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Ontario’s Three-Storey Patio On A River Will Make You Feel Like You’re Dining In Venice

No passport needed!

If you've been craving a little taste of Italy, then you're in luck. You can satisfy your wanderlust at this gorgeous spot, and the best part is, you don't even need a plane ticket. Tucked away in a charming town, this restaurant will give you major Venice vibes. Leave your suitcase behind and have a mini vaycay at Ontario's Mex & Co.'s riverside patio this season.

Italy might not be as far away as you think. This gorgeous restaurant nestled on the side of a river will take you on a little Venice getaway.

Located in the quaint town of Perth, Mex & Co. features a three-storey patio with breathtaking river views.

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While the scenery might transport you to Europe, the food will whisk you away to Mexico.

You can order all sorts of delicious dishes to feast on as you gaze over the Tay River.

There are a variety of nachos to choose from, and you can indulge in cheese, chicken, or Mediterranean toppings.

The tacos come served on soft corn tortillas in flavours like steak, tuna poke, and vegetarian chorizo. 

If you feel like snacking, you can order a range of tapas including avocado toast, poutine, and chili lime dusted wings.

Other items include burritos, enchiladas, salads, quesadillas, burgers, and more.

The three-tier patio is currently open for dine-in, and you can also order takeout if you'd rather spend a night in.

The town itself also has lots of European splendour to offer, and it's worth touring around once you finish your meal.

Stewart Park is a gorgeous place to wander, and you can check out cute shops and other dreamy patios in this village for the perfect staycation.

If you're looking for more restaurants with a vacay vibe, there's a waterside spot that will take you on a trip to Miami.

Mex & Co.

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Cuisine: Mexican

Address: 55 Gore St. E., Perth, ON

Why You Need To Go: Indulge in mouthwatering Mexican fare while gazing over a river on this three-storey patio.


You can take your next adventure to new heights with these towering day hikes near Toronto.

From limestone cliff lookouts to massive bridges, these spots boast some unforgettable views and the best part is that they're not too far from the city.

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Rattlesnake Point

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Price: $6.50 per adult

Address: 7200 Appleby Line, Milton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Hike your way to Buffalo Crag lookout, where you'll be treated to sweeping views of the escarpment. The area is located less than an hour from the city, and reservations are required.

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Dundas Peak

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Price: $5 per person, $10 reservation fee

Address: Harvest Road, Dundas, ON

Why You Need To Go: Tucked away in Spencer Gorge Conservation Area, Dundas Peak offers towering views of the escarpment and Hamilton. The hike is just under an hour from Toronto, and it will even take you past a 41-metre waterfall. Reservations are required.

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Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

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Price: Prices vary

Address: 795122 Third Line E., Mono, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located an hour outside of the city, Mono Cliffs boasts trails through a canyon and cliff-top lookouts.

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Beamer Memorial Conservation Area

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Price: Free

Address: 28 Quarry Rd., Grimsby, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can hike your way to panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario at this area, which is one hour from the city.

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Kelso Conservation Area

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Price: $6.50 per adult

Address: 5234 Kelso Rd., Milton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy stunning views of the countryside from atop the limestone cliffs at Kelso Conservation Area, located 45 minutes from Toronto. Reservations are required.

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Fleetwood Creek Natural Area

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Price: Free

Address: 902 Ballyduff Rd., Pontypool, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located just over an hour from Toronto, this scenic area boasts a towering observation platform where you can gaze over rolling hills and forests.

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Doube's Trestle Bridge

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Price: Free

Address: Trans-Canada Trail, Kawartha Lakes, ON

Why You Need To Go: Take in soaring views of Buttermilk Valley on this giant trestle bridge, which sits 29 metres above the land below. It can be found along the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail about an hour and a half from Toronto.

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Seaton Hiking Trail

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Price: Free

Address: Various access points

Why You Need To Go: Just 30 minutes from the city, you can discover this beautiful hiking trail that will take you over steep bluffs for some towering views.

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If you dream about travelling to Europe to see the ancient castles and cathedrals, you should visit these hidden ruins near Ottawa.

St. Raphael Ruins is only one hour and 15 minutes outside of the city, and you can visit the National Historic Site for free.

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Here you can find one of the first Roman Catholic churches in English-speaking Canada built between 1815 and 1821 by Scottish pioneers.

While a fire destroyed the roof in 1970, you can still walk around the majestic ruins to see the towering stone walls and arched windows.

As you explore, you can't help but feel like you aren't in Canada anymore, as the building looks similar to Scotland's St. Andrews Cathedral or Holyrood Abbey.

St. Raphael’s Ruins

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Price: Free (donations accepted)

Address: 19998 County Rd. 18, Williamstown, ON

Why You Need To Go: Even if you can't backpack around Europe this summer, you can satisfy your wanderlust and see this hidden gem only a short drive away.

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Take a bite of some of Mother Nature's candy. For a fun and affordable summer activity, you can visit one of these farms, where you can pick your own berries in Ontario.

If you've never gone berry picking, you are missing out, as the fruit tastes ultra juicy when they are so fresh.

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The exact harvesting dates depend on the weather, but typically strawberries are available in mid-June, raspberries in July, and blueberries in August. But it is a smart idea to check with the farm first to check the crop is ready.

Millar Berry Farms

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Price: TBA

Address: 7375 Longwoods Rd., London, ON

Why You Need To Go: In addition to their pick-your-own strawberry and raspberry gardens, you can also purchase fresh vegetables like beets, kale and broccoli.

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Stonehaven Farm Market

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Price: TBA

Address: 7388 Guelph Line, Campbellville, ON

Why You Need To Go: Instead of worrying about how much your basket weighs, there is one fixed price. So go ahead and fill it right to the top and eat yummy strawberries all week.

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Fruition Berry Farm

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Price: TBA

Address: 3208 Hughes Rd., Kingston, ON

Why You Need To Go: This farm grows multiple types of strawberries, so they have a longer u-pick season.

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Kustermans

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Price: $4+ for strawberries, $6+ for blueberries and raspberries

Address: 23188 Springwell Rd., Mount Brydges, ON

Why You Need To Go: For a super budget-friendly activity, you can get 2 pounds of blueberries for only $6.

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Andrews Scenic Acres

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Price: $4.25 per pound for berries

Address: 9365 10th Side Rd., Milton, ON

Why You Need To Go: They not only have pick-your-own berries but flower gardens where you can pick gorgeous dahlias, peonies and sunflowers to bring home.

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Downey's Strawberry & Apple Farm

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Price: TBA

Address: 13707 Heart Lake Rd., Caledon, ON

Why You Need To Go: At this charming farm, you can not only harvest fresh strawberries but bright red raspberries too.

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Shouldice Berry Farm

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Price: TBA

Address: Multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: They have multiple locations in Ottawa where you can fill a basket with juicy strawberries.

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Ferme Proulx Farm

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Price: Strawberries $2.35 per pound, raspberries & blueberries $4.69 per pound

Address: 1865 O'Toole Rd., Cumberland, ON

Why You Need To Go: They have a giant strawberry field where you can collect berries to bring home.

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Millers' Farm, Market & Garden Centre

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Price: TBA

Address: 6158 Rideau Valley Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: In addition to the pick-your-own strawberry and raspberry gardens, they also sell delicious baked goods like pies, cookies and butter tarts.

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A Rogue Rocket Is Expected To Crash Into Earth & It Could Land Where People Live

Nobody knows where quite yet, but it doesn't look like it'll be Canada.

A part of a massive rocket launched from China is heading back towards Earth, but nobody is sure exactly when or where it is expected to land.

The Guardian reported that Wenchang, China launched their first unmanned core module – Tianhe, or "Heavenly Harmony" as translated in English – on a Long March 5B rocket on Thursday, April 29. It was apparently part of Beijing's plan towards establishing a permanent human presence all the way up in space.

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Astronomer Jonathan McDowell from Harvard University's Astrophysics Center told CBC News that this isn't the first rocket launch of its kind. "The first one was a year ago, and it re-entered as well and caused some damage to villages in the Ivory Coast. It strew pieces of metal over about 100 miles worth of land," he said.

The Aerospace Corporation is one of a few organizations tracking the rocket's movements, and according to their approximations, the designated CZ-5B rocket will land on Earth at approximately 10:34 ET on Saturday, May 8.

CBC News reports that since the rocket is out of control, its expected arrival time is hard to precisely pinpoint. They added that Canadians have nothing to worry about, as the rocket's orbit is nowhere near a trajectory that could hit our Great White North.

McDowell told CBC News there are pretty slim chances of actually getting hit by something falling from the sky, but that space agencies and the like should plan for "how we handle this" and"how we recommend that the larger objects really not be allowed to re-enter in this way."

La saison estivale s'annonce excitante! Du 10 juin au 26 septembre, la Promenade Père-Marquette se transforme en parc riverain et plusieurs spots pour se détendre vont être aménagés par Aire commune.

« Après des mois de confinement, nous serons aussi particulièrement heureux de leur offrir ce lieu de détente exceptionnel pour la période estivale à venir », a annoncé la mairesse de Montréal, Valérie Plante.

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Tu pourras donc emprunter le chemin d'accueil pour te rendre à la zone d'embarcations où il sera possible de louer des véhicules aquatiques.

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Une zone culture et socialisation sera également installée pour que tu puisses chiller avec ta gang au bord du fleuve. Tu pourras ensuite emprunter le chemin de la péninsule pour te rendre dans la zone coucher de soleil et admirer la vue.

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Plusieurs surprises sont attendues. « Nous avons hâte de vous accueillir sur notre site, au milieu de la baie, en toute sécurité, pour que vous puissiez [...] louer des embarcations à petit prix, profiter de cours, d'activités et de concerts intimes », a évoqué la mairesse de Lachine, Maja Vodanovic.

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L'équipe d'Aire commune a également confirmé à Narcity que plusieurs spots vont être mis en place pour pouvoir manger et se désaltérer pendant la saison estivale.

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Le lieu pourrait même héberger le Festival de musique émergente (FME), selon l'évolution du contexte sanitaire et des directives qui seront en place.

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« Plusieurs amateurs de musique se déplacent à Rouyn-Noranda pour assister à notre festival annuel. Les gens de la région montréalaise pourraient donc avoir un avant-goût de la programmation de notre 19e festival, qui se déroulera en septembre prochain », a conclu Claude Fortin, présidente du FME.

Parc riverain de Lachine

Coût : Variable en fonction des activités proposées

Quand : Du 10 juin au 26 septembre

Adresse : À l'angle de la rue Saint-Patrick et du Chemin du Canal, Montréal, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : C'est LE spot pour chiller au bord du fleuve avec ta personne préférée cet été.

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it seems like everyone has been baking their way through the pandemic, whether it's sourdough bread or three-layered cakes.

If your inner Julia Childs is pleading for a new stand mixer that will make baking more of a breeze, well, you're in luck.

While a Kitchen-Aid stand mixer will set you back around $600, we found a much cheaper alternative. Plus, it comes in pretty colours like pink, red and aqua.

Dash, the same company that makes those mini waffle makers for $20, has an everyday stand mixer for $89.50 and it's available at Indigo.

It has six different speeds that range from gentle mixing to high-speed whipping. It also comes with dough hooks so you can knead bread without making a huge mess.

Everything comes apart easily when you're done and ready to clean up.

Dash Everyday Stand Mixer

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Price: $89.50

Details: The Dash stand mixer is way cheaper than a Kitchen-Aid one which can cost around $600 (!!!). For less than a hundred bucks, you can get a ridiculously cute mixer in pink, aqua, red or white. It has everything you need to make a decadent chocolate cake or fresh sourdough bread.

$89.50 at INDIGO

Le « King de Snapchat » avait publié 17 photos compromettantes de mineurs sur Snapchat... Ce 4 mai, l'influenceur Dylan Demers a été reconnu coupable de six chefs d'accusation de production et de distribution de pornographie juvénile, à la Cour de Québec.

Les faits se sont déroulés en 2019, lorsque le criminel a filmé plusieurs adolescentes âgées de 13 à 17 ans lors d'une fête, dans des positions explicites et les a ensuite publié sur Snapchat pendant 24 heures, alors qu'il avait des milliers d'abonnés.

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Pour la juge Sandra Rioux, les vidéos filmées et publiées par Dylan Demers sont de la pornographie juvénile et l'enquête a prouvé qu'il savait que les victimes étaient mineures.

Par contre, il a été acquitté des chefs d'accusation de harcèlement et de leurre informatique. D'après Le Soleil, les représentations sur la peine auront lieu cet automne.

En janvier 2020, son meilleur ami et complice Carlos Desjardins, avait été condamné à quatre ans et demi de prison.

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has just filed a $90 million lawsuit against the City and Toronto Fire Services (TFS) over a massive fire that destroyed York Memorial Collegiate Institute in 2019.

According to the claim, the board states that TFS failed to extinguish the flames that destroyed parts of the heritage building and attempted to bury evidence of their "gross negligence."

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The legal document claims that the fire department failed to do its job properly upon initial arrival, which resulted in the fire rekindling on May 7, the following day. TDSB also argues that Fire Chief Matthew Pegg attempted to sway them into believing the fires were separate.

"While the TDSB and our insurers had hoped to resolve this matter outside of court, we were left with no choice but to take legal action," stated the school.

In a press conference, Pegg commented on the lawsuit, saying, "I became aware of the statement of claim being filed today, a copy of one of the media articles was sent to me by a colleague. It is now in the hands of city legal, as is our process at any point of time for any legal action, and that's where it's best suited. It's a matter that will be managed by legal services and ultimately in the courts."