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Week of Dec. 2, 2013

BT Toronto | posted Sunday, Dec 1st, 2013

It’s a star-studded lineup on next week’s Breakfast Television!

He’s our prime minister and hockey historian; Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be live on Breakfast Television Monday with his new book–A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs and the Rise of Professional Hockey.  Plus, Toronto Maple Leaf Nazem Kadri will be on the show working up an appetite in the kitchen.

Click to buy the book at Amazon.ca

Click to buy the book at Amazon.ca.


Actress and singer Hilary Duff stops by on Wednesday to talk about her latest charity initiative.

And, Evangeline Lilly will be in studio with the scoop on her latest role in The Hobbit to round out the week on Friday!

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


Snow expected in Toronto on Tuesday

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Nov 26th, 2013

Some snow is expected in Toronto on Tuesday but the biggest dump will be east of the city and into New York State.

CityNews meteorologist Natasha Ramsahai is calling for anywhere from 2 cm to 5 cm of snow at Pearson airport and downtown, there could be 2-4 cm, due to the melting and mixing of rain.

That number jumps east of Toronto, with more than 15 cm in the forecast east of Oshawa and 15-30 cm in the Cobourg and Peterborough area.

St. Catharines and the Niagara region could see 10-20 cm of snow, Ramsahai said.

A low pressure system just southeast of New Orleans is beginning to track northeast and is expected to intensify into a winter storm as it moves up along the eastern seaboard of the United States on Tuesday night, Environment Canada said.

The storm will move into New England on Wednesday.

Travel into eastern Ontario and New York State is not recommended, as there will be more snow there, Environment Canada said.

What’s it like where you are? Let us know in the comments and send us your photos @BTtoronto.

With files from Erin Criger, CityNews.ca

Week of Nov. 25, 2013

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Nov 22nd, 2013


It’s a jam-packed lineup on next week’s Breakfast Television!

We get truly inspired by those who have given back, and you’ll meet some amazing people on Monday’s show.

On Thursday, Jenn will be live at Great Wolf Lodge with 10 lucky families!

Plus, we end the week by keeping you in the loop on all the door-crashing Black Friday deals.

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


Kevin Frankish leads the way for #BTMovember

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Nov 22nd, 2013


Kevin Frankish is proud to lead the Breakfast Television team with our Movember initiative.  A special thanks to Gillette Canada for kicking off our challenge with a whopping $25,000 donation!

Here’s how you can be involved:

Check out Kevin’s progress here:

City Brews: November 2013

BT Toronto | posted Wednesday, Nov 20th, 2013


CityNews meteorologist Adam Stiles, a fine connoisseur of beer, has compiled his top six Ontario beers that you should try this winter.  They are all featured in his City Brews six-pack picks for CityNews The 5!

1. Vanilla Porter, Mill Street Brewery
Highlight: Nitrogen charged
Flavours: Chocolate, hints of coffee, roasted malts & vanilla
Body: Full
Colour: Dark Amber, Thick frothy light mocha head
Texture: Creamy & Smooth
LCBO, retail shop at the distillery or many bars – $2.90/can

2. Vintage Winter Beard-D. Choc. Cran. Stout, Muskoka Brewery
Highlight: Cellared for one year. 2012 Vintage, could cellar for a two more years
Flavours: Chocolate & cranberry, roasted malts
Body: Full to thick
Colour: Deep chocolate colour…with a dark tan head to it
Texture: Velvety with mild carbination
ABV: 8% (can’t really taste it)
Pairs well with more chocolate or rich desserts like cheesecake or good company
LCBO or retail shop in Muskoka – $13.95

3. Tempest Imperial Stout, Amsterdam Brewery
Highlight: Could cellar for three years, if you can keep it cool and away from light
Flavours: More bitterness, bitter coffee flavours, burnt malts/smokiness, cocoa
Body: Heavy
Colour: Black, thin head, doesn’t stick around long
Texture: Thick, mild carbination, warming
ABV: 9%
LCBO or retail shop – $6.25/bottle
Note: Just released the Double Tempest Stout – 14% ABV

4. Lake Effect IPA, Great Lakes Brewery
Highlight: Weather and beer meet
Tank ten series – Brewers Choice
IPA: Hoppy beer
Flavours: Hops upfront carrying citrus notes like grapefruit, tangerine
Hints of pine and herbs
Body: Unfiltered – So medium to full
Colour: Hazy Orange with a white foam head…Laces the glass as you drink
Texture: medium carbination, Slightly oily, with bite
ABV: 7%
Pairs well with spicy foods and rich cheeses
LCBO or retail shop in Etobicoke – $5.95

5. Kissmeyer: Nordic Pale Ale, Beau’s B-Side BrewingLabel
Highlight: Takes international beers and recipes and makes them local. Kissmeyer is from Denmark but the beer is made here.
Flavours: Herbal & floral, rose hips, slight evergreen, slight syrup on finish
Body: Thinner/lighter
Colour: Golden to hazy orange
Texture: Light/higher carbonation, crisp
Hops, but not as hoppy as lake effect IPA
ABV: 5.2%
LCBO: $4.85/bottle

6. Conductor’s Craft Ale, Junction Craft Brewing
Sessionable: Can drink multiple in one sitting
Flavours: Hopped backed beer…plenty of malt and balance
Slightly bitter with tons of aroma
Body: Medium
Colour: Amber
Texture: Balanced
ABV: 5.2%
Pairs well with sharp cheese, BBQ and spicy food
LCBO or retail shop – $2.85/can

Watch the full segment below.

Lady Gaga talks price of fame, new album in Toronto

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Nov 19th, 2013

Lady Gaga was in Toronto on Monday to promote her third studio album ARTPOP and while she noted fame has its costs, they’re worth it.

“There are days where it’s more challenging to go out and be alone and have just sort of a quiet night with my family or my friends, but those are the sacrifices you make when you’re a performer,” Gaga told City.

“I just roll with the punches. It’s life.”

The first album single called Applause, focuses on the attention she has received in the five years since her debut album was released. In the song, Lady Gaga sings that she lives for the applause and attention.

ARTPOP is really a celebration of…surviving for the past five years. I never changed who I was or when people wanted me to change, I just kept being me. And here we are,” she said.

Lady Gaga signed autographs and met with fans at a private event on Monday night and was later presented with a plaque celebrating ARTPOP’s success. The album was certified platinum in Canada after selling 80,000.

With files from CityNews.ca

Week of Nov. 18, 2013

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Nov 15th, 2013


It’s a loaded lineup on next week’s Breakfast Television!

The Tenors perform and reveal an exclusive announcement.

We have our BT Bills Day where one ultimate Bills fan will walk away with 2014 Season Tickets!

Plus, Jenn will be live in Buffalo with the Bills!

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

Week of Nov. 11, 2013

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Nov 8th, 2013


It’s quite the lineup on next week’s Breakfast Television!

Crooner Matt Dusk performs live in studio.

Plus, Coronation Street’s Marc Baylis will stop by to visit.

And, Toronto’s own Blue Rodeo will be here to rock the house!

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


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