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A Victorian Time Machine

A Victorian Time Machine

While many a small Canadian town will claim to be a Victorian village, Stratford is without a doubt the real deal: a place where vintage architecture has been lovingly preserved.

Thrill of the Hunt

Thrill of the Hunt

Summers make Canada the ideal staycation choice. And what better to way to explore our country than on a mission? If you have your eye on a collectible or you’re simply up for a little browsing, antique-laden towns and stops will make your next adventure all the more...

Don’t Forget the Folklore

Don’t Forget the Folklore

Like any region that has a deep history, these local legends do more than just entertain: they also provide insight into everyday life during bygone times, and can even help you understand the character of the people who live in Stratford, Ontario, today. When the...

Bring Your Appetite to Stratford

Bring Your Appetite to Stratford

If you’re a fan of buying locally produced food, then Stratford is your 100-mile-diet dream. A trip in the fall means the 100-miler will have plenty of options: Orchard fruits of various types, Niagara wines, loads of locally crafted beers and just about every type of...

To each his own (island)

To each his own (island)

Summer. Six letters, two syllables, four consonants and two vowels. Though its ambiguous and smooth phonetic exclamation is short (much like itself), the two-month sabbatical from the harsh realities of adolescence and adulthood isn’t lost among a single soul on...

The Cycle of Life

The Cycle of Life

Yvonne Bambrick has been on a bike since she was a baby. On the back of her father's bike, a few decades back. But now she gets around Toronto under her own steam, and in her own words. Bambrick is the author of the Urban Cycling Survival Guide. It's an introduction...

Horses Are My Therapy

Horses Are My Therapy

Dr. J. David Richardson is a Viking with a heart of gold. The retired Dundas, Ontario family doctor now runs Christieview Farm, just outside of Hamilton, Ontario. And, he's using his rural perch, on the lip of the Christie Conversation Area, to help folks recover from...

One Of A Kind, The Recycled and the Strange

One Of A Kind, The Recycled and the Strange

We dropped by the One of a Kind Show and Sale in Toronto this week. We were looking for artists and craftspeople who were doing something a little different or making good use of recycled material. We found them. From a former pig farmer who now does cycle sculptures...

The Birdseed Man of Safari Road

The Birdseed Man of Safari Road

Back in 1874 Barry Bogle's ancestors farmed the land of Safari Road just to get by. Now a sixth generation does the same to keep the birds of Hamilton thriving through the winter. High in the rafters of Barry Bogle's wild birdseed barn is an old rack lifter. It's a...

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