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5 Fun Things to Do with Your Pup

Friday, July 10, 2020 1:00 PM by Megan Carman

Does your dog give you, “the look” when you try to leave your home? You know, that “Please don’t leave me behind when you go out!” look that both breaks and melts your heart? Avoid the drama and bring your dog for the adventure!  Here are five fun things you can do in Ontario’s Southwest with your most loyal friend.

Grandma. Grandpa. Granny. Pops. Whatever term of endearment your kids use, chances are their grandparents haven’t heard it quite as often as they would have liked this year. As Ontario families begin to reconnect with extended family members, it’s a great time for grandparents and grandkids to enjoy activities together again. Enter the gramping getaway! 

Meet Me on the Patio

Monday, July 6, 2020 11:00 AM by Megan Carman

#Amazing Outdoor Dining Spots Ready to Welcome You Right Now

We are continuously impressed by the spirited local entrepreneurs who have persevered during the pandemic.  Now that it is patio season, businesses within Ontario’s Southwest have adapted to serve you safely this summer - be sure to check out these new, extended, or modified patios! 

Many of us are reaching for the takeout menus more often then we ever have. Ordering takeout is a great way to mix up your everyday routine and support local businesses that have shifted to continue offering you their great products, while keeping you safe. We reached out to a few phenomenal chefs from our Next Stop: Taste video series to find out their favourite takeout spots in the region, their tips for ordering takeout and their favourite takeout dishes to offer their customers.

Flowing rivers, stunning shorelines, and city skylines are just some of the sites to see from Southwest Ontario’s best patios.

Whether you’re a resident of Ontario’s Southwest looking for a little fun in your own backyard, or someone eager to explore our region in the future, these restaurant patios have some of the most beautiful views in all of Ontario. Before you head out to enjoy these stunning views be sure to call ahead as many are by reservation only, have limited capacity or may be still in the process of opening.