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Forum: Canada
Jun 26th 2012, 12:06 am
Replies: 22
Views: 8,654
Posted By wizzard

Re: Muller Fruit Corners

Try these. Come in several flavours and are Greek Yogurt and pretty good:

http://www.skotidakis.com/en/products/product-yogurt-strawberry-150g-0-percent.php
Forum: Canada
Mar 22nd 2012, 1:52 am
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By wizzard

Re: Lost Passports- Complicated Situation

Did you try contacting the consulate/embassy or what have you? I am sure they are in the best position to advise on emergency travel documents and what methods are acceptable, in person, to prove...
Forum: Canada
Mar 14th 2012, 2:31 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,175
Posted By wizzard

Re: Used Cars - Toronto

When I bought mine a year or so ago I used mainly www.autotrader.ca to narrow down the model(s) I was interested in and get a feeling for the upper and lower prices across the market. Then when I...
Forum: Canada
Feb 29th 2012, 4:13 am
Replies: 37
Views: 5,027
Posted By wizzard

Re: House Prices - How LOW can you go?

I think in Toronto as mentioned before it depends on the area and the house in question. We bought our house in Toronto in 2006 and paid less than asking, we initially bid quite low to see, there...
Forum: Canada
Feb 24th 2012, 2:16 am
Replies: 123
Views: 22,939
Posted By wizzard

Re: Is a British accent a help or a hindrance?

When I first came to Canada and was in a smaller town I got noticed more, like being in a restaurant and the waitress would ask where I was from and say she loved my accent etc. but since I moved to...
Forum: Canada
Feb 6th 2012, 10:35 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,407
Posted By wizzard

Re: No ten-year passports until 2013

since my current one expires in 2012 I guess I don't need to worry about it for another 5 years...
Forum: Canada
Jan 21st 2012, 12:08 am
Replies: 119
Views: 10,902
Posted By wizzard

Re: $4500/yr car insurance with three star?

Try these guys:

http://www.smartcoverage.ca/

I bought my first car last year after being here for 8 years or so but living in downtown Toronto so didn't jsutify the expense of a car. Still live...
Forum: Canada
Jan 14th 2012, 5:30 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,153
Posted By wizzard

Re: Toronto streetcars in rush hour

The thing that makes the street cars archaic in Toronto is that they share the road and so, as mentioned in several posts, you are held up by cars turning in the same lane, you exit the street car...
Forum: Canada
Jan 8th 2012, 9:22 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 5,686
Posted By wizzard

Re: Rental Cars Tires?

It is worth noting there is a difference between snow tires and winter tires. The winter tires that are manditory in Quebec and advertised everywhere currently are not designed specifically for...
Forum: Canada
Jan 5th 2012, 9:55 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By wizzard

Re: Withdrawing US currency in Canada

As I recall when I walked across the border at Niagara I only had Canadian dollars and they wouldn't accept them so I had to use my Visa to pay the $6US which was pretty annoying.

Watch out using...
Forum: Canada
Dec 29th 2011, 10:35 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By wizzard

Re: Value of the UK Pound

I liked the exchange at 2.26 when I was at university in England but visiting my wife in Canada and had to make my student loan stretch. However now that I live in Canada and have to pay back my...
Forum: Canada
Dec 29th 2011, 10:33 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,765
Posted By wizzard

Re: Accepted by the locals?

I don't think any of my neighbours here in Toronto were born in Canada either. I am more of an outsider in this neighbourhood because I am not Italian or Portuguese, as opposed to Canadian.
Forum: Canada
Dec 29th 2011, 10:28 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By wizzard

Re: Toronto Neighbourhoods

Try a guide like this: http://www.torontoneighbourhoods.net/ there are lots on the net with overviews of all the different neighbourhoods.

If you want to use the subway to commute then any...
Forum: Canada
Nov 24th 2011, 3:49 am
Replies: 21
Views: 6,588
Posted By wizzard

Re: Buying a used car in Ontario

I bought mine from a dealer, just seemed easier and prices are pretty comparable currently and you get more peace of mind if it is a reputable dealer who has inspected the car etc. Avoiding...
Forum: Canada
Sep 28th 2011, 10:09 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,572
Posted By wizzard

Re: Landing in UK with girlfriend, which passport queue?

All the immigration/passport guys do the same thing anyway. Worst case you say you didn't know and they tell you to use the other line next time.

I had a similar thing when I got my Canadian...
Forum: Canada
Sep 28th 2011, 10:03 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By wizzard

Re: Good Restaurant in DT TO?

http://www.dine.to/
Forum: Canada
Aug 23rd 2011, 11:20 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By wizzard

Re: Moving with debts

Paying it off from Canada is really annoying. When I moved here I had some credit card debt and a balance remaining on a graduate loan all from University. I had some money in a UK bank when I moved...
Forum: Canada
Aug 23rd 2011, 1:19 am
Replies: 56
Views: 7,485
Posted By wizzard

Re: Went back to the UK for 3 weeks and.......

I think it also helps to differntiate between the experience of short visits/vacations versus real life. In much the same way as people are shocked by initial migration. Usually peoples first...
Forum: Canada
Aug 19th 2011, 11:56 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By wizzard

Re: Hello from Mississauga, Canada

Actually the "city centre" are of Mississauga around Square One is getting reasonably dense and visually interesting. I haven't really been to Mississauga much, because, well, why would you? However...
Forum: Canada
Aug 2nd 2011, 12:25 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,021
Posted By wizzard

Re: Air Transat

I'm flying Air Transat at the end of August too, Toronto to Manchester. If I see someone struggling with 3 kids I will know who it is.
Forum: Canada
Jul 6th 2011, 2:18 am
Replies: 45
Views: 7,445
Posted By wizzard

Re: Canadian Affair

sometimes it is worth weighing your bag before you go to the airport, I always weigh mine to check but really if it is a vacation, which is what budget ones are designed for, then how much do a few...
Forum: Canada
Jul 6th 2011, 2:06 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,825
Posted By wizzard

Re: Can I take my canoe onto any lake?

aim for a provincial/national park maybe. You'll need a permit for a campsite in some palces if they are official camping sites with facilities, where we go sailing out in Georgian Bay in Ontario...
Forum: Canada
Jul 1st 2011, 1:47 am
Replies: 75
Views: 4,763
Posted By wizzard

Re: GGGRRRRRRR

Having the advertised price be sales tax inclusive is also easier if every jurisdiction in the country has the same sales tax, but they don't. So at least this way you can compare the retail price of...
Forum: Canada
Jun 9th 2011, 2:25 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,248
Posted By wizzard

Re: Anyone has experience shipping/declaring martial art practice sword (?)

If you are shipping it or checking it then there is not really the security issue of whether it is dangerous for travel, i.e. you aren't going to find your way into the cargo hold ala snakes on a...
Forum: Canada
Jun 7th 2011, 1:32 am
Replies: 11
Views: 5,707
Posted By wizzard

Re: How does car insurance work in Canada..?

In the end it kind of works like all insurance doesnt it really. You pick an insurance company, give them a giant pile of money and they give you a piece of paper in return and then you carry on.
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