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Ziya Tong: Sky Cranes and Electric Brains

October 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Celebrity, Special Features

Ziya Tong: Sky Cranes and Electric BrainsZiya Tong and I have been forced to seek refuge in the last bastion of safety at CTV’s studios: the set of Canada AM. Dan Riskin, the mad scientist sophomore that he is, is concocting some volatile experiment, and the results point to explosive. We can only pray for the well-being of the Daily Planet set and take cover where Beverly Thomson serves up the day’s headlines over coffee.

OK, so that’s a bit of a stretch. But there’s enough pyrotechnic business brewing that we’ve been instructed to steer clear. That, and they’re filming. So a dimly lit corner and two comfy armchairs beside a faux fireplace will just have to do.

While certainly not ideal, these circumstances are actually unsurprising. This “intelligent insanity,” as Tong describes it, is just business as usual on, Daily Planet, Discovery Channel Canada’s flagship series. One day they’re learning to fight forest fires with fans, the next they’re meeting an artist who created “bulletproof skin” out of spider silk and goat milk. Today, it just Read more

Maple Auto Mall Grand Opening

September 27, 2012 by  
Filed under People & Places

Maple Auto Mall Grand OpeningOn Aug. 18, 2012, Zanchin Automotive Group officially unveiled Maple Auto Mall − the latest addition to its group of 27 premier dealerships. Festivities kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Mary Garofalo, correspondent for CTV. Guests enjoyed finger-licking barbecue, courtesy of the Knights of Columbus, and delicious Italian food from Rome’n Chariot. Read more

Ride for SickKids

October 14, 2010 by  
Filed under People & Places

Ashley cancer survivorMarc, Joao, Joseph, Nella, Aaron and DeanThe sound of 300 revving motorcycles stirred excitement at the second Annual Ride for SickKids on Aug. 22, 2010. Supporting over 100,000 patients that visit the Hospital for Sick Children each year Read more