The Gooderham Building (or Flatiron Building) in Toronto is one of the city’s most loved icons. Many locals refer to it as the Grand Dame. This red-brick beauty was completed in 1892 and is located at the intersection of Front Street and Wellington Street, a short walk away from the famous St. Lawrence Market.
Read the accompanying post: “A Forest of Glass and Steel“.
Luma is a fabulous restaurant located inside the TIFF Bell Lightbox complex in Toronto. I love seafood so this seafood platter got my mouth watering the second it arrived. After feasting my eyes on the delightful presentation, I gingerly lifted a slice of tuna into my mouth, followed by a scallop. The subtle flavours and mix of textures were simply gorgeous. I chose more scallops for my main course and they were absolutely outstanding… and colourful too!
Read the accompanying post: “Moments of Luxury in Toronto“.
The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto is one of the largest art galleries in North America, featuring more than 80,000 works of art from the 1st century to more contemporary pieces. The gallery has been renovated several times during its existence; the latest renovations were designed by the world-famous architect Frank Gehry (think Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao) who was born in Toronto. The artworks at the gallery, from Renaissance to Canadiana, were certainly impressive but the most striking features of the museum were, in my view, the gorgeous curves designed by Frank Gehry.
If you’re in Toronto, the AGO is absolutely a must-visit, if only to admire its gorgeous curves!
The Halifax waterfront is a lovely place for a leisurely stroll. There’s a lot to learn about the history of Halifax at the Maritime Museum. You can also visit the Farmers Market and some of the gorgeous shops along the boardwalk such as Rum Runners and Nova Scotia Crystal. or you can sit in one of these colourful chairs and watch locals and tourists pass by.
Read the accompanying post: “A Stroll Along the Halifax Waterfront“.
Peggy’s Cove is a small fishing village in Nova Scotia, about 40km south of Halifax. Founded in the 19th century, the village is a favourite among tourists who come here to see the famous Peggy’s Point Lighthouse and stroll around the colourful houses. The village, though very small, was one of the highlights of my recent trip to Nova Scotia. I certainly enjoyed walking along the rocky shoreline and watching the big waves come in from the Atlantic Ocean, and exploring the charming houses that surround the cove.