What better way to explore York Region's most beautiful places up close and at your own pace than by bike? Whether you like natural spaces, urban areas or quaint villages, there's a cycling opportunity for you. York is blessed with country roads in the north ideal for road cycling, as well as a number of excellent trails. There's something for everyone, asserts Shawn Smith, York Region's program manager for active and sustainable transportation. It offers a sense of adventure and an opportunity to explore the region in a different way. When you're cycling, you see things differently because you are at a slower pace and you use all your senses. It's really enjoyable. More
No cottage? No worries. If hitting the beach is at the top of your summer bucket list, there are plenty of beaches to enjoy right here in York Region. And it won't take a long time to get to them ideal, because battling traffic isn't on anybody's bucket list. Read on for eight local spots to make a splash. More
Tranquil sounds of cascading water relax your muscles. Radiant views of blossoming hibiscus thrill your eyes. Smoky aromas of grilled delicacies tickle your taste buds. No, it's not a luxury holiday in Punta Cana. This paradise is only steps from your door in your own private backyard oasis. More
Ontario's most dramatic waterfall is, obviously, located at Niagara. But many people in search of tumbling waterfalls head the opposite direction, north, towards Muskoka. Here, they bask in the power and beauty of more than a dozen waterfalls, each uniquely spectacular in their own way. Read More..
The health of honeybees is a constant worry for Peter and Sandi Dickey. The last three years have been a struggle, confesses Sandi Dickey, who owns and operates Dickey Bee Honey in Cookstown with her husband, Peter, a fourth generation beekeeper. Last year, we lost almost 50 per cent of our honeybees. Normal loss is usually between 10 to 15 per cent Read More..
Honestly, I have a passion for everything that is food, says John Cordeaux, the new executive chef in charge of Casino Rama's eight crowd-pleasing restaurants. We have an amazing quality of product here now. It's very nice to see that in every single restaurant, the quality of the food and beverages is superb. Since his arrival in January, the chef has made it his mandate to thoroughly understand the restaurants' operations and become familiar with the resort's client base. It's a big assignment that covers eight outlets, including the casual dining experiences offered by Cedar, The Weirs Restaurant, Fire Starter Lounge and the Simcoe Yard House. International Asian cuisine is served at Willow and Noodle Bar. For buffet fans, the Las Vegas-style Couchiching Court is perfect, and upscale diners are drawn to St. Germain's steakhous Read More..
We have never seen anything like this. The Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, coming to the Toronto region this summer, are of a size and scope that will blow us away, as the best athletes in the Western Hemisphere come here to compete and the world's eyes are turned on us. Read More..
There's a feeling in downtown Stouffville that can't be experienced in a larger city. It's a place where neighbours gather to eat, to shop and to explore. Stouffville has a uniqueness to it, says Anna Rose, downtown coordinator for the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. It's a friendly, small, mom-and-pop-shop type of feeling you get when you visit the stores. Read More..
Renovation gives designer and passionate home cook kitchen of her dreams Read More..
You have decided that this winter will be different. Instead of ignoring the majestic Ontario winter and making Netflicks your boon companion until spring, you're going to embrace the great outdoors and ski, skate, toboggan, snowboard and do all the things you used to do or have always wanted to do from the first flurry to the last melted drift. Read More..
Only a handful of Ontario dairy farmers bottle their own pasteurized milk. Fortunately, for local residents, two of these farms are located within Simcoe County. Read More..
An afternoon or evening at Canvas and Cabernet is as much about stopping, focusing and relaxing as it is a about music, fine wine and art. The trendy new concept provides a fun and unique night out in Barrie for those who are experienced artists and many who have never picked up a paintbrush. Read More..
The Students4Soup Challenge invited local high school students to hone their soup-making skills. Read More..
At Markham Road and Hwy. 7 lies a stretch of history that has long been an important part of York Region. As Markham grew in the early and mid-1800s, Main Street became home to the shops and services its residents neededdistilleries, inns, taverns, a jail, general stores and clothing retailers. Today, Main Street Markham attracts residents and visitors alikeserving as a destination for social outings, shopping, dining and seasonal events. The completion of a three-year revitalization project may be just the reason you need to join them. Read More..
Shopping for Christmas gifts can be a gargantuan task, made all the more challenging by the need to find suitable gifts for people of all ages and both sexes. In this era of decluttering, you don't want to be the person who adds an unappreciated gift to a recipient's stash of stuff. Instead, why not offer up a life experience they won't soon forget? Here are a few ideas to get you started. Read More..
The holiday season and chocolate go hand in hand. With that in mind, GoodLife tracked down various local chocolatiers to learn more about their mouthwatering creations. Here's a sampling of some of the region's best chocolate makers. Read More..