Posts Tagged ‘Toronto’

Last Chance to See James Bond Exhibition in Toronto!

Posted on January 16th, 2013 by Laura Byrne Paquet

For all you Bond fans who have already seen Skyfall 10 times and dream of having Q refit your house, there’s an exhibition in Toronto you won’t want to miss…and it closes this weekend. I had a chance to see Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style at the TIFF Lightbox shortly after it opened. TIFF–short […]

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From Ottawa to Toronto by train

Posted on August 5th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

I’m always blathering on this site about the joys of train travel, but for some reason I’ve never thought to blog about the train trip I probably take half a dozen times a year: the 4.5- to five-hour trip by VIA Rail from my home in Ottawa to Toronto, where I grew up and my […]

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#Blog4NZ: Get a taste of NZ in Toronto tomorrow!

Posted on March 22nd, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Can’t make it to New Zealand this week? Get a taste of the country on March 23–and raise money for a good cause–at an all-day fundraiser at Hemingways, a popular Kiwi hangout at 142 Cumberland Street in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood. The event starts at 11am and goes til late, and 20% of the bar’s proceeds […]

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Why rent a car when you can borrow one?

Posted on November 28th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Here’s a trend I like: hotels offering shared cars to their guests. Not only does it save guests the hassle and expense of renting a car, it also introduces many of them to the concept of car sharing. And it encourages travellers to use a blend of car trips and public transit–a great way to […]

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Roomorama expands

Posted on October 15th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet, the new peer-to-peer vacation rental and room sharing service, has expanded beyond New York City to Boston, Chicago and Toronto. Listings in my old hometown of Toronto are a bit meagre at the moment, with just 24 properties. As always with any rental or home-sharing site, it pays to ask lots of questions of the […]

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