Tag Archives: Toronto

Artisanal Pizzas + Rustic Italian Eats at Masseria – Toronto

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By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky

Toronto’s artisanal pizza craze doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon.

New establishments offering time-honoured crispy and doughy pies seem to be popping up faster than I can keep up with. No complaints here though; in the name of the love of pizza, I will gladly scour the city to sample every new pie shop. (more…)

Mediterranean Bites at Bar Reyna – Toronto

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By: Shelby Morrison

Looking for a place to grab an after-work drink in Toronto?

Bar Reyna is a Mediterranean snack and cocktail bar nestled inside an old Victorian townhouse at 158 Cumberland Street. While attending a media dinner, I was thoroughly impressed with everything from the atmosphere, the food and the service.

“Reyna” means Queen in Spanish, which was quite fitting for their opening night on Victoria Day.      (more…)

The 8 Best Things to Do in Toronto

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Toronto will forever hold a place in my heart.

It’s where I grew up, went to college and spent my 20s. Over the years, I’ve been asked by friends, family and readers on the top things to do for a trip to Toronto and it’s SO hard to narrow it all down to just a FEW things.

However, if I had to pick and you were visiting for only a week – these would be the things I would suggest to you: (more…)

Chinese New Year High Tea

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One of my favourite hotels in Toronto is hosting a Chinese New Year High Tea to celebrate the Year of the Monkey. The Shangri-La Hotel has put together what looks like an amazing spread featuring sweet and savoury items. (more…)

Now Open: Cactus Club Café Toronto

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By: Shelby Morrison

If you’ve ever visited the west coast of Canada, it is possible that you have tried Cactus Club Cafe. The chain has finally opened a Toronto location in The Financial District inside First Canadian Place. The restaurant features global cuisine using local, fresh ingredients.

The executive chef, Rob Feenie has published three books, starred in New Classics with Rob Feenie on Food Network Canada, and was the first Canadian to win, Iron Chef America, against Chef Masaharu Morimoto in 2005… (more…)

8 Fall Getaway Ideas From Toronto

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Looking for fun fall getaway ideas from Toronto?

I’m sharing a few of my favourite places to watch the leaves turn that are only a short road trip away from my hometown of Toronto. I like to take the weekend away to hike, read, go to the spa and breathe in the crisp cold air in the great outdoors. So round-up your girlfriends or your significant other and let’s hit the road!

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1. Prince Edward County, Ontario

One of my all-time favourite weekend trips from Toronto. I would suggest staying at Huff Estates or the Drake Devonshire Inn and pick out a bunch of wineries and restaurants to check out during your visit.

See my Travel Guide to Prince Edward County for more fall getaway ideas for your visit! About a 2.5 hour drive to Picton, Ontario from Toronto.

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2. Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton, Ontario

Relax at this pretty country estate and book a few spa appointments to re-centre yourself. I love hitting all the water therapies, steam room and sauna to detox and reset.

The overnight stays at Ste. Anne’s Spa are all-inclusive, so you don’t have to worry about meals or paying extra for yoga or meditation classes. About a 90 minute drive to Grafton, Ontario. (more…)