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Welcome to Toronto! ٹورانٹو میں خوش آمدید! Toronto Public Library offers many services, all free, to help you get settled in Toronto. If you're new to the library, you can learn more in this free guide to library information in Urdu. Malvern Library Library Branches with Urdu Items Did you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at New to Canada
Thanks for sharing that, Larry, and I'm glad you enjoyed the blog. I'll add "Please speak slowly" to my list of recommended phrases, right after "I don't speak English." P.S. I've always wanted to learn Japanese.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2018 on Learn English in 5 Easy Steps at New to Canada
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Thanks Betty.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2018 on Learn English in 5 Easy Steps at New to Canada
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Are you learning English as a Second Language (ESL)? You are not alone. More than one in five Canadians were born outside of Canada. According to the Statistics Canada's 2016 census that's as many as 7,540,830 immigrants. More than three-quarters of them did not grow up speaking English as children,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at New to Canada
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Welcome to Toronto! Üdvözöljük Torontóban! Toronto Public Library offers many services, all free, to help you get settled in Toronto. If you're new to the library, you can learn more in this free guide to library information in Hungarian. Barbara Frum Branch, Toronto Public Library Did you know that there... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at New to Canada
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Welcome to Toronto! ਟੋਰ ਟੋ ਵ ਚ ਸੁਆਗਤ ਹੈ! Toronto Public Library offers many services, all free, to help you get settled in Toronto. If you're new to the library, you can learn more in this free guide to library information in Panjabi. Albion Branch, Toronto Public Library Did you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at New to Canada
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Welcome to Toronto (به تورنتو خوش آمدید)! Toronto Public Library offers many services, all free, to help you get settled in Toronto. If you're new to the library, you can learn more in this free guide to library information in Persian. Did you know that there are nine library branches... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at New to Canada
Oooh I love mermaids! Thanks for the suggestions. I have Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols on my to-read-list, so I'll definitely add Forget You. Fast Slide also sounds really interesting! Thanks again for this great post!
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I don't know why, but amusement parks always make me think horror. Considering the number of books you mentioned that turn sinister (and result in murder) I guess I'm not the only one. I do love reading books set at water parks, especially as I try to squeeze the last few days out of this unusually cold summer. I just finished the Making a Splash series by Jade Parker, and it was almost as good as spending days in the sun myself. It's set at a water park during summer vacation and is about young teens and first love. Do you happen to have any summery water park read recommendations? I'm suddenly in the mood for more!
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Thanks Betty :)
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Thank you for your wonderful comment! Hope your grandkids have a great first day of school and enjoy the school year :)
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I would have loved to *go* to Hogwarts... or Miss Cackle's Academy from The Worst Witch!
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Looking for some last minute back to school advice? The Toronto Public Library’s got you covered. In this post, I’ve put together a guide filled with librarian hacks: tips and ideas I've come across at the library that will make going back to school this September a breeze. As a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at New to Canada
Thanks Darcy! Happy Canada 150!
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2017 on Canada 150: Canada Day 2017 at New to Canada
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Thanks for sharing your story, Betty. It's wonderful how Canada's 100th Birthday was so memorable that you can say exactly where you were on July 1st, 1967, even when you were out of the country! And thank you for your kind comment about my blog. Hope you have a great Canada 150!
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2017 on Canada 150: Canada Day 2017 at New to Canada
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Thanks, Olivia! Hope you find something awesome to do for Canada 150th!
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2017 on Canada 150: Canada Day 2017 at New to Canada
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Thanks Ray. Happy Canada 150!
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Thank you, Xavier. You also make a very good point about the evolution of our country, which is important to always keep in mind.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2017 on Canada 150: Canada Day 2017 at New to Canada
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Glad you enjoyed the post and hope you'll make it out to some of the activities!
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2017 on Canada 150: Canada Day 2017 at New to Canada
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Carolynne, does that mean you and George got married during the Centennial (i.e., Canada's 100th birthday)? That must be quite the story! The country music concert and barbecue sound like a lovely way to spend the day, and I hope you get a chance to stop by some of the Canada 150 events too!
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2017 on Canada 150: Canada Day 2017 at New to Canada
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Thanks, Larry. Glad you enjoyed the post.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2017 on Canada 150: Canada Day 2017 at New to Canada
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Are you new to Canada? Wondering what Canada 150 (or even Canada Day) are? Or maybe just want to know where to celebrate Canada Day (and Canada 150) this year? Well, you've come to the right place. Over the last few months, I've started noticing "Canada 150" everywhere. Stores are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at New to Canada
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Thanks Katherine. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2017 on Winterlicious: DIY Style at New to Canada
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Thanks Muriel! I think I'm going to pick some menu items from one of the more expensive restaurants (the ones where dinner goes for $48 per person) and try making those. Let me know if you come across anything that looks good!
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2017 on Winterlicious: DIY Style at New to Canada
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There are two city-sponsored food festivals that are held in Toronto each year: Summerlicious and Winterlicious. Winterlicious is coming up starting January 27, 2017 and ending on February 9, 2017. Over 220 restaurants in Toronto are participating by offering three-course meals at set prices. Depending on the restaurant, lunch costs... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at New to Canada