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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Vietnamese eats in Toronto

This is a follow up to the recent post on my favourite foods and drinks in Vietnam. Since we won’t be able to travel back there for quite a long time, I’m on a quest to continue discovering Vietnamese cuisine here at home. Mainstream Vietnamese communities began arriving in Canada in the mid-1970s and early…

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The finest lockdown takeout in Toronto

Latest news reports suggest that Toronto is likely to remain in lockdown through at least the first half of May, so Mr. Chuckles is going to keep barbecuing away while I contribute to our sustenance via the Goodfood meal kit subscription. However, sometimes a break from cooking is nice, so we have been filling in…

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Exploring my backyard: Toronto, Canada

Other than a short trip to San Francisco coming up next month, I am wrapping up my travel plans for 2019 and will be living the homebody life until the new year. In the few months that I’ve been writing this travel blog, I have yet to highlight my hometown of Toronto! As the largest…

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