As if you weren't already counting the days until summer, here's an epic event coming up in Toronto that you won't want to miss. The 3rd AnnualRosé Picnic is the place to sip and be seen in a sea of pink. Not only is there going to be a ton of rosé, but there is also live music, full-service bars, DJs, samples, dancing, gourmet food with vegan options, samples and a ton of very pink Instagram photo ops.
Rosé is a super popular staple for wine-lovers in the summer. A chilled glass of the pink stuff really hits the spot on a warm afternoon! They are flavourful and juicy compared to red and white wines that can sometimes taste a little on the dry side. The Rosé Picnic is your chance to try a variety of Ontario rosé wines and find your new favourite for the summer of 2019.
This is likely going to be the largest picnic that you've ever been to since they're expecting to welcome 5,000 rosé-loving guests this summer. This would be a great event to go to with a big group to celebrate any summer birthdays. Also, you have to wear a pink and/or white outfit to participate in the picnic so make sure you have something in your wardrobe that screams "rosé" so you'll fit in!
The 2019 Rosé Picnic is happening on Saturday, July 27 at the Stanley Barracks Hotel X Toronto from 12 PM to 10 PM. Tickets start at $37.11 with tax and service fees included and your ticket gets you a wine glass, a wine bag and the first 1500 people get a free picnic blanket. There are a ton of VIP and group ticket options, too.
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."