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Family Travel Ontario Science Centre’s Wild Weather

With events like Hurricane Matthew in the US and the flooding in Sydney, Nova Scotia, extreme weather is top of mind for many families. The new Wild Weather at the Ontario Science Centre helps to put a little science and knowledge behind the scary. […]

Family Travel Medieval Times Toronto Adventure

Taking kids to live theatre can mean having them sit quietly in the audience when taking in the show or seeing something that is juvenile in nature but enables kids to interact. Medieval Times in Toronto encourages audience participation from the whole family and you get to enjoy dinner too. […]

Natrel Milk Bar by Java U Opens in Toronto

Traveling with kids can sometimes mean busy days but that doesn’t mean you should settle for hotel room coffee or a fast food drive-thru as the way to start your morning. Heading out to explore Toronto’s funky west end, families can now get their quick foodie fix at the Natrel Milk Bar by java u. […]

An Ontario Science Centre Nature Escape

The Ontario Science Centre has always been a popular destination for families, whether local or traveling from out of town. The addition on the Cohon Family Nature Escape adds another great hands-on experience sure to please kids and adults. […]

Toronto Urban Walking Experience #ECCOLovesMoms

Soon my oldest will be starting high school, growing busier with school and social commitments. With Mother’s Day around the corner we decided to spend the day together, tourists in our own backyard. Ecco Shoes offered to keep us going during our Toronto walking tour. […]

Escape to Montreal in Hotel Le Crystal’s Penthouse Suite

Montreal is an easy weekend getaway and when we heard it was home to the world’s largest permanent Barbie exhibit we had to plan a visit. Finding downtown accommodations for a family of five was easy when we discovered Hotel Le Crystal. […]

Hanging Out with Barbie in Downtown Montreal

Many of my childhood hours were spent playing with Barbie and her friends, living out my career (and wardrobe) fantasies. Over the years, outfit styles have changed, even Barbie herself has evolved with the times. Whether you’re feeling nostalgic or you have a mini Barbie fan in your family, a trip to Montreal calls for a visit to the Barbie Expo. […]

Take a Moment for Tea at the Windsor Arms Tea Room

Perhaps it’s my obsession with British dramas or my love of tea but the idea of high tea has great appeal to me. Stopping in the middle of the day to sit and sip and nibble and talk. It seems like something done only by ladies with too much free time. But everyone can enjoy an afternoon tea break and the Windsor Arms Hotel offers the perfect backdrop. […]

Toronto Santa Claus Parade

With Halloween and Thanksgiving behind us it’s time for Santa to make an appearance. His arrival and the start of the holiday season is marked by the annual Toronto Santa Claus parade. We’ve attended almost every year (even before kids) to see the fun floats and hear the live marching bands. To me the parade signals the start to be all things festive, from reading holiday books and baking cookies to putting the decorations up around the house.  […]

The Spa Windsor Arms Salt Cave

In countless classic movies people would venture to the seaside under “Doctor’s orders” to enjoy the relaxing as well as medicinal benefits of the salt air. Movie screen aside, visitors can escape to the salty cavern found in the historic Spa Windsor Arms in downtown Toronto. […]