Photo Essay: Fall in Toronto’s High Park

Autumn
The setting sun peaks through the trees and illuminates a carpet of leaves.

One of the best things about living in Toronto is that the city gets to experience all 4 seasons. They’re fairly even in length, though most Torontonians will likely complain that our winters are too long and our summers are too short. There may be some truth in that.

While I love summer and could easily get used to 20+ degree weather year-round, my favourite season is actually fall. I love the crispness in the air, throwing on a light jacket and scarf, preparing more soups and stews in the kitchen, cocooning myself under my duvet, and going apple picking. But what I look forward to most about fall is the performance mother nature puts on as the trees begin to loose their leaves.

Fall is the most photogenic season. Read more “Photo Essay: Fall in Toronto’s High Park”

NeighBEERhood Crawl With Amsterdam Brewery, Kensington Market

Craft Beer
The Natural Blonde by Amsterdam Brewery.

Over the past few years, the craft beer scene in Toronto has exploded. Just take a walk through the beer aisles at the LCBO and you’ll see how much shelf-space is dedicated to craft beer. As more and more beer lovers actively seek out unique brews for their individual palates, the industry is responding. And responding in amazing fashion.

One of the first truly craft breweries in Toronto is Amsterdam Brewery. Since 1986, they’ve been part of the revolution we see in the beer scene today. Using only traditional brewing methods, their beers are brewed fresh daily and include 6 year-round brews and a variety of seasonal offerings. In 2013, Amsterdam Brewery opened a new brew house right on the water’s edge of Lake Ontario. Merging the food and beer experience under one roof, it’s one of the best spots in the city to sit back with some friends on a hot summer’s day.

This summer, Amsterdam Brewery has partnered up with Toronto’s premier walking tour experience company, Tour Guys, for a series of “Neighbeerhood Crawls”. Part pub-crawl, part walking-tour, it’s an immersive experience for guests that incorporates Amsterdam beers, great local bars, delicious local food, graffiti sightseeing and historical revelations. Read more “NeighBEERhood Crawl With Amsterdam Brewery, Kensington Market”

Video: Top 5 Things To Do in Toronto For The Holidays

What to do in Toronto.
Toronto City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square illuminated and decorated for the holidays.

The holidays are one of my favourite times of the year. Between the decorations, parties, food and drink indulgences, and cheerful tunes playing everywhere I turn, I love the feelings that the holidays bring. It was just last year that I was reconnecting with the holidays after being abroad for 3 years. But now with this years’ holiday season already upon us, I’m more excited than ever to celebrate them.

I’ve jumped right into the swing of things this time around. So much so, I set out to find and put together a video of the top 5 things to do in Toronto for the holidays. It’s no easy feat to choose just 5. Everyone has their specific traditions and interests but after consulting with a number of my fellow Torontonians, and including a bit of my own personal biased opinions (I’ll be honest!), I feel these top 5 are guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit here in the city.

So which activities made the list? Check them out below! Read more “Video: Top 5 Things To Do in Toronto For The Holidays”