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Internship opportunity at Breakfast Television – Fall 2017

BT Toronto | posted Monday, Jul 17th, 2017

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 a full-time digital and production intern for its Fall 2017 term (Sep. through Dec.). 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.

Home sales in Greater Toronto Area plunge 37.3% last month: TREB

ALEXANDRA POSADZKI, THE CANADIAN PRESS | posted Thursday, Jul 6th, 2017


A for sale sign displays a sold home in a development in Ottawa on July 6, 2015. Nearly one in five first-time homebuyers received help with a down payment from a family member, according to a survey conducted by the federal housing agency released Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

The Toronto Real Estate Board says the number of homes sold last month plunged 37.3 per cent compared with a year ago, even as the number of listings rose.

The board says 7,974 homes in the Greater Toronto Area changed hands in June while the number of new properties on the market climbed 15.9 per cent year-over-year to 19,614.

The average price for all properties was $793,915, up 6.3 per cent from the same month last year.

The data comes after the Ontario government introduced rules aimed at cooling Toronto’s housing market, where escalating prices have concerned policy-makers at the municipal, provincial and federal levels.

Ontario’s measures, which were retroactive to April 21, include a 15 per cent tax on foreign buyers in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, expanded rent controls and legislation allowing Toronto and other cities to tax vacant homes.

Experts have said that buyers have been waiting to see what the impact of the changes will be – similar to what happened in Vancouver after the B.C. government introduced a 15 per cent foreign buyers’ tax last August.

There have been growing worries that overheated prices in Vancouver and Toronto could be a problem for the broader economy, especially if there is a sudden decline in housing prices sparked by higher interest rates.

The Bank of Canada has recently signalled that time is running out for the rock bottom interest rates it put in place in 2015 to cushion the blow of a sudden decline in global oil prices.

Two Canadian pitchers selected in second day of MLB Draft

680 NEWS / THE CANADIAN PRESS | posted Wednesday, Jun 14th, 2017

University of Kentucky right handed pitcher Zach Pop (#52) was brought in for the late innings during game play between the Miami University Redhawks and the University of Kentucky Wildcats at Kentucky, Lexington, US, on March 12, 2017. (Mat Gdowski/Icon Sportswire/REX/Shutterstock)

Canadian pitchers Zach Pop and Daniel Procopio were both chosen on Day 2 of the MLB Draft on Tuesday, bringing the total of Canadian players selected to four over the first 10 rounds.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Pop, a Brampton, Ont., native pitching at the University of Kentucky, with their seventh-round selection, while the Los Angeles Angels used their 10th-round selection on Toronto’s Procopio, a right-handed pitcher out of Niagara University.

Pop spent the 2017 season pitching as the Wildcats’ set-up man and appeared in 22 games. He struck out 20 in 20 2/3 innings, giving up 19 hits and holding batters to a .247 average.

Pop was a 23rd-round selection of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2013 but did not sign with the club. Later that year, he helped Canada to a bronze medal at the under-18 Pan American Championships in La Paz, Mexico.

Procopio started 12 games for the Purple Eagles and went 6-4 with a 4.19 earned-run average. He had 75 strikeouts over 58 innings and limited batters to a .203 average.

Procopio represented Canada in 2013 at the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup in Taiwan. He was drafted by the New York Mets in 22nd round of the 2013 MLB Draft as a high school player.

Right-hander Landon Leach of Pickering, Ont., was the first Canadian drafted this year, going to the Minnesota Twins in the second round (37th overall) on Monday. Shortstop Adam Hall of London, Ont., went to the Baltimore Orioles with the 60th overall pick.

The final day of the MLB Draft goes Wednesday with rounds 11 through 40.

Attend a Small Business Centre event near you

BT Toronto | posted Wednesday, May 24th, 2017


Rogers and store managers will host customer events which allow small businesses the opportunity to meet and network with other small business owners, learn from local guest speakers and have access to Small Business Specialists with insights to drive their business and technology solutions forward.

Disclaimer: Rogers Communications is the parent company of this station and this website.

Attend a Small Business Centre event near you. For more information and to register, visit: rogers.com/businesscentres

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    • Hanover, ON
    • Oakville, ON
    • Brampton, ON
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    • Aurora, ON
    • London, ON
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017
    • Woodbridge, ON
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017
    • Kingston, ON
  • Thursday, July 13, 2017
    • Waterloo, ON
  • Thursday, July 20, 2017
    • St. Catherines, ON

40 Mother’s Day gift ideas from our BT hosts

BT Toronto | posted Friday, May 12th, 2017


Kevin, Dina, TK and Frank each share their top ten gift ideas for mom this Mother’s Day!


  1. Flowers
  2. Candy
  3. Spa day
  4. Mani/pedi
  5. Breakfast in bed
  6. Homemade gift certificates
  7. Day off
  8. Shopping spree
  9. Picture of her made of macaroni
  10. Homemade gift basket with her favourite things


  1. Books and tea
  2. Bath salts/candles/favourite music download


  1. Hug her
  2. Say you love her
  3. Give her a day of rest
  4. Do the laundry
  5. Clean the house
  6. Make her dinner
  7. Wash dishes
  8. Put away dishes
  9. Go for a walk together
  10. Repeat once a month!


  1. Mani
  2. Pedi
  3. Bikini wax
  4. Blowout
  5. Makeup application
  6.  Blouse/top
  7. Skirt/Pants
  8. Heels/shoes
  9. Handbag/accessories
  10. Glamour shots/photo shoots

(Bonus: And a date with George Clooney).


  1. Roses
  2. Hydrangeas
  3. Ageratum
  4. Petunias
  5. Pansies
  6. Mandevilla
  7. Orchids
  8. Weed the garden
  9. Mulch the garden
  10. Cut her lawn

18 ways Ontario’s budget will affect you

Julie Cazzin | posted Friday, Apr 28th, 2017


1. No increase to personal or corporate income taxes.

2. A cut of 25%, on average, to household electricity bills, starting this summer. Low-income Ontarians and those living in eligible rural, remote or on-reserve First Nation communities would receive even bigger cuts.

3. Tobacco taxes will go up by $10 per carton of 200 cigarettes over a three-year period. That works to an immediate increase of $2 per carton, effective 12:01 a.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017.

4. The introduction of the Ontario Seniors’ Public Transit Tax Credit for those 65 or older. This amounts to a refundable benefit of 15% of eligible public transit costs, providing an average annual benefit of $130.

5. Starting January 1, 2018, Ontario will launch OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacareproviding universal drug coverage to all children and youth aged 24 years and younger across the province, regardless of family income. There will be no deductible and no co-payment and the program includes coverage of 4,400 medicines and most cancer treatments.

6. Free average tuition for more than 210,000 Ontario students and lower costs for many more. Eligible students, including mature students and adult learners with annual family incomes of $50,000 or less, will receive enough in OSAP grants to coverage average tuition costs. That means that 80 per cent of students with annual family incomes below $90,000 will receive grants that equal or exceed the average cost of tuition and will not need to be repaid. (In the past, money in an RESP was taken into account when calculating the amount of OSAP grants and loans. Starting this September, that will no longer be the case, meaning the possibility for larger OSAP grants and loans—even for the kids whose families have saved some money in RESPs.)

7. Students with kids may also be able to receive OSAP funding for child care costs.

8. Increasing the minimum salary an individual needs to earn before they must start repaying OSAP from $25,000 to $35,000.

9. The limit on cash and liquid assets for single people receiving Ontario Works will be increased from $2,500 to $10,000. For couples, the limit is going from $5,000 to $15,000. For Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipients, limits will be increased from $5,000 to $40,000 for single people, and from $7,500 to $50,000 for couples. These changes start January 2018.

10. Gifts of any amount will not reduce the amount of social assistance people receive if the funds are used to pay first and last month’s rent, purchase a principal residence or buy a vehicle, taking effect September 2017.

11. The income exemption for cash gifts will be increased from $6,000 to $10,000 for both Ontario Disability Support Programs (ODSP) recipients as well as Ontario Works recipients.

12. Increases to ODSP and Ontario Works benefits for recipients will be 2%. As of Sept. 1, 2017 for ODSP and Oct. 1 2017 for Ontario Works.

13. As of now, the elimination of the $30 Drive Clean emission test fee.

14. Updating the Land Transfer Tax (LTT) by doubling the maximum refund to $4,000 for qualifying first-time home buyers if you’re a Canadian or permanent citizen.

15. The introduction of a foreign buyers’ tax (the non-resident speculation tax) of 15% that would apply on the price of homes in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region bought by individuals who are not citizens or permanent residents of Canada— or by foreign corporations. As an example, a home that cost $1 million would mean an extra $150,000 due to the new tax, bringing the final cost of the home to $1,150,000.

16. Regulatory changes that will allow decisions by the investment industry self-regulatory organizations (SROs) to be filed with the court. This will improve the likelihood for individuals to actually collect the fines they’ve been awarded.

17. Clearer financial statements for those who are a part of Defined Contribution Pension Plans (DCPP). As well, employers who provide DCPP plans to employees will also be able to provide continued financial management of these plans throughout the de-accumulation phase of retirement rather than transferring the funds to a third-party (like to a bank account). The benefit? Lower investment costs—and tens of thousands of dollars saved—over a lifetime.

18. Replacing the provincial caregiver and infirm dependant tax credits with a new Ontario Caregiver Tax Credit (OCTC). Dependants would not be required to live with the caregiver to claim the new credit.

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