8 Holiday Festivals in Toronto this Year
It is holiday festival season in Toronto! From artistic displays to holiday shopping, visiting Christmas markets and holiday festivals is the best way to get into the holiday spirit. Here is a list of some of the holiday festivals in the city this year.
Seven Smoky Single Malt Scotches to Sip on a Cold Winter Day
The Danforth community has access to some of the loveliest single malts (not blended) in the city. With 5 distinct whisky regions in Scotland, sampling a glass at Allen’s on the Danforth or Feathers Pub on Kingston Rd. is the best way to begin. Smoky scotch is mostly produced on Scotland’s frosty Atlantic coast. For those going to bars, here are some of the most diverse, affordable, and high quality scotches that are great for sipping on a cold winter day.
Danforth Community Steps Up as Toronto’s Homelessness Crisis Worsens
The Danforth’s Out of the Cold program reveals the deeper problems with homelessness in Toronto.
Pet Fashion On The Danforth
At Small Wonders Pet Emporium there are many pet accessories, such as collars and bandanas, to keep your pets as stylish as their owners, even if they’re just in the house.
Toronto Light Fest
It’s February; winter is well upon us and you’re more likely to cancel plans with friends. A night in with a cup of hot chocolate and a book sounds so, so good. You’d much rather appreciate the beauty of the snow looking out your bedroom window. But even if you’re given in to wintry introversion, every once in a while you get antsy, and tire of the confines of your home. Toronto may be one of the more expensive cities of the world, but there’s a surprisingly wide variety of things to do without having to spend a loonie. Toronto Light Fest has transformed the Distillery District into a sprawling…
Valentine’s Day on a Dime
Valentine’s Day is approaching, as I’m sure you’re aware if you’ve been into a Shoppers, Walmart, or any mall in the past month. This holiday puts pressure on people for a number of reasons, and one of them is the financial obligation to produce a material demonstration of your feelings. Sure, diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but not all of us can afford them at present. Fear not! At its core, Valentine’s is about expressing your love for your friends, family, and/or partner, and the best thing about love is that it’s free. So if you, like me, are operating on a budget this February, here are some cost-effective…
Winterlicious on the Danforth
Who doesn’t like trying out new restaurants? With almost 220 participating restaurants, Winterlicious is the perfect opportunity to find your new favourite Toronto staple. But hurry! Winterlicious ends February 9th. Feeling Italian for a break of the regular slough of Greek food? 7 Numbers on the Danforth has a long established reputation for authentic Italian food. Mamma Rosa and the gang are also on Instagram, posting pictures of their delicious creations (and a secret menu!). For this Winterlicious season they are offering a prix fixe dinner of $28. Good wine and good food? Check out Globe Bistro. It’s located near Broadview station and makes it subway accessible. Reviewers rave about…
6 Ways to Get Your Country Fix in Toronto
Sometimes when you’re born and bred in Toronto, you’re left with a longing to get back to the simple things in life. You start listening to Conway Twitty, Tim McGraw, and you think you’ve found those who understand you most. To you, life is all about boots, bourbon, pickup trucks, and rain. It’s clear you’re an ex-country dweller who’s missing the saloons and experiences of home. Below is a list of things to do in the big ol’ city to get your country fix for whatever reason. Rock ‘n’ Horse Shake it, country girl! Shake it any day of the week with this saloon! Every night this downtown bar has…
10 Best Places to Stay Warm this Winter
Winter can be a drag. It’s cold, wet, and gloomy. But the good news is if you live, work, or just find yourself strolling on the Danforth there are places where you can stay warm. This list includes 10 places to escape the cold while you’re on the Danforth; whether you are looking for something to eat, something to drink, a place to exercise, a place to read, or somewhere to be creative. For the Foodies Mocha Mocha 489 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P6 Mocha Mocha is a Latin American infused restaurant that is sure to have your taste buds bursting after one bite. It is located on the…
6 Hot Spots to Check Out this Winter
Looking for some winter inspiration outside of Toronto? Here are some suggestions to make the most of this snowy season. 1. Ice skating in Arrowhead Provincial Park. This park has been getting lots of attention lately, and for good reason. This 1.3 km trail provides the unique experience of gliding through the forest on a man-made ice track; no lake necessary. Bring the family, friends, or your significant other for a fairy tale skate in the woods. Entrance to the park is $16. Distance from Toronto: 2h30 mins 2. Wine tasting at the Niagara Icewine Festival. During the weekends of January 13-29th, the Niagara Icewine Festival is the perfect place…