Articles by shelaghmcnally

Allan Gardens: Toronto’s downtown oasis

Allan Gardens: Toronto’s downtown oasis March 13, 2012 | Kid Friendly, Romantic, Things to Do | Read More
Allan Gardens Conservatory was founded in 1858 and is one of Toronto’s oldest parks. Its beautiful 16,000 sqaure foot conservatory houses housing thousands of plants providing an visitors a downtown oasis.

Mark spring in Toronto at the Maple Syrup Festival

Mark spring in Toronto at the Maple Syrup Festival February 29, 2012 | Events, Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Maple Syrup is about as Canadian as you can get and its arrival signals the end of the long northern winter. Celebrate spring at a the Maple Syrup Festival held at two conservation areas close to Toronto. Canada produces 85% of the world’s supply and exports over 30,000 tones to more than 40 countries....

Turning ice into art at IceFest

Turning ice into art at IceFest February 24, 2012 | Events, Food, Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Photo by Paul Tichonczuk On Feb 25 and 26 celebrate winter in style at the 7th Annual Bloor-Yorkville IceFest where you can celebrate winter in Toronto. Watch as ice carvers take out their picks, chisels and even chainsaws to transform blocks of ice into masterpieces at the 14th Annual Sassafraz Ice...

Celebrating Black History Month in Toronto

Celebrating Black History Month in Toronto February 18, 2012 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Since 1979, the City of Toronto has celebrated Black History month with events and exhibits scheduled throughout the city. There are number of cultural events celebrating the heritage, traditions and culture of African-Canadians. Photo courtesy of Theatre Archipelago/Obeah Opera   A new take on...

Best chocolate in Toronto

Best chocolate in Toronto February 1, 2012 | Food | Read More
February is a month where chocolate is a necessity, whether it’s for romance or the winter blues. Enjoy distinctive chocolates and truffles created by chocolatier David Castellan at his Soma Chocolate shop in the Distillery District. Using raw cocoa beans, Castellan creates chocolates with surprising...

Get your eight ball moving in Toronto

Get your eight ball moving in Toronto January 30, 2012 | Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Playing a round at the Charlotte Room Get your game on in TO at one of the pool halls in the city. Whether you are looking for something retro, upscale or low-key, there’s a place for you to get your eight ball moving. Andy Poolhall is a cozy club located in Little Italy is decorated in a 1960s...

Three places to skate in Toronto

Three places to skate in Toronto January 12, 2012 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Skating under the arches. Photo by Ken Nickerson Toronto has over 50 outdoor artificial ice rinks so skating is a popular pastime in this city. The city does a great job of maintenance and you’ll find wonderful rinks in each neighborhood. Don’t worry if you’ve left your skates at home. All of the...

6 ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in TO

6 ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in TO December 28, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Photo by Sam Javanrouh, Flickr Nearly every bar, nightclub and restaurant will be open to celebrate New Year’s in Toronto. You can come simple or you can go elaborate. Here’s 6 suggestions for partying to help you decide. Celebrate early with the kids Gibson House Museum is offering a traditional...

Toronto’s multicultural Xmas

Toronto’s multicultural Xmas December 19, 2011 | Events, Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Photo by Doug Brown. Courtesy of Tourism Toronto Toronto is a multicultural city but that doesn’t stop it from celebrating a traditional Christmas. The whole city joins in the fun and gets into the spirit of the season. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate in Toronto, check out these fun events. Glide...

Feel good Xmas events

Feel good Xmas events December 6, 2011 | Events, Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Get into the spirit of Christmas with these charitable events. It’s a great way to meet the locals, find out what’s happening in town and help out. The Third Annual City Carol Sing Come and sing along with some of the city’s great singers and support the Food Banks of Canada. Special guests...