Blog Archives

From festivals and events to live bands and street performers, you’ll find here any experience that made me laugh, smile or stop and reflect.

Cavalcade of Lights – The holiday season has officially begun!

Calvalcade of Lights kicked off Toronto's holiday season with a bang on Saturday, including musical performances, skating parties, fireworks, food trucks, and of course, the lighting of Toronto's official Christmas Tree.



Bloordale Laneway Crawl

With yesterday being such a beautiful day, it was a perfect day to explore. And what better than the new community event, the Bloordale Laneway Crawl...



Homegrown Park Crawl 2015

What a fantastic day it was yesterday! You couldn't have asked for better weather to be out enjoying and exploring! Starting with: Homegrown Park Crawl...



BuskerFest – Street Theatre en masse!

I love the surprise of coming across a street performer as you're going about your daily business. And every year, for one weekend, we are treated to an amazing en masse display of some of the best street theatre in what is touted as the largest street performer festival in North America: Toronto's International BuskerFest...



Sail-In Cinema – a waterfront treat!

I love unique experiences, and Sail-In Cinema is one of those fun, unique, summertime experiences. Held at Sugar Beach, it reminds me of going to the drive-in movie as a kid, but instead of being in a car, you're either stretched out on a blanket on the beach, sitting in a cozy camp chair, or relaxing on the deck of your boat in the harbour.



Let the Games Begin! Pan Am Games Opening Ceremonies…

Last night's opening ceremonies marked a beautiful start to the Pan Am Games. What a great experience! So many memorable moments throughout...



The Junction Food Tour – a great way to spend an afternoon!

We joined Bites and Sights for The Junction Food Tour this past Sunday. Check out the places we visited and the tasty treats we sampled...



Top 5 Audience Choice Films from Hot Docs 2015

Well, another successful year has passed for the Toronto Hot Docs film festival. Here are the Top 5 Audience Choice films for Hot Docs 2015...



Toronto Christmas Market Offers Old World Festivity and Charm

There's nothing better than an outdoor Christmas Market to get you in the spirit of the season! And Toronto's has been ranked one of the world's 10 best...



CP Holiday Train Rolls Through Toronto

What a great way to raise money and food donations for local food banks: Decorate a train in festive scenes of light, and travel across the country!



Nuit Blanche 2014 in pictures…

So you've probably guessed by now that I am a huge fan of street festivals and of public art! And Nuit Blanche is one of my favourite festivals...



Festival Street debuts at TIFF 2014

Yes, it's that time of year: TIFF 2014 has arrived! And this year a pedestrian promenade was debuted as part of the fun...



Open Streets Toronto — a fun way to explore the city!

To add to the beauty of Sunday mornings downtown, the city offered two of our most iconic streets, Bloor and Yonge, to be part of a new city festival, called Open Streets TO...



Courtyard Movies at St. Peter’s

I love watching movies outside. This past weekend we tried out the Courtyard Movies at St. Peter's at Bloor and Bathurst. It's a great set up there for an outdoor theatre...



Echo & The Bunnymen!

I love live music - especially in a smaller venue. And last night's Echo & The Bunnymen show at the Danforth Music Hall certainly delivered! ...



Canada Eve Fireworks at Harbourfront

Canada Eve Fireworks! Couldn't have asked for a nicer evening!



North American Flyboard Championship debuts in Toronto

Flyboarding is the newest extreme watersport. And this past weekend, Toronto hosted the first ever North American Flyboard Championship...



100 in 1 Day — a fun new festival!

For the first time ever, Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax joined Montreal, Bogota, Copenhagen, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Tijuana in a very cool citizen-driven festival, 100 in 1 Day, where, over the course of 1 day, each city's residents participated in acts to inspire and showcase ideas for a better city. Here are some of the interventions my friends and I encountered...



Toronto has a Brooklyn Bridge?!

I noticed a sign tonight at York and Adelaide pointing to Brooklyn Bridge. I didn't know that we had a Brooklyn Bridge in Toronto?! ...



501 Streetcar Food Tour — a tasty way to travel

What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon: taking the 501 Streetcar Food Tour. Here's a little sampling of what you might see and taste on it...



Toronto Underground Market — Yum!

I finally made it to a Toronto Underground Market event! And the undisputed favourite of the evening was...



Hot Docs —my top 10 picks past and current

The Hot Docs Film Festival, one of my favourite events every spring, just wrapped up for 2014. Here are my top 10 picks from this and past seasons...



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