Archive for November, 2007

Autumn in North York

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Indigo Drops Prices. Really?

Chapters.indigo.ca was handing out badly photocopied flyers to customers at the cash desk to answer our questions about Canadian book prices. This issue is in the news almost every day now. Torontonians are now becoming a mecca for Buffalo-area merchants, from what I see on the TV.

According to the news, Indigo was selling bestsellers at 30% off. Are journalists not book buyers? Only buy books on Amazon? Just wondering because since when is that price discount new? I’ve even seen Indigo offer bestsellers at 40% off. So this discount, contrary to breathless journalist prose, is not Indigo responding to people ticked off at high book prices in Canada.

I glanced at the flyer as the cashier was ringing up my books to see just what Indigo was doing about prices. And this is what they said.
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Attention Toronto Travellers…You have been warned!

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What’s Happening?

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Who would have thought that a lone loon can kick George Washington’s butt. The Loonie has reach some all time highs as of late which means I will be doing some serious shopping in the US of A over the weekend. I could use some new kicks. I should have waited and bought new crossover in “America”, that’s what many Canadians are doing these days.

Our beloved Atlantic Division Champions the Toronto Raptors will play their second game of the young NBA season tonight against good ole Vince Carter and the New Jersey Nets. Apparently Vince is better than ever. Vince who? Leafs Who? Had to through that one in…

Who hasn’t gone on a grade school field trip to the Royal Winter Fair at the Ex? Well it’s that time of year again. You, the Royal Winter fair is what is happening starting today and running through to the 11th. 85 years strong!

Massive props goes out to our friends at Spacing for winning NOW Magazines award for Toronto’s Best Blog for 2007. Keep up the great work!

Karachi’s Civic Center is running into some problems, something there stinks. Something here stinks too, a 600 mil shortfall. What else stinks at our City Hall? let us know so we can put together a top ten of things that stink at city hall.

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