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Save money on back-to-school shopping

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

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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

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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

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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:

comments@bttoronto.ca
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

UltSmores

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!

August long weekend 2015: What’s open and closed in Toronto

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Jul 31st, 2015

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The August long weekend – Simcoe Day in Toronto – is a civic holiday and a long weekend for many people in the Greater Toronto area.

The holiday goes by many names across the province, and it goes by different names and is often celebrated with different traditions across the country. In Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island the day is known as Natal Day, while it is Regatta Day in Newfoundland. In Ottawa the Civic Holiday is often referred to as Colonel By Day.

Businesses are not required to close Monday under the provincial Retail Business Holidays Act, so they may open at the discretion of the municipality.

Below is a list of what’s open and closed in the GTA:

Open

  • Tourist attractions (ROM, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Zoo, Ripley’s Aquarium)
  • Major malls (Eaton Centre, Yorkdale, Fairview, Sherway Gardens, Square One, Vaughan Mills)
  • Select Beer Store locations (Click here for a full list)
  • LCBO (378 stores across the province will be open. Click here to find your store)
  • Movie theaters
  • City-run facilities like pools, splash pads and golf courses. (Click here for details)
  • Riverdale Farm
  • High Park Zoo
  • Toronto Islands and ferries

Closed

  • AGO
  • Banks
  • Government offices
  • Post offices and mail delivery
  • All Toronto Public Library branches

Weekend Events

Click here for what you need to know for the Caribbean Carnival, including road closures and a parade route map.

Iconic Kraft Dinner rebrands, is now officially called KD

BT Toronto | posted Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015

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It’s been a staple at Canadian dinner tables for decades and now the company will be calling it what you’ve been lovingly calling it for years.

Kraft Canada announced on Thursday that Kraft Dinner has been rebranded to simply ‘KD.”

“You may recognize our new name from what you’ve always called us. #KDisnowKD” the company Tweeted.

Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishal stopped by Breakfast Television on Thursday to promote the rebranding.

“Everybody, everywhere, we’ve all grown up on Kraft Dinner,” Kardi said. “And for decades Canadians have called it KD.”

He then announced that in solidarity he would be changing his name for one day.

“Because of their love and appreciation for the fans, they officially changed the name to KD so in solidarity with them I am also changing my name to Kardinal D’Offishal, so I’m KD with KD.”

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