A TTC "red rocket" streetcar emerges from the steam on a rainy, icy night on King Street West in Toronto in December. This photo was shot by Paul Gorbould, a Torontonian who works on the cbc.ca website and his pictures appear regularly on various known pages.
Casa Loma Conservatory by Billy Wilson
Casa Loma was built between 1911-1914 by the architect A. J. Lennox for Sir Henry Pellatt. It is a massive castle situated in Toronto.
Toronto's real estate market is still hot this fall season! Sales, prices, and the number of new listings kept growing year-over-year, which is a good indicator that the market is healthy. There were 8,553 properties sold in the Greater Toronto Area in October 2014, which is a 7.7 per cent rise compared to the corresponding period last year. The average selling price is on the rise too, with an increase of 8.9 per cent year-over-year, reaching $587,505.
The Santa Claus Parade will take place on Sunday, Nov 16
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For over 100 years, families in Toronto have celebrated the Santa Claus Parade, an unofficial kick-off of the holiday season in the city. The lovely tradition that has put smiles on kids' faces for generations has become a major institution, attracting tens of thousands of visitors who line the parade route. This year, the parade consists of more than 100 celebrity clowns handing out balloons and entertaining the audience, 22 marching bands, about 1,500 volunteers, and 25 colourful different-themed floats with the most important man of the day — Santa!
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Not every child or adolescent learns and absorbs information the same way, and this is precisely why educational institutions labelled "alternative schools" have been incorporated into the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). There exist in the city numerous elementary and secondary alternative learning facilities that cater to a very specific crowd — students who require a more tailored, intimate, and specialized type of education in order to learn the same material that their peers are learning in more traditional institutions.
Studying in the library
10 116 AD by Department of education
We're proud to present our new Toronto Education Guide which we created to guide you through the vast options of Toronto's educational institutions, be it prenatal classes, elementary education for your kids, the best high schools or university courses.
Visit our guide here!
If there's something you'd like us to cover in the next parts of the guide, do let us know in the comments!
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IFOA – October 23 to November 2
In October, Toronto will become one of the global hot spots of contemporary world literature. The 35th annual International Festival of Authors will once again attract some of the greatest writers and thousands of their readers for 11 days filled with public readings, discussions, interviews, and book signing events.
IFOA will take place at the Harbourfront Centre
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Even though there is a clear shortage of listings in some market segments and the prices keep rising, the number of homes sold through the TorontoMLS system keeps increasing.
The real estate market has been exceptionally busy this summer with a surprisingly large number of home buyers looking for properties, attending open houses and bidding.