We all love Toronto, but let's face it, we all needa little break from the Six every now and then.We might have our rivalries with Montreal, but a quick trip to the 514 is always a good time, and with spring finally getting started, there really is no better time to visit. Especially when Digital Spring just so happens to be in full swing!
Wait, you've never heard of Digital Spring? Allow us to enlighten you.
Photo cred – Guillaume Poulin
Back for its third edition, Digital Spring is a series of 150 different events happening all over the city, entirely dedicated to celebrating digital creativity in all its forms. Hit up cutting-edge EDM concerts, interactive exhibitions, immersive 3D experiences, virtual reality gardens, video-game demos, art conferences, and basically anything and everything that makes your eyes and ears tingle.
Photo cred – Mutek
North America’s digital arts capital, Montreal regularly attracts top creators, producers, and broadcasters of digital media who all come together to showcase the best Canada has to offer at Digital Spring.
Not to mention, the many awesome festivals and events that happen at the same time such as MUTEK, ELEKTRA, BIAN, Chromatic, effects MTL, C2 Montreal, Symposium IX, and even Piknic Electronik. So if you're looking for some thing really cool to do this spring in Montreal, make sure to check out any one of the awesome events going on during Digital Spring 2016.
Check out the Digital Spring website for the complete program.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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."