Imagine being able to explore a community without ever having to go to more than one place.
That's what will happen if you head to Jane and Finch over the last weekend of August, where a Toronto-based dance company works with community members to get their voices heard through dance and voice.
And while it's not an area synonymous with contemporary dance, Kaeja d’Dance is partnering with people of all ages to perform a free, outdoor show at the Oakdale Community Centre.
Just a few weeks ago, they took over the front lawns of Seaton Village by Bathurst and Bloor. That's where hundreds of people showed up to watch local residents perform dances on their porches that reflect their lives.
This months "Just Dance" is for both those in the community and those who want to get to know it better. As for how much it costs: every show is ...
Erindale Park, Memorial Park and Streetsville Memorial Park are just three of the areas you can go for a picnic with your family or sweetie. Tables are set up but the ones in the shade go fast, so make sure you bring some hats and sunscreen just in case. Of course yu can always set up a blanket in other areas by the river but keep in mind critters will be running around and interested in your goodies.
Different type of fish exist in different areas of the river. At the mouth of Lake Ontaro, you'll find fresh water salmon. In various areas along the river, there is Steelhead. From the Streetsville Dam to the mouth, small mouth bass are located in deeper areas of the water. The fish are in smaller numbers in the warmer months, with varying levels during the rest of the year. The Credit ...
If you travel west on the 401, you can find an urban oasis that feels more like cottage country than anything else.
But the Credit River Valley has had its share of problems over the years from fish population issues to general upkeep.
While some people sit and enjoy the beauty of the water, others wake up at 5am to head out on a boat or the shores of the river and try to catch bass, trout and even salmon
The Credit River Anglers Association notes that in the 1970s there were issues with the numbers of fish in the area but with breeding and implementing the "catch and release" fishing method, things are thriving.
The Association says they've been not only trying to increase the numbers but also revitalize the shoreline to improve the parkland.
Sonu Saree Palace (1420 Gerrard E)
Filled with both colourful fabrics and clothing, you can get lost in Sonu Saree Palace feeling textures and gazing at intricate patterns. The store also sells inexpensive jewelry that both kids and adults alike will have a fun time picking through.
Punjab Foods and Sweets (1448 Gerrard St E)
This hole-in-the-wall cafe sells classic Indian treats from samosas to nan khatai (coconut cookies). The displays are filled with goodies and the owners will always make you feel welcome. Explaining what everything is made of. On a sunny day, treats are displayed outside for a grab-and-go snack.
Dubai Jewellers (1407 Gerrard Street E)
Specializing in vibrant 22k gold from India, the store also sells diamonds and fine jewels. They also specialize in wedding bands. If you are going to shop for a shiny gift for her or yourself, keep in mind they are closed on ...
We've heard of the Taste of Little India festival, with streets packed to sample snacks and explore an area that isn't on top of everyone's list when going out for a weekend.
On a normal day, streets are less busy and over the past few years, more "closing sale" signs and boarded-up windows are popping up.
The local BIA isn't concerned with what seems to be a pattern over the six-block stretch, underlining every time an old store closes, a new one opens up.
But local business owners and residents are worried that the slow down in business because those who don't live in the area are going to places in Brampton and Etobicoke that have opened up over the past decade. Underlining those places have free parking so they can seem more attractive to shoppers.