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Renting an Apartment in Toronto

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Renting an Apartment in Toronto Renting an apartment in Toronto can be quite challenging. Most landlords demand references from previous rentals, a letter of employment and a bank draft or proof of income. Additionally, first and last month rent are required. A credit report from a reputable agency such as Equifax can also be helpful.

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Need a Lawyer?

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Need a Lawyer? With the goal of promoting the better administration of justice and easier access to it, the Bar of Montreal, the Young Bar Association of Montreal, and Pro Bono Quebec, in collaboration with the Association des avocats de la défense de Montréal, the Direction des services judiciaires de la Métropole and the municipal […]

Toronto Islands

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Toronto Islands Comprising the only group of islands in the western part of lake Ontario, the Toronto Islands, formerly known as Island of Hiawatha and as Menecing Islands are a chain of small islands in face of the city of Toronto, located just offshore from the city centre. These islands provide shelter for Toronto Harbour […]

The Duke of Kent’s Secret Affair

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The Duke of Kent’s Secret Affair Rumours have persisted that the Queen Victoria, worried her rule would be weakened by the knowledge of an older half-brother in Canada, regularly shipped money to her colonial sibling to ensure his upkeep and silence. He supposedly was raised by a Quebec City middle-class family. Prince Edward, later father […]

Roundhouse Park

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Roundhouse Park Roundhouse Park is a 17 acre or 6.9 ha city owned park in Downtown Toronto in the former Railway Lands. This National Historic Site of Canada features the John Street locomotive Roundhouse, built in 1929-1931, which is now home to the Toronto Railway Museum, Steam Whistle Brewing and Leon’s Furniture. In Toronto Roundhouse […]

Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre Basilica

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Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre Basilica Facing Ile d’Orleans, the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre Basilica near Mont Sainte-Anne has welcomed pilgrims since the mid 17th century. It is set along the Saint Lawrence River 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of Quebec City. The basilica has been credited by the Catholic Church with many miracles of curing the sick and disabled. It is […]

Non-Conventional Forms of Energy

Non-Conventional Forms of Energy

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Non-Conventional Forms of Energy In the world, biomass is the only form of non-conventional energy that is widely used. The biomass encompasses organic matter produced by plant growth or animal or human activity. Wood and forest residues make up forest biomass waste resulting from human activity in the cities makes up urban biomass. The Canadian […]

Huron Creation Story

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Huron Creation Story In the beginning there was only one water and the water animals that lived in it. Then a woman fell from a torn place in the sky. She was a divine woman, full of power. Two loons flying over the water saw her falling. They flew under her, close together, making a […]

Historic Brewery

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Historic Brewery The 19th century brewing produced an extensive list of different beers and brews. The difference in the beverages were created essentially by variations in the production process, the ingredients and the recipes used. There were strong beers, table beers and small beers which generally referred to the strength of the wort that made […]

Food in New France

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Food in New France A Swedish botanist Peter Kalm gave us a very good account of the way in which people lived in Old Quebec, and as we read it we can imagine how we should have fared as guests in a house in New France in the 18th century: “They eat three meals a […]

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Craft-Brew-Story In recent decades there has been a resurgence of interest in craft brewed beer. Micro-breweries or craft breweries are modern breweries that produce a limited amount of hand crafted beer. Today, a number of these small breweries are established across Ontario. In many ways they mirror the early brewing industry of the 19th century. […]

Fit-to-Drink

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Fit-to-Drink The brewing process Whether in a small or large set-up the brewing process remained principally the same. Beer, “fit to drink”, was produced within a day, a week or some months depending on its intended type and the brewer’s circumstances. The brewing process basically followed a number of set stages: Malting: the barley’s starches […]

Barrels

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Barrels Tight, also referred to as wet, barrels carried liquids; dry barrels carried fine powdery products such as flour; slack barrels a variety of small bulk products. Tight barrels required the greatest skill to make. They were made of hard woods such as oak and elm; dry or slack barrels could be made with less […]

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Toronto

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Toronto Toronto is a beautiful city in Ontario, Canada. By far the biggest and most populated city in the country, it could be described as a mix between New York and Moscow. Restaurants, hotels in all price ranges and amazing shopping malls abound; aside from all the other exciting things to do. But a picture […]

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Unknown Facts about Canadians

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Trivia and Unknown Facts about Canadians First Nations Totem Poles are found on the North Pacific coast, among the Tsisian, the Haida and the Kwakiutl tribes. There are two types, Memorial Poles, used particularly by the Tsimshian, commemorated dead members of the family, and were set apart from houses. House poles (f.i. Haida Poles) were […]

The CN Tower

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The CN Tower The American Society of Civil Engineers bestowed the honourable mention of “Wonder of the Modern World” on the CN Tower in 1995. In addition to being one of the world’s modern wonders, the CN Tower is a national Canadian icon, a distinctive Toronto feature and a must-see for tourists, visitors and locals […]

The Hudson’s Bay Company

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The Hudson’s Bay Company The Hudson’s Bay Company (French: Compagnie de la Baie d’Hudson), abbreviated HBC, is the oldest commercial business in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. Founded by King Charles II, the Hudson’s Bay Company greatly contributed to building Canada as a nation. Two resourceful Frenchmen, Radisson and […]

St. Sophia Cathedral

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St. Sophia Cathedral The Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, St-Sophia, was built in 1960 and named for both St-Sophia in Kiev and the 6th century mother church in Istanbul, Turkey. The architect is Vladimir Sichynsky, the interior of the cathedral was painted by Boris Makarenko et Fils Company, in 1988-1990.

Daniel Flynn’s Boot & Shoe Shop

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Daniel Flynn’s Boot & Shoe Shop Building history In 1858, Daniel Flynn, a shoemaker, purchased “village lots #6 and #7… lot 22, conc. 1, west of Yonge” upon which he built a home and this small shoemaker`s shop. Such small shops were often referred to as “ten-footers” because they were ten feet square. They provided […]

Bolton Shop

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Bolton Shop Welcome to the Bolton Shop Photography Studio Maple Avenue, Black Creek Pioneer Village S. J. Dixon, photographer. The most desirable location for this business across from the busy town Hall Green. Come take your portraits. The Bolton Shop has been rented by a photographer who has just come to Black Creek Pioneer Village. […]

Coast Guard Ficheries and Oceans

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Coast Guard of Ficheries and Oceans Canada Quebec base: Costal aids at a glance Some of the services provided by Fisheries and Oceans Canada have been in existence for two centuries at the Port of Quebec. Trinity House of Quebec was founded in 1805 mainly to improve navigation between Quebec City and Montreal, This was […]

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