Scarborough Bluffs, Uxbridge and Goodwood

Our adventure in the first weeks of April took us East and then North of Toronto, firstly to the Scarborough Bluffs then up to Uxbridge and Goodwood. Whilst Spring, the temperature was not particularly Spring-like, and we were all rugged up in our biggest coats, hats and scarves. Needless to say, I was missing my…

St Lawrence Market, Toronto

For more than 200 years, markets in the St Lawrence neighbourhood have reflected the abundance and variety of food grown in the Toronto region. In 1803, Lieutenant Governor Peter Hunter declared the first public market open, welcoming merchants, farmers, and residents of the region to buy and sell their provisions. Many would attend the market…

Santa Claus Parade, Toronto 

On Sunday 19th November I took myself downtown to watch the Santa Claus Parade. I didn't have particularly high expectations, for no reason other than the fact that I have never really been to a Christmas Parade before (sorry - those we have in Brisbane don't count) therefore didn't understand the enormity of it -…

Distillery District

  "In 1832, English immigrants and brothers-in-law James Worts and William Gooderham built a 22-metre brick windmill on the edge of Toronto Bay that soon became a symbol of the young city. Gooderham and Worts Distillery Gooderham & Worts Distillery at its Victorian Peak, 1896 (courtesy The Distillery Historic District). Stone Distillery Timber cribbing stabilizes…