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8 things to do for free in Toronto

At work Stewart is known as the master of freebies due to our ability to sniff out a good bargain. Just last week whilst at High Park he suddenly disappeared as he made a beeline for a Lays crisps promo van! Since living in Toronto we’ve made the most of what’s on offer for free, saving us money (for more holidays), whilst still enabling us … Continue reading 8 things to do for free in Toronto

Graffiti Tour of Toronto

Graffiti Tour of Toronto

Uncovering the beauty of graffiti in Toronto’s Graffiti Alley Back in April, we delved into Toronto’s Hogtown moniker with a Bacon Tour. Along the way we had been briefly introduced to Graffiti Alley and its artwork. So when the opportunity came up for a longer and more in-depth tour of the graffiti, we jumped at the chance. The tour is led by Tour Guys, who … Continue reading Graffiti Tour of Toronto

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TV interview lessons at the Indycar

The time we got interviewed on TV at the Honda Indy in Toronto Having dragged Emma all the way to Montreal to watch the Formula 1 race the weekend before, it was something of a surprise that she agreed to come with me the following weekend to the Indycar race in Toronto. Indycars are the American version of Formula 1, and they have been visiting … Continue reading TV interview lessons at the Indycar

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Finding a Toronto activity that’s scarier than the CN Tower EdgeWalk

Standup Paddleboarding on Lake Ontario in Toronto  In June Emma took me on a belated birthday treat. There’s a good reason why it was belated though. In June, Toronto basks in warm sunshine and the waters of Lake Ontario lap up against the city unhindered. My birthday is in February, and back then, there may be sunshine, but temperatures are 30-40 degrees colder than in … Continue reading Finding a Toronto activity that’s scarier than the CN Tower EdgeWalk

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

Today marks Canada’s 148th birthday and our very first Canada Day! Not sure how to celebrate, we consulted our colleagues, who recommended a Canada Day Eve trip to the Toronto Islands to watch the fireworks with the city skyline as a backdrop. So this was exactly what we planned to do but unfortunately the weather had other ideas. After much debate if it was even worth going … Continue reading Happy Canada Day!

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Watching soccer in Toronto

Can’t believe I just called it soccer *shudders*. Watching Toronto FC take on Manchester City One of the issues with leaving Europe behind is that you also leave behind the chance to watch your favourite football teams in action. However, Toronto is home to one of Canada’s three teams in Major League Soccer, a league whose popularity and reputation have grown ever since David Beckham … Continue reading Watching soccer in Toronto

Bata Shoe Museum

The Bata Shoe Museum

Spending a couple of hours at the museum dedicated to shoes One cold but sunny March day I decided to take a trip to the Bata Shoe Museum. Unsurprisingly I couldn’t convince Stewart to come too, apparently looking at shoes is boring! Although he did take an interest in my pictures afterwards so perhaps he would of enjoyed it. We ended up with tickets to the … Continue reading The Bata Shoe Museum