Articles by shelaghmcnally

Farewell Jack Layton

Farewell Jack Layton August 29, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Jack Layton My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world. Jack Layton, A letter to Canadians, August 20, 2011 1950-2011 On Saturday, Toronto came to a standstill for the...

Buskers hit the streets

Buskers hit the streets August 27, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Fire Guy at the Scotiabank Buskerfest The 2011 Scotiabank’s BuskerFest is celebrating it’s 12th year this weekend at the St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood. This colourful, wacky and wildly fun festival is the one of the largest of its kind in North America. Watch the very best silent comedy,...

We all scream for ice cream (or gelato)

We all scream for ice cream (or gelato) August 21, 2011 | Food, Kid Friendly | Read More
Photo courtesy of Dolce Gelato Toronto has had one scorcher of a summer and maybe that explains the plethora of ice cream parlors that have opened up. Every neighborhood offers a favorite shop where you can find healthy yogurt, lean gelato or sinful classic (calories be damned). Here’s our scoop on...

The Dream in High Park

The Dream in High Park August 14, 2011 | Nightlife, Romantic, What's New | Read More
Photo courtesy of The Canadian Stage With 400 acres of natural park with a rare oak savannah ecology alongside recreational facilities, cultural and sporting facilities, High Park is the jewel of Toronto’s Park. Locals have enjoyed the park since 1876 when former owner John George Howard gave it to...

Let’s Go to the EX!

Let’s Go to the EX! August 8, 2011 | Events, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The classic Swing Ride. Photo courtesy of CNE. The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), known by locals as The EX, is an 18-day fair running from August 19 until September 5. It’s one of Canada’s largest summer fairs attracting 1.3 million visitors annually. This end-of-summer event is considered...

Visit the Distillery District Before It Changes Forever

Visit the Distillery District Before It Changes Forever March 4, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Walking along the brick-lined streets and stone buildings in Toronto’s Distillery District, it’s easy to imagine it as an economic hub of the late Victorian era. In a city notorious for tearing down its architectural gems, the distillery is considered one of Toronto’s last authentic historical...