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

Exploring Toronto’s Beltline Trail

Toronto’s rail-to-trail linear park, the Beltline Trail, covers 9 km and is actually three connecting sections…The York Beltline Trail starts up around Caledonia Rd. and Eglinton Ave., the Kay Gardner Beltline Parks runs from Allen Road, through Mount Pleasant Cemetery … Continue reading

Mount Pleasant Cemetery

I find cemeteries fascinating. The tales the tombstones tell are snapshots of history.Here are some photos taken by my husband Stephen Plunkett on a recent trip to Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto… Tragedy, old age, accidents, status, age…the markers lay … Continue reading

Toronto Island Life

Ward’s Island is a lovely respite from muggy Toronto on a hot summer’s day. There’s nothing I like to do better than hop on the ferry at Queen’s Quay and 15 minutes later I’m wandering the paths, gazing at the … Continue reading

Kayaking the Humber River

In summer, I love to immerse myself in nature as much as I can, even in the city. I’ve discovered a wonderful way to slow down, listen to the birds, enjoy the sunshine and get a bit of exercise. Toronto … Continue reading

Historic Osgoode Hall

It is easy to walk by the black iron fence on the north side of Queen Street, just east of University Avenue, without a thought to what lays beyond. And yet, this is a very historic and important place…where the … Continue reading