Out & About in Toronto: Harbour Front + Distillery District

Exploring the Distillery District and Harbour Front is one of my favorite things to do in Toronto, mostly because there is so much to see, and it changes every time I go. We attempted to save this exploring day for a nice and sunny one, but we weren’t so lucky; it was sunny, but mixed…

Out & About in Toronto: Kensington Market

When you visit downtown Toronto, you’re guaranteed to be told to check out Kensington Market. It is one of the most interesting and diverse areas of the city, and you’d be surprised at just how much can be crammed into a tiny space. I didn’t know this, but in 2006, Kensington Market was declared a…

Out and About in Toronto: Exploring Queen St. West

Day 3 of our exploring of Toronto consisted of walking down Queen St. West (in the cold and rain) to explore cute little stores that we had seen on our way to my aunt’s place. If you’ve ever been downtown Toronto on Queen St., the most popular parts are usually between Yonge and Spadina, where…

Out and About in Toronto: Exploring Roncesvalles

The Patates are on holidays! Yes sir! We decided to come to Toronto for our holidays, since the last time we came was way too short and way too cold. We felt like there was so much more to do and see; so we decided to come back for an entire week and explore the…

Coffee Break in Gatineau: Café Mulligan

We’re taking you on a little roadtrip this week, taking you to Aylmer, Gatineau, for a quick little coffee break! For those that aren’t familiar with the area, it is the major anglophone neighborhood of the Gatineau region, located along the Ottawa/Ouatouais river. It’s quite picturesque, especially in the older part near the marina. Over…

Out & About: Traveling to Ottawa

So you’re looking for activities and things to do when in Ottawa? Well, you’ve come to the right place. To have spent 80% of my life (roughly 22 out of my 26 years) living in the Ottawa/Gatineau region, I know a thing or two about what the city has to offer. I do admit, for…

Coffee Break in Ottawa : Origin Trade

I love coming back home: I love coming home to my mom’s food, seeing my family, and visiting my old favorites. I also love coming back home to discover new stores and restaurants that have popped up over the years that I’ve been away. For example, today we discovered Origin Trade, a new-ish coffee shop…