Toronto Bird Photo Booth Showcases Birds Around Each Host Business
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Do you have a bird friendly business in Toronto? Here's a big chance to really prove it. Host the Toronto Bird Photo Booth and showcase your avian neighbours.

If you have a good location in the GTA, and you have rare and colourful birds hanging around a feeder, or near your commercial address, then you can perhaps host the booth and immortalize yourself and your birds. The best bird photos win prizes and everyone gets more attention as the booth plays its part in history. The booth also captures human attention. See below how the booth is set up.




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Am experienced birder with a big backyard and lots of birds could turn this whole thing around frankly...

So far in this competition, all contenders have been amateur birders who are satisfied with just getting the equipment working, and getting some pictures on disc and into their galleries. They would shoot and submit any species that showed up at their feeder. Paul Peic in the Bluffer's Park who runs Toronto SUP from his floatie got great shots of a Common Grackle, and a Red Wing Blackbird.  Vigorate Digital loyalty programs interns however got almost nothing - they uploaded one lonely little sparrow and considered themselves lucky to get that. Their booth was on borrowed land, and near a construction site in Yorkville. But a profession or more passionate birder would have done it better in every respect. The true professional or even a passionate enthusiast birder could come along now, and really show everyone how its done - use the Wingscapes BirdPro trailcam to get woodpeckers in trees maybe? for example. Or they could position the bird photo booth flat on a grassy lawn the get Brown Thrashers? or something more exciting than the pigeons and sparrows and starlings we've seen so far.



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This Common Grackle never looked so good as photographed here by the iPhone 5C inside the Toronto Bird Photo Booth set up in the back parkingl ot of Standard Telephone - June 2014


This bird is a fully developed adult male Common Grackle in the prime of his life. He has a very healthy coat, a long, dark bill, pale yellowish eyes and a long tail. His feathers appear black with purple, green or blue iridescence on the head, and primarily bronze sheen in the body plumage. The adult female, beyond being smaller, is usually less iridescent; her tail in particular is shorter, and unlike the males, does not keel (display a longitudinal ridge) in flight and is brown with no purple or blue gloss

Patrons enrolled in this program get to play with cool motion control macro photography equipment; this high technology camera booth lets birds take selfies! Both actual cameras have motion detectors and are specially fitted with lenses and optical adjustments to take close-ups and hopefully capture emotion filled 'head shots' of all birds perched on the bowl.

Toronto Bird Photo Booth goes around town and asks the CEO and marketing executives to come out from behind their desks and put down their office phones, like John Conn at Standard telecom to take turns positioning a specially modified Bird Photo Booth on or near their business address. Then they're encouraged to submit the shots they collect into an exclusive photo contest, promoted in part by a new Birdwatching weekly column in Toronto is Awesome magazine, and covered in other nature blogs and birding journals - US Green Technology article about Toronto Bird Photo Booth project.  Below David Shephard who runs a busy Ad Agency in the city by day, takes time out of building a Tiny House in Toronto to aim the cameras.



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The birdwatchers, and readers and the birds themselves that are the big winners. Here's Dr. Archer Toronto dentist on Zoomers anticipating her upcoming week . This work is a positive application of technology that will help Toronto's residents as Canadians evolve to become a more 'ornithologically aware' .

With the help of the Toronto Bird Photo Booth the population of our biggest cities will celebrate birdwatching and everyone will become more aware of the many different species besides seagulls, sparrows and starlings alone and hungry on our city streets.


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Instructions to Homeowner to Help Toronto Transform into a Garden City
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Hanging gardens of babylon1The transformation of an urban environment into a pastoral Utopian paradise is possible with technology. A 'Garden City' can be more than sustainable, it can be ecologically positive. Look for the future of modern cities in which every property owner and tax payer gets tax breaks by converting their holdings into small farms - rooftops - sides of buildings. etc any plane that gets sunlight could be energy rich in the future.

Micro farms for urban property owners will be a great technological innovation.

Micro farm technology will be the next  start-up wave that produces foodstuff by harnessing sunlight and water - this is even more possible if we play together in a social collective and work together as a team.  There are inputs here beside sunlight - nutrient systems come from recycling all manner of biological wastes.

Look at the City of Toronto from above in the summertime and see the places where the forest canopy completely eclipses the rooftops and only the occasional building emerges from the canopy to remind us that we are still the GTA. Those places should be the model and we expand from there.

imageFuel Ghoul Explains: What is a Garden City?
A garden city is a sustainable urban landscape that has a net profit in terms of energy consumption and quality of life - its an 'ecocity'.  A garden like environment designed with consideration of environmental impact, and inhabited by people dedicated to minimization of required inputs of energy, water and food, and waste output of heat, air pollution - CO2, methane, and water pollution. A man named Richard Register first coined the term "ecocity" in his 1987 book, Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a Healthy Future, according to Fuel Ghoul.

Where was the first Garden City?

Perhaps the Hanging Gardens of Babylon was the first living 'garden city' as many accounts of this historic Wonder of the Ancient World depict humans living in harmony with agriculturally positive architecture, for the first time.

Springtime DIY Homeowners Improving Property the old fashioned way... with some high tech help.
Property owners in Toronto should walk their yard, and order flowers and shrubs from  order a big bag of soil be delivered by truck with crane arm for $120 per bag - its like ten bushels of high quality black garden soil perfect to start new sod, flower gardens, planting trees and shrubs to spruce up yard.

Dirt Teen is about a family of teenagers that are landscaping geniuses ..

Western Civilization faster than the United States in North America. Most of humanity can see climate change as a crises. Our society is becoming more green and has been transforming for the last millennium. Its a basic human notion to want to improve your property. Look how Irish peasant farmers in the movie The Field worked to drag seaweed from the ocean and carry it up the coast up onto their holdings that it might break down in more nutrient filled soil and they might enjoy better yields and their cattle might enjoy better grass...

Dirt Teen is Tv show concept where a young family owns and operate miniature earth moving equipment, solving landscaping problems; the same characters on the same pieces of equipment have different arcs and encounter different plot points each episode.

The boss is the oldest brother character who is 17 yrs old who manages the family business and esp keeps an eye on the cracker jack kid - Jack is a fantastic soil grade and earth mover - he can do the work of ten men and specializes in r

There is a good article in Heads-Up Dad that lists reasons why you should plant a fruit tree with your young family. Fruit trees have added benefits and are part of the nature DIY cycle required to make Garden Cities.


Elimay Supplements as Nutritional Aid and Remedy for Arthritis in Dogs
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Elimay Supplements are not medical extracts per say but rather should be considered nutritional aids that you can feed to your dog for added health benefits, like boosting their immunity or helping ease chronic pain and other ailments. Is the family dog growing old gracefully? Or perhaps disease or severe arthritis has reduced their mobility. Sometimes a cherished pet becomes a burden, or worse, is injured by unaware family members. Teaching children about arthritis in dogs on Heads Up Dad is an article by Ruth Wilgress that shares some easy-to-spot signs and symptoms to watch for alongside some easy remedies to aid and improve the lives of senior dogs.
Arthritis in dogs remains incredibly prevalent despite our modern technology and a billion dollar pet care industry; arthritis is more common in dogs than in humans, and this is indeed extra tragic because veterinarians believe that dogs suffer worse than humans. Arthritis is categorized as 'joint disorder' that involves inflammation of one or more joints. When the cartilage between the bones wears down it causes friction and degenerative joint disease.  Larger animals suffer from back pain, leg and hip joint pain and stiffness which can cause chronic limping, and a variety of other muscle and tendon problems associated with simply getting old.

The Elimay Supplements : Immunity box among the vines is my artistic interpretation of the medical benefits of this product and I attempted to show how it has emerged from nature. I used the picture in an article I wrote on HealthMad in Dogs with Arthritis which describes the life of my boxer dog KC who had pains of every description in her Golden years. She had arthritis and many other stomach issues.

arthritis in dogs, Pain CareTwo or Three Ingredients in Elimay Supplements: Pain Care

The chemistry of Elimay Supplements Pain Care is detailed on Fuel Ghoul; the three principle ingredients of Elimay Supplement's Pain Care formulation are Tumeric and Boswellia serrata and Phenylalanine (DLPA).

Tumeric (Curcuma longa) amd Boswellia serrata are added in equal parts to Phenylalanine, which is a neutral amino acid, and one of the twenty common amino acids used to biochemically form proteins, coded for by DNA.  Phenylalanine is found naturally in the breast milk of mammals. It is used in the manufacture of food and drink products and sold as a nutritional supplement for its reputed analgesic and antidepressant effects. It is a direct precursor to the neuromodulator phenylethylamine, a more commonly used dietary supplement.

Medical trials revealed both preventative and therapeutic benefits of Elimay Supplements.

Pain Care Soft Gel Capsule Delivery System

BITS® Soft Gel Capsules are formulated in the form of a twist-off. Your dog can simply bite into the  capsule like chewing gum, swallow it, or the soft gel capsule can be removed by twisting off at the snap point, and the contents can be squeezed onto your dog's meal

This is the label on the Elimay Supplements Pain Care bottle available online for $25


More info about arthritis in dogs on Urban Dog Spa blog in Distillery District.

PM me if interested,

Smart Canucks conversation about arthrits in dogs.

Free Ads Planet arthritis in dogs, lists the Pain Remedy for ninety dollars

Im selling Elimay on Red Flag Deals classified ads for $90 for four bottles.


Roberrific Blogs Spray Foam Insulation Service in Toronto, Ontario
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Spray Polyurethane Foam was a breakthrough in home insulation. It worked hard to gain respect after the debacle of spray formaldehyde.  Spray Polyurethane Foam was what it was called when it first came on the market, and that term was often abbreviated SPF.  This is a two component mixture spray applied insulating foam 'plastic' or 'rigid foam' that is installed as a liquid and then expands to twenty five times its original size as it hardens into a solid. If installed incorrectly it can off-gas noxious and toxic fumes that are unhealthy... That's why applicators must be well trained and specially licensed. Rob Campbell the SMOJoe rode along on Oct 22nd 2013 to document a Toronto spray foam insulation company at work insulating a new home construction in a posh Forest Hill neighbourhood.

Opening Sprayfoam truck , day in the life  of spray foam guy
This photo above is from Ancestry Guru on spray foam insulation in Toronto which does a good job telling the story of installers working on nice houses in the city.

Spray foam insulation is a good choice for all manner of residential and commercial buildings despite recent CBC Hatchet Job on Spray Foam Insulation Toronto which focused on the horror stories of two unhappy customers. Even though SPF costs more to install (the cheapest is about $3 a square foot or more), it allows homeowners to save money every month in the winter and buy a smaller furnace and use less heating oil or natural gas or hydro or whatever . The cost varies depending on whether its open cell or closed cell foam being installed and how big the space and how cold or hot the climate

Thinking of putting Walltite Eco in your home?
Spray Foam Applicator for sale on Toronto Forums for $85
Buy Spray Foam insulation applicator on Red Flag Deals $90
SPF Spray Foam Insulator Gun available for purchase on Toronto Golf Nuts
Spray Foam Insulation Toronto for sale on Free Ads Planet

mixing spray foam components together on job site with Graco H-40 Plural Component Reactor

WARNING - Applicator must be certified. You cannot do it yourself with good Walltite Eco spray foam insulation because the components can only be purchased from Walltite Eco dealers; they are manufactured by BASF chemical company.  Fuel Ghoul blog details the chemistry of spray foam insulation in Toronto and sketches the process by which Graco H40 Component Proportioner heats and pumps the expansive liquids to the sprayer unit whereupon they will combine and expand at the nozzle tip of the gun. The two substances than combine to make rigid foam, isocyanate and Walltite Eco signature blended alkaline resins must be hot when they combine to create the best chemical effect,ie to make the best rigid foam insulation. You can read more in a Day in the Life of a spray foam dude for more information on securing professionally applied spray foam insulation in Toronto.

NYC Stuntman Teaches High Fall Drop on Cardboard Boxes in Toronto
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Extreme fitness tourists can now take lessons in how to be stunt men

http://www.vimbly.com/nyc/hollywood-stunts/high-falls-stunt-jumping
Why not take a class in the art of being a stuntman right here in Toronto ? This activity is no longer the exclusive province of Hollywood stuntmen, now anyone can do these stunts at to impress family and friends.
What I know * makein * on set making cardboard boxes into crash pads for TV stuntmen !

The 'large size' or 6ft square light corrugated cardboard container is perfect for the task of making a crash pad for stuntmen in high falls. The boxes work best when stacked two or three deep; stuntmen prefer the crash boxes because they are malleable, and they can be made to fit any space and protect against any possibility. Ninety percent of the time they are deployed in sections just two boxes high, and that height makes a comfortable landing pad for heavy objects falling fifteen feet , and is especially good for people.  Cardboard boxes make perfect crash pads for stunt people, and then they have a second life as anything else for these cardboard containers are almost never reused for stunts after they have been crashed down once. Read more about cardboard moving boxes as crash pads for Hollywood stuntmen on Mindsay...

6square ft moving box is made of light cardboardcardboard moving boxes become crash padsStuntman support teams alongside production assistants shape the moving boxes into breakaway crash pads; the boxes should NOT be taped.  Instead the tops should be folded in upon themselves as you can see in the picture below.  The production company didn't use any of the boxes we picked up; I was a box maker and crash pad mover.

In Transport Dept, I did Pick-ups and Returns of Moving Boxes

We have been using the large size one ply light cardboard variety moving boxes which I picked up at 1268 the Queensway in Etobicoke Ontario last week; its a handy location right off highway .

Tuesday, Wednesday we prepped the trucks and spent half day assembling Superhero stuntmen crashpads ; stuntmen use moving boxes in stunts to use in our first set-up on Pharmacy Dr in Toronto

Here's Donald Pitchforth at work in Boxed Inn located at 1268 the Queensway Etobicoke

Moving boxes sold to stuntmen are also for sale:

Don Pitchforth of Boxed Inn sold us cardboard moving boxes which we use for stuntman crashpadsI posted advertisements about the mobile cardboard crash pads in moving boxes for sale in Red Flag Deals, and I wrote a post about moving boxes in Toronto Golf Nuts about moving boxes for sale and I described stuntman crash pads briefly
I also posted an ad about the moving boxes for sale in Toronto Forums because its a good local discussion forum that I would like to see grow larger with more usable content and I'll do whatever I can to make it more valuable.  There's more to read here about Don Pitchforth, moving boxes, TV stuntmem on Free Ads Planet in Toronto, Ontario.

Kitewing is to a Powered Paraglider what Stand-Up Paddle Boarding is to Surfing
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Kitewing vs Kite Man; History of Men With Kites

Kitewing_Canada1Kitewing is a hand-held, lightweight wing that can provide propulsion to a man or woman harnessing the wind while wearing skates, or roller blades. Sometimes users balance on a bicycle wheel cart called a dirtsurfer that is real handy at traversing sandy beaches of west coast baja scrub land

Skimbat is an extreme skating exercise wherein a Kitewing is a popular method of harnessing wind for pure enjoyment

Two of my friends joined together and bought a Kitewing from Canada exclusinve dealer in Oshawa, and we're going to get another to race them. We're looking for a place to race my kitewing in the GTA and asking about for other local Kitewing owners on Toronto Forums.

Captain B.F.S. Baden-Powell working in England 1893 designed an array of six large hexagonal kites for use to lift soldiers into the air to observe the enemy. Captain Baden-Powell also did a series of tests using kites to carry messages from one ship to another.

kite wing racer, kitewing, Have you ever tried powered paragliding ? or stand up paddleboarding ?

These folks are using kite wings to snow glide on wide open frozen surfaces  and below a skateboarder uses a medium sized kitewing on a city street

kite wing skateboarderI used Son of a Beekeeper tumbler to showcase my own superhero called Kitewing who is fond of pavement (as that is where he finds the most bad guys) and then I launched a a Red Flag Deals thread to ask for kitewing superhero tools ! I wondered aloud where can get gadgets and propulsion systems for humans to become superheros and super villains

Eligible Magazine Extreme Sports at TIFF Party



Eligible Magazine, Kitewing at TIFF Bachelor Party, and the Hollywood celebrities ant the party were taken with extreme sports conversation which was picked up again by Deb Lewis blog Eligible Magazine Kitewing TIFF Bachelor at COVE and   er in Toronto.


Smart Building Materials Help Make Profits for Property Speculators
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New building materials can make all the difference when flipping homes for money. Space age building materials like insulated wall panels and basement flooring can bring big profits in home renovations if they reclaim space and brighten dark rooms, and dramatically change living environments.for the better. They can change your life,

Smart Building Materials Make Big Profits for Real Estate Speculators

Smart contractors now find and use space age stuff to keep costs down when flipping houses. They share secrets in BIY articles and blogs - they give some great takeaways regarding the exotic materials like insulated wall panels and explain the science behind the best stuff
For example Ruth's basement makeover involved insulated wall panels and basement flooring that added value to the home renovation project. Her post also details what makes a great subterranean space. Ruth explains what to look for when inspecting houses. Ruth shares general insights into the importance of dry basements in the business of doing home renovations and flipping houses. Read more about protecting yourself from wet basements in the US Green technology magazine which discusses 2013 home renovation trends like lowering basement floors- digging new dimensions.

Look left what used to be the Boiler House in Toronto Distillery District is now the site of a Mexican restaurant with a Day of the Dead theme. There's something special happening here in that building's basement which almost nobody ever gets to see because its off limits to tourists that visit the popular restaurant site. The work is being done by Woodbecker construction which specializes in historical renovations and has great successes including remarkable attic area renovations in Kingstar Offices.  The Distillery Historic District is always getting made-over to look younger and younger, which ironically means it must look older and older!  The buildings get made over to look fresh in a red brick Victorian early industrial architectural style that dates back to the late 1880s.

Best Basement Renovation Building Materials: Insulated Wall Panels and Basement Flooring

The basement renovation can be foremost importance for finding to fiscal rewards in urban property speculation and house fixing and flipping business.

AMDRY BASEMENT FLOORING

Lists of home renovation contractor secrets contain many references to dry basements : Many smart contractors are using Amdry basement flooring and you can see in the photo above both sides of the product - the metal looking squares side is applied directly onto the concrete slab to prevent wet basements from ruining your real estate speculations
The results of this discussion have been well digested on BUY and SELL websites in Toronto, like
building materials basement flooring and insulated wall panels for sale on Toronto Forums, and also the thread entitled,
insulated wall panels and basement flooring for sale on Toronto Golf Nuts and
Basement flooring and insulated wall panels for sale on Red Flag Deals!

One of these above listed local discussion forum threads will certainly find a buyer for this amazing building material that was purchased with such great enthusiasm just two weeks ago here in Toronto.

Smojoe posted about the home renovation project called insulated wall panels and basement floor top list of contractor secrets in 2013 home renovation trends.  There was a time when I knew all the contractors on the job..

The first Miss Teen Canada 2013 Blog Network challenge asks the 2013 Miss Teen Canada - World Regional Delegates to write about the green buildings in their title district and there will certainly be updates on this journal about the results of that competition, at a later date.

Stand Up Paddleboarding Classes are Scenic Marina Tours of Scarborough Bluffs
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What's SUP Toronto?

The Stand Up Paddleboarding lessons offered by Paul Peic are in fact scenic tours of the Scarborough Bluffs behind the Brimley Marina. Paul really likes to show off the geography of the Scarborough Bluffs in his SUP route / daylight tours and he imparts lots of great information about the natural formed sand bluffs which are protected by a few different federal protection acts and as Paul states in his tour , the Scarborough Bluffs can only be properly observed from the water and his SUP tour really lets people see the whole picture and glean all facts about these remarkable naturally occurring sand bluffs terrain features and the diverse wildlife that lives on the strange sandy shoreline.

There's a great shot of SUP Yoga on Zoomers and some lovely lady doing a remarkable pose in perfect water conditions

SUP Team Building at Paddleboard Addict is a signature celebration office culture that makes memorable challenges and teaches leadership and puts group dynamics to the test in rather clever aquatic circumstances. Its definitely unique way to interact with other employees and do something they will never forget.

Smojoe blog details the adventure of Taking Stand Up Paddleboard Classes in Toronto and paying only $50 per lesson. Organizing a group is the best way to get cheap admittance to the sport in the GTA

Son of a Beekeeper blog on Tumblr describes Paul Peic's Stand Up Paddleboarding Lessons in Toronto at the Brimley Marina and how they benefit so many different muscles in the human body.

A cheer for Clair Matthews and her yoga for kids training programs.

Green living blog is TV show smart for Canada
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coffee table made form recycled hardwood palletHigh concept - a fashion magazine Tv show that recycles , reuses and remodels condos to show the inhabitants as extremely environmentally friendly to the point where they have made their furniture out of industrial parts and packing crates - but the novelty is that the stuff looks great.

The Urban Dog profile story on the Distillery District blog got a lot of attention on the Distillery Facebook page this week as many readers piped up to rant about how much they love Urban Dog and being able to watch their pets on the doggy cam afforded to members that leave their dogs in the facility when they go to work.

Toronto green TV blogger Nikki Fotheringham writes a green living blog in which she often demonstrates that green solutions can be aesthetically pleasing as well as environmentally sustainable. So often researchers discover their success in changing the world depends entirely on a third criteria, which is whether or not the green option being showcased is economically viable as a market alternative.

Crowd sourcing custom furniture concepts from recycled materials house

Earlier today i asked about making green furniture from recycled goods and showed pictures of the hardwood pallets from the green living blog on Canadian Content discussion forum and its got some feedback already and when I asked about green living on University Network,I was heard there too and i asked about green living furniture ideas on Red Flag Deals which i expect will get lots of attention.

Everyone is happy being green and there's a lot more information about the green living blog tv show in Toronto project on Ancestry Guru today


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