Does it need much of an introduction? Ever since I can remember The Ex has been a staple in my summer activities. There’s nothing like the smell of popcorn, the ringing of midway game bells and the inner jealousy we all have when others walk by with those monstrous stuffed animal prizes.
As a child I can remember taking the Alpine Ride, which was in operation from 1966-1994, slowly coasting above the sea of people and feeling on top of the world. Well that soaring feeling will be felt again with the addition of the new permanent CNE Sky Ride! Extending 40 feet above ground at its highest point, the Sky Ride will transport visitors across the grounds towards the historic Princes’ Gates, or alternatively west towards BMO Field. During the ride, visitors will be treated to a colourful panoramic view not only of the CNE grounds but the Toronto Skyline, the Wind Turbine, Lake Ontario and the beautiful Toronto Islands.
This year the fun begins August 17th and ends Sept 3rd. Let this year be the year you re-experience The Ex like you used to! And for new comers, well, let’s just say… We’ll see you next year!
Exclusive Preview of KLONDIKE
by Holly de Bourbon
Saturday, May 14, 7:30PM at “The Vault”
Frozen mountains, icy streams and harsh trails – just some of the fourteen haunting period images that make up Klondike – the newest collection by Canadian artist, Holly de Bourbon.
Inspired by the accounts in Pierre Berton’s Klondike and archival reference photos from his later text, The Klondike Quest, Klondike tells the story of what has been described as one of the strangest mass movements in history
Please join us on Saturday May 14, from 7:30-11PM for an exclusive showing of Klondike at “The Vault” – One King West, Toronto
May has finally arrived and although the Spring weather has been somewhat disappointing thus far, we hope that these Nancy Wilson Team Weekend Picks will cheer you up for the Mother’s Day Weekend:
1. Contact Photography Festival:
This bike-share program has been a huge success in other cities such as, Montreal, London and Melbourne and has finally hit Toronto’s Downtown Core. Year-round, users can borrow a bike from any BIXI station and return the bike to any station in the network. In order to do so, you must first subscribe ($95/year or $40/month) or acquire a 24-hour ($5) or 72-hour ($12) access in order to use the service. You can then take a bike out as many times as you want for 30 minutes or less with no additional fees; but note that usage fees apply for longer trips. The usage fees encourage frequent utilization for short periods of time.
Ashiq Aziz, “young firecracker” (Toronto Star) is the conductor and artistic director for the Classical Music Consort and also a dear friend of the Nancy Wilson Team. Ashiq will be conducting at the upcoming 2011 2nd Springtime Handel Festival which runs from May 3-8 at Trinity College and Victoria College Chapels . It is bound to impress and inspire!
The festival will feature some of this continent’s most exciting young period musicians. For more information or to purchase tickets see information below…
We all dream about winning the lottery jackpot, but even that would hardly put a dent in the purchase prices for the 2011’s most expensive houses.
10. $135 Million: Dracula’s Castle, Romania
Features: National monument and landmark in Romania, where it was made into a museum in the 1980’s. Has 57 rooms, 17 bedrooms and unique and beautiful antique furniture.
Thanks Everybody! Our Nancy Wilson Team blog was abuzz with hundreds of daily visitors interested in knowing all about 263 Waverley Road, a beautiful semi-detached home in the Beach. The property sold this past weekend after being on the market for only 3 days. The open house was jam-packed with both Torontonians and Buyers from around the World, wanting to either move-up, invest or get their foot into the HOT Toronto market.
But why did 263 Waverley Road sell so quickly?