As a day trip, it's a no-brainer -- an easy two-hour drive from Toronto and less than four hours from Detroit. You can catch a Festival bus from either city or ride a VIA train from Toronto or Windsor. But last month, when I changed up my annual summertime day trip, my old take on this town got an overdue upgrade.
On April 23, 1564 -- 450 years ago today -- the Bard was born. He was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, a small town in Great Britain that will always be known as his home. But each summer all the world becomes Shakespeare's stage -- including communities across the pond from his realm, England. Here's a look at Vacay.ca's Top 5 Shakespeare Festivals in Canada.
Arts-related happenings in 2013 had a variety of show stoppers for revellers to experience. We shout out the highlights, and why they made the list. From concerts to Cronenberg, library galas to parkside plays, we'll either help you fondly remember the coolest things you saw last year, or help you prepare for next year. Perhaps even both; indulge yourself and be ready to plan and/or reminisce!