Posts Tagged ‘Toronto’

The Paper Kites | TwelveFour | Concert | Lee’s Palace – Toronto

Sunday, November 29th, 2015


The Paper Kites is such a sweet sweet band from the land of down under.  I’ve taken the full albums from the two EP’s and made them into a mixtape that you can download here.  I had the opportunity to go see them last night at Lee’s Palace in Toronto and it was a sweet show.



I fell in love for the soft reflective feel they give.  If you want to hear some older stuff you can hit this post.  The new album is a tiny bit forward for them as a group and the trailer of the album is shown below.  Such a cool process of writing music each night only between midnight and 4am.

The new album is nice.  I’ve highlighted some songs below the trailer


Navigation Challenge | Swimming In Toronto

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015


In the summer of 2014… I thought it would be fun to take the kids swimming somewhere different and do a little challenge with them to see if they could get us there by themselves.  I like teaching my kids street smarts and have them use their own judgement to problem solve.  My kids need to know how to follow maps and read signs.  They need to know how to cross the street without a traffic light.  They need to know when it’s safe to cross.

The video of the day is below:

Previous 101 List Completed | Up The CN Tower With The Kids

Friday, November 7th, 2014


Just a short time ago… I took the kids downtown to explore the city a bit and hit the CN Tower.  We went downtown and hit Chinatown near Spadina & Dundas and hit some shops.  Chantal has never been to Chinatown and she loved the stores will all the fake brandname stuff and electronics.  We then had lunch.  Noah sweet talked me into getting him shoes and I gave them each some money to buy some things they wanted.  Noah picked up a hat.  I guess he needed some more swag.

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We then headed down to Front Street to get tickets for the Tower.  It took us a good hour in line to get to the elevator to head up.  Noah was a little scared.  Once up there… he was pretty good.  We went up just as it was going to get dark soon… so we could see the city in the day and when it twinkles.  We took our sweet time and walked around and looked at all viewpoints of the city.  The kids thought it was cool to see places that we just walked and had lunch at.  We then went up to the Skypod and viewed it from that vantage point.  I gave Chantal a sharpie so she could write her name that she “was there”.  We also hit the glass floor before heading down to the ground level again.  We then hit up Jack Astors on Front for dinner and watched a bit of the Hockey Game.  Leafs were playing the Penguins and the game was in Toronto… so they thought it was neat that we were watching the game on the big screen that was being played 4 minutes away.

It was a great day and I was glad that I could take my little man up the tower for the first time.  Chantal had the chance to go up already with her cousin.

Toronto | Get Out + Explore | So many great little places…

Friday, August 9th, 2013


There is so many little places to explore.  To drive around.  To stop and get out and walk and explore.  So many different people with cultures that are not like yours.  New food.  New stores.  Just people living and getting by the best they can.

I look at urban photography and it’s striking.  So simple the portraits of city life.  How come when I walk around… it’s hard to see the moments and have it trigger in my mind to capture that perspective?

Summer is fading fast.

Snippets of Ben Howard in Toronto last week | Echo Beach

Thursday, August 8th, 2013


Some highlights of last weeks concert recorded on my crappy cracked iPod Touch.

Open Roof Movie Festival | Toronto | Unique | Summer Goodness

Thursday, July 18th, 2013


Open Roof Festival is a not for profit, outdoor music and film festival providing Toronto with a summer experience like no other, highlighting independent filmmakers and artists from Canada and around the world. The Festival is a fun, unique experience that is more than just a party – its an evening of shared experiences. Of Toronto’s music and film scene. Of refreshments. And, of enjoying Toronto’s beautiful summer night sky with friends.

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Tonight is Molly Maxwell which is a great little film.  Synopsis: At Phoenix Progressive School, where everyone tries to outdo each other with creative self-expression, 16-year-old Molly Maxwell would rather be invisible than risk revealing herself as completely ordinary. When her young, handsome, disillusioned English teacher enters the picture and allows her to just be herself, Molly is suddenly able to flourish. As their student-teacher bond becomes more intimate, she begins putting herself on the line in unexpected ways while pursuing what she wants. But with each awkward, beautiful step towards an impossible romance, Molly risks alienating everyone she loves.


Not only do you get to watch the movie but there is live music each night there is a film.  Tonight is Bryce Jardine.  Then to fill your belly there is Food by “The Saucy Pierogi” and Kanto by Tita Flips.

So it’s down by the water in Toronto where you get Food (extra cost) and get to hear a live band… then watch a flick.  Tickets are $15 each.


If you can’t make the movie tonight… check out the August 25th Movie called “Kings of Summer” which looks really good…  check out the trailer below:

Check out the Festival online here for all the info and to get tickets.  They move it inside if it rains.


Also is a free outdoor Movie Festival at Christie Pitts in Toronto which is pretty cool for a free little movie in the park on a summer night.  Check that out too!  Something to set yearly reminders to check the website and just pencil in the movies you want to take in.