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Sports & Play

10 outdoor places to stay cool in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / May 29, 2016

stay cool TorontoOutdoor places to stay cool in Toronto let you experience the best of both worlds. Camping out in air conditioning on the hottest days of the year is a good way to miss summer altogether, so the key is knowing where to head outside that won't turn you into the human version of a melting popsicle.

Here are some outdoor places to stay cool in Toronto.

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Sports & Play

The top 5 parks in North York

Posted by Derek Flack / May 29, 2016

north york parksNorth York has some of Toronto's most beautiful parks, many of which were formerly private estates donated to the city around the turn of the 20th century. The lower density of this former borough means that green spaces tend to be large and less manicured than you find closer to downtown. There are also excellent sporting facilities to be found here including soccer fields and cricket pitches.

Here are my picks for the top parks in North York.

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Sports & Play

7 secret beaches in and around Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / May 28, 2016

secret beaches torontoSecret beaches in and around Toronto offer a reprieve from the crowds that you'll find at Woodbine and on the Islands in the summer. From quiet spring-fed lakes to windswept shores beside hulking power plants, there's a host of relatively unknown beaches around the city that offer the perfect hot weather day trip.

Here are 7 secret beaches to seek out in and around Toronto.

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Eat & Drink

The top 15 wineries in Ontario

Posted by Derek Flack / May 28, 2016

ontario wineriesThe top wineries in Ontario are concentrated in the Niagara and Prince Edward County regions and responsible for producing some of the finest Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Franc in the world. Those aren't the only grapes that have success in this province, but they do tend to makeup the lion's share of our best bottles, which are now internationally recognized for their quality.

Here's a round-up of some of the top wineries in Toronto.

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Sports & Play

5 epic white water rafting adventures near Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / May 28, 2016

White water adventures ontarioWhite water rafting can be the ultimate adventure escape from Toronto. Close to the city, the best time to hit the rapids is when the snow melts in early spring, but if you're willing to drive a few hours, there are some wild rides out there waiting to be mastered. Most rivers that boast navigable rapids are services by tour companies that offer instruction and equipment rentals to making planning easier.

Here's a round-up of 5 white water rafting adventures near Toronto.

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Sports & Play

Rogers Centre roof open for the first time this season

Posted by Derek Flack / May 27, 2016

rogers centre roof openThe official start of summer might be a few weeks away yet, but it might as well be today because The roof of the SkyDome (er, Rogers Centre) will be open for the first time this season. I don't know what's a better indicator than that.

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