Friday, 28 November 2014


Rail Europe, Inc., the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, is excited to announce fantastic “Cyber Week” specials on two of its most popular passes:

·         $100 off Eurail Global Passes with the code EURAILCYBER14*
·         $75 off Swiss Passes with the code SWISSCYBER14**
With these great deals available from December 1 to December 5, agents can provide their clients with more of Europe for less this holiday season with Rail Europe. With a Eurail Global Pass, clients can enjoy
·         15 days of unlimited travel on the national rail networks of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (includes Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland), Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey
·         Additional Savings: If clients are traveling by March 31, 2015, book the Eurail Global Pass Off Peak Promotion for 20% more savings***
There’s no better time of year than the winter season to try some of Switzerland’s most popular routes. With a Swiss Pass or Swiss Flexi Pass, clients will get
·         Unlimited travel on the Swiss Travel System, including trains, buses, and boats
·         Access to over 470 of Switzerland’s museums, free of charge
·         Panoramic views of breathtaking scenery on popular scenic train routes including the GoldenPass, the William Tell Express, the Bernina Express or the Glacier Express

When traveling from city center to city center by train, clients can more easily explore Europe’s most picturesque cities, stroll down quaint cobblestone streets, and experience new cultures like a local.
These online-only Cyber Week deals will be available for booking on Rail Europe’s agent website,, beginning December 1, 2014.

*From December 1, 2014 enter coupon code EURAILCYBER14 during checkout on delivery page to receive $100 off your Eurail Global Pass bookings. One coupon code per booking may be applied. Offer is limited to the first 125 bookings, or until the promotion’s end date of 6:00 pm ET on December 5, 2014, whichever comes first. Offer is only valid for online bookings and is subject to change or extension without notice. No adjustment can be made on prior purchases.

**From December 1, 2014 enter coupon code SWISSCYBER14 during checkout on delivery page to receive $75 off your Swiss Pass or Swiss Flexi Pass bookings. One coupon code per booking may be applied. Offer is limited to the first 100 bookings, or until the promotion’s end date of 6:00 pm ET on December 5, 2014, whichever comes first. Offer is only valid for online bookings and is subject to change or extension without notice. No adjustment can be made on prior purchases.  

***The Eurail Global Pass Off Peak Promotion is available for booking between October 1, 2014 and on or before 9:00 am ET on December 31, 2014. Valid for travel from October 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. All travel must be completed by 11:59 pm local time on March 31, 2015. Note: Coupon code is not necessary for the 20% discount on the Eurail Global Pass Off Peak Promotion. This pass has already been discounted and its price is reflective of such.

About Rail Europe, Inc.

Rail Europe represents more than 50 European train companies and is a one-stop shop for European rail travel planning and booking.  Rail Europe, Inc. is the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, offering a wide range of passes and train tickets to North American travelers. An essential part of the vacation planning process, the company’s Web site offers a user-friendly booking engine, knowledgeable experts, online rail pass finder, virtual tours, interactive maps and much more.  Rail Europe provides a worry-free, cost and time-effective and seamless travel experience by enabling customers to purchase tickets and plan travel details in advance. 
For more information or to book a trip with Rail Europe, visit Trips can also be reserved by consulting with a travel agent or calling 1-888-382-7245 (U.S.). To book rail for groups of 10 or more, please contact the Group Department at

For the latest Rail Europe news, downloadable videos and high-resolution photos of European trains, media can visit the newsroom at

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Etobicoke's Cloverdale Mall

Share the Memories - Santa`s Visiting Hours

November 22 through December 24
Near Laura Secord
Capture the magic in a photo featuring your little one with Santa!  Using high quality digital photography, we'll make sure your photos will be ready to be picked up shortly after your visit.

Saturday, November 22 

12noon to 2:30pm and 3pm to 5pm*
*Photos will commence after Santa’s parade, approximately 12noon.

November 23 through November 30

Monday to Friday .................................. 3pm to 8pm
Saturday ............................................. 10am to 6pm
Sundays ............................................12noon to 5pm

Santa will be away feeding his reindeer:

Monday to Friday ............................................ 5pm to 5:30pm
Saturdays & Sunday ....................................... 2:30pm to 3pm

December 1 through December 24

Monday to Friday ................................ 11am to 8pm
Saturdays ........................................... 10am to 6pm
Sundays .............................................. 11am to 5pm
Wednesday, December 24 .................. 10am to 3pm

Santa will be away feeding his reindeer:

Monday to Friday ........ 1:30pm to 2:15pm and 4:30pm to 5pm
Saturdays ...................... 12:15pm to 1pm and 3pm to 3:30pm
Sundays ...................................................... 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Photo Packages begin at $12.  See Santa Photo Staff for full details.

Santa CLAWS - Pet Photos with Santa

Sundays, November 30, December 7, 14, 21 from 6:30pm to 8pm ONLY
Near Laura Secord
Everyone loves posing with Santa. Bring your family pet (on a leash or in a cage)* to Cloverdale Mall during the dates and times listed and have them pose for a picture withSanta! A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Services.
*Enter and exit through the designated mall entrance, between Mr. Souvlaki and Green Mango Boys, during the designated dates and times only.
Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring the safety of all pets and mall patrons.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Bizzy b's Stamp & Scrap

Our last crop of 2014 is filling up! 

We have just a few spots left for our all-day crop on November 29th. The crop runs from 10 AM to 9 PM and your fee of only $40 gets you lunch, supper, snacks, reserved seating, a whole day of crafting, and more! It's always a great time!

Call 416-203-0433 to sign up.

Friday, November 28!
We'll be celebrating Black Friday! If you've been to Bizzy B's on Black Friday before, you know there are great deals to be had!!!

Stay tuned for more details.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 13 for our Customer Appreciation Event!

Come on out for some holiday cheer as we toast to you, our customers :-)

This will also be your last opportunity to earn tickets for the TV draw

Monday, 24 November 2014

TLC for Holiday Feet

No one wants soreness or injuries to slow them down, so it’s important to care for your feet so they can carry you through all those seasonal celebrations and chores. It is possible to shop without dropping and enjoy the holidays more with less pain.  Lou Paradise, president and chief of research at Topical BioMedics, the makers of Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream, offers tips to keep feet happy and healthy so you can get through the season without suffering. 

Treat Feet Right:

--When shopping or doing errands, leave heels at home and wear comfortable shoes.  Athletic shoes, flats, or low-heeled boots with good arch support and padded soles help increase comfort and prevent ankle and foot pain that results in wearing heels.  For specific footwear recommendations, click the following link to see which types of footwear have received the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance and Seal of Approval for promoting foot health.

--If shoes feel tight, use a shoe stretcher to make them more comfortable before heading out the door.
-- Distribute the weight of shopping bags evenly on both sides of your body.  Lighten your load by making frequent trips to the car to drop off packages.

--Whenever possible use a shopping cart to avoid stressing your back with heavy packages, and ask for assistance lifting heavy objects. 

--When walking, keep your back straight and relaxed; try not to slouch as it shifts your weight forward and puts you off balance.

--Women should opt for carrying a small backpack rather than a heavy purse.

--Keep your energy up by taking frequent breaks to enjoy a snack, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, and rest your feet.  During your break, try to elevate your feet to help reduce any swelling.    

--Apply Topricin Foot Therapy Cream before heading out for a heavy-duty day of holiday shopping, hours of travel, or a night on the town,ssaging it onto legs, ankles, feet and all around your knees.  This quickly helps to maximize the body’s healing and repairing process to keep you comfortable.  Massage again when you return home.    
--After a long, punishing day on your feet, take off your shoes and exercise them.   Stretching is a good way to avoid muscle cramps.  You can stave off toe cramps by raising, pointing and curling your toes for five seconds. Repeat 10 times. Rotating your ankles can also help relax feet. Cup your heel and turn each ankle slowly five times to loosen ankle joints.
-- Soak your feet in a warm Epsom salt bath, dry, and massage in Topricin Foot Therapy Cream for soothing relief.  Running your feet over a reflexology roller, golf ball, or tennis ball after applying Topricin gives feet a great massage. 
--See your doctor or podiatrist immediately if you have concerns about any foot issues.


Don’t pop a chemical pain pill or just soak your feet in Epsom salts—soothe pain and pamper your feet and legs with Topricin Foot Therapy Cream.
Topricin Foot Therapy Cream specifically targets ankle and foot pain, and is patented for the topical treatment of pain associated with neuropathy.   The product’s fourteen natural biomedicines naturally support and assist the body by helping the subcutaneous skin layers of the feet drain toxins and excessive fluids from the tissues that increases blood flow and helps heal the damage that is causing the pain.

Apply Topricin Foot Therapy in the morning before putting on shoes, periodically throughout the day whenever possible, and again at night to maintain healthy, pain-free feet. As an added plus, Topricin Foot Therapy Cream is moisturizing, so it soothes dry, cracked skin.

Topricin Foot Therapy also relieves foot pain symptoms associated with Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, sprained and swollen ankles, forefoot pain, blisters, aching feet, flat feet, hammertoes, corns and calluses and other painful foot conditions and injuries.

Free of parabens and petroleum, Topricin Foot Therapy is safe and natural and doesn’t use any volatile oils such as camphor, menthol, petroleum or lanolin, fragrances or irritating chemicals.  The cream is fast absorbing, odorless, and greaseless and will not stain clothing.

Topricin Foot Therapy is formulated for maximum absorption.  Free of side effects, it can be applied many times, as needed, to relieve foot pain.  It will not interference with other medications, and is safe for diabetics.   

To learn more about Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, go to

About Topical BioMedics

20 years in business and a Certified B Corporation, Topical BioMedics is a research and development leader in topical patented natural biomedicines for pain relief. The company’s flagship product, Topricin® Pain Relief and Healing Cream, was introduced in 1994 and is now a leading natural therapeutic brand. A combination biomedicine formula, Topricin has been awarded a patent for the treatment of pain associated with fibromyalgia and neuropathy, and was listed among the Top 100 Green Products of 2012 by Healthy Holistic Living. 
The Topricin family of natural healing products also includes Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, specially formulated to treat painful foot and ankle issues and conditions, and Topricin for Children, which received the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval (with 5% of sales donated to pediatric cancer foundations). Made in the U.S.A., all Topricin products are federally-regulated over-the-counter medicines with no known side effects, no parabens, petroleum, or other harsh chemicals, no grease, and no odor.

For over 20 years, the company has assisted hundreds of thousands of people suffering with pain and those addicted to painkillers to achieve fully restored and robust healthy living. Unfortunately, millions of people continue to suffer in pain, with many experiencing the hazardous side effects of OTC chemical pain pills or negative effects of narcotic Rx painkillers—an epidemic that turns the lives of American families upside down and is undermining the very fabric of our country. 
Because of the company’s experience in addressing these challenges, it has launched its “Get Relief, Give Relief” initiative:  for every Topricin product purchased directly from the company, it will donate a tube of Topricin to a free pain clinic or charitable organization.  To participate in “Get Relief, Give Relief,” order from or call 1-800-LES-PAIN (537-7246).

Topical BioMedics now offers TopTrack, a new app for on-the-go pain tracking and monitoring.   TopTrack is available free of charge for iPad via the App Store, and will roll out on additional devices in the coming months.

Topricin is available in independent pharmacies, natural food and co-op stores nationwide, including Whole Foods, Sprouts, Pharmaca, The Vitamin Shoppe, Fred Meyer, Wegmans, CVS (Foot Care Section), Walgreens (Diabetic Section), and other fine retailers, as well as directly from the company.

For more information visit

Friday, 21 November 2014

Holiday Peppermint Smoothie

everydayliving™: Holiday Peppermint Smoothie:

Peppermint can reduce headaches and help you feel rejuvenated. And this smoothie makes a tasty alternative to eggnog. Garnish it with a pretty rim of crushed candy cane.

11/2 cups (375 mL) skim milk
11/2 cups (375 mL) low-fat vanilla yogurt 
11/2 cups (375 mL) ice cubes
5 peppermint leaves, torn
1 Tbsp (15 mL) ground cinnamon 
A few drops peppermint extract (optional)
Blend all ingredients and serve in cups garnished with a pretty rim of crushed candy cane.

Serves four.
Per serving: 114 calories, 8 g protein, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 19 g

Chocolate Almond Smoothie

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Apple Skillet Cake

A perfect treat for a crisp autumn day.

Apple Skillet CakeServes: 6
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 45 min
Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 3 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup unbleached or all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups 1% milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. Melt the butter or margarine in a 10" ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add theapples.Cook for 2 minutes, or until slightly softened.
3. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisins. Cook for 5 minutes, turning occasionally, or until the apples are tender when pierced with a knife.
4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt.
5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, egg white, and vanilla extract. Add to the flour mixture. Whisk just until smooth. Pour into the skillet with the apple mixture.
6. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown and puffed. Remove to a rack to cool for 5 minutes.
7. To serve, cut into wedges. With a pancake turner, lift each wedge and turn, apple side up, onto a plate.
Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories 262.9 cal
Fat 4.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Cholesterol 78.6 mg
Sodium 774.8 mg
Carbohydrates 50.1 g
Total Sugars 33.3 g
Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
Protein 7 g

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Body and Soul Massage Therapy

Body and Soul Therapy

Toronto Location

2195A Bloor Street West

Toronto, ON M6S 1N2

Phone: (416) 761-9000

Fax: (416) 761-9350

Etobicoke Location

1 The East Mall Cres. #201A

Etobicoke, ON M9B 6G8

Phone: (416) 237-0005

Fax: (416) 237-0006

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Etobicoke's Weston Golf Course to host Tournament in support of the Juno Beach Centre

Veterans and Military Community to Gather For Annual Remembrance Day Tournament

TORONTO – NOVEMBER 11, 2014 – The Weston Golf and Country Club will once again host
Canadian Veterans, Currently Serving Canadian Forces personnel, Weston members and special guests for its annual Remembrance Day tournament. The event kicks-off with a traditional service and ends with a reception in the clubhouse.  2014 marks the 12th anniversary of the tournament, which aims to honour veterans and Canadian Forces members serving today in Afghanistan and around the world, with proceeds supporting the Juno Beach Centre Association.

The goal this year is to raise $10,000 to see 40 Commemorative Bricks sponsored in honour of Canadians killed in action in Afghanistan. The event was started when a group of Weston members wanted to find a way to expand Remembrance Day beyond the traditional morning service. They decided that regardless of the weather conditions, they would host a golf tournament, donating the proceeds to a worthy cause.

What:    12th Annual Weston Golf Club Remembrance Day Tournament
When:    Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Breakfast at 9:15
Remembrance Service at 10:00 AM
Tournament Shotgun Start at 10:45 AM
Reception at 4:00 PM
Where: Weston Golf and Country Club (50 St. Phillip’s Road, Toronto, Ontario M9P 2N6)
Who:      Veterans and Currently Serving Canadian Forces Members,
Members and Guests of the Weston Golf Club,
Brigadier-General Ernest Beno, Director of the Juno Beach Centre           Association

For more information or to organize an interview with participants please contact:
Charlotte Hall-Coates
Program Coordinator
Contact: 647-270-1579
Located on the banks of the Humber River, The Weston Golf and Country Club, proudly boasts some of the finest golf holes to be found anywhere, and is one of the premiere golf courses in Canada. The clubhouse has been offering high quality programs and services to its membership since its humble beginnings in 1909.

The Juno Beach Centre Association was established in 2003 by veterans with a vision to create a permanent memorial to all Canadians who served Canada during the Second World War and preserve this legacy for future generations through education. The Centre in Normandy pays homage to the nearly 45,000 Canadians who died during the War, of which 5,500 during the Battle of Normandy and 359 on D-Day. A decade and over half a million visitors later, the Centre has been designated a site of national historic significance to Canada.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Bordeaux Supérieur, Château Grand Terrier des Eyriaux 2011

Bordeaux Supérieur, Château Grand Terrier des Eyriaux 2011


Bottle price:    $18.95 CAD
Price of case:    $227.40 CAD

Btls per Case:    12 x 750 ml
Winery:    Château Grand Terrier des Eyriaux
Region:    Bordeaux, France

93 points - Derek Smedley, Master of Wine, June 2012 (2009 vintage)

"Ripe black plum and cassis fills out the nose and this black fruited power is there on the palate. Ripe feeling tannins give a mid suppleness lovely and fleshy. The ripe cassis is backed by firmer black cherry with towards the back coffee and spice giving an added complexity. The finish is sweet fruited and quite rich." 

There is good reason everyone is after Petite Chateau Bordeaux. Much like Grower Champagne, the budget is spent on the wine and not on marketing....

It certainly appears as though winter has come a little bit early this year. For those of us up early Saturday morning in Southern Ontario, it was hard not to notice those little white flakes coming down from the sky.

 This is not all bad news. There are many of us that do love being outside in winter, and then there are the benefits of coming in from the cold and having a nice hearty glass of red wine by the fire. Meals tend to be more generous demanding a more robust wine to match up to them. The Chateau Grand Terrier is hearty while maintaining the finesse we expect when drinking wines from Bordeaux. 

If you have specific gifting needs and are not quite sure how to fulfill them, we are happy to help.  You can always drop us an email, by replying directly to this message, or you can give us a call during business hours at 877-714-WINE (9463). At we know wine and take your wine needs very seriously. We want to be, your trusted wine advisors.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Top 10 Reasons to Get 1-800 RID-OF-IT

1)      "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication", Leonardo Da Vinci;
2)      80 percent of what we own we never use;
3)      De-Cluttering will reduce housework by 30-40%;
4)      Spend less time looking for things;
5)      Free and open space is liberating;
6)      It does not work or you have not used it in years;
7)      It has no sentimental or monetary value;
8)      Feel great by donating useful items to a charity;
9)      1-800 RID-OF-IT recycles, reuses or donates all useful items;
10)   An ex gave it to you!

                                                               MAKE LIFE BETTER
(Wise words to GET 1-800 RID-OF-IT now)


 "Less is more." -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
 "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." -William Morris
 You've got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative." -Johnny Mercer

"The joy of giving is indeed a pleasure, especially when you get rid of something you don't want." -Frank Butler and Frank Cavett, "Going My Way"