The Best Places for Doughnuts in Toronto


Canada consumes the most donuts and has the most donut shops per capita in the whole world. With so many avid doughnut fans in the country, it is unsurprising that Toronto is home to many…

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Places to shop for locally made goods in Toronto


Canada is full of talented local makers and it’s not hard to find beautiful and high quality products made in our own city. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful memento to hang on your wall,…

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Meet the chocolatier: Odile Chatelain


Odile Chatelain has been making chocolates her whole life after learning at a young age from her mother who was an incredible homecook. However, it took a few years for Odile to realize that chocolate…

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Perola’s Supermarket


Perola’s Supermarket first opened its doors on Augusta Avenue in Kensington Market on September 15th, 1964. At the time it was the first Latin American grocery shop not only in Toronto, but in all of…

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A little taste of Portugal with Venezia Bakery


Venezia Bakery has been an institution for delicious baked goods on Ossington Avenue since 1979. Maria Caetano and her husband João have owned it since 1984. Caetano first arrived in Toronto in 1972 from Braga,…

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The Best Farmers’ Markets in Toronto


Ontario has more than one half of the highest quality farm land in all of Canada. Farmers’ markets are the best places to find seasonal produce, support Canadian farmers and local makers. Toronto has farmers’…

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Perfect places for a summer treat


Nothing beats a refreshing cold treat on a hot summer’s day. Toronto is known for its diversity and that is reflected in our city’s frozen desserts as well. Whether you are a lover of classic…

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10 things to do in the winter in Toronto


The Distillery District 1. Stroll through the Distillery District on cobblestoned streets and visit eateries and shops housed in Victorian-era industrial buildings. While this neighborhood is outdoors, it is also home to the annual Toronto…

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Historica Canada releases first animated Heritage Minute showcasing Kensington Market


Historica Canada known for it’s Heritage Minute series which highlight Canadian culture and history has released it’s very first animated piece. As the 88th video in the series, the multicultural evolution of Kensington Market in…

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A Quick Guide to Dim Sum


Dim sum originates from the Silk Road in China. People would take rest stops at tea houses and quick small bites were invented to be enjoyed with the tea. The word dim sum directly translates…

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