rows and row of colourful fruit

Ontario Getaway: St. Jacobs Farmers’ & Flea Market

Just one and a half hour’s drive from downtown Toronto, near Kitchener and Waterloo, lies Ontario’s Mennonite Country, complete with working farms, picturesque towns, Ontario’s last wooden covered bridge, and a huge market full of fresh food, antiques, and flea market finds.  St. Jacobs Farmers’ & Flea Market is open Thursday and Saturday from 7am…


a lake with trees in front and behind it, some bare, some green, some orange + red

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

During the summer months you will find Ontario’s cottage country region brimming with boaters, children playing, and city dwellers seeking reprieve from the heat.  However, come Autumn, the perfectly still lake,  beautiful colours, and utter silence make this is the place to find true Serenity.

a lake with reddish hues in the sky

Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth

This photo of the sun setting on Little Go Home Bay in the Muskoka region of Ontario, brings back feelings of peace, serenity, and the warmth of summer for me.  We didn’t have the best of summers this year in Canada, so moments like this one on Labour Day weekend were especially sweet.  

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,…

looking down at skyscrapers, with a reflection of the CN Tower on the right hand side

Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

If you have ever visited Toronto, you will likely recognize the iconic CN Tower. You may have even taken the 58 second elevator ride 114 stories up to its circular Look Out, where this photo was snapped.  Luckily the timing of my visit gave me the opportunity to catch the angular reflection of the tower, contrasted next to the circular Sky…

a dark lake with heavy rain and trees in the distance

Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

A sudden rainstorm peppers the lake in Muskoka, known as Ontario’s cottage country.  You might think this was a black and white photo, but actually the water, sky and trees all turned this same shade of gloom.  Thirty minutes later, sunshine returns along with boats, swimmers, and dockside dreamers.  (Photo taken August 31, 2014) Minimalist

two musicians performing to a crowd

Art Gallery of Ontario throws a party

On the first Thursday of every month, the Art Gallery of Ontario throws an after hours party that brings out Toronto’s fashionable and artsy crowd.  Each month centers around one artist or theme and features food, drinks, music, interactive projects, and access to the full gallery.  Much like the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Friday Night Live (previously…

two dogs sitting on a dock in front of a lake

Muskoka Long Weekend

Spending summer weekends at the cottage is a classic Canadian past time. Luckily, even though I don’t have a cottage, I DO have great friends who let me hang out at theirs! Here are a few of my favourite moments from this Labour Day weekend: Watching the world go by while enjoying a cold beer…