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Week of Mar. 16, 2015

BT Toronto | posted Sunday, Mar 15th, 2015

Coming up on Breakfast Television this week:

On Monday, we will be trying out some delicious recipes using sweet potatoes with the Sweet Potato Chronicles.

We will be talking to some super kids that have been doing amazing things in their local communities.

And to end off the week on Friday, we take look at a preview of Toronto Fashion Week!

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!

Top travel destinations: Where you should travel this March Break

Lucy Robert | posted Tuesday, Mar 10th, 2015

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March Break is just around the corner! To celebrate we have compiled a list of the perfect travel plans for you and the whole family whether you plan to leave or stay in the city.

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Amusement Park: Walt Disney World

Popular for ages: Any age

The most magical place on earth, Walt Disney World, is located in Orlando, Fla. offers an experience for the kid in everyone. With four different amusement parks and two water parks, Disney World is where dreams come true.

Must see: Wishes Nighttime Spectacular Tinker Bell’s Flight: Watch Tinker Bell take to the sky in a magical array of fireworks that takes place in front of the Magic Kingdom Castle every night.

Popular Attractions: Rock ‘n’ Roll Rollercoaster in Disney’s Hollywood Studio, Soarin’ at Epcot, Dumbo the flying elephant ride in Magic Kingdom

Landscape incl lodgingSki Vacation: Blue Mountain Resort

Popular for ages: 10-17

Only a two hour drive from Toronto, Blue Mountain Resort offers fun for the whole family! From skiing, snowshoeing, swimming, and snowmobiling, Blue Mountain is a great getaway for March Break. The resort is also offering special family events throughout the week including fireworks in the evenings, kids movie nights, and so much more.

Must See:  Check out the live music performances happening at the Village Stage every day at 3-5 p.m. during March Break!

Popular Attractions: Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Plunge! Aquatic Centre, and the Mill Pond Skating Rink

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The Beach: Varadero, Cuba

Popular for ages: 7-17

One of the most popular Caribbean destinations, Cuba is the place to be to get rid of those winter blues. With countless Cuba city destinations to choose from Cuba is filled with sandy beaches, blue waters, and friendly locals.

Must See:  The Beaches, some of the most beautiful in the Caribbean.

Popular Attractions: Catamaran Tour: hop on a catamaran and see the beaches from another angle! Or take a Jeep Safari tour through the local towns, or snorkel or scuba dive in the gorgeous waters.

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Cityscapes: Montreal

Popular for Ages: Tweens & teenagers 12-17

Only a five and a half hour drive away, Montreal is the perfect city for families to visit this March Break. With its extensive culture and delicious French-inspired cuisine, Montreal has is all.

Must see: Stroll through the streets of Old Montreal, and grab a Montreal-style bagel at one of the many popular bakeries.

Popular Attractions: Visiting a Sugar Shack, A Cirque du Soleil show, and The Montreal Biodome

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Staycation: Toronto

There is no other place better to look for things to do during March Break but then in your own city! Toronto is full of family-oriented outings and is even offering some awesome March Break-specific ideas for families.

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Limited time Attractions:

Other Attractions:

According to Travelocity, these are the top five destinations traveled by Canadians this March Break:

  1. Las Vegas
  2. Orlando
  3. Cancun
  4. Phoenix
  5. Los Angeles

What are your plans for this March Break? Let us know in the comments below!

LIVE COVERAGE: Apple Watch expected to be unveiled

Mike Yawney | posted Monday, Mar 9th, 2015

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Could it be? Is the Apple Watch finally here?

The technology company is holding a media event on Monday in San Francisco.

CityNews technology specialist Mike Yawney is in San Francisco for the announcement. Follow his live coverage below starting at noon Eastern.

Apple will offer a live video stream of the keynote address.

The company is expected to reveal new details about the much-anticipated device.

Here’s what we know so far:

  • Available in three models, including one encased in 18-karat gold
  • Comes with multiple wristband options
  • Needs an an iPhone to connect to the Internet
  • Cost at least US$349

Apple has not yet announced the exact price or release date.

This is the company’s first new product category since its 2010 iPad.

Week of Mar. 9, 2015

BT Toronto | posted Sunday, Mar 8th, 2015

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Coming up on Breakfast Television this week:

Now on tour with Ariana Grande, band Rixton will be here on Monday to perform!

On Thursday, style icon Jeanne Beker is here to promote her new show on The Shopping Channel, Style Matters.

To end off the week on Friday we will chat about March Break travel tips.

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!

Clocks spring forward on Sunday, spring 2 weeks away

Jaime Pulfer | posted Friday, Mar 6th, 2015

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The clocks spring forward to Daylight Saving Time this weekend, while the thermometer jumps to more spring-like temperatures.

Clocks move ahead one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday.

For many people, the time change means that they feel tired, but there are things you can do to help ease the transition:

  • Before going to bed try to avoid spending time on electronic devices
  • Don’t have a big meal or caffeine and avoid alcohol
  • Don’t take a nap during the day
  • Do some exercise
  • Keep to your usual nighttime ritual

And one other thing to remember: this is also the time of year when you should change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

680News meteorologist Jill Taylor said spring is creeping in and pulling the GTA out of the deep freeze.

“It could hit 2 C by the time we get to Sunday, and early next week, looking at temperatures near 4 C or even 5 C,” Taylor said.

However, Taylor said the region could see some snow this weekend.

On Friday, Environment Canada issued an extreme cold warning for Dufferin, York, Durham, Innisfil, Barrie, Orillia, Peterborough, and Kawartha Lakes.

But, think warm thoughts as spring officially arrives in exactly two weeks, on March 20 at 6:45 p.m.

And, the Toronto Blue Jays season opener is exactly a month away. The team takes on the Yankees in New York on April 6.

5 things you didn’t know about Shania Twain

Lucy Robert | posted Friday, Mar 6th, 2015

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  1. Born Eileen Edwards, Shania Twain changed her name to Shania meaning ‘On My Way’ in Ojibwa.
  2. Shania wrote her first song at the young age of 10-years-old. The song was titled “Mama Won’t you Come Out to Play” and was written about Shania’s relationship with her mother.
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  3. Though Shania has not been to space, her songs sure have! Shania’s song UP! was used as a wake up call in space for Canadian astronaut Dave Williams in 2007.
  4. Shania’s album, Come on Over has sold over 40 million copies worldwide.
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  5. Though Shania hasn’t been touring, she sure has been busy this past year with daily shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
    Check out a preview of the show:

Week of Mar. 2, 2015

BT Toronto | posted Sunday, Mar 1st, 2015

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Coming up on Breakfast Television this week:

What better way to start the week than with comfort food?  On Monday, Matt Basile from Fidel Gastro shows us how to make some good food.

On Wednesday, Life is a Highway singer Tom Cochrane is on the show.

We end the week of on a high note with the one and only Shania Twain! Yes, the Shania Twain.

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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