Month: December 2017

Toronto’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration to take place at Nathan Phillips Square

“Merry Christmas, Canada!”-P.M. Justin Trudeau

“In 2017, people across Canada gave us much reason to be proud, and showed us the strength in our diversity. Canadians are neighbours helping neighbours, sharing warmth, compassion, and generosity—not just at Christmas, but all year round.

“For Christians around the world, this season is a time to celebrate Jesus Christ and his message of compassion. For all of us, it is a chance to come together to give thanks for everything that unites us.

“As the 150th anniversary of Confederation draws to a close, all of us have a role to play in shaping our world for the better. In the New Year, and throughout the years to come, let’s commit to making a difference. Whether by lending a hand to a neighbour, or volunteering for a cause we believe in, let’s give generously, and live out the values that bring us together.

“Let’s also reach out and listen—to those next door, across the aisle, and at the dinner table. Building a better world starts where we work and live, in our communities, and at home.

“During the holidays, I also ask you take a moment to remember our brave servicewomen and men, and their families. They make extraordinary sacrifices to keep us safe.

“From our family to yours, Hadrien, Ella-Grace, Xavier, Sophie, and I wish you joy, health, love, and peace this holiday season. Merry Christmas.”

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PM to inaugurate new metro line on December 25, reducing travel time between Noida and South Delhi 

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will inaugurate a stretch of the new Magenta line of the Delhi Metro on 25th December. The line connects Botanical Garden in Noida with Kalkaji Mandir in Delhi. It will significantly reduce travel time between Noida and South Delhi. On this occasion, the Prime Minister will also address a public meeting in Noida.

The new line represents one more link in the Union Government’s push to modernize urban transport in the country. It represents the drive towards technology-centric, and environment-friendly mass rapid urban transport systems.

This is the third metro line to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister in 2017. He had earlier dedicated the Kochi Metro to the nation in June, and the Hyderabad Metro in November. As on both those occasions, the Prime Minister will travel on a stretch of this new line, before arriving at the venue of the public meeting.

Shri Narendra Modi has often used the metro to travel for engagements in the National Capital Region. In January 2016, the Prime Minister, and the then French President Francois Hollande travelled from Delhi to Gurgaon, to jointly lay the foundation stone of the Headquarters of the International Solar Alliance. More recently, in April 2017, the Prime Minister, and the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull travelled by metro to the Akshardham Temple. Continue reading “PM to inaugurate new metro line on December 25, reducing travel time between Noida and South Delhi “

Hyatt Centric Brand Expands International Growth In Europe

Hyatt Centric brand debuts two new hotels within France and Spain

CHICAGO (December 21, 2017) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced expansion of the Hyatt Centric brand with several consecutive international hotel openings in two of Europe’s most coveted destinations. Hyatt Centric La Rosière, the first Hyatt Centric hotel in France and first Hyatt ski resort in Europe, opened its doors on December 15, 2017. Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid opened its doors on December 20, 2017, marking the first Hyatt hotel in mainland Spain. Together, these anticipated openings continue to drive new momentum for the brand’s growth worldwide.

“Since its launch in 2015, the Hyatt Centric brand has proven to be one of the fastest growing lifestyle brands,” said Steve Haggerty, global head of capital strategy and franchising for Hyatt. “The introduction of the Hyatt Centric brand to these European destinations marks a significant milestone for Hyatt, as we continue to increase our brand presence where our guests travel most and further connect with millennial-minded guests in the upper-upscale lifestyle segment.”

The Hyatt Centric brand currently has 19 properties at the center of some of the most unique destinations and plans to welcome additional hotels to the portfolio in both international and domestic destinations, with locations expected in Japan, Qatar, Australia, China, Peru, Barbados and U.S.; including Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami, Fla., Hyatt Centric Boston, Mass. and Hyatt Centric Mountain View, Calif.   Continue reading “Hyatt Centric Brand Expands International Growth In Europe”

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame reveals updates to Beatles exhibit

Prominent new additions highlight exhibit

Including piano used to write iconic songs like “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and more

CLEVELAND – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announces updates and new additions to its exhibit celebrating the musical and cultural contributions of the Beatles.

In a career that lasted less than a decade, the Fab Four greatly expanded rock & roll’s musical and lyrical boundaries. Today, the group’s music is as popular as ever and is regularly being discovered by new generations of fans.

New additions highlight the exhibit’s update, including an Archibald Ramsden upright piano. In 1963, Paul McCartney moved in with his girlfriend Jane Asher at her parents’ home in central London and lived there for three years. This piano was located in the basement music room of that house and was where Lennon and McCartney composed some of their most iconic songs on the piano, such as “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “And I Love Her,” “We Can Work It Out,” “Got to Get You Into My Life,” and “Eleanor Rigby.”

Other items featured in the exhibit include:

New Child Care Spaces Coming to Schools in Brampton-Springdale


More than 98 Children to Benefit from 6 New Child Care Rooms in Local Schools

 Ontario is taking a significant step towards creating 45,000 new licensed child care spaces in schools, communities and other public spaces across the province including funding for 6 new child care rooms at 2 schools in Brampton-Springdale. As a result of this investment, 96 children and their families will gain access to high-quality licensed care in a safe, convenient setting.

Harinder Malhi, MPP for Brampton-Springdale was at Massey Street Public School in Brampton-Springdale today to announce the new child care spaces, including:

  • Renovation of rooms / 3 Rooms
  • Additions of Rooms/ 3 Rooms

Helping more families access quality, affordable child care is an essential part of the government’s plan for a fairer, better Ontario. It will give more children a safe, caring environment in which to learn and grow, and allow more women to go back to work and pursue their careers, which is critical to closing the gender wage gap.

As part of a five-year commitment to help 100,000 more children up to the age of four access child care, Ontario is investing up to $1.6 billion in capital projects alone. This will add an estimated 45,000 new licensed child care spaces in schools and other community settings. Additionally, the province is increasing operating funding and subsidies to help more children aged 0–4 years access quality child care. Continue reading “New Child Care Spaces Coming to Schools in Brampton-Springdale”

Sunwing celebrates inaugural flight to Bonaire from Toronto

Captain Chris Lewis and his crew were greeted by Commissioner of Economic Development & Tourism Mr. Hubert Martis, Director of Tourism, Mr. Maurice Adriaens and Marketing Manager for Bonaire Tourism, Malinda Hassell, together with representatives from the island’s hotels and resorts.

Captain Lewis was invited to cut a specially made Sunwing cake in honour of the new flight service. Then he and the entire crew were officially recognized as ambassadors of Bonaire and each received a special commemorative medal.

The weekly Sunwing flight service to Bonaire provides Canadians with the only direct connection to this relatively undiscovered tropical gem this coming winter. Flights are scheduled every Sunday until April 15, 2018.

The perfect destination for active travellers like divers or wind/kite surfers, Bonaire is recognized for its commitment to sustainable tourism practices and coral preservation. Consistently rated as one of the top diving destinations in the world, it boasts 86 dive sites which are home to 57 different corals and some 350 marine species. Continue reading “Sunwing celebrates inaugural flight to Bonaire from Toronto”