice Cream

In the Annex, a neighbourhood dotted with frozen yogurt chains like Menchies and YoYos every few steps, Greg’s Ice Cream stands its ground with its 30-year history and consistently high quality. As a hub for University of Toronto students, families, and office workers on their lunch breaks, Greg’s Ice Cream holds its own at the corner of Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue, using all-natural ingredients and offering fair prices.

Ontario Place Photo Essay

Ontario Place is a cultural, leisure, and entertainment parkland located on the shores of Lake Ontario (conveniently just 4 kilometres from Downtown Toronto) that was opened in 1971 and consists of three man-made islands. It has been an extremely popular family destination with emphasis on kids-friendly activities for years. Here's a great photo essay by Roland Shainidze!

Second Hand Furniture Stores in Toronto: The Elegant Garage Sale

“When my kids were in high school they were doing nothing when they weren’t doing their homework. I said ‘Come on, we’re going to open up a business’. We did. A day and a half after we opened, we were in the black. We’ve been here ever since, so we’re doing something right.” Given that “ever since” refers to a span of thirty-four years, it’s safe to say Ms. Albert is right.

Toronto Real Estate May 2013 Newsletter

Hope you had a happy May 2-4 long weekend! Don't you love the opportunity to spend time with family and friends? Celebrate the first long weekend of the summer?! We've been blessed with beautiful weather this spring yet snow soon after – I guess the rule of thumb that Ontarians shall not plant their gardens before the Victoria Day weekend is wise!

Best Events at Toronto’s Public Galleries

Perhaps it’s true that the first place to look for your glasses when you lose them is your nose. I was sitting in my house, wondering what galleries I should present to you next, and then it hit me. I have covered quite a lot of exhibition art spaces that I love in Toronto except for the most obvious, so I decided to change the orientation of my “Galleries of Toronto” series just a touch.

June Krazy Kontest

Vacation time, drinks on patios, The Blue Jays and school is out at the end of the month. Welcome June, how we have missed you! This Kontest prize is $25.00 gift card to the Beer Store. Sit back with a beer and watch the Jays on us one night!

Just answer the following skill testing question for your chance to win!

One correct answer to the following skill-testing question will be drawn:

When did the Blue Jays play their first game in the SkyDome? (aka Rogers Centre)

Noble Villa for Sale in Italy

Only 5 km from the beautiful LAGO MAGGIORE is this noble 16th stone villa with a stunning courtyard and lovely garden with private parking. It has been CAREFULLY RESTORED respecting traditional architecture using ancient stone, parquet, terra cotta and natural paints and colours. Full modern comforts were incorporated, including heated floors, double-glazing and new wiring and plumbing.

Allan Gardens Conservatory

Allan Gardens Conservatory is located on Carlton Street (between Jarvis and Sherbourne) and is open every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free. It has 6 greenhouses and has an interesting collection of exotic plants and seasonal displays.

Home Inspection

Do-it-yourselfers, rejoice! May is upon us, which means that it’s the best time to perform home inspection. If you can afford to hire a professional, there’s no easier way to get the job done and get it done right. However, if you want to save some money for the coming spring season, you can conduct your own inspection. All you have to do is read the following advice and assemble a pen, paper, and a flashlight and your home inspection can begin.

May Krazy Kontest

April showers bring May flowers and maybe a Stanley Cup! May's contest certificate is for Shakey's in the Bloor West Village. Mike "Shakey" Walton was the original owner of this pub and a player for the Leafs when they won the Stanley Cup in '67. It is great bar to watch the games and the food is delicious! Enter and the first few drinks are on us! Just answer the following skill testing question for your chance to win!

One correct answer to the following skill-testing question will be drawn:

What year were the Leafs last in the playoffs?

April Krazy Kontest

Happy April to you all! Its nice to shed the winter coat isn't it? The Krazy Kontest prize this month is to "The Works" Burger Gourmet Restaurant. Just answer the following skill testing question for your chance to win!

One correct answer to the following skill-testing question will be drawn:

April 15, 1912, what great tragedy occurred in icy Atlantic waters off Newfoundland, taking 1500 lives?

Renovation Ideas: Redesign Your Kitchen Like a Pro!

Do you sometimes feel a bit lost in your own kitchen? Do all the tools that you need hide from you whenever you need them? Do you find it too dull but still have to spend loads of time there while preparing your food? Maybe it’s high time for you to think about making little adjustments! After all, in most houses, the kitchen is the central area of the house, where every member of the family meets, and it would be a pity not to use its full potential.

Toronto Finest Art Workshop Studios

I personally believe that no one really hates art. Every one of us dreams about being able to express ourselves through jewellery or fine clothes. Now it’s perhaps time we stopped keeping these dreams to ourselves and took the first step towards our new hobbies — maybe even our future occupations.

Guilt-free Dining at Rawlicious Yorkville

The two hardworking entrepreneurs are firmly dedicated to serving their guests only what can truly be called “real food.” You won’t find any additives or preservatives here. There’s also no meat, gluten, dairy or refined sugar allowed. But what there is, is an abundance of healthy, creative and vibrant dishes.

March Krazy Kontest Winner

Julie Russell and Lina Sloan, "the stone man" will point you towards the nearest mall! You are the winners of the March Grand Prize Krazy Kontest! Please enjoy your $500.00 gift card to Cadillac Fairview Malls. Thank you to all of the amazing clients and friends that entered this month!

February Krazy Kontest

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Welcome to February! The shortest month of the year and according to the Farmers Almanac its going to be a cold one! The gift card for this month's Kontest is to Second Cup. You can buy yourself a hot chocolate a day to keep warm :)

Second Hand Furniture Stores in Toronto: Frontier Sales

Frontier Sales Furniture is a very popular used furniture store that has been around since 1981. The store is owned and operated by Dan and Renee Glazier, a successful brother and sister team. Renee is in charge of all the retail operations, while Dan takes care of purchasing and appraisal, and the store is managed by Vicki Blasioli, who has been with the Frontier Family for over ten years.

2013 January Krazy Kontest

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This months kontest prize is to Pizza Pizza! Everyone is tired of cooking so take a night off and order in! Just answer the following skill testing question for your chance to win!