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The Perfect Summer Get-Away

The Perfect Summer Get-Away May 28, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Romantic, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The Misanthrope at Stratford. Photo courtesy of the Stratford Festival Next week marks the opening of the season at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Now, don’t let the bard’s name in the title put you off. Stratford has a wide variety of shows on offer this summer, so there’s something...

Navigating the TTC: Everthing You Need To Know About Public Transit in Toronto – Details

May 21, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Now we get down to the nitty-gritty. This article picks up where the Overview article leaves off, and we get down to the details that will help you navigate the TTC, Toronto’s public transit system. Fares (as of May 2011) For a single trip, the fares are as follows: Adult $3.00 Senior $2.00 Student...

Navigating the TTC: Everything You Need to Know About Public Transit in Toronto – Overview

May 18, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
As with most big cities, if you’re planning on coming into downtown Toronto, it is generally best to leave the car behind and take advantage of public transport. Traffic is a hassle, parking is expensive and unreliable, and it often feels like each and every single intersection forbids left turns during...

Packing List – What to Bring to Toronto

Packing List – What to Bring to Toronto July 20, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Packing.  It can be both the most fun and the most stressful part of any trip.  If you’re planning a trip to Toronto, here are a few suggestions of what to put in your suitcase. 1) Let’s start with clothes. In summer, pack lots of tank tops and shorts. In winter, it’s jackets, scarves, toques...

Beat the Heat, Toronto-style

Beat the Heat, Toronto-style July 12, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
If you’re in Toronto right now, I can only hope you’re somewhere air-conditioned.  If you’re not in Toronto but planning a trip in the near future, I have two words for you.  Tank tops. Toronto is currently experiencing a heat wave not seen in years.  The average temperature right now is 33C...

What to Avoid (and What to See) During the G20 Summit

What to Avoid (and What to See) During the G20 Summit June 18, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
So, you’ve decided to come to Toronto during the highly controversial G20 summit? Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to have some fun. The truth is, much of Toronto will be on lockdown during the next week.  A portion of the downtown core is being partitioned off for security purposes, and that...

Toronto Islands: A Relaxing Spot in a Busy City

Toronto Islands: A Relaxing Spot in a Busy City May 13, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
When people visit Toronto, they’re often drawn in by all of the metropolitan features of Canada’s largest city.  From the restaurants to the shopping to the museums, the vibe here is definitely that of an action-packed urban jungle. But if you’d like to get back to nature, head to the Toronto...