LGBT in Toronto: Where to go and what to know

The Huffington Post ranks Toronto the third most LGBT-friendly city in the world. Other sources call it the most gay-friendly city on earth. But all seem to agree that Toronto has one of the most open, active, accepted and all-embracing gay, lesbian and transgender communities ever. So if you’d like to associate, participate, or [...]

2018-06-11T06:53:16+00:00 By |Toronto, Life style|

Canadian Real Estate Market

Between skyrocketing housing prices and aggressive new regulatory policies at the federal level, the Canadian real estate market has never been more volatile. Excitement and anxiety are reaching levels that Canadians rarely see outside of a hockey game. So if you're thinking of buying a house, making a shrewd investment, or just being a [...]

2018-06-01T11:23:12+00:00 By |Real Estate, Life style|

Favourite Spring Activities In and Around Montréal

With the snow melted away and the flowers beginning to bloom, spring is the perfect time for Montréal newcomers to explore the amazing leisure activities the city has to offer. Montréal may have a reputation for being a playground for winter sports and activities, but in spring we love to trade our heavy winter coats [...]

Where to find a good babysitter in Canada

When you arrive in a new city, you lose all your points of reference and need to discover everything all over again. But if you have little children it can be more difficult to get out and about to do your exploring. However, it can be difficult in a new town to find a babysitter. [...]

Vancouver goes green

After the Winter Olympic Games were held in Vancouver in 2010, Vancouver set a new goal for itself for 2011-2020: Becoming the greenest city in the world ever! Located between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is surrounded by nature. However, due to urbanization, climate change and population growth, the city had [...]

FIFA Women World Cup 2015 in Canada

Every four years, the FIFA Women's World Cup takes place, and in 2015, the competition was hosted by our beautiful country, Canada! Soccer is a very popular sport all around the world and particularly in Europe, but mostly for men. Women’s soccer is more common in North America than in Europe, but is gaining [...]

2018-06-01T11:23:33+00:00 By |Cultural, Travel, Topics, Life style, Canada|

Telecommunications costs in Canada

When you move to Canada, you will have to deal with a lot of formalities: bank account, schooling for children, RAMQ, car insurance… Some are obvious, but you could forget about some others that we take for granted like phone or internet subscriptions. Today we look at the costs of telecommunications in Canada. Firstly, [...]

BIXI: Montréal city bikes

BIXI is a service available for anyone who wants to discover or simply cross the city of Montréal by bike. In winter, only a few bike stations are open, because few people are brave enough to cycle in the Canadian snow. More are available in the spring, starting at the beginning of April, but [...]

Prepaid bank cards in Canada

Relocating to Canada isn’t easy. There are a lot of banking issues: where can I withdraw cash? Which shops will accept credit or debit cards? Are there fees applying to withdrawals or wire transfers? There are some possible alternatives other than a classic bank account, like the prepaid bank card. It works the same [...]

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