a virgin root beer at kensington market: toronto’s hipster enclave

Every twenty-first century city worth its salt boasts a hipster neighborhood or two, and Toronto is no different. As I walked along the streets...

the sun cuts communications to canada’s arctic provinces. yes, you read it right

Flights have been cancelled, bank machines are inoperable, and mobile phones do not work – all due to the sun. Almost forty communities in...

ma’am, that banana could cost you $300

I woke up at the crack of dawn to head to Pierre Trudeau airport to catch at 6:30am flight back to New York City....

a quaint french café in mile end, montréal

Mile End is a part of Montréal much like Brooklyn, New York: varied immigrant communities, Hasidic Jews and artsy hipsters coexist, making it a...

finalement à montréal: nail sculpture, some expert stanchioning and halal wifi

As the flight attendant began to make the "get ready to land" announcement in some accent I could not place, I watched the lights...

smells like poutine spirit: montréal’s place in french north america

Forget waterboarding.  For someone who is trying to avoid carbohydrates, being in a city full of Poutine is quite torturous.  I know the name...

flying north flies north to montréal, and meets a music legend along the way

I'm not a huge fan of LaGuardia - the airport that is.  The airport named after the WWII mayor of New York City is...

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