Toronto Travel Tips

For the Love of Poutine

Poutine - Canada’s National Dish Indulge in the ultimate Canadian comfort food: poutine. What’s not to love?  Double fried french fries layered with hot melted cheese curds and a meaty brown gravy. This is a decidedly decadent treat and Canada for sure loves its poutine. You’ll find poutine on menus all over Toronto and Canada, usually with these three staple ingredients; Fries, Cheese curds, and Gravy, but some places will jazz up this comfort food with different spins on the classic recipe. Where does poutine, this national treasure, even come from? Well, It wasn’t even originally called poutine, it was first...
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Getting Lost in the Gallery – Toronto

You should go to the Art Gallery of Ontario, and you should get lost in there. I saw a play some time ago, the play was titled Red, and it was about Rothko, a famous painter whose work started in the 1920s. Rothko was most famous for layering coloured, geometric shapes on a canvas. They were also huge. Some of them measured eighty-five by sixty-five inches. He was also very, very particular about how these canvases were to be hung and displayed in the art galleries which produced his shows. Like, really particular, having instructions on how to light them,...
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Whatever Day You Crave, Give Ripley’s Aquarium a Try!

It's T minus two days from the event I don't know is happening yet and my wife and I are talking while the kids are eating dinner. "Oh!" she says, with that tone which means she almost forgot to tell me something. Now I know that there will be an information steam roller coming down on me and I have to step out of the way. It's happening, I just need to know what it is. "I almost forgot to tell you," (yup) "we're going to the Ripley's Aquarium on Saturday. My mom is coming, and so's my brother and...
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Live Theatre for a Fun December in Toronto: An Outsider’s Insiders’ Recommendations

I once discovered that Grease 2 is literally unwatchable. I was down in the United States, and I was on my own for one of the first times in my life, taking a weekend screenwriting course in San Diego, and I had made a crucial error in calculation: in my haste and excitement, I had forgotten to pack a book. So there I sat in my motel room, flicking through channels, and I caught the tail end of Grease. Turns out it was a Grease movie marathon because the next thing on was Grease 2. I made it two and...
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Top Dog Tours Now Serves Toronto!

Check out our two newest tours: Kensington Market and Chinatown Tour Downtown Toronto Tour
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