We're blogging about what we know best. What to do, where to do it and where to stay 'north' of Toronto. It's a well and little known fact that within an hour of the big city of Toronto, Ontario offers the most amazing and special places to find culture, history, entertainment, nature and recreation.
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spring season brings out fresh new artistic endeavors in many locations north
of Toronto. Cities to the north and north east as well as rural back roads are
featuring many artists showcasing a variety of media over the weekend of
April 28, 29. The City of Barrie in Simcoe County plays host to the Barrie Spring Art Tour 2012, and the region
of Durham features Durham West Studio Tour--Guide to the Rural Route Artists. Both
locations are close to Toronto day trips with a driving time of 30-45 minutes.
Discover the free juried tour
Barrie Spring Art Tour
and experience unique original local art. Meet the artists and learn more about
their creative process. Visit the studios and galleries of over 50 local artists
living and creating in the Barrie, Lake Simcoe and surrounding rural areas. The
Barrie Lakeshore Mews is a favourite location with walking trails nearby and
great views of Lake Simcoe. Meet the artists in person. Find best hotel deals
at Barrie area
hotels & resorts.
Studio Tour from Uxbridge, Port Perry, Ajax or Pickering. The Durham
West Studio Tour explores the rural countryside back roads where visitors can
meet and visit colorful characters and colorful artworks. Stay overnight
with best hotel deals in Ajax, and Pickering.
and finding the right restaurant is always an exciting part of the studio tour
experience. In Simcoe County visitors
can experience the Gem Food & Wine Festival, and in the Durham area
visitors can visit a number of local farmers’
to Barrie via Highway
400 north from Toronto. Travel to Durham
via Highway 401 north east of Toronto.
Barrie Studio Tour Posters Downtown
Barrie Spirit Catcher Inspiring on Barrie Waterfron