Black-Owned Businesses in Toronto You Can Support Right Now

Black-Owned Businesses in Toronto You Can Support Right Now February 1 marks more than the beginning of February. It marks the beginning of Black History Month. This year’s theme, The Future is Now, is meant to celebrate and acknowledge the work being done and continues to be done every day by Black Canadians to support and elevate their communities.  In support of Black History Month, we’re highlighting Black-owned and operated businesses across Canada that are leading the way. While February may only have 28 days, we’re committed to using our platform to support and share stories from Black Canadians

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6 Bottle Shops in Toronto and the GTA to Support After Dry January

One of the most courageous resolutions people make coming into the new year is to cut back on their consumption of alcohol. We applaud you for this. We know it’s not easy to cut back on something that’s normally associated with socializing. And not drinking as much can be yet another reminder of the socially distanced reality that we’re enduring to help keep our communities safe. We know it’s necessary, but happy hour over Zoom just doesn’t have the same appeal.    Regardless of the situation, not having a glass or two of wine a week is tough when it’s

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Getting Around by Edmonton Public Transit

For newcomers to Edmonton, transportation is one of the primary needs to address in the first few weeks of living in the city. Neighbourhoods in Edmonton are large and spaced out, so public transportation can help you cover the potentially long distances you may need to travel to get to work, school, or any other destination. Through this article, we hope to provide you with all the information you’ll need to access the public transit in Edmonton. Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) is the main transit authority of Edmonton. The city has both buses and a Light Rail Train (LRT)

By |January 27th, 2021|Categories: Transit Life|Tags: |0 Comments

5 Ways to Make Your Commute Less Stressful During the Pandemic

We’re all trying to adjust. Every day it’s something different that makes us just a little bit hopeful or sends us into a new state of uncertainty. That’s OK. Well, it’s not, but we’re going to do our best to make it work because that’s what we have to do.  And that’s what Rocketman will do. Maybe you need to jump on a bus or streetcar because you have no choice. With all that’s going on right now, what used to be a simple commute can now stir up some anxiety. So our goal is simple; to help take

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6 Must-Try Local Plant Stores Around Toronto and the GTA

The deeper into winter we get, the less likely we will venture out of our home for a leisurely stroll. And with all the restrictions in place because of the pandemic, going outside isn’t as alluring as it normally is. But with so many of us working and exercising and teaching and doing everything else from home, we need something to break up our days. Something that gives us some of the energy we’re missing from actual human contact.  Maybe plants aren’t people, but they are alive. And no one’s going to judge you for filling your home with gorgeous

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Holiday 2020 Transit Schedule Changes for Toronto and Surrounding Area

This Holiday season will be different for all of us this year. If you are travelling on the TTC or taking GO Transit over the Holidays, here are some changes you need to know.   The TTC will not be offering free rides to Torontonians this New Year’s Eve in an attempt to help keep Covid numbers down in the GTA and mitigate the chances of large gatherings this Holiday Season. In years past, the TTC has partnered with Corby Spirit and Wine to provide free streetcar, bus, and subway service between 7 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 7 a.m.

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COVID-Safe Holiday Activities and Events in Ontario

Different is the word that everyone is throwing around when talking about what the holidays will be like this year. That’s a bit of an understatement. Right now, we’d be walking into stores adorned with holiday decorations and playing Christmas carols while we shopped for family members and friends. That’s not possible this year, and while it’s for the safety of our family and friends that we maintain the social distancing rules, we can still admit that it kind of sucks.  That said, some activities are safe enough for you to enjoy during the holidays. Some of these events

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10 Toronto-Based Businesses to Shop at on Black Friday

Like all events in 2020, Black Friday looks a bit different this year. To continue supporting local communities in Toronto and make your dollars stretch further, it’s more important than ever to shop local. When you buy from a local business, you know that you’re helping someone pay their rent and feed their family.  Not sure where to shop for Black Friday this year? Don't worry! The Rocketman team has gathered some of the best deals just for you. If you don’t live in Toronto, you can still take advantage of these deals by selecting

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What really causes TTC subway delays in Toronto?

We’ve all been there. Standing on the subway platform, looking through the tunnel for that big, bright light to show up. Then you hear the dreaded PA system come on, and the monotone, computerized voice says that there’s a delay. Now you want to rip your hair out. It’s too cold to walk the rest of the way to work, so it’s either you wait it out or jump back on the Rocketman app to find another route.  Annoying, we know. And we know you don’t want to hear this, but there are actually some pretty real reasons why

By |September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Transit Life|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Best Day Trips From Toronto on Public Transit

For many of us, COVID-19 has put a dent in our dreams of hiking to Machu Picchu or enjoying freshly made pasta in Tuscany this summer. Instead, Canadians are turning to our own backyard to fulfill our summer plans. And while chasing the midnight sun in Iceland makes for a way better Instagram photo than a view of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, there’s plenty of hidden gems in Ontario you may have yet to explore.  We’ve rounded up seven fun, low-cost day trips you can make on public transit – or gather your friends for a weekend

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