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BS: Ozzie Catter coming to Ontario

JudyB 09 Mar 07 - 04:44 PM
*daylia* 09 Mar 07 - 09:19 AM
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Mooh 09 Mar 07 - 08:47 AM
Jeremiah McCaw 09 Mar 07 - 03:47 AM
JennieG 09 Mar 07 - 01:30 AM
3refs 08 Mar 07 - 10:47 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: JudyB
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 04:44 PM

We're quite a ways from Toronto, but at least on the same side of the continent. However, I'm afraid we may be in Sydney while you're over here. Haven't firmed up our plans yet - but maybe we can wave as our planes pass each other over Guam!

JudyB & Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: *daylia*
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 09:19 AM

Correction: Valdy is performing here in May, not Sept, sorry.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: *daylia*
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 09:16 AM

If you decide to venture a little north of Toronto into Simcoe County (aka Huronia) Jennie, you might find these links helpful. Concert listings are updated every month, and the people are delighted to guide travellers re accomodations etc.

From the Heart of Huronia, here's the Barrie Folk Society, (that site's just been updated and I see that Valdy is playing here in Sept whooo-hooo!!!)

and the Orillia Folk Society

all the best,

daylia


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: Mooh
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 08:47 AM

JennieG...You're welcome. Did you look at the Ontario Conference of Folk Festivals site too?

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 03:47 AM

Should it happen that you are wont to wander a tad west of Toronto, I would (sort of) humbly suggest taking a look at my own website, jeremiah.ca , as I maintain a calendar that focuses on events in that part of Ontario.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: JennieG
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 01:30 AM

Timing is wrong for the Mariposa Folk Fest! Mooh, thanks for the bulletin board info.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: 3refs
Date: 08 Mar 07 - 10:47 PM

Come to Orillia, Ontario. The Mariposa Folk Fest. Home of Gordon Lightfoot. 1 1/2 hrs north of Toronto. 3 days on Lk Couchiching(coo-chi-ching). The fest started here in 1962?, got out of hand, and they moved it to Toronto. It's been back for about 5-6 years. Don MacLean(Bye Bye Miss American Pie) is one of the headliners this yr.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: Mooh
Date: 08 Mar 07 - 11:27 AM

Subscribe to maplepost@icomm.ca bulletin board until you go, that way you'll be up to date on live folk in Canada and especially in the GTA.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: JennieG
Date: 08 Mar 07 - 02:07 AM

If we hire a car I don't think I shall drive it, I shall let Himself chauffeur me around. It felt strange last year in BC and AK when we were on the wrong side of the road.

Or should that be the other side rather than the wrong side.....?

What's the live folk music scene in Toronto like? We realise that most events would take place over summer and we will be there later, by choice.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: Bee
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 07:12 AM

Jennie G., hire a car. Given the expense you're going to coming such a long way, a weekly car rental is cheap, an incidental, and public transit will pretty much confine you to the city.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: JennyO
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 06:43 AM

NIAGARA FALLS ?????

SLOWLY I TURN...........

STEP BY STEP..............

INCH BY INCH.............


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: JennieG
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 01:46 AM

able, I can't help you with info on ww2 Darwin, I wasn't there! The main reason for our holiday is to see our son again and to meet with his girlfriend. They live in Toronto, ergo we shall stay in Toronto. Of course we would like to see some of Ontario outside Toronto, we may not hire a car (haven't decided on that yet) so would be limited to public transport.

And we would like to see Niagara Falls.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: JohnB
Date: 05 Mar 07 - 05:24 PM

I live about 1 1/2 to 2 hours on the other side of Toronto from East York so not much help sorry. If you pm me some of your potential lodging info, I could check it out with my Torontonian friends.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: able
Date: 05 Mar 07 - 12:23 PM

Try not to spend most of your time in Toronto, most of what is worth seeing in this province can't be found in Toronto. This, in spite of the fact that the average Torontonian will tell you otherwise. Far too many people who live in Toronto seldom ever leave Toronto. It's a lot like being born, raised and living your entire life in Sydney. You might know Sydney, but you sure as hell don't know Australia. But, if you know something about ww2 Darwin, I wouldn't mind hearing about it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: 3refs
Date: 05 Mar 07 - 07:38 AM

If my history teacher could only read this after all these years.

Fort York. Referred to as Old Fort York, currently known as Toronto. When Toronto amalgamated with the surrounding municipalities(70's), East York, North York, Etobicoke, Agincourt(sic)Scarborough(Scarberia)and others, they became The Greater Toronto Area, The GTA. It's a reference you'll hear often when watching news on the TV or listening on the radio.
There are places that are just ouside, some consider part of, the GTA like Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Mississauga that are a little more laid back. Toronto's subway system is closely linked with these areas and you can be right in the middle of the city within minutes. From the farm to the frying pan in about 1/2 hr.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: Hrothgar
Date: 05 Mar 07 - 05:42 AM

Wanna take me to dance with, Jen?

I can carry the bags, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: JennieG
Date: 05 Mar 07 - 12:19 AM

Thanks Marion, our travel agent is looking out for places for us too. We think we have found something suitable but still need to confirm.

Folk events: all kinds! I can dance and like contra, and I sing. Himself won't dance (because of a dicky knee) and doesn't sing, but enjoys listening.

Personal security: We may have a two by four in the back shed, but in case it upsets the customs folk when we land we will probably leave it here. We may be able to obtain one from son. Shall we bring our own nail? I'm sure our rusty nail tetanus is as good as yours.

Vegemite: I send the huge jars. That child was brought up on the stuff as was I, although his father lets the side down by preferring peanut butter. Every Ozzie kid learns to sing the Vegemite song at an early age.

Should you see a short bearded smiling Ozzie by the name of Doug Richards roaming around East York, that's my boy. Don't be frightened to speak to him, he's housetrained.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: Marion
Date: 05 Mar 07 - 12:03 AM

Hi JennieG. I'm a current resident of East York. Another Mudcatter able to make that claim is Eve Goldberg, though I don't see her posting very often.

I don't have any direct knowledge of temporary accomodations - my suggestion would be to go to the free online classifieds at Craig's List. In the "Housing" category, there's a "sublets/temporary" listing - most are measured in months, but if you scroll down and look for low prices, you'll find some available by the day or week.

What sort of folk events would appeal to you? Concerts, song circles, tune sessions, contra dances, etc? There is a song circle every Friday night, held in various people's homes. As for concerts, there are the "Acoustic Harvest" and "Fiddles and Frets" series in East York; the website is here, though she doesn't have the schedule posted that far in advance.

Or, I could have you over to my little place to sing songs, drink cider, and watch the toilet swirl the wrong way.

As to the question of East York's existence: my understanding is that it's an obsolete term for a municipality that has been incorporated into the City of Toronto, but continues to be used informally.

Personal security: it's true that we do tend to attack people with two by fours, even when we know they're armed. You can easily counter this hazard by carrying a two by four with a nail driven through it.

Vegemite: You're sending him Vegemite? I don't buy the stuff myself, but I could swear I've seen it in grocery stores here.

Marion


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: JennieG
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 04:26 PM

Thank you all, that is very useful information. We have been checking out internet sites and found one accommodation possibility that sounds good. The site above that Bee sent I hadn't yet found and it has good information, thanks!

The worst part will be the flight, it's a long way from the eastern shore of Oz to the east of Canadiana. But the alternative is a long swim.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: Bee
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 08:37 AM

http://www.ontariotravel.net/TcisCtrl?site=consumers&key1=home&language=EN

Official guvmint travel and accomodations guides may prove helpful. These people will send you lots of guides, maps, etc., free for the asking.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: number 6
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 07:27 AM

Whooops ... goof up there with the blue linky.

Anyway check out ...

Beach House The
15 Lee Avenue
Toronto, ON M4E 2N8
(416) 693-3977

Lee Ave. is in the heart of the Beach area.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: number 6
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 07:25 AM

Here we go for a starter ..

Beach B&B

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: number 6
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 07:15 AM

I know the area quite well. When we lived in Toronto we lived just south of there in a part of Toronto they call the Beach (Beaches to some). Where they live it is not close to the lake, but not far. East York is actually part of Toronto. It is easily acceptable to the TTC for transportation (bus/subway). Cheap lodgings are not easily found in Toronto, if cheap lodging is found, stay away for health and safety. There is a strip of of low cost motels along a certain road in Scarborough, some may be ok but I don't know if that is what you want. There could be some Bed and Breakfast establishments in the Beach, but I can't recall. If there are that would be your best bet as it would be close to your son and the area is actually one of the best to be found in the whole city. If any catters know of hostels please inform.

Feel free to pm for info Jennie.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: bobad
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 07:04 AM

There are a couple of Mudcatters, black walnut being one, who live in or near Toronto, I believe. She probably hasn't risen yet as it is only 7 AM here now, but I'm sure that she'll be willing to give you the info you seek.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 06:51 AM

This site seems to have a lot of information about what is available in the Toronto area. It includes maps.


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: Janie
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 06:36 AM

Don't know anything at all about Toronto but when I travel, I can nearly always find enough informtion on-line to find the accomodations I need.    http://www.torontolodging.worldweb.com/
might be a good place to start. You can probably locate potential places on a locator map on the site, and then e-mail any places you are interested in to find out about public transportation, etc.

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 06:00 AM

JennieG -

You should be able to access a Canada Phone Directory, and it looks like you can "search yellow pages" which should be where the rental businesses would appear. I didn't try to get into the search features to see if they worked.

In most parts of the US, short term lodging with at least minimal cooking facilities can be found at some motels, but you need to ask about what's available, and often have to specifically request "cooking priveleges." Places that call themselves "bed and breakfast inns" sometimes let you do your own in-room cooking or allow individual use of the kitchen; but often they expect you to "attend meals" that they serve. We also see quite a few listings for "residence inns" that usually have facilities for you to do some cooking, but generally are aimed at a longer term occupancy - months rather than a couple of weeks, and tend to be aimed more toward (more expensively) "business travel" clients.

You probably have already found adequate map references, but since I had to look up where Toronto is I found "official Ontario road maps" at Southern Ontario Maps. The maps are all pdf format, generally up to about 1 MB. The detail map for Toronto looks like one should be able to get around at least in the central parts of the city using it. I don't see indications of whether there is public transportation though.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: JennieG
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 04:38 AM

John, that's what I have found in my internet searches too; however son's address for parcels of emergency rations (vegemite and tim tams) is Rexleigh Drive, East York; according to a map I found it's not very far from the lake. He shares a flat with 2 other people.

KT, we are hoping to see fall colours, it's something that Sydney doesn't have as we only have 2 seasons not 4. Warm, and bloody hot. (The last few days have been bloody hot.) Unfortunately I am tied to the school holiday breaks because of my job, and I can't have extra time - pity! But perhaps there may be folk events in or around Toronto while we are there.

Son went wandering 2 years ago, we haven't seen him since and we miss him.   Besides we would like to check out his girlfriend who seems adorable.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: GUEST,KT
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 03:01 AM

Don't know about lodging there, but the fall colors should be beautiful then! Will you get down to Niagara Falls? That's a very popular tourist attraction and only about...mmmm....maybe an hour and a half, by car, from Toronto, I think.
Hmmmm....stay a couple more weeks and maybe you'll make it to the Getaway, too!


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Subject: RE: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 02:02 AM

JennieG -

I don't know a thing about East York, but absence of any response for almost a full day made me wonder if "maybe there isn't an East York."

A brief Google indicates that indeed there is an East York Toronto, but is ambiguous about whether they know who, or what, they are.

One site indicates that East York was incorporated as a Borough in 1924, and remained the only Borough of Toronto until 1998 when it was absorbed into Toronto.

The only site I found that indicated the presence of what might be called "modern buildings" begins with "East York, the only Borough of Toronto," suggesting either that the site hasn't been updated since 1998, or that there remains some resistance to being "part of Toronto."

That second site suggests that the population was largely "senior citizens" until recently, but that the young yuppies have discovered that it was a low-cost living area and have invaded - which implies it's no longer a low cost living area if Canada "progresses" like similar US areas. That it was, recently, an area with predominately "senior" population suggests the likelihood of at least a few "bed and board" places, if all such haven't been wiped out by the invading "juvenile" population.

There appear to be no "media resources" specific to East York, as the only "local news" website appears to collect reports about East York that appear elsewhere on the internet. Although the first dozen news reports seemed to be about cops shooting citizens, closer examination indicated that all the reports were about a single incident in which it's reported that a "citizen" was beating a cop with a two-by-four, so another cop shot him.

This single incident should not be taken to imply that a typical East York citizen is stupid enough to take a board to a gun fight (he might in fact have been a visitor from Toronto), and as the incident reportedly occured at a "money exchange" place of business he might, justifiably(?), have intended to beat an ATM machine and only accidentally appeared to be assaulting the officer.

The remaining "news of East York" appeared to relate to an ongoing battle over funding of a "subway extension," suggesting that public transit is perhaps not satisfactory to some1, but also implying at least the existence of a degree of "modern politics" in the area.

1 the "some" quite likely being all the yuppies who, after driving up the real estate costs and snatching up all the cheap residences now want the region to provide cheaper transportation to their jobs in Toronto, although that's a purely speculative possibility.

A community with only two incidents to report as "news of the week" might be presumed to be a quiet and genteel place to visit, or might just be incredibly boring.

Repeating that I only know what I found on the internet, relative to this place; perhaps if I've insulted enough people, someone with actual knowledge of the place will be encouraged to reply - and at least the thread will move back to the top.

(Don't tell them where I live.)

John


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Subject: BS: Ozzie catter seeks info on Ontario
From: JennieG
Date: 03 Mar 07 - 11:08 PM

It is almost 100% certain that Himself and I will be visiting our peripatetic (that's not the same as pathetic *grin*) son and his girlfriend in Toronto, Ontario, later this year. We have from September 23 to October 11.

Son lives in East York, Toronto. We would like to stay in a self-catering place if possible, for financial reasons; home-cooked food is usually cheaper than eating every meal out. We don't know the place at all so we don't know where a good place to stay would be, and also where not to stay - I'm sure there are places to avoid, as there are in most large cities. We aren't 'large city types' anyway and would happily stay away from the centre of things, so long as we had some public transport handy. And if it is within reach of quilting/bead/craft/book shops, all the better.

Any suggestions would be most welcome!

Cheers
JennieG


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