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So I've decided that if I can find someone to go with, I'll definitely go to Toronto Comic Con.

The tickets are $35 and, I'll be honest here, I have a serious, serious thing for lots of specialty vendors in one area. I just love walking around, being silly and seeing the crazy stuff people are selling.

Anyone up for it?
ahkna: ([misc] zooey & emily)
[+] almost all the titles to my posts come from the name of the song I'm listening to at the moment

[+] I need to stop waiting until 11pm to take pictures because it means I stay awake until 1 or 2am and I turn into a zombie for work. Not good.

[+] Had a request for more self-portraits so you guys might be stuck with my ugly mug some more. ;) Last night's picture:
stand out! {55/365}

[+] Do I care enough about going to see Jewel Staite and Kate Hewlett to go to Toronto Comic-Con this weekend? There aren't very big names but quite a few I recognize and Kate Hewlett is my favourite playwright. She's actually the only person I would pay for an autographed photo just because I adore her writing so much.
ahkna: ([misc] BARROWMAN!)
[livejournal.com profile] heartsways and I went to Casa Loma on December 21st. This is five shots blended together of Sir Henry's Drawing Room.

Sir Henry's Drawing Room at Casa Loma panorama
Click the picture and it'll take you to a larger version
ahkna: ([can] toronto)
I went through the newspaper this morning and checked all the cancelled Canada Day events due to the labour strike. Now, I'm usually on the side of strikers but when they pick specifically disadvantageous times when garbage is going to be hot, wet and smelly or when it's going to ruin one of the single most important days of the year for the country, I most definitely get pissed off. I wasn't even this pissed off when a strike meant it took me three and a half hours to get to work and just as long to get home. (That would be the 2006 Toronto Transit Commission wildcat strike)

I usually hate the Toronto Sun because they're an utterly stupid rag that borders on hateful with their articles by Michael Coren, a truly dispicable "social conservative", but this here is a good article about how Canada Day should go on as planned, with a truce called between labour and management.

I think, for a country so often overshadowed by bigger, louder nations, like our neighbours to the south, it becomes even more important that citizens get a chance to celebrate Canada. Our flagship cities (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa) should be leading the country in celebrations and I'm disappointed in Toronto.

That's it. Disappointed. After spending five months in another country, extolling the virtues of Canada and Toronto, I'm just disappointed, disgruntled and dismayed. Hopefully my local area is still having celebrations. (I really wanted to take pictures of fireworks exploding over the city on a long exposure)
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It snowed and slushed and rained today. The weather was terrible, basically. This is a shot of Yonge St at around 2. So drab and grey.
ahkna: ([can] toronto)
I really love how this picture of Union Station came out. One of my favourite moments is walking out of Union Station and seeing the CN Tower. I don't know why, I just love that moment no matter how many times I do it. It's like how I get extremely happy every time I see a cat clean their ears with their paw.

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This is part of a pathway that circles up behind all the office buildings near where I work and takes you up to a hill with a church on it.
ahkna: ([misc] canada)
My grandfather got four tickets to tonight's Argos v. Alouettes game from some guy at the Legion, so the fam and I headed to the Skydome. We upgraded our tickets so we got into the 100-section for cheap. However, the game was lame.

The Argos couldn't complete a freakin' pass to save their life and they couldn't stop the Alouettes players for shit either. The final score was 32-14 for Montreal. Bleh.

The best part was when they did a tribute to Ross Weaver, who's beencalled up to active duty by the US Air Force. The entire Skydome cheered and gave him a standing ovation. It was very touching. I teared up a little.


ALSO YAY! Our Carol Huynh is in the gold medal match in women's wrestling (48kg). Awesome!
ahkna: ([dtng] love my way)
It really annoys me when I read Degrassi fics that act like the students know everything about Toronto or that act like Toronto is a town.

It's the fifth largest city in North America, behind Mexico City, New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. It's a big city. Possibly a nitpick but I am protective of my city.

Also, it cracks me up that my mood icon is actually from the West Wing episode I'm watching right now.
ahkna: ([lw] alice & shane play)
The TTC workers in Toronto have gone on strike. That means that the subway, buses and streetcars aren't going today. Yeah, as you can imagine, the city is insane. Everyone that has a car drove today which means every single street is backed up. It took my father and I over two hours to get to work when it usually only takes 40 minutes.

Everyone else has decided to not come to work. So there's some sort of weird thing where there is no one on the sidewalks and an overabundance of people on the road.

Fun, fun on a hot day in Toronto.

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