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10 Best Staycations Around the GTA

14 May

Gaining popularity during the 2007 – 2009 financial crisis when people couldn’t afford to holiday, the term “staycation” was officially added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 2009.  Literally meaning “stay” (at-home) “vacation”, holiday-seekers are beginning to venture around their home country more and more, well after the recession has ended.  So jump on the bandwagon and test it out this season.  Good for any weather condition or group size, follows is a list of the 10 best staycation ideas outside of the Greater Toronto Area:

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Annual Swan Parade Welcomes Spring in Stratford, ON

5 Apr

For most Canadians, the initial sighting of a robin, patch of grass or tree bud means that spring is in the air.  For the citizens of Stratford Ontario this means the homecoming of the swans to the Avon River.  What started off as a simple yearly routine more than twenty years ago has now become an annual tradition and a world re-known event.  This unusual episode attracts more and more visitors each year including our bordering American neighbours.

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