Tag: ontario

History comes alive at hands-on museum

The Mackenzie Printery in Queenston, Ontario is no ordinary museum. The building is the house where William Lyon Mackenzie lived and worked in the 1820s. He printed a newspaper here called The Colonial Advocate before moving to York (now Toronto) and…

A sensory experience

I drink the occasional glass of wine and don’t usually think a lot about it when I do. But during a wine tasting with my husband at Reif Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, I discovered that I may be missing out…

Big Burst still wows

People wait for it. They tell their children to be patient, it will happen soon. What is it? From the centre court fountain In the middle of the Toronto Eaton Centre, three bursts of water shoot 85 feet into the…

A glimpse of government gothic

One of Canada’s most beautiful libraries is the Library of Parliament in Ottawa, Ontario. I was able to see the reading room during a recent tour of Parliament’s Centre Block, where the library sits at the rear of the main…

The great Canadian train ride

It’s a trip many Canadians say they would like to take someday. We decided to do it now. In Toronto, my husband Gregory and I got on the VIA train called “The Canadian” and travelled for four days and nights…