Tew's Falls

Day trips from Toronto – Hamilton’s waterfalls

Last weekend we paid a visit to the city of Hamilton. For anyone not in the know, Hamilton is home to plenty of waterfalls, and is arguably one of the most important places in Canada, as it was home to the very first Tim Hortons! Hamilton is bounded by the Niagara Escarpment, which starts in upstate New York, passes through Ontario and along the Bruce … Continue reading Day trips from Toronto – Hamilton’s waterfalls

Scarborough Bluffs

Cycling to the Scarborough Bluffs

Vancouver, as we’ve all heard, has the upper hand when it comes to Canadian cities with stunning scenery on its doorstep. But here, we want to reclaim a little pride for Toronto.  There are some great outdoor locations to visit near Toronto, although unfortunately most require a bit of travel. But nevertheless, there are the Niagara Falls (just make sure you’re facing away from the … Continue reading Cycling to the Scarborough Bluffs

UP Express review (Image credit: Rick Radell)

Review: Getting from Pearson Airport to Toronto with the UP Express

Getting from the airport to your destination in a new city can often be a stressful time. When we arrived in Toronto in September 2014, we certainly found the experience of getting from Toronto Pearson International Airport into the city confusing. Since then, the options have multiplied, with the launch of the Union Pearson Express, and with Uber becoming more ingrained in society. So we … Continue reading Review: Getting from Pearson Airport to Toronto with the UP Express

AGO Toronto

Visiting the Art Gallery of Ontario

As we’ve said before, we are not normally ones for art galleries, or museums in general for that matter. After an hour or so I’m usually bored, my back hurts and I just want to go do something else. So when I found out that my team was going on an ‘away day’ to the Art Gallery of Ontario (or AGO to us Torontonians) I was probably the … Continue reading Visiting the Art Gallery of Ontario

Toronto Islands at night

Looking back on 18 months in Canada

Highlights of our Canadian Working Holiday This week another milestone was reached as we celebrated 18 months in Canada. As always the time has flown by and we wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on some of the best things we’ve done in the last 12 months. So here we go, in no particular order, 6 of our favourite things from this year: 1. Showing … Continue reading Looking back on 18 months in Canada

KnowRoaming review

Travel review: KnowRoaming Global SIM Sticker

How to reduce roaming costs with KnowRoaming and promo code In the digital age that we live in, we are always ready to reach for our smartphone to find something out. Whether it be where we’re going, what to eat, to check the news or use social media, smartphones are the ‘go to’ device whether at home or away. They are just a little bit addictive. This … Continue reading Travel review: KnowRoaming Global SIM Sticker

The Beaches Toronto

Winter Stations at The Beaches

After 16 months in Toronto we finally made it to The Beaches! It was a beautifully sunny day yesterday so we decided to head down to the lake and check out the Winter Stations design competition that was ending this weekend. Winter Stations is in its second year, and aims to encourage people down to the beach in winter by transforming the lifeguard stations into art … Continue reading Winter Stations at The Beaches

Cheltenham Badlands

Visiting Cheltenham Badlands

On my final day of work in the UK, I spent a long car journey picking the brains of my Canadian colleague as we drove to a meeting. She talked with passion about the GTA (that’s Greater Toronto Area to you non locals) and it got me even more excited to visit. At that point I thought we would only be in Toronto for a handful of days so … Continue reading Visiting Cheltenham Badlands

Cathedral of the Transfiguration

The Cathedral of the Transfiguration

Exploring a lesser known abandoned building in the Toronto area Last weekend we were meant to go on a 3 hour snowmobiling experience to celebrate my birthday. Unfortunately, we got a call in the morning to say that one of the two key ingredients was missing. Whilst the snowmobiles were ready to go, sadly there wasn’t enough snow for them to do their thing. With a Zipcar … Continue reading The Cathedral of the Transfiguration

How to get a Health Card Ontario

Accessing health care in Ontario

Our guide to getting an Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card So you’ve arrived in Canada, and are living in Ontario on your IEC working holiday visa. Hopefully you’ve come with some travel insurance that’ll cover you in case of any immediate medical emergencies (you shouldn’t have got handed your visa at the border without the insurance!). But what about those non-emergency medical things, which … Continue reading Accessing health care in Ontario