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Ontario Summer Festivals For Dog Lovers

Does your best friend have four legs, a wagging tail, and greet you with a friendly bark upon your return home from a long day at work? Although Woofstock just passed on May 26, there are a few other upcoming events which are perfect for you and your canine pal.

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Ice Cream Parlours Across Canada To Satisfy Your Sugar Cravings

After an endless winter, it seems that the first whisperings of summer have finally arrived in Canada. Whether you are craving a sweet treat while out running weekend errands or wanting to catch up with an old friend over a cone, there’s nothing quite like ice cream. From cones, to soft serve, to crazy toppings, we’ve got the scoop on where to enjoy everyone’s favourite frozen dessert at an ice cream parlour near you. 

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Toronto Officially Gets A Derby With The Greenwood Stakes On May 26

Although the Kentucky Derby is world famous and Vancouver has already been home to the Deighton Cup for ten years, Toronto is now slated to officially welcome the first ever Greenwood Stakes Derby this Saturday, May 26. The derby, which is open to guests aged 19 and up, will feature a horse race, along with signature cocktails, arts and fashion. The event takes place at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack.

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Where To See Victoria Day 2018 Fireworks Across Ontario

While we might not be able to pack a picnic for you, pick up that cooler or gather your closest friends and family for the night, we can certainly share our guide to embracing the May 18 weekend! From family outings to a cozy date night, we’ve compiled a few popular ideas for celebrating Victoria Day in Ontario. 

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“Home To Win” Host And ET Canada Reporter Sangita Patel Talks To Real Style

You may recognize Canadian TV personality Sangita Patel from ET Canada, which airs on weeknights at 7:30 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Global. The gorgeous and bubbly Patel can usually be spotted reporting from the red carpets, clad in some manner of elaborate frock created by a local designer. However, her latest venture is a bit different from the glitz and glamour of ET Canada, and brings her into the world of home renovation. Patel is the host of HGTV Canada’s Home To Win, which just started Season 3 on April 29. 

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“Hot For Food” Author And YouTube Personality Lauren Toyota Talks To Real Style

Although she may be easily recognized as a former Canadian television personality and MuchMusic host, Lauren Toyota has now discovered an entirely new realm for herself. The 35-year-old Mississauga, Ontario-born star recently penned a new vegan cookbook, called Hot For Food. Not only did Real Style had a chance to attend the exclusive launch of her book at YouTube Space in Toronto, we also got to speak to the media darling herself.

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Toronto Food Festivals And Events To Indulge In This Spring

From underestimated classics to vegetarian menus, this season’s culinary fests will satisfy all of your salty and sweet cravings, plus leave you wanting more. With an array of mouth-watering dishes expected to hit Toronto, it’s time to jump into Spring 2018 with lots of flavour. Here’s a list of a few upcoming food festivals and events to keep in mind for the weeks ahead.

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Rustic Country Wedding Venues Across Canada

Although February may officially be deemed the month of love, spring and summertime are wedding season here in the True North. Once the snow melts and colourful blossoms begin appearing once again in gardens, wedding bells can be heard chiming from coast to coast. After the bride has finalized her dream dress, the venue is perhaps the most intimate design decision that a couple can make.

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The Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in Toronto This Spring

Kick start your spring cleaning and add a dash of spice into your diet with Toronto’s flavourful global mix of influences. Here’s a few new and up and coming restaurant openings to keep in mind in the (hopefully) sun-filled weeks ahead.       

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Must-Visit Sugar Shacks In Quebec

As we find ourselves at the end of a long and brutally cold winter that is still not ready to leave us behind, the only light at the end of this snowy tunnel is the taste of sticky, sweet maple treats. With late March here and Canadians rejoicing about the (eventual!) arrival of springtime, maple syrup fever has officially taken over the countryside of Quebec. As the period to fully enjoy this sugary wonder is rather short and typically lasts from March to April, here are a few suggestions of rustic shacks to visit in the coming weeks. 

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Montreal Events For This March 2018

Whether celebrating the arrival of blooms and fresh greens or appreciating the city’s renowned artistic scene, Montreal has a number of upbeat events to keep you going. We’ve curated a roundup of key March events happening in Montreal in the days and weeks ahead. 

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Vancouver’s Latest Restaurant Openings

Whether you’re a local Vancouver foodie or someone travelling to Van City this spring, there’s no better way to expand our horizons than with the latest mouth-watering dish. From French delicacies to American comfort-foods, Canada’s bustling West Coast city has no shortage of crave-worthy foods.  We’ve compiled a few new restaurant openings to keep on your radar this season. 

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Check Out These Toronto Events This March

Although beautiful springtime temperatures may still be a few weeks away, the melting snow and the (slowly) rising temperatures signal that the end of winter is near. With that in mind, adventurous Torontonians are gradually shifting away from the couch and entering the great outdoors once again. Look no further than these exciting Toronto happenings, which are set to take place in the days and weeks ahead. 

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Hot New Book Releases To Keep You Occupied All Winter Long

  We hope you asked your family and friends for a new bookshelf this past Christmas, because as of this month, a number of hot new book releases are hitting the stores. Although many of us prefer a good read by the beach while on vacation, cozying up on the couch with a cup of […]

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Vancouver Festivals To Hit Up This Winter

  With its scenic views, picturesque landscape and rather mild climate, Vancouver is one of Canada’s top destinations to visit – especially in the winter season. Whether you’re a local or just passing through, the bustling city offers loads of festivals and events that showcase the town’s cultural diversity, artistic community and widely popular outdoor […]

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