The Grit Pit, Steel City, The Hammer, The Armpit…Hamiltonians have tirelessly suffered through the underdog label for long enough. Finally, The Big Smoke’s scruffy little cousin is earning the nod for it’s sprawling art scene, craft breweries, culinary creations and photo-worthy landscapes. If you dare make the hour trip west of the 6, you’ll want to check out these Hamilton hotspots. [Image credit: iStock.com/benedek]
If you’re hungry to take in some Toronto culture – perhaps of the visual persuasion – the city’s rich community of independent art galleries is a great place to start. These west end spots host innovative curators and eye-catching artwork worthy of your Saturday stroll. [Image credit: iStock.com/1001slide]
There's so much to do and see in Toronto that the list could be endless. But, like the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame de Paris, and the Statue of Liberty and Central Park in NYC, there are a few attractions in Toronto that every tourist should visit. If you don't know them already, here's a checklist of the top attractions in the six for you to explore.
Okay weather gods, we get it. We’re Toronto, and we should expect extreme climates all year round, from record-breaking sub-zero Februaries to perpetually soppy Junes. Luckily, to combat the fun-sucking climate, Toronto has supplied a myriad of the indoor, the enclosed, and the sheltered for locavores to get fed, get romantic, and get cultured, even on a chilly day. [Feature Image: Allan Gardens Conservatory]
Lions and tigers and bears…oh my! If you’re on the prowl for an animalistic experience, check out these wildlife parks and zoos in and around Toronto’s downtown core.
Halloween might be everybody’s favourite scary holiday, but Toronto's haunted homes and buildings will give visitors a fright all year round. If you fancy a scare, check out the local tours that will you guide you through the stories and corridors of these spooky spots around the downtown core.
The Doors Open festival returns to Toronto on May 23-24, 2015. Now in its 16th year, the free citywide event invites locals and visitors to take a sneak peak inside more than 150 architecturally, culturally and socially significant buildings. Grab your walking shoes and get ready to explore Toronto’s hidden history at these hotspots across the downtown.
Rainy days and holidays are made for museum-hopping. But, before you make that automatic, umpteenth trip to the ROM, consider your other options. Each of these local museums offers a cultural experience that's uniquely Torontonian.
The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival returns to Toronto this May with 15 primary photography exhibits, 12 site-specific public installations and over 100 additional events at galleries and venues throughout the city. As the world’s largest photography festival takes over the 416, here are a few must-see exhibits you won’t want to miss.
When you want to know more about the past, your first instinct may be to pick up a book. But why not try something new? History becomes even more alive and interactive when you embark on one of these historical tours of famous landmarks in Toronto and Mississauga.
Toronto is home to plenty of public swimming pools, but private hotel pools are the preferred choice for visitors and locals who are looking to beat the heat in style. Check in for a refreshing dip at these hotel pools.
Entertaining out-of-towners in the big city? Impress visiting friends and relatives with these unique Toronto experiences.
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