Photos: 2018 Year In Review

We had such an amazing 2018 and we’re excited to share some of our favorite memories with you, as chosen by our photographer Tiffany Shum. We tried to incorporate photos that express not only our experience and year, but the vibe and feeling of the city we love. Let us know which one is your favorite!

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In January we hit up Toronto’s Rock ‘N’ Horse Saloon for an intimate Dean Brody performance.

In April we headed to Allan Gardens, where the highlight was the Easter Flower Show (March 25 to April 29) where the Conservatory was decorated for Easter, and the Dome was filled with fragrant Easter lilies and hydrangeas.

In April, our boys in blue, The Toronto Maple Leafs were in the Playoffs and the city was buzzing with excitement!

In May we were able to finally try Heirloom’s famous cheesecake on a stick! It did not disappoint.

We also had the opportunity to discover Yayoi Kusama’s iconic Infinity Mirror Rooms in the exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at the Art Gallery Of Ontario.

May was a busy month for us! We also attended the first ever Greenwood Stakes in Toronto at Woodbine Racetrack. The afternoon featured high stakes thoroughbred horse races, style contests, lawn games, art installations, culinary fare, cocktails, performances and more! 

We ended May off with a visit to The Royal Ontario Museum for Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion which explored the extraordinary designs of Dutch couturier, Iris van Herpen, through her 2008-2015 collections that pushed the boundaries of traditional fashion and craftsmanship.

In June, we hit up a bunch of music festivals, U.S Girls played the Yonge Street Festival Village at Yonge-Dundas Square as part of a free, jam packed bill for NXNE 2018. 

On June 17th we caught Tinashe who also played the Yonge Street Festival Village at Yonge-Dundas Square as part of  NXNE 2018.  

Near the end of June, to celebrate the spirit of the French Riviera, Grey Goose took over the garden at Campbell House in Toronto to debut a Cote D’Azur-inspired market. 

We also hit up Pride! On Sunday, June 24th, hit singer, producer and actress Brandy headlined Yonge-Dundas Square for Toronto Pride 2018

In July we celebrated ‘Barbados On The Water‘ at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. The largest cultural celebration of Barbadian culture in Canada.

Near the end of July we caught the one and only Ludacris at the Toronto Festival of Beer! Full of energy and playing until the rain shut him down, Ludacris covered hit after hit, hyping the audience into a wild frenzy. 

In August we hit up the Union Summer Market at Toronto’s Union Station, and taste tested this super delicious Tropical Paradise from Fugo Desserts.

Near the end of August we swung by The Broadview Hotel. Originally built in 1891, The Broadview Hotel has been beautifully restored as a 58-room boutique hotel with bars, cafes and event spaces.

In September all female country group Nice Horse took over the Northern Comfort Saloon during the Canadian National Exhibition and raised a little hell. 

We also caught Canadian legends The Trews, who headlined the CNE Bandshell stage, performing fan favorites, a few covers and new material off Civilianaires. 

In September we also stopped by Bjarke Ingels’ critically acclaimed 2016 Serpentine Pavilion piece, dubbed the “Unzipped wall”, which had been re-assembled in Toronto as a new exhibit titled “Unzipped”.

At the beginning of October Up Cannabis held “Meet Up” which celebrated 3 days of music, art and community at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square, where we caught country music sensation Meghan Patrick

In November we caught we checked out the Bloor-Yorkville Holiday Magic event which included an exciting performance by Canadian Pop Star Shawn Hook.

At the end of November we checked out pop-up Miracle on Queen St. Which welcomed you to gather with friends and family and celebrate the Holidays over seasonal cocktails in a cheerful and festive atmosphere. This one is the ‘Christmaspolitan’ (Vodka, Elderflower, Dry Vermouth, Spiced Cranberry Sauce, Rosemary, Lime, Absinthe Mist)

In December we started off with The Tunnel of Glam, an 80-foot covered pedestrian walkway lined with over 14 million reversible sequins.

We also checked out ‘Happy Place‘ Toronto. This massive pop-up experience is filled with larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms, and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. 

We also chilled (literally) at Toronto’s Aurora Winter Festival. Canada’s Largest Winter Festival, which included a beautiful skating rink, a tube park, massive light displays, fair rides and a winter village vibe.

We headed to a private showcase (and first Toronto appearance) for Nashville based Country singer-songwriter Austin Jenckes!

And, we finished the year off with ‘A Nutcracker Christmas At The Castle‘ at Casa Loma, which included a wide range of activities. light displays, holiday decor and thrilling performances!

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