The Distillery Historic District – just a few blocks from St Lawrence Market is the place to be when visiting Toronto. From the vibrant art galleries & boutiques, trendy stores to fabulous Restaurants & cafes – all in restored 19th century red brick buildings of Victorian Industrial Architecture – there are plenty of things to do here.
Take a walk on the cobblestone streets and enjoy the charm of this historic district.
Here are my top 10 things to do in Distillery District :
1. Walk by the 40-foot tall Spider Sculpture – The famous 40-foot tall-spin-head spider sculpture of the District is built with thousands of pounds of steel and is a must-see while strolling down the street. And don’t forget to click a picture with this giant, also known as ‘IT’.
2. Enjoy a beer with friends or Join a Beer School – No better place than the Mill street Pub to…
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not just from the autumnal
or from the angle of the sun
as the trees provide a much
larger protective canopy
or when even the smallest
house seems to occupy
a much larger footprint
or when the light appears
to streak across the landscape
rather than bathe it from above
when, for the entire year,
from solstice to solstice,
when I am able to bask
in the shadows of the greats
as their shade grows longer
covering many more beneath,
then perhaps I too can relish
in all of the beauty they created
and find the stirring that
will cause my shadow
to extend to the horizon
I was five years old the first time I witnessed a shootout between two people the summer of 1966. One person was a law enforcement officer and the other person was apparently a criminal. The criminal who had run out into the middle of the street decided to stand his ground and turned around to face the Sheriff who had been calling to him to stop… “In the name of the law” I think he said. They paused for a moment, and then in a flurry of bullets the criminal fell to the ground. The crowd that had gathered around in that brief moment clapped.
I had never seen a dead body before that day.
The scene I had witnessed happened on the north side of Oklahoma City, just across I-35 from a restaurant called “The Surrey House”. It was a famous restaurant in Oklahoma City since the mid 1950’s…
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A UPS driver has, on average, 120 stops to make each day. But what’s the most efficient route that driver can take?
The company is hoping its Orion (On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation) computer platform will solve this issue for its 55,000 US routes using an algorithm that examines travel costs, distance, and other factors to spit out not necessarily the optimal route, but the most reliably good one, the Wall Street Journal reports.
“Customers and drivers like consistency,” a UPS senior director of process management tells the Journal. “Orion has to know when to give up a penny to make the results more stable.”
This efficiency has become paramount as UPS struggles to compete with FedEx, boost earnings growth, and figure out a way to optimize the many residential stops it now makes.
The deployment of Orion isn’t always so smooth, though. That is where Mr. Levis
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