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Photo of the Week: Skating in Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Canada

  • Jason Kucherawy (Photo and Text)
  • 8 April 2012

This photo is a part of Nathan Philips Square, which is the big public square in front of Toronto City Hall. Pictured is a public skating rink that is free to use all winter. People without their own ice skates can rent a pair for a couple of hours to join the other skaters in turning laps around the rink. It’s a place where many new Canadians try out this popular winter pastime for the very first time!

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Slow Travel Practitioner: A Ski Bum in Fernie, British Columbia

  • Mike Cotton
  • 24 February 2012

Ski bums are fine practitioners of slow travel. They are neither the tourists who pass through for weekend getaways, nor the weathered locals who have seen a lifetime of winters. Somewhere in between, ski bums stop and stay long enough to make temporary lives for themselves in a town. Like Fernie, British Columbia.

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An Interview with Yolanda Clatworthy, the Ultimate Triptrotter

  • The Travel Word
  • 28 June 2011

For five weeks, Triptrotting has searched for the ‘Ultimate Triptrotter’ to have the ‘Ultimate Triptrotting Summer Experience.’ With over 300 entries and dozens of videos, they had their hands full. On June 9, 2011, a decision was finally made and Yolanda Clatworthy, an International Relations student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, was picked as the winner. Now you get to meet her!

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Top Five Reasons for Women to Travel Solo

  • Janice Waugh
  • 4 March 2011

Solo travel is an amazing opportunity for adventure. It’s a chance to discover yourself as you discover the world. It is safe. It is fun. You’ll also meet more people – locals and travellers – than you would travelling with a companion. You’ll have amazing experiences you will never forget.

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Going Green with Toronto’s Eco Taxi

  • Paul Tavner
  • 29 December 2010

Toronto, capital of the province of Ontario. It’s Canada’s largest city and one of North America’s greatest urban centres, despite which it has a well-deserved reputation for being a friendly, safe place that’s internationally regarded as progressive and forward thinking. Accordingly, its residents can lay claim to a number of citywide initiatives designed to promote environmental awareness, including a more ecologically friendly alternative to existing transport options: Eco Taxi.

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Local Food: A Culinary World Tour

  • WHL Group
  • 18 October 2010

When it comes to life’s simple pleasures, food definitely ranks near (if not at) the top of the list for most people. It’s probably fair to say that the way to a whole nation’s heart is through its stomach, so finding out what makes a country tick is often as simple as checking out what dishes regularly make it onto the dinner table. Thanks to the efforts of our local partners around the globe, we’ve assembled an extensive selection of typical local appetisers, soups and stews, main dishes, vegetarian dishes, desserts, drinks and snacks and street foods.

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Move over New York and Hollywood, Toronto Is the New Movie Mecca!

  • Jason Kucherawy
  • 27 July 2010

I recently received a call from a hotel concierge asking if I did tours of Toronto that cover famous locations used in film and television. As a film buff and local tour guide, I know many places that have been seen on screen. After all, Toronto has a reputation as a popular city for making motion pictures. Next to Hollywood and New York City, there isn’t another place in North America that is home to more film and TV productions (although Vancouver is coming close).

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