Home Peel: Affordable Home Ownership Program

Home Purchase Down Payment Assistance in Peel Region Program aims to help moderate income households, total gross income of 88,900 or less, who have been renting in Misissauaga, Brampton or Caledon for at least 1 year, with down payment assistance of up to $20,000.   Home purchase price cannot exceed $330,000. If the purchaser remains in the home 20 years the funds do not need … Continue reading Home Peel: Affordable Home Ownership Program

Guide to Renting or Buying a Place to Live in Canada

Housing for Newcomers The federal government in Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, has produced a multilingual guide to renting or buying a place to live in Canada.  It’s a great place to get started with planning for a new ‘home’. Continue reading Guide to Renting or Buying a Place to Live in Canada

Arts Guide for Newcomers

Arts Arrive for Everyone Arriving in Toronto Follow Arts Arrive on Facebook to find out about current arts events and activities happening in Toronto. Arts Arrive is a 24 page pdf  guide to more than 80 dance, theatre, visual arts, music, literacy arts and film organization in Toronto produced by an amazing group of Humber College students. It has a brief description of each organization … Continue reading Arts Guide for Newcomers

Architectural Wonders- Doors Open

Take a Look Inside These Doors That Are Not Usually Open to the Public Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf offers free access to more than 130 buildings across Toronto.  Map can be searched by architectural style, year of construction and function.  Pick what you want to see and do it on your own or take in a walking tour or special events and talks. … Continue reading Architectural Wonders- Doors Open

desiFEST is Here!!!

For music, fashion, food and fun South Asian style for the everyone, come out to the 10th annual desiFEST. Take a peek at what the vibe at desi 2015 was like. Where: Yonge-Dundas Square. When: Ticketed events are on Wednesday the 25th and Friday the 27th. All day Saturday 10am to 10pm . Cost: Wednesday and Friday check events link above for fees. All day Saturday 10am to 10pm … Continue reading desiFEST is Here!!!

Toronto Tool Library

Don’t buy it, borrow it! Inventory of tools available varies by location.  More than 5,000 tools on loan from gardening to high tech tools like 3D printers.  Youngmakers kid friendly program offered after school and during school breaks. When: click to find the hours for the each of the locations listed below. Events calendar lists how to workshops, including some that are PWYC (pay what you … Continue reading Toronto Tool Library

100’s of Festivals: So Many Free!

Festivals and Events Ontario Time to dream and plan for music, dance, theatre, food, art, collectibles, architecture, Aboriginal culture, fairs, outdoor activities this summer in Ontario fro people of all ages. Cities and town are bursting with activities for everyone. If you the choices are too much for you, check out the top 100. Where:  Throughout Ontario, check the link to browse by type of event, … Continue reading 100’s of Festivals: So Many Free!

Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival on Now

For the entire month of May you can see award winning photography for free! We can all thank Scotiabank for sponsoring this feast for your eyes at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.  For exhibitions, special events and workshops this event has it all. Where: More than 40 venues involved in the event have been mapped out for you. When: Most events and exhibitions are on … Continue reading Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival on Now