Travel with us: Ontario Roadtrip

Happy Monday everyone !

We hope you had a great week and are as excited for the weekend as we are. Summer is going by so fast, how is it already august?! I think it is really important to make the most of what is left of the pretty weather and enjoy the freedom before school starts! On that note, I thought it would be interesting to create a blog post for you guys showing you a couple of great activities you can do, places to eat and also pretty cities to visit if you are ever in the Toronto area. I hope you enjoy!

The first stop on our roadtrip was Brockville, where we walked around and enjoyed the pretty waterfront view.

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Later on in the day, we moved on to Gananoque, which was the first destination we had on our list. It is a really tiny town where we walked around before we started looking around for some place to have dinner. Since it is a really small community, there is not a lot of choice but we found a really pretty, newly renovated, italian restaurant named Riva. I truly recommend it to you guys if you are ever in the area! The patio and the tiramisu are to die for.

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We then made our way to Kingston, where we spent the next three nights. It is a really cute city mainly inhabited by military officers and university students. The architecture is pretty and there are a lot of parks you can explore as well as the public market at Springer Market Square which is really fun to discover.

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In the heart of the city, a lot of the buildings are made of red brick, which I think is so beautiful !

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While in Kingston, I really liked walking around and checking out the different houses in the neighbourhoods around the City Park as well as King and Wellington Streets. There is a great mixture of styles in the area and some were lived in by important characters in the city’s history, which is interesting to learn about.
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This is a really fun bakery situated on Princess St in Kingston. You can have brunch, lunch, coffee or a little treat to go !

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We also returned to Gananoque for a day to take a boat that would show us around the 1000 Islands and that would also transport us to the Boldt Castle.

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The architecture of the castle was very unique and it was really fun to walk around the property!

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My favorite outfit for a day out walking around ! I got my off-the-shoulder top from Brandy Melville and my shorts from Zara. I also had on a double buckle belt (my favorite trend of this summer!) from Bestseller.

After spending a couple of days in this quite small and relaxing town, we got on the road towards the big city : Toronto.

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We started our day by walking to the Kensington Market, one of the oldest neighbourhood of the city. It is situated in Downtown Toronto, a close walk from Chinatown, and is a really interesting area to explore. It is very eclectic and multicultural, which is what makes it so unique. Most cafes and shops take stand on Augusta Av and Kensington Av.

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After a while, we decided to walk to the CN tower, the emblematic building of the city.

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After walking around the Financial district we headed to the Eaton Center. On our way we found this really amazing café named Mövenpick. It is located on Yonge Street and they serve really good coffee, an amazing cranberry flavoured iced tea as well as sandwiches and treats.

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After a little bit of shopping, we decided to end the day by discovering the Distillery District, which is a pedestrians only area full of little shops and restaurants.

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A really comfy outfit for a day of exploring ! I love the pattern on the shorts (that I bought at Forever 21) for the summer, it is really fun and it reminds me of Greece because of the colours! I love to pair them with a simple white top and this one is from Dynamite. My sandals from Aldo are my favourite to walk in since they are so comfy!

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You can buy little love locks to put on the wall like in Paris, which is cute!
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This is the restaurant we chose for diner. It is called El Catrin Destileria and is a mexican tapas style. I recommend you try their guacamole and their tacos if you are ever in the area! Make sure to reserve in advance or to come in early since it is really popular.

The next day, we made our way to Niagara-on-the-lake, the most beautiful town on the shores of Lake Ontario.

 

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There are so much flowers on the main street, it is insane but soooo pretty !

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We spent our last three days in that area, walking around the little town and checking out the breathtaking sunsets and beautiful houses.

On one of the days, we rented bikes and explored the wine routes around the town. There is a vast choice of wineries to choose from and decided on some we wanted to visit. We biked around for the day and it was actually really fun so I definitely recommend it to you guys!

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The Inniskillin winery was one of our stops

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We also went to Caroline Cellars where we had dinner one night and it was really good ! The restaurant is only open on thursdays and fridays though.

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My sporty look for the day we went on a bike ride. It was so hot on this day but the wine tasting made it all better !

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We also went to Niagara Falls where we walked around and had dinner in a really good Indian restaurant named Shere Punjab on Victoria Ave.

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My go-to outfit on a hot summer night! My cropped tank is from American Eagle and my skirt from Urban Outfitters.

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That is it for today’s post! We hope you enjoy this kind of article and will see you soon in a new one 😊

-K&J

 

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