Archive for November, 2005

K-os winner at CUMAs

K-os just (ok so its been a couple of days) won best song writer over at the Canadian Urban Music Awards which were held this year at the John Bassett Theatre. Considering he’s one of my favourite artists I just HAD to spread the news. I mean who hasn’t done a little dancing to Crabuckkit at some point.

Cavalcade Artisan Market

To all those bead coveting, lovers of the unique and handmade, check this out already:

Saturday November 26, December 3, 10 and 17
4 – 10 pm
Nathan Phillips Square
Official Site

It’s in collaboration with the Cavalcade of Lights. Another related event was Neighbourhoods Aglow. Anyone up for it? Should be fun. Especially if the guide ends up knowledgeable enough. If you do end up going do tell how your experience went.

Oh and the One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale is also running. Personally have always found it too expensive for my Christmas budget but am probably going to go for gawking (read window shopping ) purposes. Some of the stuff is quite nifty.

And so we grow

Please also welcome our 9th blogger on the team, Saira Qureshi. She currently blogs at and we hope to read some fun entries from her.

If you think yourself or anyone you know would enjoy blogging on this site, please feel free to apply within. We encourage it.

Where in Toronto # 5

Same rule as before. Figure out where the photograph was taken and leave your answer in the comments. Image courtesy of 416style on Flickr. Also while you’re at it, people still haven’t cracked Swoon’s “Where in Toronto #3?” so give that a shot while you’re doing this one.

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Almost at 40!

Guys, please welcome two brand new cities to the Metroblogging Network. It’s unbelievable how fast it’s growing and how easily we can connect and learn more about each other.

Dubai and Miami are now officially on the grid.

Tenants Fight Back (or Lord of the Slums)

A few citizens are targeting those who target the rental population. The Parkdale Tenants Association have kicked off an interesting campaign to combat some of the worst landlords in our city. Hmmm… Shame can be an interesting weapon…

They are trying to get theatregoers attention at the opening of the new LORD OF THE RINGS show. They are offering tours of some of Toronto’s worst neighbourhoods to bring attention to issues they face.

There has been a lot of talk about the amount of gun violence in the city. I think these “activists”, in their own way, are making a positive change that may prevent that type of thing. Working toward affordable housing and livable communities benefits EVERYONE. After all strong communities need to worry less about gangs and criminal elements embracing the marginalized. Tenant rights. Something worth bringing to the surface especially with the holiday season approaching. Love thy neighbour indeed.

Warm Inside Despite the Cold…

It was great treat catching the BURN ROME IN A DREAM show last night. Winter seemed to unfold all at once but it was toasty inside Sneaky Dee’s. I was pleasantly surprised by both opening bands! The night started off with two duo’s, Toronto’s FEUERMUSIK and KICKERS from Montreal.

FEUERMUSIK were an interesting combo of Saxaphone and buckets. (Yes buckets rather than drums). Interesting rhythms and soaring Sax solos. WoW!

KICKERS are aptly named. Drums and Guitar!!! Victoria, the guitarist, rocked the place. I was most impressed when she played keyboards and guitar at the same time. Incidentally the band used to have keyboardist but her absence did not minimize their presence AT ALL! So good. No wonder these guys opened up for Guelph/Toronto’s CONSTANTINES in Montreal. I’ll definitely look for more of them in the future…

The headliners didn’t dissapoint either. Burn Rome in a Dream played one of their best shows to date even if it was their last. Got their new CD along with some cupcakes. AWESOME!!! It was great to catch up with the band and old friends. Still reeling from the show. Thanks for the music and the memories…

National Crisis?

How the heck is gun violence in Toronto a “national” crisis? I don’t get it. Stop whining to the other provinces and fix your shit locally. If it’s affecting the city, the city needs to learn to deal with it, fix it, stop it and control it.

In any case, Paul Martin is holding a summit on Toronto’s gun violence tomorrow.

Number 35

Also please welcome city #35 just a few hours later. Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, and the third city to be joining the Metroblogging Network, after Karachi and Lahore.

Metroblogging Vancouver

Hey readers, please welcome the city of Vancouver as the newest city on the Metroblogging Network bringing our tally of cities up to 34 now! That’s a lot of cities to read about so why don’t you get started with Vancouver now. Don’t forget our other Canadian connection in Montreal either while you’re at it.

Also I have added these blogs down in the blogroll below on the right. If you have a Toronto blog, feel free to let myself or any of the other authors know about it and we’d be happy to link to it.

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