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Week of July 13, 2015

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Jul 10th, 2015

Coming up on Breakfast Television this week:

Tune in Monday as we chat about how to save and splurge on your perfect wedding.

On Wednesday, we learn how to choose the perfect steak.

And to end off the week Friday, we will be chatting with the world-renowned ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes.

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!

NEED TO KNOW: Road closures for Toronto Pan Am Games opening & closing ceremonies

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Jul 10th, 2015

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After years of planning and investment, the moment the city and the world has been waiting for has arrived, with the opening ceremony for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Pan American Games on Friday.

Around 40,000 spectators are expected to attend the opening ceremony that includes more than 6,000 athletes from 41 countries and territories, 625 performers, and 600 volunteers.

But, as with any event in the city — big or small — several road closures will be in effect, and Torontonians are being asked to plan ahead.

Temporary road closures start on Thursday in the downtown core for the opening ceremony, and as the torch makes its way from Pearson International Airport to the city on Friday.

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Click here for an interactive map of the torch relay route.

The relay is scheduled to start at 9:10 a.m. and ends on the city’s waterfront at Harbourfront Centre at 2:30 p.m., where the relay began on May 30.

Road closures will be in place around the Rogers Centre for both the opening and closing ceremonies, and along Lake Shore Boulevard for the opening ceremony.

Road closures

  • Bremner Boulevard, from Navy Wharf to Simcoe Street, on Thursday-Friday and July 26, from 3 p.m. to midnight on all three days.
  • Eastbound Front Street West from John Street to Simcoe Street, from noon on Thursday to 1 a.m. on Saturday. The two westbound lanes will be converted for two-way traffic.
  • Wellington Street, from Church Street to John Street, on July 10 and July 26, from 5:45 p.m. to midnight on both days.
  • Rees Street on July 10 and 26, from 3 p.m. to midnight on both days.

Click here for a detailed list of road closures in effect on Friday.

Other closures

  • Front Street south side sidewalk from Simcoe to John Street on July 10 and July 26, from 1 p.m. to midnight on both days.
  • Rogers Centre stairs, east of Gate 2, will be barricaded at the top and bottom on Thursday-Friday and July 26, from 3 p.m. to midnight on all three days.
  • Rogers Centre underground parking (south side of Bremner Boulevard) on July 10 and July 26.
  • John Street Bridge on Thursday-Friday and July 26 from noon to midnight on all three days.

City officials and Pan Am organizers are encouraging residents and tourists to take transit, as it is free for anyone who has a ticket to an event on that day.

Also, Chris Upfold said the TTC will announce a brand new electronic day-pass you can buy on smartphones starting on Wednesday.

With the changes in roadways and an increase in pedestrians on city streets, Toronto police are reminding drivers and cyclists to slow down.

The Pan Am Games runs until July 26, followed by the Parapan Am Games Aug. 7-15.

Helpful links

Click here to get daily road closure updates near events and for advice on how to avoid delays.

For those going to a event, click here for road closures, trip planners, venue and HOV maps, public transit information and more.

For those using transit, visit triplinx.ca to plan your trip.

Drivers can download the the trip planner app for real-time traffic information and route options.

Week of July 6, 2015

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Jul 3rd, 2015

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Coming up on Breakfast Television this week:

Tune in Monday as Miguel takes over the BT stage and performs his new hit single, ‘Coffee.’

On Wednesday, Arlene Dickinson’s helps us find financial success.

And to end off the week Friday, we are gearing up for the 2015 Pan Am Games.

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: July 3, 2015

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Jul 3rd, 2015

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Live at the Ontario Science Centre

We took a look at the Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition.

 		

Summer savings for kids

Bruce Sellery shared tips on getting your kids to save money over the summer.

 		

How to get invited back to your friend’s cottage

Mairlyn Smith chats about what you can do to ensure you get invited back!

 		

Week of June 29, 2015

BT Toronto | posted Sunday, Jun 28th, 2015

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Coming up on Breakfast Television this week:

Tune into BT Monday as Autumn Hill will perform on BT Stage.

On Thursday, Frankie Flowers will be joining us.

And to end off the week Friday, Mairilyn Smith teaches us how to get invited back to the cottage.

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!

Week of June 22, 2015

BT Toronto | posted Sunday, Jun 21st, 2015

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Coming up on Breakfast Television this week:

Tune into BT Monday as Adam Scott chats about ‘Overnight.’

On Thursday, it’s all things Pride as we gear up for the big weekend. Tune into our big special.

And to end off the week Friday, Leon’s will help us find our zen.

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!

Tips on packing for long weekend travel

BT Toronto | posted Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015

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The trick with long weekend travel is to get out of the office as quickly as possible, and pack as much as you can into a carry-on.

That means that every item that you bring needs to do more than one thing. Theresa Quick has her top tips for long weekend travel:

Wear several versatile pieces to work—you will be able to get the most of weekend travel by being dressed and ready to jump in the car or cab. Layer your heaviest pieces if you are travelling by plane—your flats, jeans and put your purse inside your beach bag. Take a look at each item’s fabric and consider the following factors: quality, thickness, weight, wrinkles, transparency, and texture. Jersey and cotton blends will be the best for breathability—you can crumble in a ball into your bag and it will be ready to wear when you hit your destination.

TIP: Patterns won’t show stains or sweat- so work them in! Wear layers to work that can do double duty over the weekend.

Items that can do double duty:reversible bikinis, two sided scarves and a reversible bag. You shouldn’t be bringing more than two pairs of shoes—think of getting metallic beach sandals they work really well at night with a maxi dress- just make sure they have a rubber bottom for hte pool (show examples)

Your cosmetic bag should be doing double duty—instead of bringing the classic toiletry bag, look for one that can double as a clutch for the evenings (or pack your cosmetics in one of your existing evening bags. ANOTHER TIP- if you get a clear window, you can usually get through security without having to fumble with those little plastic bags

Instead of searching for a beach cover-ups (which don’t have a huge selection typically), look in the scarves. They can be worn on the plane, out at night if it gets chilly or as a cover-up by the beach or pool. TIP- scarves with large widths can look bulky around the neck, so hold it on a diagonal when you are wearing it as a scarf (I will demonstrate).

Passport wallets are a great way to keep all your travel documents in one place and if you get it in a bright colour, you are less likely to forget it or lose it in the bottom of your bag.

Think about a snack you can bring with you that won’t melt or spoil. I always bring a little sachet of nuts- they can be a lifesaver while you are travelling and tide you over until you can find something decent to eat at your destination.

Dry shampoo is a lifesaver—and get you through the weekend with one good blow-dry- even a great way to refresh after a flight or long car ride. Blotting papers are also light and refresh your make-up easily (particularly when its hot).

Put everything on the bed before you pack it – don’t just start putting things right into your bag—you have a huge risk of forgetting something. Then organize things in different packages (or cubes) when you have a small carry-on. It will make it easier to find things and won’t wrinkle everything else when you are rummaging for something.

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