Neighbourhood Guide: Toronto’s Distillery District

One of Toronto’s most well known neighbourhoods is the Distillery District, a historic area located east of the city’s downtown. This neighbourhood, now known as the Distillery District, was once a distillery facility owned by Canada’s largest distiller, Gooderham and Worts. The facility was closed back in the 90s, purchased by a company in 2001, converted into a pedestrian-orientated area, and finally reopened to the public in 2003. This National Historic Site of Canada has since become a popular spot for tourists and locals alike, for many good reasons. In this post I am going to be guiding you throughout the neighbourhood, filling you in on the best spots to shop, visit, and eat at in Toronto’s Distillery District.

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Neighbourhood Guide: Old Town Scottsdale

I have lived in the Greater Phoenix area for most of my life, and I am pretty familiar with the area now. Somewhere I like to visit often is Old Town Scottsdale, a neighbourhood in south Scottsdale based around the original townsite. Old Town Scottsdale is well known for being a very unique and trendy district, full of boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries. It’s a great place to visit if you’re a tourist visiting the area, as it is a very photogenic neighbourhood as well as a great place to spend an afternoon. Old Town is very “Southwestern” themed, and it is also considered the heart of the city by many locals. I’ve never really done any posts about anywhere near where I live yet, so I thought it’d be fun to guide you all through one of my favourite neighbourhoods in the area, from a (somewhat) local!

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Neighbourhood Guide: San Francisco’s Chinatown

Hi everyone. Today I am starting a new series on my blog, where I tour you through different neighbourhoods around the world. The first neighbourhood in this series is San Francisco’s Chinatown! As I am part-Chinese, I was very excited to visit San Francisco’s Chinatown, also known as the biggest Chinatown outside of Asia. I have never been to China myself (although I will definitely visit in the future), but I can assure you that this is the closest experience you will get to real China outside of the country. Enough said, let’s begin this post!

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