f you're tired of the same old Niagara wine weekends and crowds in Prince Edward County it's time to head north to Grey County. Only two hours from Toronto, Grey County is perfect for rest, relaxation and great food and drink.
What seemed to be an experiment of sorts in fact created lasting impressions inspiring new friendships with strangers and proof that authentic moments are indeed possible within the "shiny penny syndrome" many call real life.
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In case you haven't heard, you can do anything in Hamilton. We even have a t-shirt to prove it. That place known as "steel town" is no more. Meet Hamilton 2.0. A city that is organically and strategically turning into what some are saying could be Canada's answer to the movement that inspired a modern Brooklyn.
The hope for Toronto and other municipalities in 2015 to bring in mass amounts of visitors from America and beyond during the Pan-Am games may be falling short already with only a third of tickets sold and less than a month to go before opening. Undoubtedly, people will pick up more tickets closer to the date but aside from legacy infrastructure projects, the Pan-Am games are unlikely to perform as the beacon all three levels of government hoped to see and the scandals that have accompanied more than one top Pan-Am exec have already left a sour note in Canadians mouths.
The historic town of Fort Erie hopes that bicentennial celebrations this summer, honouring the soldiers of the War of 1812-14, will revitalize an area besieged in recent years by hospital, racetrack and business closures. Maybe its past will succeed where its present is flopping. If not, Bruce Springsteen might have to write its epitaph with a song.