Future of 136 Beverley Street
2016/10/28
The property located at 136 Beverley Street in Toronto, historically known as "Chudleigh House," is the focus of an Advisory Committee that will decide the future of the building. The building is currently home to the Consulate General of Italy to Toronto.    [ more ]

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Halloween Treat
2016/10/28 - Written by Candace Amarante
North Americans pull out all the stops when it comes to Halloween, one of the most popular holidays on the calendar. In recent years, Italy has caught on to the trend, and some may even argue that Halloween is even more popular than Carnevale.  [ more ]

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La Calabria riparte dalla 'Cittadella'
2016/02/08
Presidente Mattarella accolto dai bambini
Presidente Mattarella accolto dai bambini
Il Presidente della Repubblica, Sergio Mattarella, inaugura la Cittadella della regione Calabria. [ more ]

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MYICA Teams up with Lester B. Pearson to encourage Italian identity
2015/12/14
MYICA Teams up with Lester B. Pearson to encourage Italian identity
MYICA Teams up with Lester B. Pearson to encourage Italian identity
We are pleased to announce that in order to increase awareness and encourage Italian Cultural identity, MYICA is now looking to stimulate this interest among a number of High Schools, Cegeps And Universities throughout the island of Montreal and its surroundings. [ more ]

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Memories of Tillemont Park (St. Michel, Montreal)
2015/12/02 - Written by Bruno Mediati
Parc Tillemont circa 1979, Photography Bruno Mediati
Parc Tillemont circa 1979, Photography Bruno Mediati
Tillemont Park is located in the St. Michel area of Montreal, with  huge mature maple trees, worn wooden benches and idle swings. It was the hub of all the neighborhood activities. Italian men played briscola all day under the shade of a maple tree. Angry old men would blast bocce balls against the splintered wooden rails, yelling blasphemies with every swing. Bullhorns blasted throughout the park alerting us to approaching Federal elections drowned the echoes of salvation as they hid amongst the maples. [ more ]

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36 Hours in Montreal: A response to the NY Times

This article was originaly published on Food Divas' website

2015/11/25
36 Hours in Montreal: A response to the NY Times
36 Hours in Montreal: A response to the NY Times
“Whether you want to embrace the season on rinks, trails or runs, or dodge the cold and head to the spa, this vibrant city has it all.” Seth Sherwood from the NY Times on Montreal. [ more ]

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A Glimpse of Calabria - The Ignorance of Children
2015/10/08 - Written by Bruno Mediati
Photography Bruno Mediati
I sprang up from my bed to the sound of screeching bats, thumping violently onto the dirty insect-infested yellow lamp directly hanging below our bedroom window. I had shared this visceral vision with my oldest son! The huge spider web offered the dead moths on a dirty, dusty plate to the ravaging marauders. The bats gorged themselves with the fat hairy moths.  [ more ]

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Craving a “Genovese” pastry? Head to Erice!
2015/09/01 - Written by Claudia Prestigiacomo
Erice, Sicily
Erice, Sicily
Have you ever tried a Genovese pastry? If you haven’t, this might be the perfect excuse to visit Erice, in the province of Trapani, Sicily. Delight your palate with one of the most exquisite pastries of Sicilian cuisine, while enjoying spectacular views of this enchanting town. [ more ]

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A Glimpse of Calabria - The Boy with the White Linen Suit
2015/09/01 - Written by Bruno Mediati
The Boy with the White Linen Suit - Photography Bruno Mediati
The Boy with the White Linen Suit - Photography Bruno Mediati
He stoically stood still for me, proudly wearing his white delicate linen suit that his mom had bought for him from the local transient vendor. You sensed his impatience. He was late for Mass. He didn’t want to lose his seat. The suit still carried the lingering smell of mothballs. [ more ]

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A Glimpse of Calabria - Dedicated to All the Forgotten Souls of Cirella
2015/08/10 - Written by Bruno Mediati
Dedicated to All the Forgotten Souls of Cirella - Photography Bruno Mediati
Dedicated to All the Forgotten Souls of Cirella - Photography Bruno Mediati
Dedicated to All the Forgotten Souls of Cirella [ more ]

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