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The 13 Restaurants in Toronto That Now Have Michelin Stars

We’ve always known that Toronto has some incredible restaurants, and now that the Michelin Guide to the city has officially arrived, we can take a moment to celebrate that (and perhaps book a few reservations!) If you’re a longtime reader of Ultimate Ontario you’ll know that try to cover all angles of this province and …

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Annina’s Bakeshop and Cafe in Goodwood, Ontario: A Local Gem Brimming with Delectable Delights

Tucked behind the charming little intersection of historic Goodwood, Ontario, there lies a family-owned bakery and cafe that is the perfect place to stop during a trip around Durham Region, or to visit as a destination in itself. Here at Ultimate Ontario, we are big fans of local cafes, and we know you’ll be a …

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The Top Breweries in Waterloo Region: Your Guide to Waterloo Breweries!

If you’re looking to head to Waterloo and to sip on a beer or two, then this list of Waterloo breweries should serve you well in your quest! One of our favourite things to do as a publication is to head to a region and visit its respective breweries in what can only be described …

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Manns Distillery: The Brantford Micro-distillery That’s Making Incredible Botanical Spirits

Manns Distillery, in Brantford, Ontario, is part tasting room, part cocktail lounge, and part remarkably creative laboratory. They source their ingredients for their food and their botanicals for their spirits locally, and you can taste the difference that makes. When you walk into Manns Distillery, the first thing that you realize is that this place …

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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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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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The Best Farmers’ Markets in Ontario: 15 Ontario Farmers’ Markets to Visit This Year

Our Ontario Farmers’ Markets are a staple of what makes this province unique and special. We’re focusing on 15 of the best farmers’ markets in Ontario that we think you should add to your bucket-list! In Ontario, we’re downright blessed with the amount of farmers markets on offer – and each with their own unique …

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Wheelers Pancake House, Sugar Camp and Museums: A Hidden Gem in the Lanark Highlands

Wheelers Maple, in Mcdonalds Corners, Ontario, has been a staple in the Lanark Highlands for decades. They offer fantastic homemade breakfast, museums worth popping into, and ample opportunities to explore nature. If we’re lucky (and it sure looks like we are) the Wheeler family will be running this place for decades more. I remember that …

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Backed by Bees in Burlington: Ontario’s First Meadery Dedicated to Session Mead!

Besides being a trailblazer in the world of Ontario mead because of their approach towards “session mead,” they also sell raw honey, a fantastic array of local food, as well as offering hands-on experiences. Backed by Bees wears many different hats, and the response from Ontarians suggests they should keep doing precisely that. Meeting Vincent …

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