10 Canadian Foods To Try

If you’re visiting Toronto, you’ll definitely want to get a taste of what our city has to offer.  Canada has given the world some tasty delicacies.  There’s no better place to check out some of Canada’s delicious eats than right here in Toronto. 1. Butter Tarts These crumbly, shortbread-like pastry shells ooze with butter, sugar, syrup and eggs.  These delicious tarts were introduced by our pioneers back in the 1600s.  Some tarts have raisins, others pecans, but you can rest assured that they’re all delicious! 2. Beaver Tails This delicious hand-stretched pastry is named after its resemblance to a beaver tail.  It is fried and can be topped with whipped cream and berries. 3. Nanaimo Bars Named after the beautiful city in Vancouver, these sweet bars consist of a chocolate top layer, a wafer-crumb, and a custard-flavoured centre.  SInce the late 1950s, Nanaimo bars have become staples at every bake sale and most coffee shops. 4. Canadian Bacon Canadian Bacon is lean, boneless pork loin that’s been brined and rolled in finely ground cornmeal. 5. McCain’s French Fries Unfortunately, Canadians didn’t invent French fries, but the Canadian-owned McCain’s has been making frites for over 50 years.  McCain’s is the world’s largest producer of French fries.   For Toronto Homestay English Courses check out EC Toronto.

A Beach Day In Toronto

Looking for something to do this weekend?  How about a beach day?  Toronto has a few great beaches for you to check out before the summer is out.  So, grab your beach towels, pack a picnic, and head to one of these fabulous beaches this weekend. Bluffer’s Park Beach Bluffer’s Park Beach is a wide, sandy beach at the foot of the Scarborough Bluffs.  This beach offers lots of room for building sandcastles, games of Frisbee and volleyball.  Bluffer’s Park Beach is one of eight swimming areas in Toronto that have earned a Blue Flag swimming destination, so feel free to go for a swim.   Centre Island Beach Located on Centre Island (a short ferry ride away from Toronto’s Harbourfront), the Toronto Island Beach is an oasis away from the downtown.  This family-friendly beach offers bike and boat rentals.  Centre Island Beach is also Blue Flag certified, so swimming is safe.   Cherry Beach Cherry Beach is one of the more popular beaches in Toronto, so it tends to be a bit more crowded than some of the other beaches.  Cherry beach is known for its rugged landscape and is great for water sports.   Gibraltar Point Beach Also located on the Toronto Island, Gibraltar Point Beach is one of the less crowded beaches in Toronto.  If you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing day at the beach, Gibraltar Point Beach is a safe bet.   Hanlan’s Point Beach Hanlan’s Point Beach is also located on the Toronto islands and is the only officially nude beach in Toronto.  This beach also has one of the best views of the CNE’s annual air show, so keep that in mind when the time comes. Check out EC Toronto for Toronto Homestay English Courses.