Crafted roasts their own beans, so you know they take their coffee seriously. It’s a quiet, minimally designed space that feels comfortable. A great spot to catch up on emails, read that book, or write that novel.
Trinity Bellwoods Parks is beautiful in any season, but the people-watching is best in the summer. Make sure to pack a lunch for an afternoon picnic.
Stopping in for any meal is a good idea, but brunch here is definitely a must do!
Shop for beautifully crafted housewares here.
There are several record shops in the city, but there’s something authentic and familiar about stepping into Rotate This. The staff is very knowledgeable about all things music.
Kensington Market is an eclectic, diverse neighbourhood filled with a mix of artisanal food shops, cafés, restaurants, boutique, and vintage shops.
A Swedish-style café in Kensington Market. Their magic bars are delicious!
One of the city’s best butchers, but it’s their sandwiches that have me coming back!
A fun rooftop beer garden overlooking downtown Toronto.
It’s been voted one of the best food markets in the world! It’s a beautiful spot for fresh produce and meats. You have to try the peameal bacon sandwich! It’s a Toronto classic.
One of Toronto’s oldest areas — the district was once the Gooderham & Worts Canadian Whiskey Distillery. They’ve since built up a residential neighbourhood and filled it with artist galleries, boutique shops, restaurants, and cafés.
Local chocolate shop run by the chocolatemakers themselves. Their hot chocolate is a must try! Especially nice in the winter.
My favourite coffee house in the city! Great coffee, yes, but it’s also about the atmosphere and their views of the city from this prime location.
This side of the park is a great spot to sit, wander, or take in the views of the city at sunset, while enjoying coffee with a friend.
I recommend coming here in the evening when the sun has set and you have views of the city at night and the bridge’s light.
One of Toronto’s best craft brewers! This space was once an old garage, which has since been converted into a restaurant and shop. One of my favourite spots to meet friends for drinks, dinner, or brunch.
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I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, to a French-Canadian mother and Lithuanian father. I’m first generation Canadian on my father’s side, and 10+ generation Canadian on my mother’s. My sisters and I were raised with an appreciation for both cultures, while also being very curious about the world and the other cultures around us. I’m extremely proud to call myself Canadian.
The best moment is discovering something new about a place, a person, or about myself.
Everything — my husband’s laughter and my soon-to-be-born son, travel, architecture, art, colours, food, fashion, the outdoors, weather, music. If I can see it, hear it, taste it, smell it, or touch it…I’m interested!
I hope they would say I'm a creative, caring friend with an open heart and ready to laugh. Always curious and up for anything, too.
Relaxed, wanderer, culture, urban, and creative.
I love reading autobiographies, the Huffington Post, and Vogue.
"Amélie" is my favourite movie for its quirky, artistic style. I also love the dream-like quality of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", for how it captured the beauty of travel and seeking adventure. My favourite television series is HBO’s "Six Feet Under" - I have yet to find another series with more engaging writing and character development!
My son, to instill the love and gift of travel!
Iceland, Ireland, South of France, Berlin, New York City, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Ucluelet, British Columbia .
My life philosophy is to always remain curious and to seek and embrace change.
I always try to view the world through a child’s curious eyes, searching for all of the tiny, insignificant details, that in my mind make it all the more significant.
a gift! My parents instilled their love of travel from a very young age and I cannot imagine my life without it now. Geography was always my favourite subject in school, apart from art.
also a gift! Which is why I never take it for granted and am thankful for the people and experiences that have helped shape my life!
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