Herman and his dad David live in Toronto, Ontario and love to explore the city in style.
"We like the entire West Queen West, Trinity Bellwoods Park, and main Queen St West neighbourhood. We often cruise the laneways and Graffiti Alley looking for something to take a picture of," David stated when asked about their favourite Toronto spots.
However, Herman is also obsessed with travelling and even gets excited when he knows he's headed to the airport.
One of their favourite places to visit has been Los Angeles, California. "One of our favourite things in this world to do is walk the boardwalk and beach from Santa Monica to Venice."
Herman is also a total ladies man and enjoys getting all the belly rubs he can.
Looking back at the history of Kensington Market, it is easy to see why Toronto is often referred to as one of the most multicultural cities in the world.
In this episode of Then&Now, Toronto historian Morgan Cameron Ross explores the past of this iconic neighbourhood that has acted as a revolving door for immigrants for over a century.
The origins of Kensington Market can be traced back to the 1800s and a man named George Denison, who purchased land in the area and whose family would eventually sell it off.
As the land developed and different communities would come and go, residents eventually began to convert their homes into storefronts, giving the area a unique look that has largely remained the same for decades. This unique character of the market even formed the setting for a TV show called King of Kensington.
While gentrification has made its way into other neighbourhoods in the city, the community has largely been able to maintain its distinct persona, even rallying together to shoe away the Nike Presto gallery that opened up in 2002.
At Riverdale farm, you'll find a ton of adorable farm animals and it's open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meanwhile, the High Park zoo features llamas, reindeer, the cutest cows ever, and so much more. The zoo is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Both attractions have free admission.
At this stage of Ontario's reopening plan, there will still be health orders in place. Only outdoor areas of the farm and zoo will be open and while reservations aren't required, capacity will be limited to 15% capacity at both.
Only one-way foot traffic will be allowed, physical distancing is required, and there will be fences and signs to help control the flow of visitors.
If you love animals and it's been far too long since you got to be around them, this is officially your time to shine.
Riverdale Farm & High Park Zoo
When: Reopening Saturday, June 19
Address: High Park, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Spend a day in the sun gazing upon some of the cutest animals you could imagine.
If you're ready to dive head-first into summer fun, you're in luck. Ontario Place is officially ready to welcome Ontarians back as they start to reopen a variety of activities on the waterfront.
Starting in June, there will be a whole bunch of COVID-friendly things to do like a drive-in theatre that will open its doors on June 18. There will also be a "Vista Eatery" with food and drinks for you to enjoy while you overlook Lake Ontario.
There are fire pits to rent if you want to sit and chill, segway tours if you want to see the sights, and boat rentals if you're dying to get out on the water. You can also rent Sea-Doos as of July 1.
If you're a bit of a sports fan, there are basketball and volleyball courts, table tennis setups, and a skate park for you to enjoy.
There is so much going on and nothing but activities to choose from. No matter what you want your day to look like, there's something to keep you entertained and feeling the summer vibes.
When: Reopening activities starting June 2021
Address: 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: From riding a Sea-Doo into the sunset to catching a movie at the drive-in, there is so much to do and see at Ontario Place this summer. You don't want to miss out on this one.