Category Archives: Destinations

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

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

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