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Friday, February 17, 2012

Watch Soca Monarch 2012 for free on a big screen tonight.

If you are trying to decide whether to stay home and wach a live stream of Soca Monarch on PPV or go out and lime with your partners, now you can do both. Dexter is throwing a free soca Monarch lime at his mascamp. You can walk with your drinks and take in the show .

Come Watch Intl Soca Monarch
for FREE and on a BIG SCREEN!

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Tribal Knights (TRIBAL CARNIVAL)
83 Dynamic Dr. (Markham & McNicoll) Unit 11-12

Come LIME with EXcel Mix Radio's Soca Chefs during our SOCA GRILL FRIDAYs Show throwing down some sweet soca from 8pm while we watch the INT'L SOCA MONARCH FINALS LIVE on BIG SCREEN!! Yes I said FREE and on BIG SCREEN!!

Walk with your juice!! Leh we LIME! Spread de word!
KI photo
Congratulations to our good friend and family KI!
New 2012 Chutney Monarch!
The Tribal team wish you all the best tonight!

The Power Soca finalists

* Machel Montano (Defending)
* Fireman (St. Vincent)
* Destra Garcia
* Prophet Benjamin
* Blaxx
* Erphan Alves
* Hardnoxx (Antigua)
* Swappi
* Michael Mursor (Barbados)
* Nadia Batson
* Iwer George
* Shurwayne Winchester
Groovy finalists:

* Kes (Defending Monarch)
* Destra
* Blaxx
* Erphan Alves
* JW + Blaze
* Kerwin Du Bois
* KI
* Machel Montano
* Nadia Batson
* Patrice Roberts
* Chucky
* Benjai
* Shal Marshall
* Super Jigga TC

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Toronto-lime.com is shutting down.

Well, when I saw this post on facebook this morning I thought it was a hoax. As I did some searches its being repeated by a bunch of people who should know, so I guess its true, Jef is moving on.

You have to give Jef Lo all the respect in the world. When he started his site, there was nothing in its league. He has inspired many other business models that are now prominent. He created an online presence for soca in Toronto and worldwide. Best of luck in your future endeavors.

Originally Posted by iReporter View Post
TORONTO-LIME.com closes its doors

Toronto, ON, Canada - Wednesday February 8, 2012 -: Founder and president, Jef Lo announced today that TORONTO-LIME.com will be no more after 16 years online. After being touted the number one Caribbean website for so many years the question is why?

"It's time for me to move on" says Jef. "In the initial start-up, the mission was to give Caribbean content a place on the worldwide web. Back in 1996, the only information that would appear in a search engine for the keywords 'Soca/Calypso' was about Harry Belafonte. Over the years TORONTO-LIME.com has inspired many to post their knowledge and content online. Today there’s nothing Caribbean you cannot Google. I think I've reached my goal."

When asked if this was a move to early retirement, Jef said laughingly, "Business was good, but not that good." According to Mr. Lo, his immediate plans are to take some time off before returning to his other business (Soca Bookings), where his focus will now lie in artist management and public relations.

TORONTO-LIME.com is now officially off-line. The highly prominent domain name will be up for sale within the next few weeks and speculation on how high bidding will reach for the heavily sought-after brand is anyone's guess

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Ontario place closing this summer

 Today it was announced that Ontario place will be closing this summer for a much needed revamp. For the last couple years Caribana has been using the facility to hold the family oriented "lime" on the two days following the big parade. It was nice venue for the event and more easily accessible than the Toronto Islands.
We don't know yet where the event will be moved to... perhaps back on the centre island? Maybe Downsview? We'll see what happens. Anyway, below is an article about the Ontario place closing. 
Its such a great physical location, I really hope they keep the public access and not sell off the land to some condo developer. I don't care for the casino idea, but then again I went to Vegas and didn't gamble.  
Ontario Place shuts some facilities for revamp
By Antonella Artuso, QMI Agency

Ontario Place is seen in this 2010 file photo.
TORONTO -- The majority of Ontario Place's attractions, including the iconic Cinesphere, have been closed permanently to allow for a revitalized tourist destination.
An advisory panel led by Conservative John Tory has been told that members can consider anything, including a waterfront casino and condos, to ensure the faded beauty by the lake starts paying her own way rather than soaking up $20 million in taxpayer's money each year.
"We're not ruling anything in or out... I'm sort of lukewarm on more casinos, frankly," Tory said. "It's got to be something that is extraordinary."
The panel will work for free and is expected to provide options by this summer.
The move means the loss of 48 permanent full-time jobs and 600 summer jobs, although the government says it will look for money to replace the lost student positions.
"It sits on some of the most valuable real estate in the country if not North America," Finance Minister Dwight Duncan said Wednesday. "However, the park does not draw enough people to its gates to keep it sustainable in its current form. The transformation of Ontario Place is also an opportunity to modernize an iconic attraction and improve the way it delivers cultural, leisure and entertainment services to Ontario families."

Duncan said the government is hoping to bring in private capital although the goal remains to keep Ontario Place open to the public.
Attendance has been dropping from a high of about 2.5 to 3 million visitors when it first opened to 563,000 last year when the facility opened its doors for free.
Fans of Ontario Place have balked at changes made there in the past -- in particular, a decision to tear down the beloved open-air, free-with-admission Forum concert hall and replace it with the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in 1994-95.
Up in the air is the fate of the Cinesphere, which looks like a giant white golf ball, and is the first permanent IMAX theatre in the world.
Tory didn't rule out re-purposing the Cinesphere, though the government says the closures are permanent.
The only facilities staying open at Ontario Place are those that make a profit, including the Molson Amphitheatre and the parking lot.
Tourism, Culture and Sport Minister Michael Chan said Ontario Place may reopen in time for the 2015 Pan Am Games, but will definitely be back in business in 2017 when the country turns 150 years old.
"A new Ontario Place will be our birthday gift to all Ontarians and Canadians," Chan said.
NDP MPP Gilles Bisson said he is very concerned about what the government has in mind for a beloved provincial attraction.
"Is it going to be developed into condominiums -- who knows what it's going to look like at the end," Bisson said.
Joe Halstead, chair of Ontario Place Corporation, said parents and kids will miss the activities in the short term, but he hopes there will be much more for them to do in the future.
"It is the beginning of a new Ontario Place," Halstead said.
Councillor Mark Grimes, chair of the Exhibition Place board of governors, said he and the mayor's office were surprised by the provincial announcement but he believes he can work with Tory on a plan that benefits both properties.

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