It can be hard to find a great Uber driver. The app has become well known for its share of crazy stories and legendary drivers. Nobody's perfect, and that includes Uber drivers. But one driver from Toronto, in particular, is coming pretty damn close.
Vishwas Aggrawal, who goes by Vish, may be the best Uber driver in the city of Toronto. The accomplished driver has an impressive rating of 4.99 out of 5 after giving almost 5000 rides.
It appears Vish has a number of tips and tricks that keep him at the top of the Uber ratings. He is friendly and very communicative. He always asks his passengers if they have enough room while simultaneously moving up his seat anyway.
He also lets them know exactly how long it will take to get to a destination and if his passenger is in a rush he will do anything he can to shave even one minute off their travel time.
Vish also cleans the mats and the inside of his car between every single ride, keeps his phone on silent, only eats vegetables in his car to avoid odours, and also greets people with their name.
Another secret to his success is using the things he has learned from school and past positions. He did an MBA at school in India and has experience in sales and marketing that helps him work well with people.
He was brought to the public's attention by none other than Neil Pasricha, the Canadian author of the super popular Book of Awesome. Pasricha was lucky enough to get Vish as his Uber driver one night and loved him so much that he invited him on his podcast.
Why You Need To Go: Hike your way to Buffalo Crag lookout, where you'll be treated to sweeping views of the escarpment. The area is located less than an hour from the city, and reservations are required.
Why You Need To Go: Tucked away in Spencer Gorge Conservation Area, Dundas Peak offers towering views of the escarpment and Hamilton. The hike is just under an hour from Toronto, and it will even take you past a 41-metre waterfall. Reservations are required.
Why You Need To Go: Take in soaring views of Buttermilk Valley on this giant trestle bridge, which sits 29 metres above the land below. It can be found along the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail about an hour and a half from Toronto.
The exact harvesting dates depend on the weather, but typically strawberries are available in mid-June, raspberries in July, and blueberries in August. But it is a smart idea to check with the farm first to check the crop is ready.
Millar Berry Farms
Address: 7375 Longwoods Rd., London, ON
Why You Need To Go: In addition to their pick-your-own strawberry and raspberry gardens, you can also purchase fresh vegetables like beets, kale and broccoli.
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has just filed a $90 million lawsuit against the City and Toronto Fire Services (TFS) over a massive fire that destroyed York Memorial Collegiate Institute in 2019.
The legal document claims that the fire department failed to do its job properly upon initial arrival, which resulted in the fire rekindling on May 7, the following day. TDSB also argues that Fire Chief Matthew Pegg attempted to sway them into believing the fires were separate.
"While the TDSB and our insurers had hoped to resolve this matter outside of court, we were left with no choice but to take legal action," stated the school.
In a press conference, Pegg commented on the lawsuit, saying, "I became aware of the statement of claim being filed today, a copy of one of the media articles was sent to me by a colleague. It is now in the hands of city legal, as is our process at any point of time for any legal action, and that's where it's best suited. It's a matter that will be managed by legal services and ultimately in the courts."