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Christopher Mitchell

Christopher Mitchell is the Cofounder of Ultimate Ontario. He's visited over 80 countries, and has lived on 4 continents, but now has his eyes set squarely on exploring this incredible province, and helping others do the same.

The Smith Hotel in Kingston, Ontario: Modern Loft Suites in a Historic Limestone Church

The arrival of The Smith Hotel has changed the Kingston accommodation landscape, and very much for the better. It’s a first class experience and a top-notch location in Canada’s first capital. Here at Ultimate Ontario, we’ve tried to make it our job to stay on the lookout for places that make a statement. We have …

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Everything You Need to Know About Hamilton’s Barton Village Festival

The Barton Village Festival is a showcase for local talent and eats, and a fun, casual atmosphere to appreciate the power of community. Recently, we were in Hamilton to attend a performance at the Theatre Aquarius, and to get better acquainted with FrancoFEST, the largest celebration of Francophone art and culture on the Niagara Peninsula. …

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Theatre Aquarius: Hamilton’s Innovative Professional Theatre Since 1973

Over nearly 50 seasons, the Theatre Aquarius has become synonymous with the rise of Hamilton’s theatre scene, and the work they do continues to reflect, showcase, and uplift the surrounding community. Recently, we had the pleasure of heading back to Hamilton, a city which never seems to have a shortage of things to do and, …

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The Best Breweries in Stratford, Ontario (and the Surrounding Area)

There are some great breweries in Stratford that you should have on your radar when you’re visiting the historic Ontario city. There’s also a few you’ll want to take note of that are only a short drive away in Shakespeare, St. Mary’s and Mitchell, respectively. It’s no secret how much we love Stratford. Quite frankly, …

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Pine Farms Orchard: A Staple in King City for Over 80 Years!

Pine Farms Orchard was one of the pioneers in popularizing the apple orchard in Ontario. Nowadays, they’ve expanded into baked goods, freshly made food, a gift shop and so much more! We love putting together our popular guides to Ontario cities and towns, but it’s the opportunity to put extra light on the small businesses, …

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Rare Escape: Head to North Kawartha to Eat World Class Cuisine, and Take a Deep Breath

Rare Escape, an initiative from Tyler and Kassy Scott, aims to provide a lift to your mind, body, and soul through mouth-watering cuisine and the great outdoors. It’s not always easy to listen to our inner voice. In fact, it’s one of the hardest things to do, but at a certain point we sometimes feel …

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The Top Things to do in Port Perry: Explore This Charming Town in Durham Region

Port Perry is a gem when it comes to Ontario tourism. You should make time to visit the top Port Perry Attractions, and that’s exactly what this article on what to do in Port Perry is all about! Walking up and down Port Perry’s main street, it’s almost impossible not to conclude that it’s one …

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Honey Cove in Keene, Ontario: An Incredible Off-The-Grid Forest Retreat Which Also Showcases Local Cuisine & Culture

A secluded off-the-grid cabin that ensures you get a moment to rest and reflect, while simultaneously connecting you to the natural surroundings and local culture. The cofounder of Ultimate Ontario, Kevin, actually grew up in Peterborough, and so as a site, we’ve always felt well connected to the Peterborough & the Kawarthas area. We’ve written …

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Experience the “Udderly Ridiculous” Farm Life in Oxford County: Goat Yoga, Award-Winning Ice Cream & More!

If you’re looking for a true and tasty escape from daily routine, experiencing the Udderly Ridiculous Farm Life offers precisely that. From Alpaca Walks and other interactions with local animals to zany stories of farm life, there’s a little something for everyone. As you’ll likely know by now, here at Ultimate Ontario, we love to …

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The Roost Cafe in King City: Locally-Roasted Coffee, Lovingly-Made Cuisine

The Roost Cafe in King City makes a mean cup of coffee, but that’s really only the beginning. If you’re a fan of fresh and local, and you want to find an Ontario cafe where it’s awfully easy to feel like family, then this might be your new favourite spot. When Bri and I arrived …

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