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Toronto Island Airport-Fly to New York City Monday March 31, 2008

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that acclaimed soprano and JUNO Award nominee, Measha Brueggergosman, will host the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards happening on the evening of Saturday, April 5th. Nominees, performers, music luminaries and peers will convene at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre for a private industry event to celebrate an extraordinary year in Canadian music.

Measha Brueggergosman to Host Juno
Toronto March 27, 2008

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that acclaimed soprano and JUNO Award nominee, Measha Brueggergosman, will host the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards happening on the evening of Saturday, April 5th. Nominees, performers, music luminaries and peers will convene at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre for a private industry event to celebrate an extraordinary year in Canadian music.

Toronto Prosperity - Gateway to North America
Toronto March 20, 2008

Mayor David Miller and Councillor Kyle Rae, Chair of the Economic Development Committee, announced today that they are leading an April business mission to the cities of Chongqing, Beijing and Shanghai together with 15 business leaders. "This mission implements significant goals and objectives of our Agenda for Prosperity by increasing economic activity in emerging markets with cities beyond North America," said Mayor Miller.

Dr. Terence Kavanagh - Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
Toronto March 20, 2008

Dr. Terence Kavanagh, medical consultant to the CCRF (Canadian Cardiac Rehabilitation Foundation) and world-renowned cardiac rehabilitation specialist, will be speaking at the inaugural Judy Carlyle Lecture on Thursday, March 27, 2008. His talk will focus on the health benefits of exercise, especially in relation to preventing and combating heart disease.

History of Yonge and St. Clair
March 17, 2008

Beginning its existence as nothing more than a line drawn on a surveyor's notebook, St. Clair Avenue, located in the heart of the city, is a major east-west thoroughfare and a colorful neighborhood often favored by Toronto's "rich and famous".

Toronto Life Square Adds Adrenaline - AMC Yonge & Dundas 24
March 17, 2008

Preview Event to be held Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 6:30pm Toronto, Ontario March 17, 2008 PenEquity Management Corporation (PenEquity) and AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC) are proud to announce the Gala VIP Opening of the all-digital AMC Yonge & Dundas 24, at Toronto Life Square, a new 500,000 sq. ft. mixed-use retail, office, entertainment and media centre developed by PenEquity and located within Downtown Yonge at Canadas busiest intersection (Yonge & Dundas) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 6:30pm (EST).

Hearthstone By the Bay - Luxury Retirement Living
March 14, 2008

Dog walking, airport pick-up and gourmet room service are only a handful of the services planned for luxury retirement condo – Hearthstone By the Bay. “The retirement industry is transforming and we are pleased to provide a very unique package that includes condo ownership, a resort lifestyle and health and wellness services as people need them”, says Nelson Reis, VP of Development at Davies Smith Developments.

Worlds First Virtual St. Patricks Day Parade
March 13, 2008

Sometimes it seems that the whole world wants to be Irish and on Saint Patricks Day it can be. If you cant make it to Ireland in person for the celebration, why not visit Ireland virtually and take part in one of the worlds biggest parties online!.

Pizza Pizza Introduces a Gluten-Free Dough Toronto,
March 12, 2008

Canadians who suffer from an allergic intolerance to wheat or gluten will find it easier to enjoy a freshly made pizza. Pizza Pizza, a regular innovator in the QSR segment of the foodservice industry, has announced a pilot project to offer a gluten-free dough recipe in some 50 Greater Toronto Area restaurant locations.

Laura Secord bring springtime flavours to Canadian Forces in Kandahar
MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 11,2008

Thousands of men and women of the Canadian Forces serving in Afghanistan are getting a special delivery from Laura Secord as the Canadian chocolate maker today announced that it has donated 2,500 of its famous Secord Easter Cream Eggs to soldiers stationed in Kandahar

Pirate Treasures -March Break at Casa Loma
By Lou Seiler

Sunday, March 09, 2008

The search for treasure is on at Casa Loma! Follow the lead of Pirate guides on a treasure hunt through the castle. Its a golden opportunity youll not want to miss.

Plus, you can catch gems of swashbuckling showmanship. Prepare to be astounded as The Pirate Baron reveals the mysteries of the high seas in an amazing and amusing magic performance in the Library.

LONGO'S FLAGSHIP STORE IS BORN AT BURLOAK
By Kevin Morrison

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Mississauga, Ontario -- Longo’s is pleased to announce that its biggest store ever is now open at the Riocan Centre on Burloak Drive, on the border of Oakville and Burlington. The new store is designed to appeal to the lifestyle enthusiast, time starved families and for people looking for an escape from life’s hectic routines.

"Our Burloak store represents everything Longo’s stands for … outstanding team members who are passionate about food and the customers they serve,” says Anthony Longo, President and CEO. “We encourage families to come and experience the adventure in food we have created here."

Free flowers to brighten morning commute at Union Station
By Annemarie Pedersen

Monday, March 03, 2008

Flowers are a great way to brighten the day of a friend, loved one or even a stranger. On Tuesday, March 4, Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc. will be brightening the morning of thousands of commuters as they give away free Ontario flowers at Union Station in Toronto.

"Early March can be a dreary time of year, so we thought what better way to lift the spirits of Torontonians than giving them an Ontario flower to start their day," explains Gary Gander, Marketing Director of Flowers Canada (Ont) Inc. "The floral event at Union Station is also the launch of our Pick Ontario campaign, aimed at encouraging consumers to choose Ontario grown cut flowers and potted plants when making purchases."

TRANSPLANT PATIENT IS LIVING PROOF OF NEED FOR HEALTHIER FOOD CHOICES ON-THE-GO

By Anna Withrow

Monday, February 25, 2008

Convenience foods compete for top honours at LIVERight Awards aiming to prevent Canada’s most prevalent liver disease

Toronto, ON, February 20, 2008 – March marks both nutrition and liver health month and this year, the Canadian Liver Foundation wants Canadians to connect the two health themes as they raise awareness of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), North America’s most prevalent form of liver disease.

Spa Week is back!
By Lindsey Gockenbach

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Spa Week is coming April 14th-20th. We anticipate over 500 spas this spring, marking our biggest event ever!

Participating spas throughout TORONTO will be offering 2-3 full-service spa treatments for $50!!!!

Final Crime Writers of Canada Reading Series at Casa Loma, with Lyn Hamilton and Rick Blechta
By Bronwyn Graves

Friday, February 15, 2008

Join Lyn Hamilton, internationally best-selling mystery author, to celebrate cold-blooded Canadian crime writing with an archeological twist. This event will be the last of the popular six-part series, which has featured Canada's top crime writers reading to a full house at Toronto's castle on the hill. Lyn Hamilton will read from the latest adventures of crime-solving archeologist-meets-detective Lara McClintoch, in her book The Chinese Alchemist. Hamilton's critically acclaimed first McClintoch book, The Xibalba Murders, received an Arthur Ellis Award nomination for the best first crime novel in Canada. Her sixth McClintoch novel, The Magyar Venus, was also nominated for an Ellis award for best crime novel.

Valentini Event raises $13,000 for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

By Christine McCarthy
Friday, February 15, 2008

Cupid was hard at work last night helping those attending the second-annual Valentini celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Day and raising funds for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF).

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Montreal Superb

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Montreal Superb

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Halcyon Hot Springs

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Toronto Fabulous

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Montreal Fabulous

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Quebec City Superb

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