Monday, June 29, 2020

“All Is Quiet” by Angela Varghese



All Is Quiet
5:30
Up early
Move around
Not a sound
All is quiet

Heads resting
On pillows nesting
Hearts are peaceful
Minds are blissful
All is quiet

Bodies stirring
Eyelids lifting
Bare feet touch the floor
Pitter patter down the stairs
Peering round the door

Mama turning
To noises stirring
Beautiful faces smiling

The day’s begun
Time for fun
All is busy now

Bread is toasted
Friends are hosted
Bicycles ridden
Lunch is given
Mama needs a nap

Noah, Josh, Elijah and Neha
Guitar is amped
Living room cramped
Play Station on
 Computer plays a song

Mama heads to kitchen

Dinner cooked
Tomorrow’s play dates booked
Children are fed
Stories well read

Noah, Josh TV watching
Neha, Elijah giggling and hopping
Mama tired nearly dropping
Heads upstairs to say goodnight
Foreheads kissed
Prayers well said
All are tucked in tight

The day is over
Heads are resting
In pillows nesting
Hearts are peaceful
Minds are blissful
All is quiet

Angela Varghese is a happy but tired mother of four.  She lives in Oakville.  By day she cleans houses allowing her time to think about writing and words.  By mid-afternoon she is home with the kids cooking and interacting with them.  In the evening she spends her time writing.  Angela thanks her mom for being the original storyteller and thanks her children for inspiring her to keep going.

See Brian Henry's schedule hereincluding writing workshops, weekly online writing classes, and weekend retreats in Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Southampton, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

This July, join me for the first in-person writing workshops since the beginning of March ....


Raising the Stakes
How to increase your story's tension 
Saturday, July 18, 2020
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Anglican Church, 5324 Bromley Rd, Burlington, Ontario (Map here)
Ever stayed up all night reading a book? In this workshop, you’ll learn you how to build that kind of tension.  And we'll help you put into practice the techniques professionals use – on every page and in every kind of story – to create drama and raise the tension in each scene they write.
Note: To allow physical distancing, we will of necessity be a small group and enjoy ample opportunity for interaction. Participants are asked to wear a mask, and I'll bring the hand sanitizer.
Fee: $40.71+ hst = $46 paid in advance 
or $44.25 + hst = $50 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve a spot now, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Come join me this July in a lovely beach town on Lake Huron for a pair of writing workshops:
How to Build Your Story
Plotting novels and Writing short stories
Saturday, July 25, 2020
1:00–4:30 p.m.
Southampton Arts Centre, 3 – 201 High Street, Southampton, Ontario (Map here)
This workshop will show you how writers plot a novel and will give you the best tips on writing short stories. We’ll also look at where to get your stories published and how to win contests. Best yet, you’ll see how to apply the story-building techniques you’ve learned to your own writing.
Fee: $50
Register through Southampton Arts here.

How to Write Great Characters
Sunday, July 26, 2020
1:00–4:30 p.m.
Southampton Arts Centre, 3 – 201 High Street  Southampton, Ontario (Map here)
Whatever you're writing ~ fiction or nonfiction ~ readers will care about your story only if they care about your people. In this workshop, you'll learn techniques for creating fictional characters and depicting real people. You’ll learn how to breathe life into the page so that your characters start telling you how the story should go.
Fee: $50
Register through Southampton Arts here.

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University, and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Charlottetown. But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get their first book published and launch their careers as authors. 
See reviews of Brian's classes and workshops here.

See Brian’s complete current schedule hereincluding writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, New Tecumseth, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

“Canoeing the Mackenzie with my son” by Joanne McAuley


The sound of silence. Something rare and precious in our busy lives. It was a privilege to be on this river, in our canoe watching the sun kiss the horizon and then gently, slowly rise. We welcomed another day in the Arctic, paddling down the Mackenzie River.

I love Canada’s North. The scenery inspires me to return again and again. Our Indigenous neighbours share many gifts of Mother Nature, of thriving in our North.

Inuit life, culture, music and art has established the Northwest Territories as a unique corner of the world. 

I’ve invited my son, Tavis, to join me on a two-week canoe trip paddling from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk some 210 kilometers down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean.

I knew this trip would be an adventure that would require careful planning. I’m also grateful to Kelly, Tavis’s wife, for staying home with their two daughters so he could share this journey with me.

My son was in charge of navigation and ordered detailed maps, and a small solar charger for the GPS that used Russian satellites, which allowed our loved ones to follow our progress. I was in charge of arranging all the equipment and packing delicious meals in the bear barrel. I included a case of Sleeman’s beer to cool in the bottom of the canoe along with a few bottles of wine.

Getting to Inuvik was an adventure of it’s own. I drove 7,500 kms alone, camping in my Aliner. Northern British Columbia was breathtaking. Then there’s the Dempster Highway, 735 kms of gravel, mosquitos and mud!

Our first day of paddling started with perfect weather and a calm river. Within hours dark clouds moved in. We headed for shore and quickly set up one tent, before the violent storm arrived . The Mackenzie can be frightening, changing conditions in minutes. 

Our outfitter, Kylik, at Tundra North Tours, had warned us of the wind, the storms, the mud that was like quick sand and the grizzlies. The mud  scared me the most, because my boots were too big and every canoe exit ended with me on all fours in the river, sinking into the mud. Poor Tavis figured out the best way to get me to shore was to literally pull me through the mud. “Faster Mommerdog….you can do this.” I felt useless unloading the canoe, but I could set up my tent and cook delicious meals – the secret is in the spices.



The wind forced us to sleep all day and paddle all night. In July the sun never sets. We’d find a lovely spot to camp, enjoying the wilderness, and a fancy dinner before convincing our bodies it was time to sleep. Paddling from midnight till 6am felt ‘normal.’ The soft light was magical.

Every Inuit fisherman stopped to chat making sure we were safe in their Territory. It was reassuring to know if we capsized we would be rescued.

The sandbar in the middle of the river was totally unexpected! We thought Tavis would have to push us to the Arctic Ocean. We laugh now, but at the time is was a really bad day.

Another morning we were visited by a curious grizzly bear. I prayed Tavis would remember the instructions on staying calm, getting the bear spray out, and not firing until the bear was only two meters away. That bear took one look at my tall son and ran. We shoved everything into the canoe and ran too! 

The weather changed as we paddled towards the delta.

Cold wet days and nights had us looking forward to the whaling/fishing Camp that Kylik promised would accommodate us, and transport us to Tuk.

We were greeted by Gayle and Steve, who recommended we warm up in the comfortable tent with cots covered in caribou skins. The small stove heated the space and we felt like we were in heaven. Their two adorable kids asked a million questions about us. We reciprocated with a million questions about them.

“Fishing and hunting, fishing and hunting”. Even their school year revolves around hunting seasons, as it requires all hands securing and preserving food for the year.  

The small community of Tuktoyaktuk is known as the Land of the Pingos, famous ancient Arctic landforms created by permafrost and pressurized water.  

Joanne at Mile One
Tuk is also Mile One of the Trans Canada Trail. 

Flying back to Inuvik over the Mackenzie I knew the memories we created would last a lifetime.

Joanne McAuley does her best to experience any adventure. Her happy place is paddling in the wilderness, skiing Whistler, exploring quiet country roads on her Ebike, or ´Čüddling French Canadian tunes, especially with other musicians. She retired 8 years ago and is living her dreams every moment of every day.


See Brian Henry's schedule hereincluding writing workshops, weekly online writing classes, and weekend retreats in, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Southampton, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

“Thinking about 'Who’s that Knocking at My Door'” by Tanya Tazbaz

When I think about reading, fond childhood memories flood my mind. My favorite time as a young girl at the age of eight was taking a trip to the local library, the Woodside Branch, with my older sister riding alongside of me on our bikes.  My parents, immigrants to Canada, did not have a lot of money. Dance lessons, vacations, and pretty dresses were for affluent families who could afford such indulgences.  For me, hopscotch substituted for dance lessons, vacations meant pitching a tent in the backyard, and pretty dresses were about hand me downs.
The library was one of the few places my sister and I were permitted to explore unattended, away from the watchful eagle eyes of my parents. At the library I could browse through the children’s section, located in the basement level, pick out a number of books that caught my attention, and nestle up in the beanbag chair hidden between the rows and rows of books.  The library was a place where I lost myself in my imagination and believed that I was in another distant world where I was the courageous heroine, the super sleuth, or the crafty wizard.
There was one story that I signed out from the library time and time again - Who's That Knocking at My Door? I read it every day and sometimes multiple times in a day. I memorized each word and recited the words out loud before the next page was turned. I read the book so many times that the binding wore out and the once bright pages filled with illustrations faded.
I remained an avid reader into my adult years and hoped that my sons would grow to be passionate about reading, too.
Taking trips to the library became our usual Saturday morning routine, and to my delight, one morning when we arrived, the Woodside branch was hosting a book sale. Boxes and boxes and boxes of books were piled on the ground and filled the tables in the front foyer. Books were organized by fiction and nonfiction, adult books and children’s books, hard cover and soft cover. Hand-written sale signs were taped to each box, indicating costs ranging from 25 cents to 2 dollars a book.  “Today we are buying books rather than borrowing books,” I announced.
The kids and I eagerly filtered through the boxes.  We pulled out books on Clifford the Big Red Dog and Curious George and books on how to make paper airplanes, and perform magic tricks with cards.  As I dug my way to the bottom of one box to my complete amazement, I found my favorite childhood book. Until that moment, I hadn’t thought of it in years. I raise it up over my head like a trophy. “What about this book?” I said.
My kids who had their faces buried in boxes glanced up.  “It’s falling apart, Mom,” said Daniel.
“It looks old,” said Anthony.
“It’s not what’s on the outside that counts, it’s what’s on the inside.”  I placed the book on top of our purchase piles. The kids I left the library each carrying a heap of books stacked up to our eyes.

That evening, I pulled the book out to read as our bedtime story. That was our customary yet special bedtime routine. The boys brushed their teeth, changed out of their day time clothes into their cotton pajamas, raced each other down the hall into my bedroom, hurdled themselves onto the king size bed, and snuggled under the covers; one child and either side of me. As the boys snuggled in, I held book close to my chest. “Ready?” I asked.
“YES!” they chimed in unison.
“The title of the book is Who’s that Knocking at my Door?” I began to read: “A strange thing happened one dark night, while snow fell deep and soft and white…”
And as I read, my children attentively listened as every page was turned.
Who would believe a tale so tall? A fox, a bear, a hare and me just spent the night in harmony…” And so to the very end.
“Read it again,” yawned Anthony.
That was fifteen years ago.
Now as I write this memory, my twenty-year-old son, Daniel saunters into the kitchen. The book I so enjoyed reading as child lay on my desk. The title catches Daniel’s attention.
“Oh, Mom,” he says in a tone of downright surprise. “I remember this story.” He picks it up and turns the page and reads to me the words that now come to him with such ease: “No sooner did he start to snore, there came a pounding on the door…
“What a banger,” Daniel says as he walks away, book in hand. 
Priceless, I think.
***
QBF welcomes personal essays about a favourite book or about your experience of reading or writing. Read a few such essays on the blog to get a taste of what other writers have done (see here and scroll down). 
Quick Brown Fox also welcomes your book reviews – or any kind of review of anything, of anywhere or of anybody. If you want to review your favourite coffee shops or libraries, babysitters or lovers (no real names please), go for it.  I have an essay about writing book reviews here, but don’t pay too much attention to it; you can write a review in your own way. See examples of book reviews here (and scroll down); other reviews here (and scroll down).
Include a short bio at the end of your piece and attach a photo of yourself if you have one that’s okay.


Tanya Tazbaz is a mother, a wife, and the owner of a miniature Australian Sheppard. Tanya works full time at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario as an investigator. She dedicates her spare time to baking and perfecting gluten free desserts. She also hikes, reads and of course writes.

Tanya has taken several of Brian Henry’s workshops in the past, but taking on-line creative writing course was a first-time experience.  She looked forward to connecting weekly with a community of other writers and welcomed Brian’s tips, lessons and writing prompts. This particular story sprang from a writing prompt and a sweet memory.

Who’s that Knocking at My Door by Tilde Michels, Illustrated by Reinhard Michl, is still in print, at least in Australia, under the title Knocks at the Door. See here.
  
See Brian Henry's schedule hereincluding writing workshops, weekly online writing classes, and weekend retreats in Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Southampton, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Canadian-based literary agency Transatlantic has nine agents looking for authors

Megabat by Anna Humphrey, Illustrated by
Kass Reich, represented by Transatlantic
Transatlantic Agency
2 Bloor Street East
Suite 3500
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

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Transatlantic Agency offers a full spectrum of career representation to authors (Adult, Children’s & YA, and illustrators) and storytellers (Speakers, Industry leaders & Influencers) across all genres and formats for book, content development, speaking and TV & Film. Eight agents at Transatlantic are currently open to queries. 

Evan Brown was recently promoted to Associate Agent {Congrats, Evan!} and is currently developing his list of authors. Evan has been in publishing since 2012. Prior to joining Transatlantic in April 2019, he worked at a major trade publisher based in Toronto as a marketing specialist for adult and YA novels, including multiple New York Times bestsellers across a wide range of genres; as an acquisitions committee reader; and in online rights, helping authors combat digital piracy and plagiarism. He has experience copyediting, proofreading and freelance editing.
Evan holds an MA in 18th Century Studies from the University of York in the UK and a BA combined honours in Early Modern Studies and English from Dalhousie and The University of King’s College, where he was editor-in-chief of the Early Modern Studies programme student journal, Babel, in 2009.
Evan is looking for submissions in the following genres:
Literary fiction, featuring unique voices, intriguing characters, writing ranging from real to the surreal, and stories that ponder big questions – even when narrow in scope.
Historical fiction, literary rather than genre, featuring epic settings, multi-generational legacies, and compelling character drama.
Fantasy fiction written for adult readers, meaning mature themes more than mature content, laced with intricate lore, tangled politics, and relatable motivations.
Science fiction set in unique and evocative locations, challenging elements of contemporary society through a futuristic lens or alternative reality.
Sports history and memoir, ideally narrative driven and reflecting to some extent on bigger issues or the wider world beyond sports.
Include a synopsis and 20-page sample in Word or PDF.
Note: Evan will be our guest speaker at the How to Get Published workshop Saturday, Oct 3, in Toronto. Details here.

Laura Cameron is an Associate Agent based out of Vancouver. She joined Transatlantic after six years at Penguin Random House Canada, where she worked in editorial, sales and publicity. 
Before her career in publishing, Laura did a Master’s in Journalism at Columbia University, interned with the Economist Group, and worked for Canadian Business magazine. During her time as a freelance reporter, she wrote for the Economist Intelligence Unit and contributed stories to various publications including the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail.
Laura is interested in both fiction and nonfiction. In fiction for adults, she’s seeking plot-driven literary, upmarket and women’s fiction.
For children’s and young adult, Laura looks for unique characters and imaginative stories that reflect contemporary culture. In addition to YA novels, she’s looking for picture books and middle grade graphic novels.
“Specifically,” says Laura, “I would love to see a comedic, locked-room mystery (along the lines of Knives Out) as a picture book or middle grade graphic novel.  
“I'm also on the lookout for plot-driven literary fiction like The Secret History by Donna Tartt; engaging and richly layered narrative nonfiction along the lines of Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe; and morbidly funny page-turners like My Sister the Serial Killer.”  
Laura is also interested in research-based narrative nonfiction, and she is open to memoir with a strong voice and perspective.
Attach a synopsis, author bio and the first 20 pages in a double-spaced word doc or PDF. If it's an author/illustrator submitting a picture book or graphic novel, she’d like to see finished artwork samples and a link to the artist's portfolio. 

Elizabeth Bennett is a senior agent {promoted June 26, 2020}. She has spent her career in the children’s publishing industry with positions in marketing, product development and editorial at such companies as Scholastic, Reader’s Digest and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Prior to joining the Transatlantic Agency, she was an Executive Editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. At HMH, she says, “I focused on brand-forward publishing around classic properties like Curious GeorgeLittle Blue Truck and The Little Prince as well as novelties, board books and picture books. During my tenure I established an IP program launching several middle grade series including The Next Best Junior ChefSurvivor Diaries, and Junior Ninja Champion.”
Elizabeth is interested in middle grade and YA fiction and graphic novels at all age levels. For Picture Books, she’s looking for submission only from author/illustrators. “I’m particularly looking for a great YA romcom. I tend to be partial to books with humor; books that approach contemporary issues in a fresh, new way; books that are inspired by pop-culture and current trends.  I love books that pull at the heart strings, make me laugh, make me think, make me smile; and especially books that make even a reluctant reader want to curl up in a nook and read.
“Contrary to evidence suggesting otherwise, my favorite book is not Pride and Prejudice.”
Query Elizabeth through her query manager here
Recent sales include:
Odd Ettie by Kayla Miller. Graphic novel to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Sleigh Pullers Wanted by Russ Willms. Picture book to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
The Wish Library by Christine Evans. Chapter book series to Albert Whitman.
A Fish Out of Water by Meagan Mahoney. Middle grade novel to Owl Kids.
Sloth Sleuth by Cyndi Marko. Graphic novel series to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Friendbots by Vicky Fang. Graphic novel early reader series to HarperCollins.
Lia and Beckett’s Abracadabra by Amy Parks. YA romantic comedy to Abrams.

Devon Halliday joined Transatlantic as a Literary Agent in the summer of 2020, with prior experience at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Susanna Lea Associates, Writers House, Maria B. Campbell Associates, and Folio Literary management in agenting and scouting. She grew up in Athens, Ohio, and studied Comparative Literature at Brown University. After years in the New York City publishing scene, she has returned to Ohio and is excited to build a list at Transatlantic.
Devon represents both fiction and nonfiction. On the fiction side, Devon leans toward adult fiction, but will also consider YA and cross-over projects. She is interested in literary and upmarket fiction with sharp, insightful writing and vivid characters. She’s partial to speculative fiction, women’s fiction, contemporary fiction, metafiction, light psychological suspense, and romcoms. She is not the right agent for most thrillers, horror, mystery, or historical fiction.
On the nonfiction side, Devon is on the lookout for creative and narrative nonfiction, investigative journalism, broad-perspective memoir, and popular science/ psychology/ medicine/ philosophy. She’s interested in any strong narrative voice that can bring a complicated or niche subject to the average reader.
Across the board, her interest is always piqued by manuscripts that feature tangled-up morality; internet culture; climate change; millennials; unusual story structures; or love stories between flawed characters. She seeks to represent a diverse range of voices and perspectives. For more detail on what she’s looking for, please view her website or her #mswl tweets on Twitter.
Include a 20-page sample (for fiction) or a proposal (for nonfiction). Please include “Query” in the subject line, and notify her if another offer of representation is received.

See details of four more agents at Transatlantic who are accepting queries here. And a ninth Transatlantic agent here.

Paige Sisley en route to our
2018 workshop in Collingwood 
If you’re interested in meeting an agent and in getting published, don’t miss our upcoming How to Get Published workshops Saturday, Oct 3, in Toronto with Evan Brown of Transatlantic Literary Agency (see here) and Saturday, Oct 24, in Guelph with Paige Sisley of the CookeMcdermid agency  (see here).

And if you’re specifically interested in writing and publishing Kid Lit, don’t miss Writing for Children and for Young Adults, with Anne Shone, Executive Editor, Scholastic Books, Saturday, September 12, in Mississauga (see here) and the Writing Kid Lit weekly class this fall on Thursday evenings, online (see here).

In the meanwhile, the best way of upping your game as a writer may be with a weekly course. This summer, Brian’s offering several courses online and accessible anywhere there’s Internet:
Online:  Writing Personal Stories, Tuesday evenings, July 7 – Aug 18. Details here.                          
Online: Welcome to Creative Writing, Wednesday afternoons, July 8 – Aug 19. Details here
Online: Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, July 7 – Aug 25 and Wednesday evenings, July 8 – Aug 26. Details here. – Both currently full, waiting list only.

Beyond that, Brian’s post-lockdown workshop schedule continues to take shape:

July and August
Algonquin Park Writing RetreatsJoin me for a magical weekend at Arowhon Pines Resort, an outpost of luxury in the middle of the wilderness,  for a writing retreat. Two sessions: Thursday, July 9  – Sunday, July 12 (see here) and Friday, Aug 28 – Monday, Aug 31 (see here).
Southampton Art School: Head out to this lovely beach town on Lake Huron for two workshops: How to Build Your Story, Saturday, July 25 (see here) and  How to Write Great Characters, Sunday, July 26 (see here).
Oakville: "You can write great dialogue," Saturday, Aug 8. Details here.  
Collingwood: "You can write great dialogue," Saturday, Aug 15.  Details here.
St. Catharines: How to Make Yourself Write," Saturday, Aug 22.  Details here.

September
Mississauga: Writing for Children and for Young Adults with Anne Shone, Executive Editor, Scholastic Books, Saturday, September 12. Details here.

Fall Classes
Online: Welcome to Creative Writing, Thursday afternoons, Sept 24 – Dec 3. Details here.
Online: Writing Kid Lit, Thursday evenings, Sept 24 – Nov 26. Details here.
Burlington or Online: Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday mornings, Sept 15 – Dec 15.  If you’re interested in this class, please tell me which venue you prefer or need: an online class or an in-person class in Burlington. Email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca 
Online: Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings, Sept 16 to Dec 9, online – this  class is almost full. Details here.
Toronto: Intensive Creative Writing, Friday mornings. Sept 18 – Dec 4.   Details here.

See Brian’s complete current schedule hereincluding writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Southampton, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

  
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