Thursday, 26 March 2015

Living Lighting

4242 Dundas Street West
416-236-3611





Since 1986 Living Lighting Etobicoke has been illuminating The Kingsway from its location at 4242 Dundas St.W.  Marko Borys has been the proud owner & operator for over 15 years.  Together with our staff of Rino with 20 years in the industry, Judy our resident shade and bulb expert holds 15+ years, Nina & Kielli each with 6+ years of lighting design, our individual knowledge works together to provide our customers with a full spectrum of service expertise & industry options.

We believe the passion and expertise of our staff, matched with the buying power of the Living Lighting chain can provide your room, home or project with unparalleled quality and service.  We are always expanding our knowledge & products in eco-friendly lighting too!

As Marko grew up in Etobicoke the neighborhood has always been important to him. Our community centered approach to business brings the village back to 'Kingsway Village'.  Through personalized customer service, we nourish a relationship with everyone who walks through our door.  We greet customers on a first name basis & take the time to get to know their taste & style. 
 After all, our products are going into their home and leaving a lasting impression.  We want to honour each and every home with the best of our knowledge & the best quality & craftsmanship of product there is to offer.

Within the last 15 years, we have been the proud recipient of the Readers Choice Award.  We also remodeled our showroom with a design station and improved layout to welcome our customers & reflect the warmth that the community has supported us with over the years.

As we continue to grow and change with the times, let us help you keep up with the trends.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Find out how to ensure your clothes are sun safe by downloading the printable infographic atwww.skincancer.org/closet



Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Easter Weekend At The Muddy Duck‏













Good Friday Ultimate Breakfast Buffet.9am to 2pm
$18.95 for Adults
$11.95 for Child 12 and under.
FREE Child 3 and under

Good Friday Italian Dinner Buffet 4pm to 9pm
$24.95 for Adults
$12.95 for Child 12 and under.
FREE Child 3 and under

Saturday and SundayUltimate Breakfast Buffet.8am to 2pm
$18.95 for Adults($16.95 Saturdays)
$11.95 for Child 12 and under.
FREE Child 3 and under

And As Always Our Dinner Menu And Specials .
Muddy Duck Restaurant
2200 Dundas Street East
Mississauga Ontario L4x2v3
905-275-7732

Monday, 23 March 2015

Families invited to come together and celebrate all things Mom at Canada’s National Mom Show


Inaugural event launches Mothers Day 2015, features entertainment for entire family
 
 - Each year, families across Canada commemorate Mother’s Day, honouring Mom’s hard work, dedication and unconditional love by giving her a day off from the things for which she’s best known. Typically, this comes in the form of expensive brunches and dinners, spa packages and salon gift certificates or just the promise of personal quiet time.
 
While Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate all the things that makes Mom special, it’s also a day for families to come together to create lasting memories. With this in mind, for the first time in Canada, the Peoples Show Event Group announces a brand new show, perfect for the whole family – one that truly celebrates motherhood and Mom.
 
Canada’s National Mom Show is a public event that will deliver an inexpensive source of entertainment for the entire family, including a mini spa/makeover section for moms, a section for kids and dads, family cooking demonstrations, health and beauty secrets, a fashion show and more.
 
“We’re looking forward to welcoming families from across the GTA at Canada's National Mom Show this Mother’s Day,” says Sheetal Sahdev, President & Founder of Canada's National Mom Show. “The show is truly a one-of-a-kind endeavour, dedicated solely to celebrating all the wonders of motherhood and women, but also their families – even dad will find some exciting things to see and do.”
 
Conveniently located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Canada’s National Mom Show will be held at the International Centre, home to some of Canada’s largest and most popular events.
 
Show highlights include:
·      Jennifer McConville, Stylist and Fashion Expert on CBC’s Steven and Chris, will give a keynote address and host  a fashion show featuring top Spring/Summer looks for the whole family
·      Lynzie Kent, event planner, DIY decorator and owner of Love by Lynzie, will run a workshop presentation  focused on family-friendly crafting ideas including how to create a floral arrangement and how to set a table for an upscale family dinner
·      Free swag bags for the first 1,000 moms
·      Complimentary mini-makeovers for the first 100 moms
·      Food/cooking demos
·      Health & Nutrition advice
·      Home d├ęcor workshop
·      Kids zone with fun-filled activities for kids
 
When: Sunday, May 10th, 2015, 10 AM – 6PM
 
Where: International Centre, Hall #6
 
Tickets: Available online at www.momshow.ca. Early Bird special until March 31st: $25 Family Pass (2 adults and 2 children) or $10 per adult, $5 per child 4-13, children under 4 free. Regular pricing after March 31st:  $50 Family Pass (2 adults and 2 children) or $20 per adult, $10 per child 4-13, children under 4 free.
 
About Peoples Show Event Group
Canada’s National Mom Show is produced by Peoples Show Event Group, a Canadian company dedicated to producing top-notch events featuring exhibitors and entertainment geared towards Canadian families. For more information on Peoples Show Event Group and Canada’s National Mom Show, visit www.momshow.ca.

 

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Girls Great Escape | Twilight Tea | Jazz & More‏


Girls Great Escape at the OLD MILL Spa
April 11th & 12th, 2015

A perfect weekend  for moms and daughters, sisters, co-workers and best friends to share some quality girl time together in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.




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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Babies At Lunch - The Old Mill


Event Date: Thursday April 2nd
Event Location: Dining Room



It’s the perfect lunch out with your mom, and while she enjoys a delicious buffet in a fun and social atmosphere, you can check out all the other babies looking as cute as you do. Don’t forget to bring your older sibling…they can enjoy the buffet and be creative with crayons! Your mom can complete her indulgence with something decadent from our sweet table, a perfect ending to a lovely afternoon!
Let us know if your coming solo and want to sit at our “Rattle & Roll” Table.  A great way to meet new moms and new babies!
• Designated VIP Stroller Parking
• Older siblings welcome
• Crying is totally allowed
• Bottle warming available
• High chairs & booster seats
• Coloring books & crayons
Lunch Reservations 11:45 am
Babies who lunch - freeToddlers (age 5 and under) who lunch – freeMommies who lunch $26.00 (tax & gratuities inclusive) 
Complimentary Coffee & Tea. 

Monday, 16 March 2015

GTA charity keeps on truckin’ after catalytic converter theft

GTA charity keeps on truckin’ after catalytic converter theft
Fundraising campaign to help Furniture Bank recover exceeds $20,000 goal
TORONTO, March 11, 2015 -- It’s been just over a week since thieves immobilized most of Furniture Bank’s truck fleet by stealing about $20,000 worth of catalytic converters, but the charity has bounced back with an outpouring of community support.
The GTA charity announced today the ‘Keep on Trucking’ fundraising campaign that began days after the crime has already exceed its goal, raising more than $20,000.
“We have been truly overwhelmed the response from across the country,” says Dan Kershaw, executive director of Furniture Bank. “We are immensely grateful for the concern and support shown by individual donors, businesses and our community partners.  
“Thanks to our old friends and some new ones, we have turned a lemons into lemonade,” he adds. “This experience has made us stronger and more committed to our goal -- making sure gently used furniture can help those who need it to start a new homes and new lives.”
Furniture Bank is a charity and social enterprise that works with people who were once homelessness, women and children escaping abusive situations, refugees and newcomers to Canada. It offers a unique furniture removal and pickup service from its headquarters at 25 Connell Court near Kipling Avenue and the Gardiner Expressway in Etobicoke.
On the night of February 27, thieves stole the catalytic converters from four of the charity's six trucks. The incident was caught on video, broadcast across the country, printed in newspapers, posted online and shared on social media.
Furniture Bank serves more than 100 clients a week and was worried it would be unable to meet their needs after the theft. But not one of them was affected. Businesses with trucks  called up, donating their delivery vehicles and crews. Among them:  LEONS Furniture1-800-GOT-JUNK1-800-RID-OF-ITTallman Truck Centre, and Elegant Kitchen Galleryand with financial support from Alterna BankRotary Club of Etobicoke and several anonymous and individual donors.
Leons Furniture has been providing their trucks and teams every day since the theft, with stores around the GTA getting involved. “It’s true that many hands make light work,” says Julio Barrera, General Manager, Leon's Furniture Weston, a new supporter who learned about the charity’s efforts through media coverage of the theft. “We are honoured to help Furniture Bank help thousands of people in the GTA who don’t have a bed to sleep on, a table to eat on or a sofa to sit down on with their families.”
About Furniture Bank
Furniture Bank works with more than 75 shelters and community agencies to refer clients with a focus is on helping new immigrants, women and children, and people transitioning out of homelessness. Since 1996, the charity has empowered nearly 60,000 people, including 18,000 children and youth, in starting new chapters in a true home. In the process, we help turn an empty space into a true home.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Bizzy B's Buzz -- New Items, A Crop, Heather Telford Classes, And More!

Heather Telford's Class Details Have Been Posted! 
 

Heather will be joining us at The Hive on April 17th and 18th.

Here's her wonderful class line-up:

Friday, April 17, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Background And Beauty Workshop



Tuesday, 10 March 2015

5 important tasks beyond changing your clocks












Before we welcome spring's official arrival later this month, Canadians are getting ready to move their clocks ahead at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8 when daylight saving time begins.

Aside from changing your clocks, Allstate recommends performing other important seasonal home maintenance tasks. Connecting daylight saving time to these semi-annual tasks can create a sense of routine, ensuring they're not overlooked.
Visit allstate.ca for our spring forward to-do list and
ensure you're ready to meet spring with a smile.
Get to-do list

YOUR LOCAL ALLSTATE TEAM
Ray Matthew RamballyAgent
Allstate Toronto West
1555 The Queensway, Unit 4
Etobicoke ON
M8Z 1T8
Local: 416-231-5641 ext 5013
Toll-free: 1-866-445-4042
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Friday, 6 March 2015

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

What's that smell? Unfortunately, there's no way to know. Fragrance is considered a trade secret, so companies don't have to tell us what's in it – often dozens or even hundreds of synthetic chemical compounds. 





















http://safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=222

Monday, 2 March 2015

Toronto charity’s entire truck fleet immobilized by thieve


Incident caught on Furniture Bank’s security cameras 
two weeks after hosting federal announcement
TORONTO, March 1, 2015 -- A GTA charity has been left stranded by thieves who stole about $20,000 worth of catalytic converters from its entire fleet of trucks this past weekend.
“We have six trucks that pick up gently used donated furniture and deliver it to those who need it to start a new home and a new life, the community and our clients depend on our trucks.” says Dan Kershaw, executive director of Furniture Bank. “They’re usually very busy, but they won’t be moving anywhere until we can get them fixed -- and that could take weeks.”
Furniture Bank is a charity and social enterprise that works with people who were once homelessness, women and children escaping abusive situations, refugees and newcomers to Canada. It offers a unique furniture removal and pickup service from its headquarters at 25 Connell Court near Kipling Avenue and the Gardiner Expressway in Etobicoke.
“This is the third time in as many years we have been hit by such a crime,” Kershaw explains. “This will slow down our work, but it will definitely not deter our staff and volunteers from turning empty spaces into true homes.”
“There are thousands of people in the GTA who won't have a bed to sleep on, a table to eat on or a sofa to sit down on with their families. Furniture Bank lets them choose what they need from a warehouse of donated furniture from the community,” he added. “We will just unfortunately be a little late picking up donations and late delivering those we promised to this coming week.”

Theft caught on camera; video available for download

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The crime happened two weeks to the day after Furniture Bank hosted Finance Minister Joe Oliver, Minister of State Candice Bergen, Etobicoke-Lakeshore MP Bernard Trottie and
There appears to be movement over the next half hour. At 8:27 pm, the vehicle comes into clear view, showing two suspects, one of whom appears to be loading something into the vehicle. It leaves about a minute later.
Catalytic converters convert engine pollutants into less harmful emissions before they leave a vehicle's exhaust system. Thieves target them for their precious metals, including trace amounts of palladium, rhodium and platinum.
About Furniture Bank
Furniture Bank works with more than 75 shelters and community agencies to refer clients with a focus is on helping new immigrants, women and children, and people transitioning out of homelessness. Since 1996, the charity has empowered nearly 60,000 people, including 18,000 children and youth, in starting new chapters in a true home. In the process, we help turn an empty space into a true home.
For more information, please refer to our media kit or download our media pack. For more information, please contact media@furniturebank.org or call 416-934-1229 Ext. #720
Dan Kershaw, Furniture Bank’s Executive Director
Cell 905-806-8246