There’s no doubt the main headline in the COVID-19 pandemic is the disease’s potential to cause serious illness and death among those who contract it. But running a close second is the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on the economy. There are few industries that are not suffering financially, and when businesses fall on hard times, so... Read More.
by Chris Chase The auto industry’s fast pace means every year brings new surprises to one of the most integral elements of Ontario’s economy. Lately, though, not all of those surprises have been good ones. Car manufacturers have begun shifting vehicle production away from Ontario, either to the United States or Mexico. Notable recent changes... Read More.
Car manufacturers spend a lot of time researching and planning the vehicles they think their buyers want. Most of the time, they get it right, but they occasionally wind up being very, very wrong and launch a car that languishes in showrooms. In some cases, a model comes along just as demand for its segment... Read More.
By Chris Chase Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) published its 2020 Canadian vehicle residual value awards in January, naming Toyota and Porsche its top brands for this model year. These annual awards recognize the vehicles that ALG’s industry watchers predict will hold their value best as they age; the company calculates residual value (also known as... Read More.
By Lori Straus Ice racing is exactly what it says: car racing on a track of ice. The Ontario finals take place every year starting in January in Minden, Ontario. Approximately 100 racers come out each weekend for a six-weekend stretch and compete in several classes. The CASC makes it easy for anyone interested in... Read More.
By Lori Straus The Canadian International AutoShow, aka the Toronto AutoShow, attracts 360,000 people annually to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. With over 650,000 ft.² of exhibits, displays, and attractions, the show includes 1,000+ cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, muscle cars, fully electric, and autonomous vehicles. The auto show runs from February 14th-23rd,... Read More.
2019 Toyota Highlander review – by Chris Chase – 3.9/5 Toyota’s fourth-generation Highlander crossover arrives in January 2020, following its 2019 debut at the New York auto show. Therefore, by the time you read this review of the third-generation Highlander — a 2019 model — it’ll officially be last year’s car. However, Toyota’s tendency toward... Read More.
By Lori Straus Nothing is more classic to camping than a tent. But perhaps the ground is so bumpy—no matter where you lie down—that you worry your air mattress might spring a leak. Or you want to reduce the number of unwanted guests in your tent. Truck tents and rooftop tents solve these problems for... Read More.
By Lori Straus Overlanding is a combination of off-roading, road trips, and camping. However, whereas camping and road trips focus on the destination, overlanding focuses on the journey itself. Overlanders rise to the challenge of self-reliance the pastime demands, and they love the community that has arisen over the past decades. In this blog post,... Read More.
By Lori Straus Fluffy, white snow; heavenly blue skies; and the bright sun that warms your face even when it’s -20°C outside. Maybe you’re planning to go skiing, hiking, or sight-seeing on your camping trip. Winter overlanding requires some precautions. In this blog post, I’ll take you through a few of them. Plan Your Trip—Without... Read More.