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Week of August 24, 2015

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Aug 21st, 2015

Coming up on Breakfast Television this week:

Be sure to tune in Monday as Rose Reisman gives us tips on how to avoid the Freshman 15.

On Wednesday, Frankie Flowers gives us the 411 on tomatoes.

And to end off the week Friday, Pay Chen is helping us get ready for back to school. 

Be sure to watch BT weekdays 5:30 to 9 a.m. on City, right here at BTtoronto.ca, or on our Breakfast Television mobile app for iOS and Android!

Let’s go to the Ex: Five must-see CNE attractions

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Aug 21st, 2015


1. Food Truck Frenzy

From Friday, Aug. 28 to Sunday, Aug. 30, the Ex will host a fleet of four-wheeled gourmets, including Caplanksy’s Delicatessen, Gorilla Cheese, I Love Churros, and a mouth-watering array of burger, BBQ and bacon options. Also on tap at the Food Truck Frenzy is a craft beer fest, where 11 brewhouses including Steamwhistle, Creemore Springs and Mill Street will offer up samples of their suds.

The Food Truck Frenzy and Craft Beer Fest takes place just inside the Princes’ Gates at the east end of the grounds.

Friday, Aug. 28: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 29: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 30: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.


2. Free music!

There are too many performances scheduled over the 18 days of the Ex to just choose one, so here are three acts you might want to check out:

Foghat: Friday, Aug. 28

Tokyo Police Club: Thursday, Sept. 3

Monster Truck: Saturday, Sept. 5

All performances are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

3. Bon Voyage! Aerial Acrobatic & Ice Skating Show

You can cool down after a hot day on the midway with the Bon Voyage! ice skating and aerial acrobatics show, featuring Olympic gold medalist ice dancers Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue. Joining the championship pair are acrobat and aerialist team Karen Goudreault and Dominic Lacasse. With two performances every day of the Exhibition, Bon Voyage! is a great chance to see some amazing on-ice and in-air feats.

Ricoh Coliseum
Sept. 5 to Sept. 7
2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


4. HorsePower Live!

This display of trick riding, roping and barrel racing is far from an old-fashioned rodeo. HorsePower Live!is an admission-free performance of equestrian skill set to music, including a “hip hop freestyle” routine. And the four-legged stars will be available for a meet-and-greet after the show. Warning: HorsePower Live! may result in demands that you buy your kids a horse – or at least get them riding lessons.

CNE Horse Palace
Aug. 2 – Aug. 20
11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.


5. The Canadian International Air Show

It’s been a CNE staple for 65 years, but the Air Show never disappoints. This year, in addition to the aerobatic Snowbirds and trick flying by teams from around the world, the Air Show will honour the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Battle of Britain, with an appearance by a World War Two’s Spitfire. You can buy tickets for the VIP Guest Enclosure, or enjoy the show for free anywhere on the CNE grounds. Word is the best views are from the southwest waterfront area.

Sept. 5 – Sept. 7
Noon – 3 p.m.


Save money on back-to-school shopping

Gail Vaz-Oxlade, Special to MoneySense | posted Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2015



Shop the sales

Make your dollar go a lot further by gathering up the flyers and doing a little prep work. Involve the kids by giving them a budget for their school supplies and having them figure out how they’ll spend their money for pens, paper and all the other stuff they’ll need.

Do an inventory 
Make a list of what your child has and what he needs before you head out to the stores. If last year’s jacket still fits that’s one less expense.

Stick to your guns about what you can afford to spend
Even if she HAS to have those jeans, you can say “No.” She won’t break. You could, of course, allow her to upgrade using her own money to make up the difference between what you’re prepared to spend and the brand she absolutely has to have.

Budget for extra-curricular expenses
The extras such as sports equipment, music books and the like often get left off the list. You’ll likely have to come up with extra money during those first few weeks of school to cover all sorts of activities so don’t spend it all when you’re shopping.

Show your children your budget 
You want them to have realistic expectations before you head to the stores. Many parents hate to talk about money with their kids. And they’re dead set against disclosing the realities of their financial circumstances. Then they get ticked when their children don’t show sufficient appreciation for how hard they have had to work to provide those no-name jeans.

Well, if you don’t tell ‘em, how are they supposed to know? Being smart about money isn’t intuitive. It’s learned. And you are your children’s most influential teachers … of both good habits and bad.

Week of August 17, 2015

BT Toronto | posted Saturday, Aug 15th, 2015


Coming up on Breakfast Television this week:

Be sure to tune in Tuesday as fashion icon Jay Manuel stops by.

On Thursday, Icona Pop catches up with us.

And to end off the week Friday, we will be live at the CNE for the subway auditions.

Be sure to watch BT weekdays 5:30 to 9 a.m. on City, right here at BTtoronto.ca, or on our Breakfast Television mobile app for iOS and Android!

Best of BT Weekend: August 14, 2015

BT Toronto | posted Saturday, Aug 15th, 2015

Jose Bautista chats about The Bautista Family Education Fund and Jays Care

Jose Bautista will be swinging a golf club in support of The Bautista Family Education Fund.

Ladies from The man from U.N.C.L.E.

The leading ladies of the film chat about the movie.

Inside scoop with everything Blue Jays with Buck Martinez

Buck Martinez talks about the Blue Jays and their winning streak.

Internship opportunity at Breakfast Television – Fall 2015

BT Toronto | posted Thursday, Aug 13th, 2015


Passionate about breaking news, lifestyle content, social media, and producing creative and engaging stories for television and online?

Breakfast Television is a three-and-a-half hour LIVE television news and lifestyle production and is looking for full-time production and digital interns for its Fall 2015 term (September to December). The successful applicant must be studying a relevant program, and the internship must be part of their school curriculum.

We’re looking for an individual who’s bright, creative, and energetic, with a passion for news- and lifestyle-themed content, plus the ability to hunt down the latest trends before they go viral! Knowledge of video production and editing would be considered a strong asset.

The position is a full-time, five-day-a-week program, running from 6 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday in our downtown Toronto studios.

Should you fulfill the requirements and wish to apply for the position, please forward your resume and cover letter, along with your placement officer’s name and contact info, to:

Please include ‘Internship‘ in the subject line.

Alternately, send a hard copy to:

City – Rogers Broadcasting Ltd.
Breakfast Television Internship Program
33 Dundas Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1B8

If we are interested in following up with you, we will be in touch to set up an interview.

Week of August 4, 2015

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Jul 31st, 2015


Coming up on Breakfast Television this week:

Be sure to tune in Tuesday as Christian Pritchard shows us how to create the ultimate smores.

On Thursday, Macleans’ Paul Walls will be chatting about the federal leader’s debate airing on City Thursday evening.

And to end off the week Friday, delicious dishes with peaches.

Be sure to watch BT weekdays 5:30 to 9 a.m. on City, right here at BTtoronto.ca, or on our Breakfast Television mobile app for iOS and Android!

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