I got a chance to check out a cool little shop tucked away behind East Liberty Streets’s arcade that specializes in caramel apples. The fact that I’m allergic to apples didn’t stop me from drooling all over the place when I walked in and was hit by the aroma of caramel. The ladies there are awesome and I saw them making an abundance of other unreal treats.. like fudge and caramel dipped twizzlers! Tom Hicken/for The Grid Magazine
I needed a lav mic for decent sound when doing video, so decided to pick up an Audio Technica ATR3350 at www.avshop.ca. It’s in the middle of nowhere but at $23 it’s worth the drive (Compare that to the $50 they charge at our local cash-grabbers: Vistek or Henry’s).
Plus, I found a shotgun mic in the parking lot outside their store!
On close inspection I found the mic had detached from the circuit board. Also, the round disc that holds the plug securely in the casing had come loose. Someone had declared this thing dead and ditched it on the ground, probably after buying something new at AVShop.
St. Joachim Catholic School celebrated it’s 50th anniversary with an open house this Sunday. The school was packed with different generations, from the first graduating class of ‘72 to newly enrolled students in this year’s junior kindergarten. Tom Hicken/Metroland
URBAN HERO – Paul Blackwood, who mentors and coaches young football players, stands for a portrait and chats with one of the boys he’ll be mentoring, Elijah, on Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate’s football field in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Tom Hicken/Metrolanda
Guide John Foster leads a group through Rouge Valley as they take part in a fall hike, discovering the Rouge as it prepares for winter and admiring the changing colours at the Fall for the Rouge fundraiser at Rouge Valley Conservation Centre in Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Tom Hicken/Metroland
URBAN HERO – West Hill Collegiate basketball coach Cleveland Clunis poses for some photos in the gym at West Hill Collegiate on Oct. 8, 2013. Tom Hicken/Metroland
URBAN HERO – Religious teacher and founder of the Bangladesh-Canada School of Hinduism and Cultural Studies, Shyamal Bhattacharjee, arranges books in the newly renovated school and poses for a photo in the Canadian Hindu Mandu Temple, Oct. 8, 2013. Tom Hicken/Metroland
VCTO 2013, Vintage Crawl Toronto, spanned the city’s downtown core – from Kensington to Roncesvalles, and College to Queen West on Thursday Sept 26, 2013. Photo/Tom Hicken
Studies in light and shadow