Toronto – Images For Canada http://imagesforcanada.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:05:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://imagesforcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Toronto – Images For Canada http://imagesforcanada.com/ 32 32 What’s open and closed in Toronto on Canada Day https://imagesforcanada.com/whats-open-and-closed-in-toronto-on-canada-day/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:05:35 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/whats-open-and-closed-in-toronto-on-canada-day/ As Toronto marks Canada Day after two years of virtual closures and events related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of services and businesses will remain closed this Friday. Here is what is closed: Government offices will be closed and Canada Post will not deliver mail. Service Ontario and Service Canada offices will be closed. […]]]>

As Toronto marks Canada Day after two years of virtual closures and events related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of services and businesses will remain closed this Friday.

Here is what is closed:

  • Government offices will be closed and Canada Post will not deliver mail.
  • Service Ontario and Service Canada offices will be closed.
  • Most shopping centers will be closed.
  • Most major grocery chains will be closed, as will LCBOs and Beer Stores.
  • The Saint-Laurent market will be closed.

  • City of Toronto community centers will be closed on Canada Day.

Here is what is open:

  • Select grocery stores will be open, including most T&T, Rabba and H Mart locations.
  • TTC routes will operate on a Sunday schedule. York Region Transit and TTC routes operating in York Region will operate on a Saturday schedule, according to York Regional Transit.
  • Go Transit will operate on the Saturday schedule.
  • CF Markville, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto Premium Outlets and Pacific Mall will be open.
  • The outdoor pools will be open.
  • The Toronto Zoo, CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium will also be open.

Here are some events around the city:

  • Canada’s Wonderland will be celebrating on Friday with live music, food and street performers as well as fireworks.
  • The ROM will have free access to all galleries and special exhibitions.
  • The AGO will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Casa Loma will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., for general admission visits.

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Toronto Maple Leafs Important Summer Dates to Remember https://imagesforcanada.com/toronto-maple-leafs-important-summer-dates-to-remember/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 17:19:00 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/toronto-maple-leafs-important-summer-dates-to-remember/ The Toronto Maple Leafs kicked off the summer in style this week. Although they couldn’t advance (more because of bad officiating than bad play) and win their first Stanley Cup after the expansion, the Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the best teams in the NHL and will enter next season as one of the […]]]>

The Toronto Maple Leafs kicked off the summer in style this week.

Although they couldn’t advance (more because of bad officiating than bad play) and win their first Stanley Cup after the expansion, the Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the best teams in the NHL and will enter next season as one of the favorites to win the 2023 Cup.

The Leafs will pick themselves up and try to get even better next season. That means a ton of work to do over the next two or three months before training camp.

It all started very well with the resignation of Mark Giordano, and of course the Hart and Ted Lindsey trophies that went to Auston Matthews are also incredible.

The fact that the Leafs have yet to sign Jack Campbell is incredibly auspicious, and it gives me hope that they can avoid making a major mistake and give Campbell the net in the long run.

So with all of that in mind, here are some important dates to keep in mind for the summer.

Important Toronto Maple Leafs and NHL Dates

The first round of the NHL Draft will take place on Thursday, July 7, with the rest of the draft taking place the following day.

The draft takes place in Montreal, where, coincidentally, the Canadiens have the first overall pick. They are very likely to take Shane Wright. A nice prospect, but not of the Matthews/McDavid level. At least, probably not.

The Toronto Maple Leafs will pick the 25th, assuming they make their pick, which is likely a 50/50 proposition.

After the draft, there will be a few quiet weeks, but then free agency opens on July 28, at noon.

It’ll be weird that there aren’t a ton of huge signings on Canada Day, but I like how the action spreads out a bit better throughout the summer.

The Toronto Maple Leafs should take advantage of this weather to add a big star to their roster. Maybe there is one who would be interested in a one-year deal to win a Cup with a stacked squad?

Evgeni Malkin would be the dream, but heck, I’d settle for Johnny Gaudreau or Filip Forsberg. I’m kidding of course, but why not? The Leafs are on the verge of winning, if they have the guts and the creative juice to make it happen, there’s plenty of heading space.

Why not just double the recipe that made them a top team (win aside) and put another elite player up front? A long-term deal with a UFA is probably inadvisable, but if they can put Giordano on the blue line for peanuts, why not Malkin?

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‘Kiefermania’ Takes Over Toronto As New Rabbit Hole Series Shoot https://imagesforcanada.com/kiefermania-takes-over-toronto-as-new-rabbit-hole-series-shoot/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 00:05:00 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/kiefermania-takes-over-toronto-as-new-rabbit-hole-series-shoot/ Paramount+ Series rabbit hole was spotted in Toronto recently filming its first season. The new spy series will feature none other than 24by Kiefer Sutherland, who also serves as an executive producer, and locals are literally seeing it pop up all over town. Dubbed “Kiefermania” or “Kiefer Madness” on Twitter, many have been spotting Sutherland […]]]>

Paramount+ Series rabbit hole was spotted in Toronto recently filming its first season. The new spy series will feature none other than 24by Kiefer Sutherland, who also serves as an executive producer, and locals are literally seeing it pop up all over town.

Dubbed “Kiefermania” or “Kiefer Madness” on Twitter, many have been spotting Sutherland in action on the streets of downtown Toronto lately and loving it!

Filming for the series has been underway since May and production is expected to continue until September. The plot for rabbit hole will be about a man named John Weir, played by Sutherland, who is a private spy operator who ends up framed for murder by powerful forces, and obviously upsets everyone in his world.

The full cast was recently announced and the series will also feature Charles Dance, Meta Golding, Jason Butler Harner, and Rob Yang, among others.

Several locations around the city were used for filming, including Dundas Square, the Financial District, Shangri-La Toronto and more. film for rabbit hole literally transformed the streets of Toronto into New York and gives all those Big Apple vibes.

Another filming location used a few weeks ago was in Adelaide and Spadina. The series was seen filming a 911 fire scene, and many got a glimpse of all the action – police cars, fire truck, sirens and all!

Back in May, rabbit hole was filming at Dundas and Victoria Street, where the Met in Toronto has been turned into a New York police station. In the front, a shawarma stand has been photographed, showing the great detail involved with rabbit hole’s set up and making it feel even more authentic to New York.

Sutherland was spotted in action in Adelaide and York Street, where Toronto Filming managed to capture quick video of him pretending to enter a fake tube station.

Filming took place in May outside the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and Sutherland can be seen driving one particular scene. It appears actor Rob Yang also joined him on set that day.

Although an official release date has yet to be announced, it is expected that rabbit hole will be available to stream on Parmount+ later this year. In the meantime, be on the lookout downtown – you never know when you might see Sutherland in action again!

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Toronto index rises slightly after a bruising week https://imagesforcanada.com/toronto-index-rises-slightly-after-a-bruising-week/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 13:48:04 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/toronto-index-rises-slightly-after-a-bruising-week/ Breadcrumb Links PMN Company Author of the article: Publication date : June 20, 2022 • 14 minutes ago • 1 minute read • Join the conversation Content of the article Canada’s main stock index rose on Monday after last week’s rout, helped by gains in cyclical and financial stocks, although trading volumes remained weak with […]]]>

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Canada’s main stock index rose on Monday after last week’s rout, helped by gains in cyclical and financial stocks, although trading volumes remained weak with US markets closed for a holiday.

As of 9:39 a.m. ET (1339 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange‘s S&P/TSX Composite Index was up 111.6 points, or 0.59%, at 19,042.08.

On Monday, global equities also posted modest gains, with US markets closed for June 16, National Independence Day.

The financials sector gained 0.5%, while consumer discretionary stocks rose 1.23%.

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“Investors sold riskier assets on Friday amid recession fears, triggering a significant decline. On Monday, however, the Canadian market is expected to rally slightly as global equities post modest gains,” said Kunal Sawhney, CEO of Kalkine. Group.

“But given that US markets will remain closed due to June 19, we may not see massive trading activity in Canada.”

The index was recovering after a sharp sell-off last week, where it posted its biggest weekly drop since March 2020, on fears that aggressive interest rate hikes by major central banks could trigger a recession.

Investors are now awaiting national inflation figures due Wednesday and they will present a clear picture of the economic situation in Canada, Sawhney said.

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Analysts say the risk of inflation taking root in the Canadian economy is growing as soaring prices for gasoline and other highly visible consumer goods undermine the Bank of Canada’s efforts to contain expectations price increase.

The Materials sector, which includes precious and base metal mines and fertilizer companies, added 0.3%, while the heavyweight Energy sector climbed 1.3%.

In company news, shares of Fairfax Financial Holdings gained 1.0% after announcing it would sell its global pet insurance operations to JAB Holding, the family’s private investment company. German company Reimann in a $1.4 billion deal. (Reporting by Amal S in Bangalore Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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Canada’s tallest wooden tower has just been proposed in Toronto https://imagesforcanada.com/canadas-tallest-wooden-tower-has-just-been-proposed-in-toronto/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 21:31:41 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/canadas-tallest-wooden-tower-has-just-been-proposed-in-toronto/ Toronto’s real estate scene may be dominated by towering concrete condo towers, but a developer is proposing to break the mold with a new plan to bring Canada’s tallest wooden tower to the heart of the city at 191 College St. And here is the real kicker; instead of condos, developer Unix Housing wants to […]]]>

Toronto’s real estate scene may be dominated by towering concrete condo towers, but a developer is proposing to break the mold with a new plan to bring Canada’s tallest wooden tower to the heart of the city at 191 College St.

And here is the real kicker; instead of condos, developer Unix Housing wants to build hundreds of desperately needed affordable rental units.

A mid-May development proposal aims to bring a 31-story tower to the southwest corner of Henry Street and College Street, replacing a cluster of buildings at 191, via 199 College Street and 74 and 76 Henry Street.

The site is currently occupied by a group of four semi-detached three-storey ‘house-like’ buildings, with three commercial buildings on College Street and two residential buildings on Henry Street.

A number of businesses occupying these addresses would be displaced by the proposal, including the Prenup Pub, Katachi Coffee Bar and a Chatime location.

Although the shops along the College are being replaced, it is proposed to live outside the houses in the base of the approximately 21,300 square meter building designed by ICON Architects.

This would include approximately 1,380 square meters of retail space behind the retained facades.

Looking southeast toward 191 College Street. Rendered by ICON Architects.

The majority of the floor area – at over 19,900 square meters – is offered as residential space, with a total of 494 purpose-built residential rental units offered throughout the building.

Of the total number of units, 408 suites, or more than 80% of the total, will be provided and secured as affordable units for a minimum period of 40 years. The remaining units will be standard market rentals.

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Looking southeast towards the base of 191 College Street. Rendered by ICON Architects.

This massive injection of affordable housing into the extremely low supply of units is supported by non-monetary incentives under the city’s 2021 Open Door program, which the developer requested in February.

Along with much-needed affordable housing, the project aims to set a new standard for tall wood construction in Canada.

By using cross-laminated timber (“CLT”) construction in place of the traditional reinforced concrete method, the tower’s sustainable construction materials would allow it to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 3,300 metric tons. tight.

If that’s not green enough for you, the project also explores the use of geothermal heating/cooling to reduce emissions.

Its 31-story height would dwarf Canada’s current tallest wooden structure, Tallwood House, a University of British Columbia student residence that opened in 2017.

The 18-story building was the tallest timber frame building in the world at the time, although it was overtaken in 2019 by the 85.4-metre Mjøstårnetm, in Brumunddal, Norway.

At approximately 90 meters, 191 College would bring Canada the title of tallest wooden building in the world. However, the title may not last long, as much taller wooden structures have been proposed elsewhere in the world.

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Here are the can’t-miss celebrities attending Collision in Toronto next week https://imagesforcanada.com/here-are-the-cant-miss-celebrities-attending-collision-in-toronto-next-week/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/here-are-the-cant-miss-celebrities-attending-collision-in-toronto-next-week/ Tech giants and industry leaders from around the world will gather in Toronto next week to attend the fastest growing technology conference in North America. Now in its ninth year, Collision was created by the team behind Web Summit, the world’s largest tech event. Collision attracts the CEOs of the world’s largest companies, founders of […]]]>

Tech giants and industry leaders from around the world will gather in Toronto next week to attend the fastest growing technology conference in North America.

Now in its ninth year, Collision was created by the team behind Web Summit, the world’s largest tech event. Collision attracts the CEOs of the world’s largest companies, founders of exciting startups, leading investors and media from over 140 countries.

The conference will take place at the Enercare Center in Toronto from June 20-23 and is expected to welcome over 33,000 attendees.

Some of the faces you’ll see at Collision will be very familiar to you, as big names come to discuss their entrepreneurial endeavors.

From movie stars to top athletes, here are some of the celebrities who will be in attendance you shouldn’t miss.

Margaret Atwood – Booker Prize-winning author

Margaret Atwood/Collision Lecture

Margaret Atwood is the author of over 50 books of fiction, poetry, critical essays and graphic novels, including The Handmaid’s Tale, Mocking Angeland The Blind Assassin. Atwood has won numerous awards during his illustrious career, including two Booker Prizes, the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Governor General’s Award.

Lupita Nyong’o — Oscar-winning actor

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Lupita Nyong’o won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 12 years of slavery. The producer and filmmaker is also a shareholder in Kukua, a Nairobi-based media and technology start-up. Nyong’o was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Africa” ​​by Forbes in 2020.

Cris Cyborg — MMA Legend

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Cris Cyborg is the current Bellator Women’s Featherweight Champion and former UFC, Strikeforce and Invicta FC World Featherweight Champion. Her unique mixed martial arts resume means she is the only fighter in history to be a Grand Slam champion, winning world championships in four major MMA promotions. Cyborg is also a global humanitarian with various outreach projects.

Damon Wayans Jr. – Actor, comedian, co-founder of Special Guest App

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Damon Wayans Jr. is known to fans as Brad Williams in happy endingsas a coach in new girl, and as the voice of Wasabi in Big Hero 6. Wayans Jr. He is also the co-founder of Special Guest App, a live entertainment booking platform which was featured on Apple. Planet of applications.

Jayna Hefford – Olympic gold medalist

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Jayan Hefford is a Hockey Hall of Fame inductee and the current President of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association. She has won four consecutive Olympic gold medals with Team Canada and is an ambassador for the Grindstone Award Foundation.

Carmelo Anthony—NBA All-Star, Entrepreneur

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Camelo Anthony is a 10-time NBA All-Star and was named one of the 75 Greatest Players in NBA History for 2021. Anthony is also a philanthropist, producer and entrepreneur, and is the founder of the global company of content, Creative 7.

Tickets for Collision are on sale now.

Collisions Conference 2022

When: June 20 to 23, 2022
Time: Various times
Where: Enercare Center – 100 Princes Boulevard, Unit 1, Toronto
Tickets: Online purchase

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Toronto-born paddleboarder with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome begins crossing Lake Huron with the goal of crossing all five Great Lakes in one summer https://imagesforcanada.com/toronto-born-paddleboarder-with-ramsay-hunt-syndrome-begins-crossing-lake-huron-with-the-goal-of-crossing-all-five-great-lakes-in-one-summer/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 04:01:53 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/toronto-born-paddleboarder-with-ramsay-hunt-syndrome-begins-crossing-lake-huron-with-the-goal-of-crossing-all-five-great-lakes-in-one-summer/ If Mike Shoreman reaches the shores of Ontario on Monday, he will become the first person with a disability to paddleboard on Lake Huron. Around 5 a.m. Sunday, the Toronto-born and raised 39-year-old departed from Harbor Beach, Michigan, to begin its 73 kilometer journey to Goderich, Ontario. Shoreman hopes to become the first person since […]]]>

If Mike Shoreman reaches the shores of Ontario on Monday, he will become the first person with a disability to paddleboard on Lake Huron.

Around 5 a.m. Sunday, the Toronto-born and raised 39-year-old departed from Harbor Beach, Michigan, to begin its 73 kilometer journey to Goderich, Ontario.

Shoreman hopes to become the first person since 1988 to cross the Great Lakes in one summer, when Canadian Vicki Keith successfully swam all five.

Lake Huron will be Shoreman’s second crossing this year. In late May, Shoreman paddled from Sturgeon Point, NY, across Lake Erie to Crystal Beach, Ont.

Shoreman has been paddleboarding for more than a decade, a sport that was just beginning to gain popularity in its early days and a passion that was suddenly cut short when he began to suffer from pain, dizziness and vertigo in October. 2018.

He was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a chronic neurological disease caused by the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus which affects the nervous system. For Shoreman, the condition was severe, causing mobility, sensory and speech issues, and temporarily paralyzing half of his face.

It’s the same condition that pop singer Justin Bieber, raised in Stratford, Ont., revealed he was diagnosed with in a video he posted to Instagram on Friday.

Doctors told Shoreman he was unlikely to paddleboard again, but in the summer of 2019 Shoreman defied the odds and got back to work. He was later recognized as the International Paddleboard Man of the Year by paddleboard magazine SUP Connect in 2020 and 2021.

An ambassador for mental health organization Jack.org, Shoreman’s Crossings aims to raise awareness of mental well-being among young people.

It is expected to land in Goderich around noon on Monday.

Shoreman plans to start paddling on Lake Michigan around the end of June when the weather permits.

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Abandoned Ukrainian dog rescued from war zone moves to Toronto https://imagesforcanada.com/abandoned-ukrainian-dog-rescued-from-war-zone-moves-to-toronto/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 00:35:07 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/abandoned-ukrainian-dog-rescued-from-war-zone-moves-to-toronto/ Breadcrumb Links Toronto and the GTA Ontario Canada ‘He can feel his horror days are over’: dog rescuer Inna Portnoy Publication date : June 09, 2022 • 5 hours ago • 2 minute read • 5 comments]]>

‘He can feel his horror days are over’: dog rescuer Inna Portnoy

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Relaxing in his new home, Cash the dog chews on a teddy bear in Toronto.

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This abandoned pet from northeast Ukraine endured a four-month journey of almost 8,000 kilometers from a war zone to his new family.

“You can just see it’s a huge adjustment, but it’s settling in beautifully. Definitely a sense of relief,” said Helen Antoniou.

She is co-founder of Cause 4 Paws Toronto, which organized the dog’s arrival on Wednesday.

“We were able to find a really wonderful family who picked him up yesterday,” Antoniou said on Thursday.

Inna Portnoy is a local Ukrainian with deep roots in the community and abroad who has been helping rescue dogs for years.

“He’s so sweet and he was so calm,” she said. “He can feel his horror days are over. He could feel it.

These “days of horror” began at the start of the Russian invasion in February.

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Cash, a dog who was abandoned at a Kharkiv train station during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, now has a new home after arriving in Toronto on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Photo by handout /Cause 4 Paws Toronto

The money was left behind and tied to a pole at Kharkiv train station as people – and its unknown owners – fled to western Ukraine as Russia began bombing.

“There were many, many abandoned pets at that station,” Portnoy said.

A chance meeting at the train station started her long road to a new life in Toronto.

“Cash was lucky because a few days later he was just picked up by complete strangers who were also fleeing the city and heading to Poland,” Portnoy recounted.

After a short stay in a Polish refugee camp, these strangers took him to Amsterdam where he eventually saw three vets, was taken in by a Russian-speaking family, and then met people familiar with Cause 4 Paws Toronto.

“Despite this horrible conflict, it was Russian volunteers who immediately took over without hesitation when they heard there was a Ukrainian dog in great need in Amsterdam,” Portnoy said.

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Cash is the first dog the group rescued from this war. But Cause 4 Paws has helped 60 Ukrainian dogs over the past ten years.

“We hope to be able to help more Ukrainian dogs,” Antoniou said. “It’s just that the circumstances have changed.”

Even without these circumstances, bringing a rescue dog internationally is not easy.

It easily costs several thousand dollars for travel, care, and cash paperwork.

“Sometimes it feels like you just throw a dog on the plane and it comes here,” said Antoniou, who set up a GoFundMe to help save more pets.

“We call it the ‘rescue village’ because it really takes a village of people to save a dog. And that’s really Cash’s story.

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A major $250 million renovation at Rogers Center in Toronto is one step closer to reality https://imagesforcanada.com/a-major-250-million-renovation-at-rogers-center-in-toronto-is-one-step-closer-to-reality/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 13:57:01 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/a-major-250-million-renovation-at-rogers-center-in-toronto-is-one-step-closer-to-reality/ Talk of a new stadium to replace Rogers Center fell flat in December 2021 when it was revealed the Toronto Blue Jays had instead opted for a quarter-billion-dollar renovation that would modernize the 33-storey stadium. year. The aging concrete monolith – now the seventh oldest in Major League Baseball – will get a substantial upgrade, […]]]>

Talk of a new stadium to replace Rogers Center fell flat in December 2021 when it was revealed the Toronto Blue Jays had instead opted for a quarter-billion-dollar renovation that would modernize the 33-storey stadium. year.

The aging concrete monolith – now the seventh oldest in Major League Baseball – will get a substantial upgrade, with Rogers Communications planning to invest up to $250 million. That’s ten times the list price the media giant paid for the stadium in 2004.

It was reported in December that PCI Construction Group and architects Populous – specializing in sports venues – had won a bid for the massive redesign of the dome, a project that is expected to squeeze another decade and a half out of the facility and leave more time to schedule a replacement.

Upgrades are expected to begin after the end of the 2022 season, with 30% of the project to be built during the upcoming off-season and the remaining 70% after the 2023 season.

If all goes according to plan, the Rogers Center renovation will be completed in time for the start of the 2024 season.

For a quarter of a billion dollars, you’d expect to see some bold changes to the stadium, but the details are still hazy.

What is known is that the actual dimensions of the pitch and its artificial surface are not expected to change, nor is the iconic exterior. What will change, however, is the stadium’s lower bowl, which will be removed entirely and replaced with more modern seating.

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The plan to pump money into the Rogers Center took another twist this week when Rogers opened a lobbying file with the City to start a dialogue on the upcoming project, led by none other than the President and Toronto Blue Jays CEO Mark Shapiro.

The lobbying brief brings the upgrades closer to fruition, but it also presents a few questions.

Shapiro’s phone call with Etobicoke-Lakeshore councilor Mark Grimes in early June would make more sense if Grimes was a member of the planning committee or if the dome was in his neighborhood. That’s not the case either, so it’s unclear what his involvement is.

In his City Hall Watcher newsletter, Matt Elliott suggests Grimes’ love of the sport could be a factor, with the councilor moonlighting as commissioner of a lacrosse league, although it’s more likely that Rogers is just trying to determine who to even direct their lobbying efforts towards.

Elliott notes that Mayor John Tory is unable to participate “due to his long-standing conflicts of interest with matters relating to Rogers”, while local councilor Joe Cressy has resigned, successor Joe Mihevc occupying a temporary caretaker role.

Other lobbyists on the case include the Jays’ senior vice president of finance and senior vice president of strategy and operations, as well as a representative from Crestview Strategy, the latter to lobby city staff. on what is simply described as “improvements to the Blue Jays fan experience at the Rogers Centre.”

The planned revamp follows a major upgrade to the stadium experience ahead of the 2022 season that saw the installation of a massive new 8,000 square foot screen and scoreboard combination.

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Picks and odds between the Twins and the Blue Jays: Tail Toronto’s burning attack in the series finale https://imagesforcanada.com/picks-and-odds-between-the-twins-and-the-blue-jays-tail-torontos-burning-attack-in-the-series-finale/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 14:07:21 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/picks-and-odds-between-the-twins-and-the-blue-jays-tail-torontos-burning-attack-in-the-series-finale/ It’s time for a rubber game, as the Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins face off in Game 3 on Sunday afternoon at Rogers Center. The pre-game story: The Twins won Game 1 in convincing fashion before the Blue Jays came back for a 12-3 win on Saturday. Toronto has won nine of its last […]]]>

It’s time for a rubber game, as the Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins face off in Game 3 on Sunday afternoon at Rogers Center.

The pre-game story: The Twins won Game 1 in convincing fashion before the Blue Jays came back for a 12-3 win on Saturday. Toronto has won nine of its last 10 games, while Minnesota has lost five of seven.

Here are our Twins vs. Blue Jays picks for June 5.

Preview of the Twins vs. Blue Jays selections

  • Blue Jays on 4.5 points (-107)
  • No points, first inning (-113)
  • Blue Jays -1.5 (+100)

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Best bet: Blue Jays on 4.5 points (-107)

To give some context to the Blue Jays’ batting heat, consider the number of times they’ve connected for 10+ hits and/or 3+ home runs in the last 10 games compared to their first 42 games. :

  • Last 10 games – 10+ hits eight times, 3+ home runs four times
  • First 42 games – 10+ hits nine times, 3+ homers three times

League-wise, here’s where the Blue Jays rank amid their home plate dominance:

TOR statistics since May 24 Assess MLB Rankings
CMR+ 168 1st
wOBA .405 1st
Races 71 3rd
Hunting rate 28.6% 2nd

This 10-game sample conveniently coincides with Toronto‘s torrid 9-1 streak, but it’s also large enough that we can see a line-wide trend emerging. The attack is now overperforming, but it looks more like our pre-season expectations than it did in previous parts of the season.

Read more: How to bet on the Blue Jays

That said, we like the 4.5-plus runs for an offense that has nine homers in its last four games. Production comes from all over – eight Blue Jays already have at least one multi-hit game this month – which is a relief for the big bats.

We don’t expect it to go easy against Twins southpaw Devin Smeltzer (1.50 ERA in 24 innings), who will be new to everyone but Bradley Zimmer (0 for 2 for life). But the Blue Jays’ right-handed status should help, and they’ll see a bullpen that’s already had to cover eight innings in the last two games.

Key stat: Toronto has scored more than 5 points in eight of its last 10 games.

Quick Picks

No points, first set (-113): We’ve already seen seven first-inning runs in this series, and we just reviewed how good the Blue Jays have been offensively. The justification for this NRFI choice is therefore based on the launchers.

Smeltzer launches with a bit of a unconventional arm angle, and again, he’s a whole new enemy for this lineup. Making adjustments on the fly could result in a slow start. For Toronto, Kevin Gausman allowed just a pair of first-inning runs in 10 starts.

Blue Jays -1.5 (+100): Gausman also gives us confidence in Toronto on the racing line. The 31-year-old has allowed three or fewer earned runs in every outing this season, which pairs well with a white-hot offense. The Blue Jays have covered the rush line in three straight wins.

Odds at 9:13 a.m. on 06/05/2022

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