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Old April 13th, 2011, 07:43 PM   #21
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Ah, I see. He only approves of "selected" festivals. Does this mean our mayor selects only what parts of the population he wants to support and represent? Rather obviously, yes.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #22
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Ah, I see. He only approves of "selected" festivals. Does this mean our mayor selects only what parts of the population he wants to support and represent? Rather obviously, yes.
wonder what his criteria for selection is (and if it is consistent or changes depending on which way the wind blows).

He's stated in the past that the city should not fund 'festivals' as they should be funded by the financial community and other private sources.

He's also stated his discomfort with homosexuals in the past - but a mayor should be expected to put his personal feelings aside and represent all of the people of Toronto.

Now, that said - Id definitely like to attend the J50 party.

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You have to pay money to make money. You have to invest in festivals to get a massive return from tourist dollars. Punishing successful world famous festivals that are completely volunteer based is just plain churlish and incredibly short sighted. IT COSTS MONEY to throw one of the biggest pride festivals in the world and keep it all free for viewers. I hope to god they don't have to start selling tickets for it like they always did in London. That is the kiss of death for a festival.
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You have to pay money to make money. You have to invest in festivals to get a massive return from tourist dollars. Punishing successful world famous festivals that are completely volunteer based is just plain churlish and incredibly short sighted. IT COSTS MONEY to throw one of the biggest pride festivals in the world and keep it all free for viewers. I hope to god they don't have to start selling tickets for it like they always did in London. That is the kiss of death for a festival.
I agree with your pov - my guess is that someone thinks that it is possible to have a world class festival in Toronto without any effort or costs incurred by the City of Toronto.

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Molly, you miss NOTHING that goes on in this town!!!
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why is someone holding up a picture frame in the right of the video still|?

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Old April 18th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #28
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Molly, you miss NOTHING that goes on in this town!!!
Oh, I miss lots of good stuff, my friends tell me about but I do my best. I get lots of people telling me "You can't film in here'. lol (Like at the Downsview Merchant's Market. Yeah, what is that, a secret military zone?) They asked me to delete my footage and I said, screw you but in more diplomatic terms. lol I was taken to management and told to not film. I said OK but I will not delete what I filmed. They let me go with a warning. Christ, it was just a crummy flea market. lol

The Charlie Sheen event, I just caught by accident. I was actually headed to buy some stuff in Chinatown and had no idea what was going on. I saw a crowd in front of the Ritz, so I checked it out. Once I heard Charlie Sheen was coming out, I quickly forgot about Chinatown and followed Charlie on his walk. It was crazy!

I frequently bring my little camera with me even when I just go for a walk or shopping, because in this city, you never know what's gonna happen. I see all kinds of cool things just by accident, so I try keep my little, Sony Cyber Shot, close at hand. The video quality is not great but it's acceptable.

It's amazing how many events and strange happenings go on in this city. I only see a fraction of it. Lots of stuff goes on, without the public even knowing. (including underground stuff) Lots of events can not be posted on Youtube but it's still interesting to check it all out.

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why is someone holding up a picture frame in the right of the video still|?

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I don't know, what the hell is that thing? I thought it was a tablet for filming but it does look like a picture frame.

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Please keep carrying your camera with you, Molly! You see different things that many of the rest of us would miss!
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4/20 fete turns Yonge and Dundas into pseudo hotbox

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Old May 4th, 2011, 09:20 PM   #32
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10 Jane's Walks worth checking out in 2011
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-Historic Yonge Street: A Work in Progress /Saturday, May 7, 2011 / 11:30am
-The 5th Annual Retracing Stop Spadina Jane's Walk / Saturday, May 7, 2011 / 11:45am
-Graffiti in Toronto / Sunday, May 8, 2011 / 1pm
-A Hipster's Guide to Ossington / Sunday, May 8, 2011 / 2pm
-Dirt: The good, the bad and the sexy in Riverside / Sunday, May 8, 2011 / 10am
-Parkdale, Scummy Parkdale / Sunday, May 8, 2011 / 2pm
-Nathan Phillips Square: Our concrete manifestation of Peace, Order and Good Government / Saturday, May 7, 2011 / 3pm
-Iconic Gay Sites / Sunday, May 8, 2011 / 3:30pm
-Discover the Toronto Islands / Sunday, May 8, 2011 / 12:30pm
-Cabbagetown Arts Walk / Sunday, May 8, 2011 / 10:45am


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Brunswick Ave. - It's Literary and Built Form (Guided by Mark Jull)
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Art & the City Tour (Guided by Walk T.O.)
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Toronto Picked to Host 2012 Microsoft Conference

TORONTO— The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2011 8:32PM EDT
Last updated Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2011 8:38PM EDT

Microsoft Corp. has chosen Toronto to host its Worldwide Partner Conference in 2012.

More than 15,000 attendees from 130 countries are expected to flood into the city's Air Canada Centre and Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where international heads of state met at last year's G20 conference.

The conference, slated to take place from July 9-13, will include some 500 events, which will also be held at 32 of the city's hotels.

This year's conference is being held in Los Angeles.

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I filmed this last weekend. The food was SO good!
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Fun! I had no idea it had happened...
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I was at Caribana yesterday and I was standing right where the murder happened. Fortunately, I left at 6pm and the shooting happened at 7pm. It happened right between Ontario Place and the CNE.

I like Caribana but it is one badly organized parade. The parade has no continuity. It stops and starts, with 30 to 60 minute gaps, which can be quite frustrating. Too many ordinary people jump the fence and walk in both directions, during the parade. It's just mass confusion of people walking everywhere and it blocks the parade floats. It slows the whole thing down. There were many times I thought the parade was over but then I realized a float was coming, in the distance.

Although this parade could use lots of improvement, I still enjoyed it. I would have enjoyed it more if it was cooler and less crowded but it is, what it is. I didn't get much good video footage of the parade but I will still make a few videos out of it.

1 - General Caribana video
2 - The girls of Caribana
3 - The boys of Caribana

That's right, you can't leave the Caribana boys out. (and there were some buff boys out yesterday. No wonder I was so hot!)
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Apparently there were phalanxes of police patrolling the Entertainment District, that looked like G20 all over again.
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Apparently there were phalanxes of police patrolling the Entertainment District, that looked like G20 all over again.
That happens every year around Caribana.
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My Caribana video.
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The Girls Of Caribana
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And of course, The Boys Of Caribana
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I'm pretty sure I figured out what that song in the last video is about!
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