BET U DIDNT KNOW: TORONTO CAN LOOK LIKE BAHRAIN

Batelco is a Bahrani telecommunications company with an ambitious marketing department. In 2010, they wanted to film a commercial where the stuff of one’s imagination comes true. For this commercial, they hired Alex… Continue reading

BET U DIDN’T KNOW: THERE IS NO METAL IN THIS TEMPLE

Located off highway 427 just north of Toronto stands this majestic architectural masterpiece. The BAPS Shri Swaminrayan Mandir is a traditional Hindu place of worship that was built by the BAPS Swaminaryan Sanstha.… Continue reading

BET U DIDNT KNOW: THE ARGOS ARE THE OLDEST IN NORTH AMERICA

The Toronto Argonauts are North America’s oldest professional football club. In 2013, they are celebrating their 140th birthday. That makes them a whopping 140 years old! They are also North America’s oldest professional team… Continue reading

BET U DIDNT KNOW: QUANG

In the middle of Marlee Avenue, nestled between a spa advertising massage services and a wedding photography studio, next to two zip car spots and a long-forgotten payphone booth sits Quang’s store: Yes!… Continue reading

BET U DIDNT KNOW: WHY WE CROSS OUR FINGERS

“I’m going to buy a lottery ticket. Fingers crossed!” “I have to do well on this test. Fingers crossed.” “Hope I am able to get a ticket at a good price. Fingers and… Continue reading

BET U DIDNT KNOW: SOMEBODY CUT A HOUSE IN HALF

The address: 54 1/2 St. Patrick Street The claim-to-fame: It’s half a house! St. Patrick Street near Queen and University (OCAD area) is a pretty boring street. Between apartment buildings and parking lots,… Continue reading

BET U DIDNT KNOW: TORONTO HAS A LIGHTHOUSE

Not only does Toronto have a majestic lighthouse, Gibraltar Point Lighthouse is known as the oldest surviving lighthouse in the Great Lakes. It is a 15 minute ferry-ride away, on Toronto Island, just… Continue reading

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