Historic hotels are doorways into a city, where you not only peer into the past and future, but live a part of the story the city has to share. Across Canada, some of the most incredible stories and spaces started with the stunning Canadian Pacific Railway hotels that were opened in the years following Confederation, like Regina's Hotel Saskatchewan.
Often my discoveries of cool new hotels come as a part of a larger or much different purpose for my actually being there. Sometimes a cool interview with an actor or director brings me to their favourite hotels which then gives me the opportunity to explore and develop an appreciation for that hotel independently and sometimes it is a special occasion that is either specific to the hotel or specifically related to the hotel.
There are dozens of great destinations within a short drive of Toronto, and one of the best, whether you go in summer, spring, fall or winter, is Collingwood and the Blue Mountains. During a recent trip in the Ford Flex Limited, my family and I had a chance to escape and really take the beautiful area in while testing out the vehicle.
The third season of the FIA Formula E Championship kicked off in Hong Kong earlier this month with the HKT Hong Kong ePrix, bringing the racing series to the iconic island waterfront, and featuring ten teams, 20 drivers, and thousands of racing fans. The Formula E is turning heads around the globe, exciting fans, and making it clear that electric cars are finally a reality that could help turn driving green.
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.
The Toronto Blue Jays will celebrate their 40th season home opener from Friday, April 8 to Sunday April 10, as they take on the Boston Red Sox, and the InterContinental Toronto Centre is inviting fans far and wide to come down and celebrate with them and their 2016 Home Opener Package.
The first ever Quinte Craft beer festival was a big hit, drawing hundreds to Belleville's Empire Square to sample local brews, wines, and food this past weekend. In fact, the event was such a big hit that a second festival is already in the works for later this year.
The trip was a long one for the four travellers, but it came with numerous rewards, including claiming the title of winning the Ultimate Canadian Dream Job. After travelling 17,000 kilometres for five months across the Trans Canada Trail, Woods Canada's four explorers--Melba Seto & Adam Kochanek and Magee Walker & Cedric Blanchette--made it back to Toronto late last month after an incredible adventure.