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Horseshoe Falls (part of Niagara Falls). Toronto Star Photograph Archive, 1985. Tourists, honeymoon couples, traffic jams and wax museums. These might come to mind when we think of Niagara Falls. But in winter Niagara Falls is transformed into a peaceful, frozen wonderland that has attracted tourists for decades. Lamp posts,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2020 at Local History & Genealogy
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Join David Cohen at the North York Central Library in a four part series in which he will present a six step sales process that will give you an easy, repeatable way to sell. From how you position your business, to how you attract and market to clients and prospects,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2019 at Business & Personal Finance
Thanks for your comment Andrew. What a great story! And it's really nice that the building is still standing.
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Thanks for your comment Muriel. I like to travel to small towns, too, and always try to stop in the general store to grab a bite to eat. Enjoy your travels!
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North of Village of Malvern (now Scarborough), circa 1880. Toronto Star Photograph Archive. It's 1886. You need flour to bake a loaf of bread to go with the beef stew you're serving for dinner. Where do you go? More than likely, the general store. General stores were the place to... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at Local History & Genealogy
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Photo by Pixabay. In February Toronto's first zero waste grocery store, Unboxed Market, opened its doors to the public. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own reusable containers and bags to do their shopping, but if you forget to bring your own you can still purchase paper and glass containers.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Business & Personal Finance
Thanks for passing on these great titles and glad you enjoyed the blog!
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Thanks for your comment Maggie! Glad you enjoyed the blog.
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Canadian women commute by train to arms and ammunition plants, 1940 Below are ephemera (items only meant to be used for a short time) and photographs from Toronto Public Library's Baldwin Collection and Toronto Star Photograph Archive, respectively. All are available on the library's site, Digital Archive Ontario. When Canada... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Local History & Genealogy
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image courtesy of West Legal Barristers and Solicitors Many of us don't want to think about dying, but the reality is that we will. Making a will is perhaps the most important thing we can do, but estate planning is about much more than that. In her MoneySense article "Estate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2018 at Business & Personal Finance
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image courtesy of History of the Apple Logo Last month Apple Inc. hit a market cap of $1 trillion becoming the first US company to reach that milestone. Powered by better than expected quarterly financial results in early August, it left its rivals in its wake. The Apple Computer Company... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at Business & Personal Finance
Andrew, thanks for your comment. You might also want to contact the Wellington branch of the Ontario Historical Society or search the Fergus Genealogical Records for ancestors. Hope your search is successful!
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Glad to hear that you enjoyed the blog! It was such fun going through all those fabulous images and sharing them with our readers. Thanks for your comment!
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image courtesy of Jay on Instagram On September 27, 2018 Google will celebrate its 20th birthday. Officially launched in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, it has become the most widely used web-based search engine. What originally began as their PhD thesis at Stanford University, Google has become a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2018 at Business & Personal Finance
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Courtesy Toronto Star Photo Archives, 1977 Every year since 1946 the town of Fergus, Ontario has been celebrating its Scottish heritage. It is the largest gathering of clans outside of Scotland and Cape Breton Island. The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games continues the tradition started by the Ancient Celts... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Local History & Genealogy
You're right Sarah! There isn't always that much left over to put away for a house. It's a real balancing act!
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2018 on Saving for a House at Business & Personal Finance
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Thanks for the great comment Elsa. I agree, it is important to have a slush fund for those unexpected expenses that will inevitably come up after taking possession.
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2018 on Saving for a House at Business & Personal Finance
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(image courtesy of mckenzieappraisals.com) At the best of times, saving money isn't easy. But if you want to make a big purchase like a house, important lifestyle changes will need to be made. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada provides tips on how to budget, as well as a link... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2018 at Business & Personal Finance
Hi Sarah, Thanks for taking the time to read the post and providing feedback! When I see these old images it makes me wish I could be a time-traveller, even just for a day!
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Beer-making has a long tradition in Ontario. The province's first European settlers drank beer instead of local unsafe water. And because beer was a normal part of the European diet, many settlers brewed beer in their homes. As demand for beer grew, breweries were established and jobs created. When British... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Local History & Genealogy
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image courtesy of http://www.sayleswinnikoff.com/books-are-back/ If you're wondering what kind of books or ebooks to take to the cottage or the beach this year, why not try a business book? The business book genre offers unique opportunities in summer reading. The following is a list of easy and entertaining reads that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Business & Personal Finance
Thanks for your feedback! Glad you found it informative.
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Thanks for the comment Loretta! Nice to get feedback.
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If you are starting a business, a business plan can help you get financing from lenders and investors. It's a tool for understanding how all aspects of your business are put together. Even if you have an existing business, a business plan helps you compare planned and actual performance and... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Business & Personal Finance
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According to a recent study funded by the federal government and the Bank of Montreal, female-led enterprises now represent half of all new businesses and 90 percent are focused on the service sector. And although these businesses tend to be smaller than male-led businesses, they create more jobs and have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at Business & Personal Finance