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Dan Levy Got A Job After His Family Kicked Him Out Of A Moving Car In Front Of A Gap Kids

He landed a sales position there.

Dan Levy Got A Job After His Family Kicked Him Out Of A Moving Car In Front Of A Gap Kids

Growing up with a famous dad didn't make Dan Levy's teenage years glamorous.

The Schitt's Creek star remembers a time when his family wanted him to get a job so bad that they kicked him out of a moving vehicle in front of a Gap Kids. 

The then 15-year-old Dan Levy said he was told not to come home without a job application, WealthSimple reports. 

Editor's Choice: Eugene Levy & His Wife Raised Their Kids In Toronto So They Could Have 'Normal Childhoods'

I was kicked out of a moving vehicle at 15, after a bar mitzvah, in front of a Gap Kids and told not to come home until I’d gotten a job application.

Dan Levy

The 37-year-old said that this is how he was raised and that he's had a job ever since that day. 

"That’s how my family operates. I’ve been working ever since," he said. 

However, he said that it was his mom, Deborah Divine, that taught him the value of money, and that she's good with finances.

"She’s the one who imparted the financial wisdom," he recalls.

"It resonated with me from a young age. I’ve always saved, and I’ve always worked."

The Levys made it a point to have their kids grow up having "normal childhoods" and decided to raise them in Toronto

Get ready to get scared, as this haunted trail near Toronto has actors lurking in the dark, and all you get is a lantern to help you escape.

The Cannington Haunted Trail And Barn is happening on October 22, 23, 29, and 30 at MacLeod Park.

This year there will be three scare sights that will give you goosebumps, including a forest full of actors trying to scare you.

Plus, there is the new Backwoods where you need to navigate through the nightmarish landscape with the help of a glowing lantern to illuminate the way.

If you are looking for something fun to do this Halloween season, tickets are $15 per person.

Cannington Haunted Trail

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Price: $15 per person

When: October 22, 23, 29 and 30

Address: MacLeod Park, Cannington, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll have so much fun getting scared with your friends. On-site they will also have a photo booth and a vendor selling chilli, hot chocolate and other refreshments.

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Put on your finest dress robes because the Wizards Festival & Hallows Train Ride is returning to Uxbridge this season and it looks like pure magic.

Hosted by York-Durham Heritage Railway, the enchanting event runs on November 6 and 7 and it will whisk you away to the Wizarding World.

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You can enjoy interactive shows, a cursed maze, potions classes, an enchanted alley, and more as you explore the grounds.

There's also a Hallows Express train ride that will take you on a journey to the wizard prison, where two evil sorcerers are planning to escape. It's up to you to help the transport the prisoners to a more secure location before it's too late.

Tickets for both the grounds and the train are available online, and Muggle attire is strictly prohibited.

Wizards Festival

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Price: $44.99 + per person

When: November 6 - 7, 2021

Address: 19 Railway St., Uxbridge, ON

Why You Need To Go: Step into a world of magic at this enchanting Wizards Festival.

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We all know that Canada is a land of beauty, but there are some truly wonderful small towns across the country that you may have never even heard of.

Travel + Leisure recently released a list of the 12 best small towns in Canada that "deliver on adventure, charm, and hospitality" and they look absolutely wonderful.

From coast to coast, here's a peek at some of the most charming little spots in the country.

Golden, British Columbia

The town of Golden is every nature lover's dream. It's surrounded by six national parks and has "spectacular scenery, iconic hiking trails, waterfalls, lakes and heritage sites of the national parks." If you're feeling brave, you can walk across one of Canada's highest suspension bridges that's 426 feet above a canyon.

Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec

This "picture postcard-like" town has a little bit of everything. There are mountains, the bay itself, galleries, museums, and lots of local products to explore and taste.

Churchill, Manitoba

If you love wildlife, you'll want to check out Churchill, also known as the polar bear capital of the world. It's located 1,000 kilometres north of Winnipeg and can only be reached by plane or train. You'll also have a chance to view the spectacular Northern Lights, which are visible 300 days of the year.

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

From cute shops to unforgettable culinary experiences, this little town features plenty of perfect Instagram moments. You can spend time out on the water in the sheltered bay either by yourself or with a tour guide and enjoy the birds and marine life.

Tofino, British Columbia

This picturesque town is home to the UNESCO Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region which boasts "profound biodiversity and environmental culture." Come for nature, but stay for the vibrant food scene and artistic and cultural features.

Elora, Ontario

Dubbed Ontario's most beautiful village, this town is situated on the edge of a gorge. It has pretty architectural features and plenty of local shops to scratch that retail itch.

Victoria-by-the-Sea, Prince Edward Island

Victoria-by-the-sea is a gorgeous village on the south shore of Prince Edward Island. The coastal town has a population of fewer than 200 people and features loads of family-run businesses, tree-lined streets, and you can even watch lobster fishers bring in their daily hauls. And for theatre-lovers, you can even catch a show in the historic community hall.

Banff, Alberta

Tucked away in Banff National Park lies the stunning small town of Banff, Alberta. It's a dreamy mountain town with chalet-style buildings and views everywhere you look. It's perfect for an afternoon of shopping and dining, or even a one-night stay while making your way through the park.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Wine lovers can unite in this small Ontario town. Niagara-on-the-Lake sits on the shores of Lake Ontario and if the stunning views aren't enough, it has a thriving arts scene and of course thanks to its expansive vineyard, lots of wine. It's the perfect day trip from Toronto or weekend getaway with your significant other.

St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick

Now this next small town is one of the oldest in the Maritimes. St. Andrews by-the-Sea in New Brunswick is classified as a National Historic District and features turn-of-the-century charm. It's the perfect stop on the way to Canada's iconic Fundy National Park and features several yummy seafood restaurants with the freshest of fish.

Dawson, Yukon

The Northern community of Dawson, Yukon also cracked the list and is located on the banks of the stunning Yukon River. The town has a blend of First Nations heritage as well as Gold Rush history after being put on the map by the Klondike Gold Rush. The town also has a rich arts scene and even plays host to an annual music festival.

Trinity, Newfoundland

Another picturesque small town getting a shoutout is Trinity in Newfoundland and Labrador. Known by locals as Trinity Bight, the town boasts historic buildings from the 19th century, old-fashioned street signs, and top-rated dining and brewery options. And if you like the outdoors, you can also hike right along the coast on one of the province's most popular trails.

Toronto just keeps getting more delicious. This month, several new restaurants have opened their doors, and you'll definitely want to keep them in mind next time you're craving a meal out.

From seafood to rooftop patios with stunning views, you can feast on all sorts of cuisines at these spots.

Pink Sky

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Price: 💸💸💸

Cuisine: Seafood

Address: 480 King St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located in the heart of King West Village, this new seafood spot has transformed the old Weslodge building into a paradise for fish, lobster, and more.

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Arirang Hotdog

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Price: 💸

Cuisine: Korean

Address: 5 Byng Ave., North York, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can get next-level Korean hotdogs and croquettes at this new venue to satisfy all your comfort food cravings.

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Harriet's

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Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Seasonal

Address: 550 Wellington St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located inside the recently opened 1 Hotel, this rooftop restaurant boasts soaring views of the CN Tower.

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Bar St. Lo

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Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Canadian

Address: 26 Market St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Opening in the St. Lawrence Market area, this restaurant serves dishes with seasonal ingredients sourced right from the market.

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Sake Sushi

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Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Sushi

Address: 20 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Looking for an excuse to get sushi? A brand new spot just opened in the city, so start planning that dinner date.

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Sienna's Italian American Kitchen

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Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Italian-American

Address: 403 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can try delicious dishes adapted from various parts of Italy at this venue.

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Joni Restaurant

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Cuisine: International

Address: 4 Avenue Rd., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located in the newly re-opened Park Hyatt, the restaurant boasts a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu with elevated fare.

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Piccolo Piano Pizzeria

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Price: To be announced

Cuisine: Pizza

Address: 89 Harbord St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: The team behind Piano Piano is opening a new pizza spot within the next week or so in the old Cafe Cancan location, so get ready for mouthwatering cheesy dishes.

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If your favourite way to start your day is with a giant latte, we've got you covered. Here are 11 hidden Ottawa coffee shops that are so good, you'll keep coming back.

Sure, you could brew espresso at home, but it rarely tastes as good as one made by a barista. So if you're looking to shake up your usual coffee routine, here are cafes you'll want to try for yourself.

Thirsty Maiden Cafe

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Price: 💸

Cuisine: Cafe

Address: 65 Denzil Doyle Crt., Kanata, ON

Why You Need To Go: You won't want to leave this cozy plant-filled space with plush seating.

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Little Victories Coffee

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Price: 💸

Cuisine: Cafe

Address: 44 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: While you might know of their Bank Street location, Little Victories Coffee has a newly opened shop on Elgin Street that is simply stunning inside.

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Cafe Latte Cino

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Price: 💸

Cuisine: Cafe

Address: 2020 Tenth Line Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: It's worth the trip to Orleans, as this cafe always has a drool-worthy selection of desserts, and you get adorable designs printed on your lattes.

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Arlington Five

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Price: 💸

Cuisine: Cafe

Address: 5 Arlington Ave., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Not only do they have a colourful mural on the exterior that will put a smile on your face, but their coffee is so good you'll want to return daily.

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Cafe Cristal

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Price: 💸

Cuisine: Cafe

Address: 240 Kennevale Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Here, you can dine under a ceiling covered in flowers and sparkling chandeliers.

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Honey Coffee Bar

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Price: 💸

Cuisine: Cafe

Address: 1564 Stittsville Main St., Stittsville, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you have a sweet tooth, try a flavoured latte and one of their desserts, like a jar of edible cookie dough.

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Morning Owl Kanata

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Price: 💸

Cuisine: Cafe

Address: 1047 Canadian Shield Ave., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: While there is no shortage of Morning Owl locations in the city, the plant-filled Kanata shop is incredibly charming.

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Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar

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Price: 💸

Cuisine: Cafe

Address: 1073 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Hidden inside this fantastic bookshop, you can find an espresso bar.

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Ottawa Bike Cafe

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Price: 💸

Cuisine: Cafe

Address: 79b Sparks St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you love cycling and coffee, this spot on Sparks Street is for you.

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Drip House

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Price: 💸

Cuisine: Cafe

Address: 340B Parkdale Ave., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: This eye-catching cafe is also an art gallery and serves cocktails in the evenings.

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The Ministry of Coffee and Social Affairs

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Cuisine: Cafe

Address: 1013 Wellington St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: There is ample seating if you want to bring your laptop and work remotely.

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Edmonton

Alberta's Top Doctor Warns Against Hosting 'Dangerous' COVID-19 Spreader Events

Severe illness or even death is "an absolutely likely outcome."

Alberta's top doctor has a warning for residents as the province continues to struggle with rising cases of COVID-19.

On Thursday, September 23, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw spoke at a press conference and addressed unconfirmed reports that a group of people gathered in a "deliberate attempt to acquire COVID-19 in order to develop post-infection immunity."

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"It is being reported that several of these individuals ended up in hospital in already crowded Edmonton ICUs," said Dr. Hinshaw. "Again, I cannot confirm that these reports are accurate."

She added that the outcome of this kind of activity resulting in severe illness or even death is "an absolutely likely outcome."

"Hosting or attending an event like this in the current time of crisis is irresponsible and dangerous," she said. "It doesn't just put you at risk but those around you, including people who may need health care for other reasons than COVID but have no critical care capacity available for them when they need it."

Alberta is currently under a public health emergency and has implemented its version of a vaccine passport, the Restrictions Exemption Program, in an effort to slow the rise of COVID-19 cases.

"Our hospitals, and in particular our intensive care units, continue to experience unprecedented patient demand," said President and CEO of Alberta Health Services Dr. Verna Yiu during the press conference.

As of early Thursday afternoon, Yui said there were 310 Albertans in ICU, 226 of which had COVID-19.

"We have never ever had that number of total patients in ICU before, never with the prior waves, and never in the history of this province. Each day we see a new high."

Toronto

A Western University Student's Tenancy Contract Was Revoked Because Of Her 'Scary' Tattoos

"I don't want you moving, don't ever come back here," the landlord allegedly told Kadince Ball.

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18-year-old Kadince Ball drove all the way to London from Saskatchewan, excited to attend Western University. But things took a rough turn just days before she was meant to move into her new place.

On the evening of August 30, Medical Sciences student Kadince Ball met Esther Lee, a landlord whom she found through Kijiji and with whom she signed a tenancy contract on August 10. However, minutes after the meeting, Ball says she got a call from Lee who told her she didn't want her moving in.

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Narcity obtained a copy of Ball's lease agreement. She had already paid Lee a $50 deposit, signed a revised lease on August 27 agreeing to pay rent for her first and last month, and was going to spend a few days at a hotel in London before her move-in date on September 1.

"About five minutes after I left, she called and said hey I don't want you living here anymore," Ball told Narcity over a phone call. "[Lee] wouldn't give me an explanation as to why. She just said, 'I don't want you moving in and don't ever come back here.'"

"I didn't actually find out it was because of the tattoos until a CBC reporter [covering the story] had reached out to [Lee] and she said, 'there are tattoos covering 70% of her body. She was so scary," Ball said.

Ball was stressed and began looking for a new apartment. She didn't know anyone in London. "I don't know anybody from outside of Saskatchewan, really," she said.

"We did like a virtual tour over the phone while I was still in Saskatchewan, so she saw me over FaceTime, but obviously, I didn't have like my whole body [showing] on FaceTime," Ball said, adding that Lee also asked her to send proof that she was a student as well as a photo of her kitchen "to see how clean it was, I guess."

"Some people were reaching out to me and saying maybe [Lee not approving the tattoos] was a cultural thing," Ball told us. "I'm very understanding towards that aspect of it; I'm just not understanding when it comes to us having had a legal agreement between us, and then that happening," she clarified. "I wish she would have said something about that beforehand because it was illegal for her to deny me tenancy because of that once the lease was signed."

When asked whether she was considering taking legal action, Ball said she had been looking into it. "Being a first-year full-time university student, I don't really have the time or the patience really to go through that, you could say."

"My family was constantly on the phone with me and, like, sending me links and helping me out," Ball said. Fortunately, she ended up finding an apartment just in time. "The [new] landlord is actually an English teacher and used my story to teach her students about like the Tenancy Act of Ontario and everything," Ball told Narcity.

Narcity reached out to Lee who declined our interview request.

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Halloween only comes once a year but you can spend the rest of your life in terror for the low, low price of $1.2 million.

That's how much someone is asking for the Conjuring house, an 1800s farmhouse near Harrisville, Rhode Island, that's supposedly all kinds of haunted.

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The property went up for sale this month and the realtors have been happily playing up its creepy history, with a spooky promo video and unnerving photos of dolls scattered throughout the home's interior.

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The current owners rent out the house to ghost-hunters on a nightly basis, but they're supposedly dying to find someone who can take care of it properly.

That means it's a ready-to-go income property, if you don't mind dealing with all the supernatural stuff.

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The home is famous for an incident in the 1970s, when the Perron family who lived there was apparently plagued by supernatural incidents.

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Paranormal researchers Lorraine and Ed Warren eventually showed up to deal with the "haunting," and their account later inspired the 2013 film The Conjuring.

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"The chilling stories, incidents, and recollections of residents and visitors of the property have been told in dozens of media productions including books, movies, and television shows," Sotheby's International Realty said in a news release.

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The house was built in 1836, and it features a 3,109 square-foot interior on an 8.5-acre lot.

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It has three bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and one alleged ghost named Bathsheba Sherman.

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Sherman lived there in the 1800s and was rumoured to be a witch, though the rumour was based on an unproven allegation involving her, a kid and a sewing needle.

The Conjuring movie combined Sherman's legend at the home with a creepy, possessed doll that she carried around.

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But that's just a ghost story, right?

Right?