A Day in Toronto’s Junction Neighbourhood

Named for its location—amid a criss-cross of  railway lines—the Junction is one of Toronto’s most vibrant West End neighbourhoods. Just north of High Park, and south of the Stockyards District, it was once home to factories, mills and meat packing plants. Today it’s like Etsy come to life, with independent businesses offering everything from beard … Continue reading A Day in Toronto’s Junction Neighbourhood

10 Noteworthy Places Between Toronto and Vancouver

Travelling by train from Toronto to Vancouver is a spectacular journey, one that winds through some of Canada’s greatest towns, cities, and vistas. Between central Ontario and the west coast, the Canadian landscape transforms from lakes to prairies to the picturesque Rocky Mountains. But that’s not the only difference you’ll find while crossing this country … Continue reading 10 Noteworthy Places Between Toronto and Vancouver

The Perfect Small Town Getaway in Port Hope

Recently, I travelled to Port Hope, Ontario, about an hour east of Toronto, to participate in a community-based initiative for VIA Rail’s 40th anniversary. While there, I had a job to do, and I hadn’t planned on falling in love with the setting. But every once in a while, life gives us the gift of … Continue reading The Perfect Small Town Getaway in Port Hope