Looking back: Visit Toronto Archives online and enjoy the amazing changes since “way back when”.

Buttonville Airport 1960 aerial photo

Looking back is fun. I arrived in Toronto from Montreal in 1959, In the Sixties, I remember that a drive from my home in Bathurst Manor to Buttonville airport with my kids was an outing. A genuine event. Buttonville was out in farm country north of Toronto. Now the airport is being overwhelmed by growth. […]

What to do this weekend? Sample the refreshing world of craft beer in the GTA!

Old Flame Brewing Co., Port Perry - about an hour from Toronto. That’s a “flight” of beers in the photo - ideal for trying a few varieties of craft beer

So here’s the truth: I was searching for a blog theme and I thought, “How about craft breweries?” They’re popping up like mushrooms all over the GTA. Maybe they’d make a nice, ”what to do this weekend” change from the usual chain restaurant. So off I went. Well, what a lesson that was! If you […]

Magic tricks – amaze your grandkids with these easy-to-learn tricks!

magic trick with 5 of hearts being shown

It hit me out of the blue the other day. There’s a whole bunch of magic tricks that are easy to learn, easy to pull off and that will leave grandkids (and their parents) goggle eyed. Here, I’ve put together some links that include videos so you can learn them easily. It’s a good idea […]

Car for seniors: What’s best for you?

car for seniors

You used to have to think about everyone else – your daughter’s volleyball team had to fit, your son’s tuba had to fit… or maybe you had to have a car that matched your profession and looked good in a client’s driveway. Guess what? Now’s your time! So what is the best car for you? […]

How you can set up a routine for stress relief, better sleep, and more

tired man needs stress relief and better sleep

We all enjoy our free time, but as a retiree it can sometimes be difficult to tell the free time from the “other” time – it’s what might call having too much of a good thing. Without a routine, hours, days and even weeks can blend together and become monotonous and unfulfilling. Wei-Ching Wang of […]

Life Learning: It’s fun. It gets you thinking. And it comes at reasonable or no cost!

University of Toronto Munk Centre - for life learning

Seminars at the University of Toronto’s Munk Centre Catch a noon-hour seminar at the Munk Centre. The Munk seminars bring life learning to life. Seminars may be a presentation of a new book by a professor or simply a topic of significance to a particular faculty’s program. The Munk seminars bring in respected academics, civil servants, […]

What makes ebooks popular with seniors?

ebooks popular with seniors

Full disclosure: I LOVE my Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader. I’ve been an avid reader from childhood. You’ll often find one magazine open on my kitchen table, a newspaper beside it, another magazine on my bathroom counter and an article on my computer screen. You’ll rarely find a “real” book open, unless it’s a gift from […]

Get a new perspective on art – check out The Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa

Ken Danby "At-the-crease", 1972

At the Art Gallery of Hamilton – a brilliant retrospective of Ken Danby’s life’s work Danby was an accomplished realist painter, portraitist, commercial artist and print maker. He was a master of technique, sometimes laying over thirty colours in a silk-screened print, making his own egg tempera paints (yes, egg – the yolk used a […]