Picture"Colonel John Graves Simcoe" image by Wanda G (Wanda Gould)
The Canadian Civic Holiday in August is called "Simcoe Day", at least in Toronto. How can a resident of, or visitor to, Toronto commemorate the first Monday of August 2013?

My answer is in "Toronto Attractions for Simcoe Day, the Ontario Civic Holiday".

In fact, my article offers four suggestions. Go ahead. Read it...thanks.

Meanwhile, the Ontario Civic Holiday in the GTA outside Toronto

It's not fair to leave my neighbours out of the celebrations, so I searched for events.

I only found two GTA ("Greater Toronto Area") events with either name, "Simcoe Day" or "Civic Holiday", on the first Monday of August in 2013.

"Celebrate the 2013 Ontario Civic Holiday in the GTA" ranges even outside the official GTA area to include an ever-popular fireworks display to mark this holiday.

Avoiding John Graves Simcoe in Toronto

Another five festivals run in Toronto during the Civic Holiday, that avoid John Graves Simcoe altogether.

Learn more in "Celebrating 2013 Civic Holiday in Toronto without Simcoe Day". Allow me to hint that Caribbean music plays a significant role in at least three of the five.

Let me introduce a bonus writing tip by pointing out that at least a week passed between writing the two "Celebrate..." articles. I didn't notice the resemblance until just this moment; even though I've been working from a text document that has all three titles fairly close to each other.

The bonus writing tip is to check your list of recent titles before settling on the next. This applies especially if you're writing a series.

One Writing Tip for Simcoe Day 2013

Regular readers know that my DeHaan Services site includes quite a number of articles for things to do in Toronto, with a focus on free events or less-publicized public celebrations.

Last year, I'd written "Ontario Civic Holiday: 2012 Simcoe Day Events in Toronto". Quite a few Toronto museums offered special programmes at that time.

My "Three Cultures Weekend in Toronto mid-July 2013", published last week, had to be quite selective. Yes, I reported on three cultural festivals; but other events would have deserved some publicity but just didn't fit into the "exotic cultures" theme I'd chosen for that article.

This year I found nothing that said "Simcoe Day" or even "Civic Holiday" in Toronto. However, there are interesting things to see and do during this August long weekend.

The writing tip is to search for and report what your readers need to know. It's better to offer "one stop shopping", even if the message is "there's only a limited supply in a few sizes". At least it saves your readers time from doing their own research.

I certainly hope that regular readers will check my articles to see what I've found. Perhaps more events will be publicized in the next week or so. If that's the case, maybe the bonus writing tip should be to time your research carefully: wait until someone makes plans before you ask what their plans are!

Thanks for reading about Toronto events for Simcoe Day 2013.
7/22/2013 08:11:51 pm

What’s up to every one, because I am actually eager of reading this website’s post to be updated regularly. It consists of good material.


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