Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Tree of Warmth

In support of Women's Habitat

The Old Mill Toronto's Tree of Warmth helps to support the women and children that seek shelter with Women's Habitat. 

A drop off station will be located in the lobby of the Old Mill Hotel for our generous neighbours that live in the area and want to join in our efforts. 

Friday, 4 December 2015


Musical Christmas Tea
Wednesday December 9th 

Rosalee Peppard returns to the Victoria Room in "A Homemade Christmas". 
Enjoy a twilight  tea service and join in with Rosaleeʼs enchanting, engaging and irresistible sing-alongs.

Special Guest performance by Conrad Kipping and his magical violin.

Monday, 23 November 2015

5 Tips To Get Your Garden Fall Ready For Migratory Birds

With fall in full swing and winter on the way we’re looking at ways to keep our backyard filled with wildlife. An exhibitor at Canada BloomsToronto Wild Birds Unlimited has provided us with some super useful tips to make sure our feathery friends make a stop in our backyard throughout the season.
1. Clean your birdfeeder
Your birdfeeder has been an active hub over the summer, to get it ready for fall and winter it is always a good idea to give it a little clean. Start by emptying the feeder. Grab a small bucket and combine 1 part water to 10 parts bleach. Using an old rag wash and rinse the bird feeder. You can either let it air dry or use a dry cloth to dry it.
bird seed2. Choose a bird feed that is high in protein and fat.
With temperatures dropping birds begin to grow in winter feathers and start storing energy for the cold weather. Try using a mix of 60% black oil sunflower seed, some roasted no-shell peanuts, a bit of safflower and some white millet. Not only will this feed fill the hungriest birds but it will attract various types of migratory birds.
3. Don’t deadhead your garden
Leave your flowers blooming, it’s less work for you and the birds will love eating the fresh supply of food. The wilder your garden the more lively an ecosystem. Birds love searching for insects as another source of nutrients when preparing for the new season.
bidsinclippings4. Save your pruning clippings
If you have some pruning to take care of in your garden, be sure to save all the clippings in a pile. With hawks and falcons that might be hunting in your backyard the clippings pile will provide a perfect safe spot for smaller birds to fly into and hide. If you are looking for a great pair of pruners be sure to get in touch with David by calling 705-888-1085
birdbath5. Use a heated birdbath
Finding fresh water in the winter is incredibly difficult for birds, and your birdbath will be a great source! Along with using a heated birdbath it’s important to change the water regularly. Find some great heated bird baths at Wild Birds Unlimited.

Now that your garden is ready for the upcoming seasons it’s time to sit back and enjoy the show of migratory birds stopping by for a visit in your very own backyard. If you would like to get more involved, and join others in observing the birds of different seasons, sign up for Project Feeder Watch
Thanks again to Toronto Wild Birds Unlimited for the great tips and photos! Find there shop at 5468 Dundas Street West in Toronto, and for more information about birds and prepping your garden for the fall contact wildbirdsunlimited@rogers.com or call (416) 233-3558.
Wild Birds Unlimited

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Festive Celebrations at the Old Mill

Christmas Festivities
Festive Celebrations at the Old Mill Toronto have been a tradition enjoyed for the past 101 years. 

Our glorious Christmas decorations and wood-burning fireplaces radiate a warm and festive atmosphere second to none! What better way to share the spirit of this Christmas withyourfamily, friends and colleagues!


Friday, 6 November 2015

Home Reno Special


Take advantage of our 15% Home Reno Discount*! You do the reno, we do the removal. Simply book a time using our online estimator and enter promo code   81720  and  we do the rest.  Or feel free to call the office for more information.   416-743-6348 and still get your discount.
Our uniformed, fully insured and trained staff will remove, load and dispose of all your unwanted items.  They will even sweep up the space after they/re done!

Book Now !!   Offer Ends November 30,2015

* Valid for loads of 1/4 capacity or more
* Not valid with any other offers or promotion
* Not valid on Bin Rental, full truck service only.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Romantic Winter Weddings at The Old Mill

While winter is not the most popular season for weddings, we are seeing more couples create a romantic wedding during the starkness of winter. A winter wedding can be truly spectacular. Bright colours and twinkling lights add a cozy warmth, that can not be captured the same way at a summer wedding.

Few Toronto wedding venues compare with the casual elegance and timeless style of our unique Old Mill Toronto, creating an unrivalled location for your special Wedding day.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015


Croatian Electric is a family owned and operated business established in 1949 by Marko Yelavich senior the son of a Croatian immigrant to Canada. The Yelavich family has passed down the electric trade from father to son over three generations. Croatian electric over their 60 years in business has maintained the same level of integrity and service by abiding to the below code of conduct and the Ontario Electrical Safety Code.
As a Contractor Member of the Ontario Electrical League, Croatian Electric abides by the following Code of Conduct and Business Principles:
Commit to excellence in meeting customer expectations
  • Ensure the ethical conduct is recognized, valued and exemplified by all employees
  • Comply with the rules and regulations of all government authorities to ensure good service, quality workmanship and public safety
  • Agree to complete all work in full compliance with the Ontario Electrical Safety Code
  • Agree to engage in fair business practices, including:
- Maintenance of appropriate Liability Insurance
- Using qualified and/or certified employees
- Avoidance of conflict of interest situations
Recognize the value of education and strive for continuous improvement of best practices and procedures for employees
Provide a safe and healthy workplace
Strive to make a positive contribution to our local community including Toronto and the GTA and contribute as a good corporate citizen

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Fleetwood Mac Tribute - The Old Mill Etobicoke

Each veteran player in Fleetwood Mix brings their spirit to re-create, with incredible accuracy, the look and feel of Fleetwood Mac. With the solo hits of Stevie Nicks as part of the show, the harmonies, instrumentation and on-stage chemistry has surprised and captivated audiences from coast-to-coast.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Ontario's NEW road rules: what you need to know

Ray Matthew Rambally

Toronto West Agency
Tel: 416-231-5641 ext. 5013

Ontario's NEW road rules: what you need to know
Ontario's NEW road rules: what you need to know
The Making Ontario Roads Safer Act affects all Ontario drivers with new road rules and tougher penalties. Find out how the changes impact you.



Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Outdated GPS Maps in Ambulances Pose Danger to Community

The Peel Paramedic Union, OPSEU Local 277, is warning that your family members' lives may be endangered if Paramedics cannot find your location in time due to outdated maps on ambulance GPS units.

The Paramedic Union has repeatedly told management that the maps in the GPS units are unacceptably out of date. In March, Paramedic Managers were confronted with GPS units that had not been updated since 2010. Management indicated that maps were updated frequently and denied a systemic problem. Six months later, no updates have occurred and the majority of maps are out of date by more than two years.

With Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga growing so fast, entire subdivisions are invisible to older GPS units and that could mean delays to the lifesaving treatment provided by Paramedics.

"Paramedics are experts at providing complex prehospital medical care, but we can't provide that care if we don't know where the patient is," says Dave Wakely, President of OPSEU Local 277.

“Our Paramedics want to be able to find you as fast as possible. Seconds can make a difference, and no one should risk death because of a five-year-old map in the responding ambulance.”

For further information or comment please contact:
Dave Wakely, President, OPSEU Local 277
media@peelparamedics.com / 905-601-3208

• Peel Paramedics respond to approximately 500 emergency calls per day.
• Peel Paramedics respond to 100,000 emergency calls annually.
• 550 Paramedics are employed by Peel Paramedic Services.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Global celebrates Rookie Blue as the hit series comes to an end after six seasons

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/CNW/ -  Global says goodbye to the beloved series Rookie Blue after six incredible seasons that saw Canada's favourite stars in blue grow from rocky rookies to fearless crime-fighters.
"The success of Rookie Blue is a testament not only to the extremely talented team of Ilana Frank, Tassie Cameron, David Wellington and studio Entertainment One (eOne), but the electrifying cast that has resonated with legions of fans that have followed the show since Season One," said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media. "After six seasons the series reached a natural conclusion and this season's finale was the perfect wrap up for both our rookies and for fans, especially with the marriage of our favourite couple, Sam and Andy."
While Rookie Blue has come to a close, Shaw Media is embarking on a new venture with the team behind Rookie Blue, partnering with Ilana Frank's ICF Films and eOne on a new project. More details on that venture to be announced at a later date.
The sixth season of Rookie Blue delivered emotional twists and turns, from the bombing that rocked 15 Division, to the pregnancy that rocked Sam and Andy, and the event that fans have been waiting for – the "McSwarek" wedding! There are so many Rookie Blue moments that live in the hearts and minds of everyone that the series touched, so Global looks back at the drama as it grew from the new kid on the block to the country's #1 Canadian drama series of 2015* with its Top 10 Rookie Blue Moments.
Top 10 Rookie Blue Moments
  1. Finally! Sam and Andy "McSwarek" tie the knot!
  2. Handcuffed at the Penny…the Rookies try to get out of a sticky situation
  3. Gail and Holly's budding romance
  4. The heartbreaking break-up of Chloe and Dov
  5. The love triangle that had fans choosing team Nick or team Sam
  6. Every sarcastic quip from Gail
  7. A blue time for 15 Division – the death of Detective Jerry Barber
  8. Oliver getting the white shirt…and trying to reject it (unsuccessfully!)
  9. Three's company with Rookie roomies Chris, Dov and Gail
  10. Sam and Oliver's epic bromance
Viewers can also catch up on the final season of Rookie Blue on GlobalTV.com and Global Go and Seasons 1 through 5 on shomi.

Rookie Blue's award-winning executive producers include lana Frank, Tassie Cameron, Russ Cochrane, David Wellington and John Morayniss. Rookie Blue is a production of IFC Films and leading indie studio eOne, who also distributes the series internationally.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Three-time Juno Nominated Soul- Jazz Virtuoso Elizabeth Shepherd Announces Canadian Western and Southern Tour Dates

                                                              "A promising new star on the global stage" - NOW (Toronto)
“An album for any kind of discerning music fan” - CBC Music 
Fresh off the heels of headlining tours in Mexico and Eastern Canada, three-time Juno nominee, and two-time Polaris long list artist Elizabeth Shepherd will be bringing her progressive soul-jazz sound to Canada’s west coast, as well as southern Ontario performing songs from her acclaimed new album The Signal, which features contributions from Lionel Loueke, the legendary Herbie Hancock’s guitarist. 
Velvety-voiced pianist Elizabeth Shepherd arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut album Start To Move was voted one of the top jazz albums of the year by the listeners of the influential Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio Worldwide. Since then, the Montreal-based soul-jazz innovator has established herself as one of the most alluring and imaginative artists on the scene today. Versed in equal parts Stevie Wonder, Salvation Army brass bands and classical sonatas, it is perhaps no surprise that this globetrotting talent has developed such a distinct and unique voice.
Elizabeth has been hailed as “a jazz virtuoso blessed with a pop sensibility”, praised by critics worldwide for her arrestingly original writing and soulful delivery. Along with artists like Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper, and Jose James she is seen as part of a wave of jazz musicians bringing the art form to a new generation of music fans.
Shepherd has released four widely acclaimed records and toured extensively in North America, Europe, Japan and Mexico. She has sold out legendary clubs from Tokyo to Detroit, played major festivals like Montreal and North Sea Jazz Festivals, shared the stage with Victor Wooten, Branford Marsalis and Christian McBride, and opened for Jamie Cullum at The Hollywood Bowl. Elizabeth is also the only jazz vocalist to ever have been long listed for the 2015 Polaris Prize – Canada’s most prestigious music prize.
Tour Dates
11/16/2015  Shambhala Music Hall, Nelson, BC
11/18/2015  St George in the Pines, Banff, AB
11/19/2015   Greater Trail Community Centre, Trail, BC
11/20/2015   The Revelstoke Jazz Club, Revelstoke, BC
11/21/2015   The Dream Café, Penticton, BC
11/24/2015   The Blue Shore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver, BC
11/25/2015   Artspring, Salt Spring Island, BC
11/26/2015   Avalanche Bar, Courtenay, BC
11/27/2015   Hermann’s, Victoria, BC
11/28/2015   Char’s Landing, Port Albemi, BC
12/10/2015   The Grand Theatre w/Shine On, Kingston, ON
12/11/2015    Burlington Performing Arts Centre w/Shine On, Burlington, ON

Friday, 16 October 2015

#104 Sherway Gardens Farmers Market

Way back in the day, before grocery stores and shopping malls, people would grow their own fruits and vegetables. Anything they didn’t grow themselves they would trade for or buy at the local farmers market. The Sherway Gardens Farmers Market is like taking a step back in time, sort of, to the good old days.
The Sherway Gardens Farmers Market takes place every Friday, 8:00am to 2:00pm, in the North Parking Lot of Sherway GardensFrom early May to the end of October you can enjoy open-air shopping and the smell and colours of organically grown merchandise. You won’t have the convenience of shopping carts and air conditioning but really, I’d much rather take along my own cart (if needed) anyway. The thing I enjoy most is speaking directly with the merchants to find out where their produce come from. You’ll notice right away that all vendors and many shoppers are regulars.
It’s not all fruits and vegetables at the Sherway Gardens Farmers Market. You’ll also find cheese, nuts, meats, eggs, sauces, baked goods, mushrooms, honey, flowers, and prepared foods. The Sherway Gardens Farmers Marketwebsite is one of the best there is with a listing of all vendors.
So if you notice your fridge lacking some of the items in the four major food groups you’ll want to take a trip down to the Sherway Gardens Farmers Market to stock up.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Homemade Turkey Soup

Carcass from cooked 10 - to 12-lb (5 to 6 kg) turkey
3 quarts (12 cups/3 L) water
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper
1/4 tsp (1 mL) poultry seasoning or dried sage leaves
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 cup (125 mL) uncooked pearl barley
3 medium carrots, sliced (1 1/2 cups/375 mL)
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup/250 mL)
2 medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup/250 mL)
3 cups (750 mL) cut-up turkey
2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley, if desired


  • 1Break up turkey carcass to fit 6-quart Dutch oven. Add water, salt, pepper, poultry seasoning and bay leaf. Heat to boiling over high heat; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 2Skim off any residue that rises to the surface. Remove bones, meat and bay leaf from broth; cool. When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones and cut into bite-size pieces; set aside. Discard bones and bay leaf.
  • 3Skim fat from broth; discard. Add turkey meat cut from bones to broth; stir in barley. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 44 Stir in carrots, onion, celery and 3 cups cooked turkey. Simmer uncovered 20 to 25 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables and barley are tender. Stir in parsley.
 Variation: Turn this into Homemade Turkey-Vegetable Soup by adding up to 3 cups (750 mL) raw or cooked vegetables, such as whole kernel corn, green peas, diced potatoes, sliced zucchini, sliced mushrooms or any combination, along with the carrots, onion and celery.
 How-To: An easy way to add layers of flavour is to use poultry seasoning. A blend of sage, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, black pepper and nutmeg, this seasoning lends a subtle savoury note to chicken and turkey dishes.http://www.lifemadedelicious.ca/recipes/homemade-turkey-soup/3790ba26-93d5-4e67-b190-8219213fa54c?sc_lang=en&utm_source=LMD_Newsletter_EN&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=42284_Newsletter_EN&utm_content=recipes

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Montgomery’s Inn Highlights

 Montgomery’s Inn, an 1840s-era inn operated as a museum by Toronto Cultural Services at 4709 Dundas St W
 (at Islington Ave) in Etobicoke, Ontario, 416-394-8113, montinn@toronto.ca.

Celebrating 40 years in 2015!

Market Days at Montgomery’s Inn

Every Wednesday, 2 to 6 p.m.
We’re outdoors throughout the summer (until the end of October, 2015)! Get your fresh-baked bread, Nith Valley Organics produce, Monforte Cheese, Green Gate meat and sausages, Samsara produce, Spade and Spoon preserves, More Than Pies sweets, Bees’ Universe honey and eggs and other treats while you soak up the sun. Have a tour of the museum on us; it’s free on Wednesdays during market hours.
Visit our Market page for news and a complete list of vendors.

Montgomery’s Inn Art Exhibition Series

Current shows: October
In the Community Room, the photo exhibit If Walls Could Speak, documenting Montgomery’s Inn volunteers, continues throughout the month.
  • Community Room: October 10 to 31: “The Haunted Canvas”: (pictured at left) A Hallowe’en group art exhibition featuring work by Nancy Bennett, Elaine Ford, Linda Langerak, Brigitte Meskey, Ingrid Mueller, Dave Rheaume and Ross Rheaume.
  • Briarly Room (October 14 to November 30: “To Feed a Planet”: An exhibit of photographs depicting farmers and markets around the world, as well as the buying, selling, preparation and eating of food by J.P. Gural and Soyoung Lee.
  • Hallway Gallery (opening October 14): “Stories from the Market: Farmers and Vendors of the Montgomery’s Inn Farmers’ Market”: a World Food Day Exhibit curated by OCAD student Tak Pham with photographs by Clement Edokpayi.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Farmer’s Market at Montgomery's Inn - Every Wednesday


Farmer’s Market

Wednesdays 2-6 pm from May 22 through October 30

Featuring local & organic produce, meat, cheese & much more.
 Don’t miss fresh baked bread from the Inn’s wood-fired oven!

Visit the Inn

Montgomery’s Inn welcomes locals and travelers, just as it did long ago.
Montgomery’s Inn is one of ten museums owned and operated by City of Toronto Cultural Services. Click here for information about city museums.
Tuesday – Friday
10 am – 5 pm
1 pm – 5 pm
Closed Monday
Adults 18 – 65 $6.45 (inc. tax)
Seniors & Youth $3.25 (inc. tax)
Children under 12 $2.15 (inc. tax)
Tea & treats $5.65 (inc. tax)

Monday, 5 October 2015

Village Spa Group - Humbertown Village Spa celebrates 15 years in business

Congratulations to Village Spa Group - Humbertown Village Spa
Owners - Mabel Jakimtschuk & Janet Dibiase
Spa Director - Victoria Chui 

Friday, 2 October 2015

- Law Office- Philip J. Di Iorio

Etobicoke Living: Etobicoke Law Office- Philip J. Di Iorio



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Di Iorio Law Office

821 The Queensway
TorontoON M8Z 1N6            416-253-1223

Serving your community for over 23 years.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Each veteran player in Fleetwood Mix brings their spirit to re-create, with incredible accuracy, the look and feel of Fleetwood Mac. With the solo hits of Stevie Nicks as part of the show, the harmonies, instrumentation and on-stage chemistry has surprised and captivated audiences from coast-to-coast.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Help Us Clean Up the Humber River


 Since announcing the urgent need for sponsors to keep the clean-up running, local environmental business Spinnaker Recycling Corp. has answered the call and stepped up as a financial sponsor of the event, but more help is still needed to keep it running.
For the past four events, local kayaker, Bloor West resident and conservationist Rick Crawford has funded The Humber River Clean-Up from his own pockets. Sadly, this year, the fifth Humber River Clean-Up, could be the last unless Crawford can find local businesses to help ease the financial burden. At yearly cost of $8,000, Crawford simply can’t continue on his own.
“Local business like the Complete Paddler and SDS have been great partners in bringing canoes for water retrieval, volunteers, and providing a place to safely dump the refuse,” said Crawford. “But what we really need this year, and moving forward, are local businesses to help pay for the hard costs of the event. I hope this great ecological effort can continue.”

The Humber River Clean-Up was created by 1-800 RID-OF-IT President Rick Crawford, a Bloor West resident and keen kayaker. Crawford decided to take action when seeing the mass of accumulated rubbish while padding in the area. This year’s Clean-Up will be the fifth time Crawford and crew have run the grassroots event.
I can’t believe the things that have ended up in the Humber River and around the shoreline,” added Crawford. “It’s a beautiful part of the city, but it really needed someone to step in and clean it up.”
Mink, beaver, blue heron, fox, deer and white egrets all live in or near the Humber River. The waters and surrounding parkland is a hidden wildlife sanctuary in the midst of our concrete jungle. 
There’s still time for sponsors, individuals, small businesses and corporations to step in and step up to save the event. The Humber River Clean-Up 2015is also putting out a plea for volunteers to help out on September 30, 2015 – the day of the event.
What:   The Humber River Clean-Up 2015
When:  Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time:   8:30 am: Volunteers meet at rally point in parking lot, just south of Petro Canada gas station/car wash (North of Queensway – off of South Kingsway. Map below.)
            9:30 am – 1:30pm: Clean up event (See map below)

About 1-800 RID-OF-IT
1-800 RID-OF-IT
 is not just about rubbish removal. it’s also about the environment.  The company has consistently taken a leadership role in promoting recycling of materials that would otherwise end up in landfills.  1-800 RID-OF-IT will load up, take away and recycle or dispose of items deemed too large or bulky for weekly trash service, including yard refuse, drywall, appliances, furniture and garage junk. 1-800 RID-OF-IT can be reached at 1-800-743-6348or online at www.ridofit.ca.