We visited Ottawa in the middle of January and, although it may not be the best time to visit, we got to see and do quite a bit. Here’s a few tips that worked for us. The ByWard Market, established in 1826, is a lovely place to visit -even in winter. The indoor market is […]
Arriving in Canada was like meeting an old friend; albeit a very frigid one: it was about -18 Celsius. I gasped for air as soon as I crossed the doors of the terminal towards the taxi. We drove past stores like Loblaw’s, Metro, Tim Horton’s, Canadian Tire, all of which brought back so many memories […]
I’ve been meaning to take high tea here in Toronto
There is more to Southern Ontario than Toronto and Niagara Falls:
Make use of the public transport network, which is very good. The Subway, trolleys and buses take you everywhere. Cash fares are $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and students and 75 ¢ for children. Transfers expire in 2 hours, which means that you can take a bus and transfer to a trolley using the […]
Hmmmm hot dogs! I thought I’d join the lunchtime crowd at Nathan Phillips Square
Kensington Market is a vibrant area, said to be among the best street markets in North America. I loved ambling along, taking the atmosphere in, smelling the smells of faraway places, watching locals go about their business and tourists like me taking photos and window-shopping. Diversity is the name of the game. This is what […]
Toronto trivia: the city was originally named York. When New Amsterdam became New York, people began to call it Little York. The locals didn’t like to be known as “Little Yorkers” so they renamed it Toronto, which means “meeting place” in the Huron language.