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.
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.
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.
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.
After spending a couple of days in this quite small and relaxing town, we got on the road towards the big city : Toronto.
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.
After a while, we decided to walk to the CN tower, the emblematic building of the city.
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.
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.
The next day, we made our way to Niagara-on-the-lake, the most beautiful town on the shores of Lake Ontario.
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!
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.
That is it for today’s post! We hope you enjoy this kind of article and will see you soon in a new one 😊