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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sony Diaries #764: Councilor Cesar Palacio @ FIDEL GASTRO's

Councilor Cesar Palacio, serving the public from Fidel Gastro's Food Truck on Food Truck Freedom Day, Nathan Phillips Square. May 13th.

Sony Diaries #763: Mayor John Tory

Toronto Mayor John Tory, serving the public from Caplansky's Food Truck on Food Truck Freedom Day, Nathan Phillips Square. May 13th.

Sony Diaries #762: Food Truck at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

a quickie video from Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto.

Mayor John Tory and councillors to celebrate Food Truck Freedom Day
The City of Toronto will celebrate Food Truck Freedom Day with an event at Nathan Phillips Square on Wednesday. Mayor Tory and councillors will get behind the counter to take orders and serve some of Toronto’s finest food on wheels. The event comes on the heels of new street food vending bylaw changes that allow for more choice and convenience.

Date: Wednesday, May 13 
Time: Food truck service, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Mayor and councillors serving food, 12:30 p.m.; Mayor's remarks, 12:45 p.m.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W. 

Mayor Tory will be joined by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Ward 17 Davenport), Chair of Licensing and Standards Committee, Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Ward 32 Beaches-East York), Councillor Josh Colle (Ward 15 Eglinton-Lawrence), Councillor Josh Matlow (Ward 22 St. Paul's) and Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38 Scarborough Centre).

Food trucks and carts participating in the event includeCaplansky's, Curbalicious, Fidel Gastro's, Marianne's Food Cart, ME.NU, Rome'n Chariotand Randy's Roti.

More information on the City's new street food regulations is available at

Monday, May 11, 2015

Barbara Turnbull, 1965-2015

"In 2013 Turnbull authored an e-book, What I Know: Lessons from My 30 years of Quadriplegia, published by the Star. 
In its introduction, she wrote: “I can’t pinpoint the day — or even the year — when I accepted life as a quadriplegic. It likely happened incrementally over time. I only know that I have always lived as full a life as I can, tolerating what I have no choice about, fighting what I don’t have to accept, finding joy in many places and having no problem being grateful for gifts small and large.”
And near the end, she wrote, “It is possible to build a life that is satisfying and has happy moments, despite what comes at you. The majority of us who face adversity — not just paralysis — discover this.”

Sony Diaries #761: a self-portrait

desert at The Bellagio's, Vaughn. May 9th.