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Liisa Ladouceur

Liisa Ladouceur is a Toronto-based writer who believes adventure doesn't have to be far away - it's about curiosity and wonder. She runs the travel blog LiisaWanders where she shares lessons learned while seeing the world.

Your Guide to The Best Hot Chocolate in Toronto

If it’s winter in Toronto and your craving a hot chocolate, boy do we have an article for you. It was a tough task, but UO contributor Liisa Ladouceur has done a thorough exploration of the city’s hot chocolate scene, and she’s here to share all the findings. Hot chocolate is more than a beverage. …

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The Best Things to Do in Penetanguishene: Come Explore This Historic Small Town!

Penetanguishene, Ontario is a small town with a big name—and a lot of history. Wrapped around a quiet harbour on Southeastern Georgian Bay about two hours north of Toronto, it’s a blend of Indigenous, French, and English cultures. Visitors looking for things to do in Penetanguishene (also known as Penetang) will find waterfront walks, sunset …

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Making the Trip From Toronto to Niagara Falls: What to Know About Getting There via Car, Train, Bus and More

If you’re looking for an article which explains all your options in terms of getting from Toronto to Niagara Falls, well you’ve come to the right place. Longtime contributor Liisa Ladouceur breaks it all down for you, so you have a clear picture of all your options. For many visitors to Toronto, the main attraction …

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What to See and Do at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto

Nathan Phillips Square is a vibrant, active space that’s located in the heart of Toronto. Each year it attracts millions of people for everything ranging from tourists visiting the city, to special events, special and seasonal gatherings, to protests. As Liisa Ladouceur suggests – it’s a great place to get a pulse on the city. …

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Where to See Classical Music in Toronto: Your Guide to Toronto’s Classical Music Scene

Toronto has a well established classical music scene, and one that has a world-class reputation. If you haven’t yet explored Toronto’s classical music side, we’re here to help you today to put a few more pins on your exploration map. One of the best things to do in Toronto is see a concert. Whatever style …

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The Spadina Museum: A Historic House & Gardens with An Important New Art Exhibition

When visiting Casa Loma in Toronto, you might wonder about the beautiful Victorian mansion and gardens across the street. That’s one of Toronto’s best free museums, the historical Spadina House. And right now it’s also the site of a thought-provoking art exhibition that examines the city’s Black history. One of the most interesting things about …

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Comedy in Toronto: Your Guide to Toronto’s Comedy Clubs and Festivals

Toronto is a beacon for comedy in Ontario, and an epicentre of Canadian comedy in many ways. If you’re looking to tap into that side of things and laugh a little, UO contributor Liisa Ladouceur is here to let you know where to go. What’s so funny about Toronto? Visit one of the Toronto comedy …

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Visiting the St. Lawrence Market: Eat Your Way Through This Historic Toronto Market

One of Toronto’s biggest tourist attractions is a foodie paradise in waiting. Ultimate Ontario contributor Liisa Ladouceur gives us the low down on the top eats at the St. Lawrence Market! Is the best food market in the world in Toronto? On the streets outside Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market large banners proclaim that it is …

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The Best Bookstores in Toronto: A Little Something for Everyone

Where are Toronto’s best bookstores? All over! You can find great independent bookstores in Toronto in almost every part of the city. From general interest shops spanning multiple floors to specialty sellers—we even have a world-famous book vending machine. Every good neighbourhood deserves a great bookstore. When I’m travelling, I look out for those cozy …

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A Haunted Walk of Toronto’s Distillery District: Exploring the Dark Side of This Historic Area

Toronto’s Distillery District has gained a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in the city. UO contributor Liisa Ladouceur went on a haunted walk to see what this area was like once the sun was down, and the lantern was lit. Is Toronto’s Distillery District haunted? The popular tourist district, with its …

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