Ontario’s Highway 407 Billing Scam

A couple of summers ago we went to Boston for a few days. We went over the Tobin Bridge and What if you ordered a steak and when the bill came it had an $11 plate fee? were informed by a clearly written sign that it was a toll bridge and that those cars withoutContinue reading “Ontario’s Highway 407 Billing Scam”

A Tale of Two Restaurants

After our recent marriage, with numerous new in-laws in town, my wife and I postponed any honeymoon to a later date. However we did hit the road with said in-laws in tow. There we were, a small army of ten people ranging in age from four to 77, on our way in a two-car convoyContinue reading “A Tale of Two Restaurants”

Are the Toronto Blue Jays Canada’s Team?

The only thing better than September baseball is October baseball. If you have been following Major League Baseball you know that the Toronto Blue Jays hold a slim lead over the New York Yankees as we enter the homestretch.  Whether they win their division or a wild card spot, the chances of them making theContinue reading “Are the Toronto Blue Jays Canada’s Team?”

Pan American Games 2015: CBC Snubs Toronto

Is the long-standing love affair between the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Sports and Toronto on the rocks? … the CBC is short-changing not only Toronto, but all Canadians with an interest in watching the PanAm Games – being held in their own country – live on television. If you have spent any time watching NHLContinue reading “Pan American Games 2015: CBC Snubs Toronto”

Toronto Bus Boor; Leprechauns Issue Distancing Statement

A recent altercation on a Toronto Bus has resulted in a man getting his 15-minutes of fame for all the wrong reasons.  The man refuses to move his belongings from a bus seat so that a fellow passenger can sit down. An argument ensues and foot-stomping is alleged. Given the man’s green shirt, beard andContinue reading “Toronto Bus Boor; Leprechauns Issue Distancing Statement”

Live on CNN! Toronto’s City Hall Circus Continues

So the fact that Ford has been successful in keeping down taxes seems to be enough for some folks to claim he’s doing a great job, regardless of the circles in which he moves and the videos in which he stars. As I write this CNN is monitoring what can only be described as aContinue reading “Live on CNN! Toronto’s City Hall Circus Continues”

Typhoons and buffoons in the news: Philippines and Toronto

Godspeed to residents of the Philippines who have been hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Good luck to residents of Toronto who have been dealing with Buffoon Ford. DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin andContinue reading “Typhoons and buffoons in the news: Philippines and Toronto”

Rob Ford’s backers praise his Fiscal “Responsiblity” …

With spelling-challenged supporters like this, Rob Ford is in bigger trouble than he thought! Glad he’s thinking of taking responsiblty for his actions! Clearly these folks were in a drunken stupor when they created this billboard. DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of thisContinue reading “Rob Ford’s backers praise his Fiscal “Responsiblity” …”

Twitter in history: If only these guys had thought of the drunken stupor defense!

DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and onContinue reading “Twitter in history: If only these guys had thought of the drunken stupor defense!”

Rob Ford, Rodney Dangerfield: Two tie-challenged guys getting no respect!

Below are the top US talk show hosts taking shots at Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in the wake of his admitting to smoking crack cocaine. While I in no way condone the mayor’s behavior, it is an interesting twist that in a world of political corruption and lies, when a politician does tell the truth,Continue reading “Rob Ford, Rodney Dangerfield: Two tie-challenged guys getting no respect!”