Cherry Blossoms in High Park, Worth Braving the Crowds?

For Torontonians, it’s not just holidays that mark the passing of seasons. Certain locations throughout the city take on special significance at various times of the year. Nathan Phillips Square for the Cavaclade of Lights, the Distillery District Christmas Market, Harbour-front Summer Festivals, Exhibition Place in August for the CNE, and the annual Spring Pilgrimage…

Happy Norouz! Spring is Finally Here. Wait.. What’s Norouz?

Before meeting my husband, I had never formally celebrated the beginning of spring. Now I look forward to it every year. Persian New Year, Norouz, is the spring equinox and has been celebrated since antiquity. In Toronto, it often doesn’t feel like spring when we celebrate, but it’s nice to know that after celebrating Norouz…