Weekend road trips are the best kind of adventure, and on Saturday I had a fun trip out of town, right here in Ontario's glorious back yard thanks to Ford and the 2017 Escape. The real adventure might just be that I had no idea where Ford was going to send me though right up until I left my door, but I knew I was in for something special with their #EscapeAndDiscover weekend.
Over the weekend, Ford took a few writers and photographers out of Toronto to #EscapeAndDiscover parts of Ontario, while getting a chance to check out the new 2017 Ford Escape, Titanium Edition, and what it had to offer. My team--Team Green--was whisked away to Sarnia where we picked up the Escape and drove on to Owen Sound. Read the full story, and scroll down to check out the gallery from each part of the trip.
"It's been an incredible journey," director Andrew Cividino admits. Ever since his film Sleeping Giant debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, it's been very well received everywhere its been, from the Toronto International Film Festival, to the 29 countries and 45 festivals where it screened around the world. Then, the indie success story topped itself thanks to Toronto audiences who recently helped the film earn North America's highest film per screen average during its opening weekend.
LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, The Killers, Major Lazer, M83, HAIM, Chvrches and sixty other artists will hit the stage this summer in Ontario, from July 22 to 24, as WayHome Music and Arts festival returns to Burl's Creek Event Grounds for a second year.
After two days of learning about whisky--and drinking some too--I have to say a big thank-you to Canadian Club and their Brand Centre in Walkerville for hosting me for a really interesting and exceptional little adventure. The trip was a history lesson and a connoisseurs field trip rolled up into one, featuring Canadian Club's whiskys and some great local treats, and I also can't help but thank Canadian Club's Global Brand Ambassador Tish Harcus for passing on some of her extensive knowledge about the company and how they make their delicious whisky.
At the start of September, the St. Jacobs Farmers' Market suffered a major loss as their historic main building burnt to the ground. The story made the national news, but what a lot of people didn't realize was that the market was still open for business after the massive fire.
Courage My Love were first discovered in a Stratford, Ontario battle of the bands competition three years ago. Since then they have worked their way up in the music industry and landed slots at summer festivals including the Vans Warped Tour, NXNE and Canadian Music Week.
On a quiet little side street between two of the busiest streets in the country sits one of the gems of the hotel world--not just in Toronto, or even this country, but one of the gems of the entire hotel world. This is not just a personal opinion, while certainly being that, it is also an opinion backed up by Conde Naste Traveler Magazine which named the Windsor Arms Hotel the third best boutique hotel in the world (out of almost 300 boutique hotels scrutinized worldwide).