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Old Apr 20th 2022, 5:53 pm
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Canada's inflation rate jumps to new 31-year high of 6.7%
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Yeah thats sad... a huge staple on TV growing up as a kid.
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On another thread (Living and Moving Abroad, "Rest of the World" item #39, if you want to read it), I reminisced about my wedding in Toronto in 1967 - January, in the snow. I remember our reception was at the Four Seasons Hotel - but when I tried to track it down I discovered that there were actually two of them. Can anybody tell me which one would be the more likely to have hosted the event. There were only 20 of us there (it was an expats-only event, pretty much), so I'm not talking about a big "do". Thanks for any help.
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Originally Posted by Gordon Barlow
On another thread (Living and Moving Abroad, "Rest of the World" item #39, if you want to read it), I reminisced about my wedding in Toronto in 1967 - January, in the snow. I remember our reception was at the Four Seasons Hotel - but when I tried to track it down I discovered that there were actually two of them. Can anybody tell me which one would be the more likely to have hosted the event. There were only 20 of us there (it was an expats-only event, pretty much), so I'm not talking about a big "do". Thanks for any help.
Does this help?
https://www.fourseasons.com/about_fo.../1960_to_1969/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_S...dences_Toronto

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Thanks, bats. I guess this (the link at the top) must have been the one. I had in my mind The Inn on the Park, but the one I was looking for was not a huge building like that one.
The older one - you sent the photo - is a very distinctive style, so you'd think I'd remember that. But no... The older one was downtown, so that must have been it. No address is given, but "downtown" would have been reasonably close to the Church, I guess. I couldn't find the actual address. After the whole shebang was over, we went back to our flat at Bloor & Spadina. I've found that on the map, so that will have to do!

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Originally Posted by Gordon Barlow
Thanks, bats. I guess this (the link at the top) must have been the one. I had in my mind The Inn on the Park, but the one I was looking for was not a huge building like that one.
The older one - you sent the photo - is a very distinctive style, so you'd think I'd remember that. But no... The older one was downtown, so that must have been it. No address is given, but "downtown" would have been reasonably close to the Church, I guess. I couldn't find the actual address. After the whole shebang was over, we went back to our flat at Bloor & Spadina. I've found that on the map, so that will have to do!

Thanks again.
on the wikipedia link click on the Four Seasons link - that tells you more and has a photo The address was Eglinton and Leslie which isn't really downtown.

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on the wikipedia link click on the Four Seasons link - that tells you more and has a photo The address was Eglinton and Leslie which isn't really downtown.
Thanks for your patience, bats! I've misremembered, all these years. I misplaced the church, for one thing, and the Four Seasons for another. I'm still figuring it all out, but you've put me on the right track I appreciate your help.
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Canada MP regrets calling into debate from toilet

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Canada MP regrets calling into debate from toilet

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61402984
I wonder if his regret was because the best part of him had disappeared down the toilet?
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Canada MP regrets calling into debate from toilet

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61402984

Frank Hovis vibes...

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/sin...ment-1.6449729

Peterborough at its finest. Every week these morons mass around the City Hall, threaten and harrass people.
downtown is a pretty unpleasant place to be.
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Britain's new crisis....

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Since when did a pickle get served with fish and chips?





That's even more weird than being offered gravy with it.
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Since when did a pickle get served with fish and chips?





That's even more weird than being offered gravy with it.
Incorrect translation of 'pickled onion' by the Chinese chippy's owner?
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