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I can answer most questions about Toronto, its history, culture, lifestyle and it's ongoing developing ethnicity. I'm also able to answer questions on the Province of Ontario in general, the history of "Upper Canada", its settlers and communities, and the importance of this province to Canada. I also am an expert on the history of some of the pro sports teams in the Toronto area, and can answer questions on the football Argonauts, hockey Maple Leafs and baseball Blue Jays. I can also answer questions pretaining to Canadian Visual Art, the Group of Seven, and what makes Canadian art so different from anything else in the world.

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Born and raised in Toronto, there probably isn't a side street I haven't walked, a restaurant I haven't been in, a neighbourhood I haven't toured or a streetcar I haven't taken. I've seen communities come and go, buildings built and torn down, to be replaced by others, and seen the growth of Toronto that has become the incredible ethnic mix that it is today, more than any other city in the world.


Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University, Bachelor of Education from University of Toronto, Associateship of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Retired music, art, Canadian history and drama teacher at the secondary school level for 35 years (31 in the same school).

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Recent Answers from Paul Caplin

2015-11-28 Are you able to watch most local TV stations from Buffalo New York in Toronto if you do not have cable or Satellite?:

Hi again,    The link below leadsd to a page that has all TV stations in the Buffalo/Toronto area listed that are available OTA (over the air), and explains it far better than I could ever put it into

2015-11-27 Are you able to watch most local TV stations from Buffalo New York in Toronto if you do not have cable or Satellite?:

Hi. Your question is an interesting one, given the monopoly the cable and satellite companies have.     With a good antenna (or in some cases, simple wires have done the job), you can certainly pull in

2014-07-28 Hello, just some Qs:

Hi Jake,    Some great questions, and honestly, none of them can be answered in a short description, but I'm going to try at answer at least a couple.    Canadian Art: Well, going back into the late 19th

2014-05-24 Is Toronto like New York?:

Hi David,     Sorry about the delay, but this question simply never made it to my In Box until today.    There are several locations around Toronto that are very high-end. The obvious ones being Rosedale

2014-05-21 Is Toronto like New York?:

Hi again, David,    In Canada, we have the CRTC, the Canada Radio and Television Commission, which mandates that a certain percentage of our programming must be Canadian content (or frankly, everything


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