Saratoga Springs: Discovering a history of health and horses

Saratoga Springs is firstly a horsey town and secondly a spa town. It is the home to the first thoroughbred race track in the country, built in 1863. The town capitalized on its wealth of mineral springs (21) during the … Continue reading

SIPPING AND SAVOURING IN THE TWENTY VALLEY

Fall in southern Ontario means harvest season. It’s a delicious time to get out and sample what’s grown in our own backyard, especially wine. One area I recently discovered that’s a mere hour and 15 minutes’ drive from Toronto is … Continue reading

Classic Cars on the Queensway

On the Queensway, in Toronto, Saturday night is for cruising…classic cars, that is. In the Canadian Tire parking lot near Sherway Gardens, the hot rods, rat rods, and vintage vehicles of all types start rolling in around five p.m. Owners … Continue reading

What Makes Dunnville and Lake Erie a Summer Haven

I have been renting a cottage on the north shore of Lake Erie near Dunnville for three years now. Why? It’s a summer haven often overlooked by Torontonians who are much more focused on traveling north. Lake Erie offers a … Continue reading

Omni King Edward Hotel Serves up a Menu fit for TIFF Royalty

Sipping champers in the Consort Bar at the Omni King Edward Hotel. How TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) can you get? The hotel recently put on a press preview of its pop-up Moet & Chandon Champagne/Hennessy Cognac inspired menu, running … Continue reading

My Fave Old Timey Toronto Diner

I had been meaning to go there for years. Not, of course, when it opened in 1932. But close enough. Finally got to Lakeview Restaurant recently and loved it!! This “Always Open” establishment got its 24/7 groove on when, during … Continue reading

Camping out in Toronto

I had no idea Toronto had an urban campground. Located in the Rouge Valley on the very eastern edge of the city, it’s called Glen Rouge and has 124 campsites (87 serviced for RVs, 27 unserviced, five for backpackers, and … Continue reading

Bluffer’s Park, a Scarborough Oasis

Leafy trails, quiet cycling paths, sandy beach and awesome swimming might not be the first things that come to mind when you think of Scarborough. For me, the easterly borough conjures strip malls and busy, multi-lane thoroughfares. That’s why I … Continue reading

Tracking Toronto’s Forgotten Architectural Treasures

I used to hear about the Guild Inn, located near the Bluffs in Scarborough, as a young girl. It was a fancy place, once a mansion, and my parents went there on a few special occasions for dinner. Out exploring … Continue reading

St. Anne’s Amazing Artwork

I had walked by the church many times, but never gone in. This Sunday, the plaque in front of St. Anne’s Anglican church intrigued me. A service was about to begin and… so I went in. The interior was gorgeous. … Continue reading