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Jan 28th 2023, 5:08 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,064
Posted By JamesM

Re: How long to feel Canadian?

Spot on. I've lived in Toronto longer than most at 14ish years but still get the fresh of the boat questions.

I did have some family visit last year and we hired a cottage by the Kawartha Lakes....
Jan 24th 2023, 1:51 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By JamesM

Re: Top 10 Best Places to Live in Canada - Moving Waldo

The 3 Ontario places are all a little odd.

Deep RIver has a population of 4,000. Granted it is on the edge of Algonguin if you do want "access to the outdoors" but there is perhaps 5 going out...
Jan 20th 2023, 12:32 am
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By JamesM

Re: Dry January

You lost fat and put on muscle?
Forum: Canada
Jan 19th 2023, 1:43 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By JamesM

Re: Pay Class 2 NI

Wow 18 weeks? My form was logged on the HMRC website on Jan 10th and it said to allow to Jan 31st for processing.
Forum: Canada
Jan 17th 2023, 11:19 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By JamesM

Re: Pay Class 2 NI

Thanks for the link. I'll have to find out the benefit of going back further than 6 years.
Forum: Canada
Jan 17th 2023, 10:49 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By JamesM

Re: Pay Class 2 NI

You're able to pay up from 2006?

I've just applied myself but though it only went back 6 years.
Forum: Canada
Jan 17th 2023, 10:44 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By JamesM

Re: Ottawa

Great question. I work for a company in Ottawa and have had 3 trips up there in the last 5 months. My perception of it as a boring place has shifted marginally and I'd put it on a par with a large...
Jan 17th 2023, 9:40 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By JamesM

Re: Dry January

I haven't had a drink in 48 hours. I'm simply hoping to hold out till Saturday. Friday will be a challenge.

I did 11 weeks of sobriety back in around 2013 when I tore my stomach lining after a...
Jan 10th 2023, 3:24 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By JamesM

Re: No direct flights from Ottawa to London UK

I had to switch airports in Paris once and some franco put me on the wrong coach which had a map between the two airports drawn on the side but proceeded to go in the wrong direction. I then got...
Jan 10th 2023, 3:21 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By JamesM

Re: No direct flights from Ottawa to London UK

I landed at Pearson on Saturday and it was fine.
Dec 22nd 2022, 4:16 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By JamesM

Re: Toronto Homicides

Toronto is a terrible place.
Forum: Canada
Dec 13th 2022, 11:41 am
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By JamesM

Re: Ottawa/Toronto for a young couple?

One bed furnished in Toronto with out a car park you'd be looking at $2500 to $2700 per month approximately for something that is a size that two people can inhabit. I'd think you'd want 700 square...
Forum: Canada
Dec 13th 2022, 11:41 am
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By JamesM

Re: Ottawa/Toronto for a young couple?

One bed furnished in Toronto with out a car park you'd be looking at $2500 per month approximately for something that is a size that two people can inhabit. I'd think you'd want 700 square foot plus....
Forum: Canada
Nov 17th 2022, 1:00 am
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By JamesM

Re: Numbers of new immigrants

More people left Toronto in 2021 than arrived. The city actually lost 30,000 people.

So far there have been 267,000 housing starts this year across Canada. There were nearly 300,000 last year.
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Forum: Canada
Nov 16th 2022, 8:07 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,756
Posted By JamesM

Re: Advice for someone just starting out on the immigration journey!

Alberta is more affordable primarily because real estate is cheaper than BC.

I'm not sure you will have a higher quality of life and would encourage you to really explore salaries in Canada versus...
Sep 23rd 2022, 8:41 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By JamesM

Re: Tip nudges, tipping, etc

Depends on the venue. One local I attend pool tips for bar staff and bar backs (glass collectors etc) while the servers keep their own.

I do believe in some venues servers have to give a...
Sep 23rd 2022, 8:34 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By JamesM

Re: Tip nudges, tipping, etc

Legally they're meant to tell you they've included the tip. I've been stung by a similar thing at a place here in Toronto. When I went back and asked for a refund of one 18% they were also not too...
Sep 23rd 2022, 5:42 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By JamesM

Re: Tip nudges, tipping, etc

Not been pre-tax for a while.

Most restaurants in Toronto now serve 3 options on the machine 18%, 20% and 22%.

One restaurant was lambasted for giving a guide on what the percentages mean with...
Sep 23rd 2022, 5:38 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By JamesM

Re: At last, something has happened in Oakville.

The new "Silicon" Valley!

Not appropriate for the job mind you.
Forum: Canada
Sep 22nd 2022, 2:43 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By JamesM

Re: What happens if i could not pay the mortgage?

Just some ideas.

Scotia give a pretty good line of credit.

Start looking for a new job and get that line of credit pushed up while you're employed.

Might give you some what of a buffer if...
Forum: Canada
Sep 21st 2022, 11:44 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,459
Posted By JamesM

Re: How different is Toronto to Ottawa

I think barred under several usernames now.

I hope he is ok. Seemed to be stuck in moment.
Forum: Canada
Sep 20th 2022, 5:31 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,459
Posted By JamesM

Re: How different is Toronto to Ottawa

Remembered your password? Finally.
Forum: Canada
Sep 20th 2022, 5:31 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,459
Posted By JamesM

Re: How different is Toronto to Ottawa

The Yard survived the lockdowns. Many didn't.
Forum: Canada
Sep 17th 2022, 12:33 am
Replies: 58
Views: 4,139
Posted By JamesM

Re: Canada Recce Trip Advice

Their Oktoberfest is supposedly quite impressive. Have you any experience of it?

I'm told K-W was called Berlin till the war. Sorry for mentioning the war!
Sep 16th 2022, 10:23 pm
Replies: 2,425
Views: 222,899
Posted By JamesM

Re: Goggle box- anything worth watching on TV?

"The Great Beauty" is on Netflix until September 30th. It's.a foreign movie in italian with subtitles. Stick with it. It will blow you away!
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