Established in 1971, the botanical garden of University of Guelph is spread over 165 hectares (1.65 sq.km) and boasts of over 38 species of mammals, 188 species of birds, 39 species of butterflies, 18 reptiles and amphibians as well as shrubs and trees.
We visited Fergus in August, when it was hosting the widely popular Sottish Festival and Highland Games. The games are claimed to be the largest conglomeration of clans and contests are held for music and dancing, in addition to typically Scottish events such as the Caber toss
Elora is a picturesque township approx 120km west of Toronto in the Wellington County, and a quaint village to spend an afternoon away from the city. Elora is known for its limestone architecture (similar to Guelph), a large left leaning and socially liberal artistic community and its spectacular location at the confluence of two rivers that form a gorge.
Certainly a place I would like to visit again.
One of the crucial advantages of living in downtown Toronto is the fact that you are always around streetcars (trams) and bicycles. As you may know, I don’t have a car and therefore I am solely dependent either on public transit or on my bicycle. And I love them both dearly.
Guelph, about 100km west of Toronto, is a city that is known for its distinctive heritage architecture, high standards of living and a liberal environment. I was driving through downtown Guelph with my partner last weekend and the place, with its independent coffee shops, healthy food joints, bookshops, antique stores and beautiful buildings, made quite an impression on us.
Toronto’s oldest burial grounds This post is part of the weekly Toronto Tuesday series Earlier this spring, along with the Necropolis Cemetery, I visited the St. James Cemetery. This is the oldest cemetery in Toronto that’s still in operation. Located at Bloor Street and Parliament, overlooking the Don River ravine, this burial ground was once […]
Last Saturday, while the mercury remained high at around 34ºC, my neighbourhood was busy hosting the “Parkdale Then and Now” festival. The celebration was full of fun stuff – live music, food, bazaar with tons of art and craft stalls, book sale and a couple of entertainment zone exclusively for kids (I wanted to play in the bouncy castle too…)
The Necropolis cemetery is a historic cemetery in Toronto. Located on the west side of the Don Valley near Riverdale Farm, the cemetery is the final resting place for several famous Torontonians and Canadians.
I find it fascinating how some religions and cultures maintain a physical location with tombstones setup to remember their loved ones. It’s very sweet
Queen west is sortof a bohemian and an artsy area of Toronto. Here are some murals you’d notice when walking west on Queen St. West