Friday, 16 December 2016

Season Of Giving Old Mill Toronto


The Holiday Season is the perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us. 

Give the gift of relaxation this year! 

The Spa at the Old Mill Gift card is a present to remember.
To purchase, please call the Spa at 416-232-3700 or purchase online.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Looking For Personalized Christmas Stockings?

Santa is on his way and you just know that he loves to see those Personalized Christmas Stockings hanging by the fireplace while he snacks on cookies and milk (or Quinoa and Coconut water these days). Show Santa that you're really into the Christmas spirit by hanging Christmas stockings with a personal touch that truly represent the entire family, including the pets!

Friday, 9 December 2016

Stoney's Bread Company - Etobicoke

This time of year is meant for making special memories with loved ones. Join us this weekend for a delicious brunch get-together, and enjoy some time spent with friends and family.
Stoney's in Etobicoke will be serving brunch Saturday and Sunday from 9AM-3PM!
Please visit for more details or to view their full brunch menu.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Indulge in a holiday treat !

The Lash Bar and Medi Spa :  3366 Lake Shore Blvd. West  Etobicoke   647-896-5274 Etobicoke

Monday, 28 November 2016

Humbertown - Cobs Bread


Conveniently located at the corner of The Kingsway and Ashley Road, COBS Bread is proud to be your local Etobicoke bakery. 
Each morning our dedicated bakers are up early making bread from scratch for you to enjoy. 
All of our traditional breads contain no added preservatives, artificial colours, sugar or dairy. At the end of each day, all our leftover bread is donated to local charities.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Festive Celebrations at the Old Mill

Christmas Festivities

Festive Celebrations at the Old Mill Toronto have been a tradition enjoyed for the past 102 years. Our glorious Christmas decorations and wood-burning fireplaces radiate a warm and festive atmosphere second to none! Executive Chef Martin Buehner and his talented culinary team have once again created a splendid Festive Lunch Buffet in the Old Mill Dining Room. What better way to share the spirit of this Christmas with your family, friends and colleagues!

Monday, 14 November 2016

Exclusive Event in Support of The Dorothy Ley Hospice

Jennifer Bishop
Communications Officer &
Assistant to the Board of Directors
The Dorothy Ley Hospice
220 Sherway drive | Toronto | Ontario | M9C 0A7
Direct Phone:
fax: 416.626.7285email:

Monday, 7 November 2016

We really do need an expanded Canada Pension Plan

A significant proportion of future Canadian retirees are going to suffer measurable deterioration in their standards of living

By Robert Brown
Expert Adviser
Robert Brown
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VICTORIA, B.C. / Troy Media/ - The case for an expanded Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is all about providing secure retirement income.
The Fraser Institute recently argued that the federal government has failed to make a convincing case for CPP expansion.
But any perspective depends heavily on trying to determine how much income Canadians need to retire with dignity.
Do we require 50 per cent of final working-life earnings? More? Does spending go up or down when we retire? Can you sell your house and move to a less expensive region?
Since none of these questions have solid, precise answers, the Fraser Institute can claim the feds have not made the case for an expanded CPP.
Watching the U.S. presidential debates, I often yell at my TV: "You haven't answered the question!" I feel the same way about the Fraser Institute's analysis on CPP. While it's accurate, it doesn't shed any light.
So do we really need an expanded CPP?
Thankfully, there's some solid research on whether future Canadian generations can retire with dignity.
A 2015 McKinsey report uses survey results to conclude that 17 per cent of future elderly face a decline in their standard of living in retirement. A 2009 study for the Research Working Group on Retirement Income Adequacy used income tax data and concluded that 22 per cent of future elderly will suffer a significant decline in standard of living.
Two other studies used the Statistics Canada's LifePaths microsimulation model to simulate future outcomes. The C.D. Howe Institute in 2010 suggested future elderly will face declines of 44 per cent. And a 2011 study from the Institute for Research on Public Policy showed a 50 per cent decline in standard of living.
Essentially, the best available Canadian data all have the same bottom line: expect a significant decline in standard of living at retirement.
All four studies show that the risk of a declining standard of living in retirement is largely a middle-and-upper-income problem, concentrated among the youngest age groups and those not participating in workplace pension plans. For low-income workers, the combination of Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement will replace more than 100 per cent of their final earnings.
Do these studies prove the need for expansion of the CPP?
Certainly no more than the Fraser Institute made the case against expansion.
What the studies do demonstrate is that a significant proportion of future Canadian retirees will suffer measurable deterioration in their standards of living.
So what should be done?
One answer is to do nothing. We've done that for the last several decades and seen the steady erosion of retirement income security systems. Fewer modern workers have workplace pensions. Only 38 per cent of employees participate in a registered pension plan. And Canadians are not filling the void with increased personal savings. Instead, their debt is ever-increasing.
Many employers have stopped sponsoring defined-benefit pensions, finding them costly. And the financial crisis of 2008-9 showed the frailty of achieving security through defined-contribution plans.
Workers without workplace pensions must manage their investments, creating risk. They can mitigate the risk by hiring an adviser. However, this only shifts the investment risk to an expense risk.
Advice can cost as much as three per cent. If funds earn five per cent and inflation runs close to two per cent, then that worker actually receives no real return.
They must also manage their assets to provide cash flows able to cover unknown life expectancy. They can draw down assets very slowly to guarantee they don't run out but live at a very low standard. Or they can enjoy a higher standard of living but run out of assets and fall back on taxpayer-funded welfare.
Study after study shows that large defined-benefit plans are more efficient than accumulation accounts managed by individuals, since they can be operated with much lower investment expenses. Further, they need only accumulate enough funds to cover the average life expectancy of all plan participants. The fund can also invest in less liquid (and higher yielding) assets since the average life expectancy is known.
So we can continue to dither or we can act. If we are to act, finding an efficient and effective means of increasing retirement income security would clearly lead us towards a compulsory, large, defined-benefit plan.
That just happens to look a lot like an expanded Canada Pension Plan.
Robert L. Brown is an expert adviser with and a fellow with the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. He was professor of Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo for 39 years and a past president of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.
© 2016 Distributed by Troy Media

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The Lash Bar and Medi Spa

Offering Paraben-Free INDERMICA Skin Care...

3366 Lake Shore Blvd. W, Etobicoke

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

HVAC Company, Belyea Bros. Heating & Cooling

We still believe in the founding values of the company as a place for straight-forward advice from local experts who have a vested interest in providing

Monday, 17 October 2016

Friday, 14 October 2016

Girls' Great Escape!

The Girls' Escape is about trying something new and having some fun without taking yourself too seriously! A perfect weekend for moms and daughters, sisters, co-workers and best friends to share some quality girl time together in a fun atmosphere. 

Saturday November 12th & 13th!

The Old Mill - Etobicoke

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

UK Advises Vitamin D Supplements for Everyone – Should Canada Follow?

TORONTO – A recently released report by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) in the United Kingdom is urging all Brits to take vitamin D supplements, which according to the Vitamin D Society of Canada, should give Canadians a reason to start looking at their own vitamin D intake levels.

Much like the UK, Canada shares the same sunshine limitations, which means because of the northern latitude of both countries, vitamin D producing sunlight can only be captured by our skin between the months of May and October. This leaves Canadians and Brits in the cold and with declining vitamin D levels in the fall and winter.

The downside of low vitamin D levels means that bones can become thin and brittle because vitamin D plays an important role in regulating the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body - making it essential for bone health and more.

“Without having a recommended intake in the UK it was not possible to evaluate vitamin D status or vitamin D intakes there, but now with the decision of SACN to finally put these forward, we can see in the UK, intakes are low and status is one of the poorest,” says Dr. Susan Whiting, Scientific Advisor for the Vitamin D Society and professor at the University of Saskatchewan. “Both countries share similar latitudes, similar dietary habits and distribution of people of European and non-European ancestry. Modest fortification with vitamin D in Canada has prevented us from having so much severe vitamin D deficiency as is the situation in the UK right now. But diet alone in neither country can allow us to achieve optimal vitamin D status especially in winter months.”

Statistics Canada reports that up to 12 million Canadians — 35% of us — do not meet vitamin D blood level requirements. That number rises to more than 40% in the winter.

The summer sun allows most Canadians and Brits to naturally generate adequate levels of vitamin D, but according to the Vitamin D Society, come winter, that won’t be possible. The northern latitude of our countries physically prevents vitamin D generating sunlight to reach us. The solution to keeping levels normal in the winter, however, is from vitamin D supplements or artificial UVB exposure.

“While vitamin D supplements will help provide benefits in the winter months, fortified foods, which are sometimes relied upon to provide vitamin D, do not actually provide enough vitamin D in the winter.” says Dr. Whiting “For now, the best way to get ready for winter is to enjoy the sun safely and get the summer sunlight while it’s here. But for those who remain indoors or are otherwise prevented from sun exposure in summer, a supplement all year long might be the answer.”

The Vitamin D Society encourages Canadians to use their time in the midday summer sun wisely to stock up on the sunshine vitamin but to remember to use common sense and not let skin burn.

To learn more about vitamin D, please visit

About the Vitamin D Society:
The Vitamin D Society is a Canadian non-profit group organized to increase awareness of the many health conditions strongly linked to vitamin D deficiency; encourage people to be proactive in protecting their health and have their vitamin D levels tested annually; and help fund valuable vitamin D research. The Vitamin D Society recommends people achieve and maintain optimal 25(OH)D blood levels between 100 – 150 nmol/L (Can) or 40-60 ng/ml (USA).

Friday, 7 October 2016

UltimateThanksgiving Weekend Breakfast Buffet

Join us for the UltimateThanksgiving Weekend Breakfast Buffet

Join us from 8am. to 2pm. Saturday & Sunday or 9am to 2pm Monday for the Ultimate Breakfast Buffet.

$19.95 for Adults
$12.95 for Child 12 and under.
FREE Child 3 and under
Create your own special Omelettes.
Eggs, Bacon, Sausage and Home fries. Fruits, Jello, Rice pudding, Strawberries and Whipped cream. Waffles, Pancakes, Danish, Croissants, Tarts, Muffins and Cakes. Cereals and Fresh breads. Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt. Fresh squeezed Orange Juice. Carrot and Grapefruit Juices. The Duck’s own   “V5 “ Juice. Cold cuts, Vegetables, Cheeses and much more….
Muddy Duck Restaurant 
2200 Dundas Street East 
Mississauga Ontario L4x2v3 

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Winter Skin Solutions

Winter Skin Solutions:

The cold and windy wintertime is ahead of us and that can mean dry, flaky, and irritated skin. The majority of clients who wish to hydrate their skin are not sure how and when to use a serum as opposed to a cream; the overwhelming amount of moisturizers on the market can cause much confusion. With the correct professional treatments and targeted homecare, winter skin can be glowing, moisturized, and healthy!
First of all, there are some wonderful treatments that go hand in hand with winter, when the sun is not as bright and days not as long. While collagen facials can hydrate and replenish moisture, there are some specific treatments that can be added to a spa’s menu for the winter season. Many clients suffer from hyperpigmentation, varicose veins, and unsightly hair, all of which require a series of treatments. The best time to start clients on a series of six is while we are still in the cold, winter months.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

New Book by Relais & Châteaux Gives Tips for Creating Exquisite Affairs

NORTH HATLEY, Quebec and CAMBRIDGE, Ontario,, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 

For the first time, the hospitality experts at Relais & Châteaux are sharing their secrets for creating unforgettable celebrations at home. The Art of Entertaining Relais & Châteaux: Menus, Flowers, Table Settings, and More for Memorable Celebrations (Rizzoli, September 27, 2016) features recipes, table settings and more, mixed in with lush photos and fascinating peeks into the rich history of the distinguished Relais and Châteaux collection of fine independent hotels and restaurants.

Two leading Canadian hotels, Langdon Hall and Manoir Hovey, are among the properties featured in this compilation of 17 seasonal party themes, and both are offering special packages for the fall travel season.
"Langdon Hall has been a member of Relais and Châteaux for 25 years, so we are delighted to be included in The Art of Entertaining," explains Bill Bennett, owner of Langdon Hall. "The book is a beautiful representation of all the participating properties." Adds Jason Stafford, managing director of Manoir Hovey, "We are honored to have our Autumn Colors Celebration as part of this wonderful book, which celebrates the diverse and unique experiences offered by the finest Relais & Châteaux hotels in North America."
Langdon Hall: Gilded Age Splendor and an Olmsted Garden The fabled Gilded Age gardens at Langdon Hall, designed by John Charles Olmsted, are the setting for a Long Table Lunch featured in the book. The garden's bounty is showcased in the innovative menu by Executive Chef Jason Bangerter: Trout Mousseline with Zucchini Flowers and a Sweet Pea PureeHeritage Hen with Mushrooms; and a Beet Negroni that puts a garden-fresh twist on a classic cocktail.
Langdon Hall is offering a Gilded Age Splendor Getaway for two that includes one night's accommodation, three-course dinner, cooking demonstration, a signed copy of "The Art of Entertaining" and a country breakfast for two. Available from October 10th through December 16th. (Midweek: $760; weekend: $855 CAD)
Built in 1902 by the great grandson of John Jacob Astor, Langdon Hall underwent an extensive renovation in 2016, adding eight new guest rooms, a new spa, and a spacious new event venue.
Manoir Hovey: Lakeside Autumn Charm and an Edible Chocolate Forest Manoir Hovey, built in 1900 and modeled after historic Mount Vernon, invites guests to step back to a simpler time against a birch-forest backdrop with stunning views of Lake Massawippi. The year-round retreat is featured in "The Art of Entertaining" with an alfresco Autumn Colors Celebration.  
The menu includes a Mouzette cocktail, Swordfish Cru with Pine Mushrooms, Celtuce and Sea Lettuce; Venison with Beets and Sea Rocket Berriesand ends with a Chocolate Landscape, a whimsical edible forest blooming with elderberry-flavored "lichen" and "mushrooms" made of meringue. These are presented on a ground of chocolate crumbs and dark chocolate "rocks."
The authentic, regional cuisine of Chef Francis Wolf draws from ingredients found in the Quebec countryside, with innovative uses of local foraged items, as well as birch syrup tapped from trees on the Manoir Hovey property.
Travelers can experience firsthand the beauty of the property and the surrounding region with Manoir Hovey's Chants, Cheeses & Wine Package. It includes one night's accommodations for two, a four-course dinner, full breakfast, a tour of the Abbey St. Benoit-du-Lac with gourmet picnic on the grounds, a tasting at a local winery, a tour and tasting at a local cheese producer, and a signed copy of "The Art of Entertaining." Available October 10 – December 22. (Midweek $980; Weekend $1020 CAD.)
About Manoir HoveyLocated just 90 minutes from Montreal, Manoir Hovey is a five-star Relais & Châteaux property on the shores of Lake Massawippi.  One of Canada's most charming and romantic inns, Manoir Hovey was named the #1 Resort Hotel in Canada and #19 on "The 100 Best Hotels in the World" list in Travel & Leisure's World's Best Awards 2016. It has 37 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, year-round activities, and hosts weddings, conferences and special events. Its award winning restaurant , Le Hatley, showcases ambitious terroir driven Quebec cuisine and an extensive wine list.  Overlooking the lake and surrounded by English gardens, the dining room has a tranquil setting with breathtaking views.
About Langdon HallLangdon Hall is one of 14 properties in Canada recognized by Relais & Châteaux for a standard of excellence. Only one hour from Toronto and 90 minutes from the Niagara area, Langdon Hall is a place for those who admire beautiful things and timeless experiences. The hotel offers 60 luxurious guest suites, a full-service spa, outdoor swimming pool, a Five-Diamond award-winning restaurant with elegant reception rooms, and gorgeous event rooms for weddings, conferences and special events. Surrounded by 75 acres of Carolinian Forest, Olmsted designed gardens, manicured lawns and cultivated displays of color, Langdon Hall is a place where time seems to stand still.

Media Contact:
Helen Patrikis

Monday, 26 September 2016

Di Iorio Law Office

 - Etobicoke Law Office- Philip J. Di Iorio



                                                                                             REAL ESTATE

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

Serving your community for over 23 years.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Thanksgiving Buffet at the Old Mill

Thanksgiving Buffet
October 9th & 10th
Treat your family to our delicious traditional Thanksgiving Feast at our Brunch Buffet or the fabulous Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at the Old Mill Toronto this year. Prepared by our talented culinary team, dedicated to making your family get together a joyous Thanksgiving gathering.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

CF Sherway Gardens

Plant based meals with ingredients from Pusateri's Fine Foods make upDiala's Kitchen meals at home. Enjoying the last days of summer dining al fresco with Topshop Canada and Pottery Barn. Tag a friend who would love this meal! #StyledBySherway

Monday, 19 September 2016

Muddy Duck Restaurant

Proudly serving West Toronto/Mississauga since 1978, ‘

Join us for our Friday night all you can eat "Italian Dinner Buffet" or "The Ultimate Breakfast Buffet" on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 2pm. As a perfect compliment to your meal. the "Duck" offers a choice of beverages including specialty coffees.
Meeting place for over 30 years, we are able to accommodate groups for up to 50 people. Ample parking and reservations accepted.

2200 Dundas St. E. Mississauga, ON  (905) 275-9430
Muddy Duck Restaurant

Monday, 12 September 2016


Dempster’s® Bakery

Dempster's® is proud to be Canada's quality bread bakery.

Cozy cafe & Germany bakery serving European breads & pastries made with spring water. 

Address26 Advance Rd, Etobicoke,