Autumn afternoon at High Park, Toronto

This weekend, we decided to take advantage of Toronto’s final weekend of road closures for the ActiveTO initiative and go on a bike ride through High Park. Located west of downtown and north of Humber Bay, High Park is the second largest municipal park in Toronto, spanning 400 acres. It was originally opened in 1876…

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House on the hill: Casa Loma, Toronto

Casa Loma (Spanish translating to ‘Hill House’) is a prominent mansion and garden located in midtown Toronto, situated at an elevation of 140 metres above sea level. It was constructed between 1911 and 1914 as a residence for financier and founder of the Toronto Electric Light Company, Sir Henry Pellatt. Designed by architect E.J. Lennox,…

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A walk through Allan Gardens Conservatory

Founded in 1858, Allan Gardens is one of the oldest parks in Toronto and a source of garden envy for the likes of condo dwellers like me. Its main attraction is the large conservatory that houses rare tropical plants from around the globe, first developed by the Toronto Horticultural Society when it was offered a…

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Photo essay: Summer in the city

It’s August 31st and the end of summer is upon us. Here’s a recap of our prolonged staycation in Toronto this season.

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Sunny days at Sunnyside, Toronto

Sunnyside is a lakefront district in west Toronto sitting along Lake Ontario’s Humber Bay, extending west from Exhibition Place to the mouth of Humber River. Interestingly, the area has notable history in Toronto, first documented as the landing location of an 1813 attack during the War of 1812. Later on in the early 20th century,…

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Friday flowers at Toronto Music Garden

Besides the Toronto Islands, which I wrote about last week, another great spot to explore some green space within the cityโ€™s concrete jungle is the Toronto Music Garden. Fronting on the inner harbour area, the parkโ€™s layout is based on Bachโ€™s First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello. Each dance movement within the suite corresponds to a…

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Japanese eats in Toronto

I just ordered a plate of aburi sushi and a salmon hand roll from our local sushi joint, inspiring me to write up this post on my favourite Japanese restaurants in Toronto. As you know, Japanese cuisine is one of my absolute favourites. A couple years ago, I had the chance to eat up a…

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Discovering the Toronto Islands

The Toronto Islands are my favourite outdoor spot in the city, so I am really happy about them now being open to visitors again. This green oasis punctuating the concrete jungle comprises a small chain of 15 islands on Lake Ontario south of mainland Toronto, making up the only islands on the western part of…

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Summer food festivities in Toronto

I rarely take trips during the summer, mainly due to the cost of travelling during high season, and also because there is plenty to do right here at home in Toronto. When the city isn’t shut down due to a P-word, summer in the city is lively and filled with opportunities to do one of…

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The sweetest treats in Toronto

The province of Ontario has just announced stage 2 of reopening and it looks like dine-in service at restaurants will soon be allowed to resume, although on outdoor patios only. Unfortunately for Torontonians, we are stuck in a holding pattern at stage 1 so eating out and getting my mop of hair cut will have…

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