Your Guide to the Toronto Christmas Market

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in blog

Your Guide to the Toronto Christmas Market

Now that the holidays are officially here, it’s time for you to visit the Toronto Christmas Market. Located at the Distillery District, the Toronto Christmas Market serves as the perfect backdrop for a cute date or a family winter outing. Not only is it holiday haven, but it’s also free if you make it on weekdays, and only $5 on weekends. There are plenty of attractions to visit, so you’ll definitely want to come early and get a head start on the festivities. If food is your calling, then you’ll definitely want to start with the popular foods stands, serving poutine, grilled cheese sandwiches, various smoked meats, delicious desserts, among many other dishes. Of course, you won’t want to miss out on drinks! Make a stop at the outdoor garden for a taste of beer and mulled wine. The lines are bound to be long in the evening so make your way to these stations as soon as you roll in to get you warmed up! The Christmas market is also the perfect opportunity to stock up on your local Canadian artisans, as well as products from all over the world. There are many vendors selling cute gifts from Christmas ornaments to quirky socks and winter accessories. Looking for more things to do? Well, don’t fret because there are plenty of performances and activities for you to try. Additionally, there are plenty of attractions for you to try! Take a ride on the carousel or look out on a beautiful view on the ferris wheel. If heights aren’t your thing, get lost in the magical tree maze. The market is loaded with plenty of photo opportunities, whether it’s with the 52-foot white spruce Christmas tree or a photo with Santa himself, your Instagram and Snapchat will be blowing up! The holidays only roll around once, so make sure to throw on your layers, come out, and...

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3 Great Toronto Date Ideas on a Budget

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in blog

3 Great Toronto Date Ideas on a Budget

So you’re on a budget but still want to treat your special someone to a lovely night on the town? Well, don’t fret because there are plenty of sweet date options all over Toronto that you and your partner can enjoy without having to break the bank. Evening at a Museum There are a plethora of exceptional museums in Toronto with fresh events which are sure to impress your date and win you major points. If you’re unsure of where to start, we’d suggest the AGO on the first Thursday of every month for only $12 to $15. The AGO hosts monthly celebrations for art and culture lovers alike. These soirees are perfect for those who are looking to explore special exhibits, listen to some live tunes, sip on some drinks, and celebrate art. Another great option is ROM Friday Night Live which costs $15 at the door. With drinks, dancing, delicious eats, you’ll definitely want to swing by for this monthly celebration. Photo by: Geoff Fitzgerald Photography Skate All Night For a unique and affordable excursion outdoors, head to the Harbourfront for your next date. With a spectacular view of Lake Ontario, this romantic spot is perfect for couples to cuddle up, enjoy some hot drinks, and get to know each other. As it gets colder, you can bring your skates and move to some great tunes at the Natrel Rink. Best of all– it’s free, so you can keep your money for a warm bite after a long day of skating. Photo by: Harbourfront Centre Tour a Brewery If you’re looking to get some drinks but don’t want to shell out the cash at a bar, visit one of the many breweries here in Toronto. There are plenty of breweries that offer free daily tours and even super-cheap samples of their beers when it’s over. It’s a great way to get out of the house and take the edge off of any first date jitters. There are plenty of breweries to visit in the Distillery District, such as Mill Street Brew Pub that charges just $10 for a tour.’ Photo by:...

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