If you head about 100 km north east from Toronto, you will reach "bright waters and happy lands"— a chain of lakes under the name Kawartha Lakes.
Offering both a quick subway ride to the downtown core and serene nature, High Park is one of Toronto's most popular neighbourhoods.
Annette Village FM offers a place for the community to build direct connections & relationships with the people who grow and prepare their food.
Canadian National Exhibition offers everything from good old-fashioned fun to exciting adrenaline attractions and worldwide cooking!
Known for an active community, small businesses, South Asian cuisine, film studios & urban hipsters, Leslieville is certainly a fun place to live!
With the main vision, "Healthier Children. A Better World." in mind, SickKids supply their community with good, healthy, local, and ethical food.
Since the Stonewall Riots 50 years ago, LGBTQ+ movements around the world have grown, celebrating the fundamental truth that Love is Love.
The OFFMA is the #1 source for local food in Ontario with the main goal to get people to "Get Fresh - Visit a Farm"
Winter Stations is an international design competition bringing public art installations to The Beaches to celebrate winter waterfront landscape.
Visit Leslieville Farmers’ Market during the winter months at the Redwood Theatre - nurture the community by supporting your local food system!
The Junction is a rapidly growing Toronto neighbourhood & has become a highly sought-after place to live - so come on by, you might want to stay!
The Junction and Junction Triangle are the perfect places for anyone seeking a small but actively involved LGBTQ+ community.
Those looking for a balance of greenery & family friendly location, all with access to Toronto's downtown, will fall for the Davisville Village.
This year's art installations have been carefully curated to explore the evolution, cultural histories, immigration, communities, and progress.
Queer West neighbourhood is the Village's younger, cooler sister, attracting a variety of open-minded people from the LGBTQ+ community and beyond
Looking for some quiet time or missing little excitement? Kids and adults of all ages can enjoy the Island with its many activities.
When a house of Bloor West’s upholsterer became a constantly evolving store with a mix of every-day little items and vintage gems.
Not far from the noise and skyscrapers of Toronto's downtown spreads the unique wilderness of Canada’s first national urban park.
A welcoming space for all to meet, shop, talk, eat – building a thriving local economy and healthy community.
Last Sunday marchers and spectators visited Toronto's downtown core for Dyke March and Pride Parade to share the message - that love is love.
Think globally, shop locally! The Ryerson Market returned for another season of delicious outdoor lunch options, and local, fresh, seasonal food.
The fight towards same-sex marriage that took place in a Riverdale church was key in the legalization of same-sex marriage in Canada.
What is the history of #TheVillage neighbourhood? Who was The Village’s founder and what does "Molly Wood’s Bush" mean?
The Art of Demolition is a vintage store that sells odd pieces found on demolition sites and makes custom repurposed furniture.
Toronto is the third most LGBTQ-friendly city in the world. Explore its best LGBTQ neighbourhoods!
One big idea, thousands of lights - experience the art of light by taking the visual journey through industrial buildings of Distillery District
Along with Forest Hill, Swansea was one of the very last independent villages to be swallowed into the amalgam of Toronto in the 1960s.
WEFC gourmet grocery store offers a variety of organic, and sustainably grown foods, to satisfy your needs for local produce all year round.
Ranked as one of the best Christmas markets in the world, this Market captures tradition, heritage and charisma of a European Christmas Market.
Saying goodbye to summer is hard, but the beautiful colours of Fall always know how to make up for it. So enjoy the sweater weather and look up!
Looking for some city treasures? Here are the amazing hidden gems great for hiking, biking, and connecting with nature itself.
The Stop Community Food Centre Farmers’ Market is THE neighbourhood meeting place, featuring local, sustainable, organic, and artisanal products.
Focused on Mid-Century Modern and Danish Modern pieces, Good Used Furniture Finds is a gold mine for affordably-priced vintage furniture.
From most ancient transportation route to significant cultural and recreational contributor, Humber River helps give the city of Toronto its name
Nature, Culture, Community - Help to create a food system that is ecologically and economically sustainable while supporting your local farmers.
More and more Torontonians are getting on their bikes this summer, wanting to explore the new routes of their beloved city.
Dealing in anomalous character pieces, Smash is not your standard vintage store. Smash is salvage.
Celebrate the multiple layers of identities, which make Toronto extraordinary and strong, with the entire LGBTQ community.
Supporting ecological food growing and production methods, market emphasizes working with farmers from Ontario to keep it as local as possible!
"From the beginning, we were pretty much the first vintage store to have a kind of really clean aesthetic and keep everything very organized"
Sakura trees reach peak bloom in spring - in this time, Toronto’s High Park attracts thousands of people to admire their beauty.
Try Toronto organic produce and have a tour through Etobicoke history - visit Winter Market at Montgomery’s Inn!
"We carry literally everything from cards to beautiful rugs, chandeliers and clothing. Just very specific, for the season."
Next time you'll look around and you’ll be amazed to find that you're actually standing in these beautiful, unconventional art galleries.
Whilst Toronto is often called the city of neighbourhoods, this is especially true in the former East York borough where south of river too there are many neighbourhoods.
Mrs. Huzienga is a wonderful local shop in Toronto. The staff is knowledgeable, courteous, and you're almost guaranteed to find something you adore.
Trinity Bellwoods Farmer Market’s mandate is to educate the local community about the food they eat.
First open in 2006, East York Farmers' Market is the perfect place to get fresh groceries in Toronto's East End.
Loved neighbourhood spot to catch up on your shopping and spend summer afternoons in good company, surrounded by great music and delicious food.
Summer heatwaves scream for ice cream. While Toronto already had a fair selection of variations on the theme of frozen dairy dessert, that hasn't stopped three more from showing up this year: Arctic Bites, Fugo & La Diperie.
In Canada, we drink almost 10 billion cups of tea per year, and that figure is expected to rise 40% by 2020.
It was colourful, it was cheerful, it was happy and it was proud. But most importantly, there was love all around. See for yourself!
It all started as a collaboration between three local organic farmers, community members, and City of Toronto staff in the Dufferin Grove Park.
Forget spending hours in walk-in vintage stores trying to find that special piece. John Baltazar from What The Vintage wants you to buy your next great furniture item online.
A few years ago, a particularly fussy puppy inspired Cooper to try his hand at canine cuisine, and the end result is All Good Dog Food.
The Green Light District that now sits at 365 Roncesvalles Avenue is the second iteration of the Peets' furniture and accessory shop.
In 2012, St. Lawrence Market was chosen as the best food market by National Geographic. Well deserved, we must say. And others agree as well.
Toronto has a number of ice skating rinks, and we've chosen three best ones anyone wanting to experience the true Toronto winter should visit.
Check the gallery below and see for yourself what the Toronto Botanical Garden Farmers’ Market looks like!
Toronto is a pet lover's city. Whether you're looking for raw pet food or want to pamper your pooch like royalty, here are two pet shops you need to visit!
Last week, we realized that we have couple of really nice photo essays that are covered in virtual dust. So, why not look at some of them again?
It seems everywhere we go recently people have been abuzz about the new cat cafe that opened in mid November.
We did some winter cleaning on our website and found this beautiful picture of ducks swimming in the pond in Cedarvale Park.
Since 2008, the Sorauren farmer’s market is held every Monday on the Town Square except winter months, when it’s moved to the field house.
Best off-leash dog parks in Toronto where your pup can run freely and make friends.
Ice Cream - it's cold and delightful and very nearly necessary on some of those really sweltering summer days. Here are the best Ice Cream Spots in Roncesvalles. Enjoy trying them all!
Photo essay of the most beautiful parks in the Roncesvalles neighbourhood.
On this block of Gerrard Street East, the colourful window of Eclectisaurus attracts passersby and locals to discover vintage treasures of the 20th century.
Ethel, a vintage furniture and home décor boutique, is a far cry from spare and minimal design that is de rigeur for serious home decor: as its owner Shauntelle LeBlanc says "life is too short for beige."
The newly opened Vintage Home Boutique in Hillcrest is the new go-to place for furniture shopping sprees. If you love vintage pieces, you must see this.
In our third installment of haunted places in Toronto, we delve into the more public buildings in the city that have stood tall and proud despite having some very gruesome roots.
Time for wood-burning fireplaces, warm cups of cocoa, and a good ghost story or two!
The City of Toronto was founded in 1793, but despite its relatively young age, it still plays host to restless spirits and paranormal activity.
The Distillery District represents the largest and best preserved collection of Victorian Industrial Architecture in North America.
Over the last few years, Toronto's tea drinkers have been lucky enough to find some great spots to enjoy their favourite brews.
To make your search through the Toronto's vintage & second-hand furniture stores a bit easier, we created a guide consisting our most favourites!
"Antique stores by nature tend to be pretty eclectic, but I think more than most we really have a bit of everything!"
Jake Keck wanted his store to be "more gallery-like" than most, and that mentality is evident in the almost stark displays and lack of clutter.
Teresa Wiwchar's establishment is small and white, stuffed with little things that sparkle and larger stuff that's, well, white.
Enjoy a colorful, fairytale-like side of Toronto and forget about the endless winter for a moment.
Toronto Botanical Garden is a volunteer-based gardening education and information centre located in Edwards Gardens.
Summer in Toronto is full of street festivals. However, even the best program can be ruined by the unexpected weather such as this year's floods.
Woofstock has become the largest outdoor festival for dogs and their owners. Over the weekend of June 8 & 9, Woofstock celebrated its 10th season.
A photo essay of Ontario Place - a cultural, leisure, and entertainment parkland located on the shores of Lake Ontario.
The store sells not only furniture, but jewellery too, all on consignment from people who don't want to sell the stuff themselves.
Great masterpieces emerge from beneath the picks, chisels and chainsaws of talented carvers during the 13th Annual Bloor-Yorkville IceFest.
Toronto parks are not losing their charm under the thick cover of snow. Inviting people for a nice walk, snowball fights or building snowmen.
Furnishly is a marketplace that brings physical store inventory online, all in one place, in a well arranged and practical manner.
Travel back in time and look at some of beautiful historic photographs documenting important events, daily life, and the changing of Toronto.
Of Things Past is a unique furniture store that carries used furniture as well as new items that other shops consign with them.
The store was established by Dan and Renee’s grandmother, Grace, who was way ahead of the trend of reducing, recycling, and repurposing.
Graffiti belongs to the urban culture and there are a lot of great pieces scattered all around Toronto that are worth seeing.
You can lose sleep, lose your mind, and easily lose your car keys, but how do you lose a river, or even a creek?
The magnificent castle Casa Loma attracts thousands of tourists and locals every year, belonging to one of the top destinations in Toronto.
Toronto's largest municipal park spanning over 161 hectares of land, High Park was opened to the public in 1876.
Greektown Taste of the Danforth sponsored by Pilaros is one of Toronto's signature events organized by Toronto's local communities every summer.
Founded in 1858, this remarkable green oasis of Allan Botanical Gardens in Toronto belongs to one of its oldest parks.
Cabbagetown belongs to Toronto's most picturesque neighbourhoods. See for yourself, walking past beautiful Victorian houses with nice gardens.
How beautiful a sunrise with fog and haze can be. Grant MacDonald loves to take pictures because it makes him slow down.