Experiencing Toronto through neighbourhood festivals

I have already touted the value of visiting local festivals for travelers to really immerse themselves in the culture of a place. And when it comes to festivals, especially in the summer, Toronto seems to know no bounds!  I can barely keep up with the multitude of street fests, food fests, cultural days, and music/arts…

Blooming tree next to pond

Getting away from it all in High Park

One of the best ways to spend a sunny day in Toronto is exploring one of the many parks and green spaces.  A favourite of many Torontonians, High Park lies in the city’s west end directly next to High Park subway station for easy access.  The park is jam packed with activities including a swimming…

Outdoor shot of Carlton Cinema sign and list of movies playing

Five reasons to love Carlton Cinema

Photo credit: Toronto Savvy Carlton Cinema is a hidden gem tucked away between two dreary highrises in downtown Toronto (20 Carlton St, just east of Yonge St).  Having first opened in 1948, the Carlton has a long history in Toronto.  It was demolished in 1973, reopened in 1981, and refurbished when taken over by Edmonton-based Magic…

a pot of tea in clear glass tea kettle

Top 5 Understated Toronto Favs

Originally posted on The Rishman Blog:
In the last few years, I’ve been extremely lucky to travel much to visit and work in many of the most interesting places in the world including Spain, Bhutan, Mexico and Kenya. Today, I want to list a few things about a very special place that I have written…

historic reddish brick building with little lights around it

Toronto Christmas Market

From November 28th to December 21st, the historic Distillery District in the east end of Toronto is transformed into a picturesque European-style Christmas Market.  Whether you are looking for unique gifts, amusement for your kids, or to instill some Christmas cheer into a scrooge, you will find it here. The Distillery District is always charming, but…

electrified blue sphere

A visit to the Ontario Science Centre

Located in the north east end of Toronto at 770 Don Mills Road, the Ontario Science Centre has been entertaining and informing visitors through engaging and thought-provoking experiences in science and technology since 1969. Inside the 300,000 square foot building, you fill find attractions for both children and adults across 6 levels, including exhibits about the earth, space,…

a table full of paint supplies

Tap into your creative side at Paintlounge

I’ve heard we all need a creative outlet…whether it’s writing a blog or fiddling with an instrument, it’s nice to get away from the every day and let your creativity take over. Armed with a 2 for 1 Groupon and a sense of adventure, my friend and I headed to Paintlounge, a very well-equipped College Street…