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1909 Culinary Academy Is A Dream Practically Understood

Culinary teacher, celebrity chef, and successful restauranteur, Murray Zehr sold his eight restaurants in order to open his dream culinary school, The 1909 Culinary Academy in Oxford County. Only three weeks after opening, they had to shut down due to COVID-19. The chef school was set to start in May, with Tuesdays being open to the public for cooking…

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Traveling from House Throughout the Crisis: Ontario Culture Days Introduces Online Tool

New website, ON Culture Guides, provides a dedicated digital hub to explore Ontario’s hidden treasures and undiscovered arts and culture experiences   TORONTO, ON — Ontario Culture Days announces the launch of ON Culture Guides, an easily accessible website that highlights overlooked and undiscovered cultural gems and experiences throughout less visible regions of the province. During the COVID-19 crisis, and in…

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Ontario’s Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourist and Culture Industries supports food tourist recovery

NIAGARA FALLS, ON – Last week, officials from the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries (MHSTCI) gathered at Table Rock in Niagara Parks to announce a new $13-million funding partnership between Destination Ontario and Destination Canada. This funding will help to deliver locally driven marketing programs to bolster the local tourism economy. As part of this partnership, the…

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Winery

June 16, 2020 – Vineland, ON – The Winery & Grower Alliance of Ontario (WGAO), is proud to announce that we have changed our name to Wine Growers Ontario (WGO) to better reflect the value-add agriculture, agri-food and growth opportunities of our industry. “The name, Wine Growers Ontario, reflects our integral connection to the land. Our members are farmers, winemakers,…

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Elmhirst’s Resort Reopens in Kawarthas Northumberland

Located just 90 minutes from Toronto, on the beautiful shores of Rice Lake in Kawartha’s Northumberland, Elmhirst’s resort has reopened to the public. Of course, following provincial reopening guidelines, not all the amenities are open, but they’ve been working hard to offer the best possible experience in their private cottages. You can book a stay at one of their…

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10 Ontario Craft Beers for a Hoppy Summer

Summer is here in Ontario, and there’s an enormous selection of local beer styles, flavours, and collaborations available across the province. Whether you’re pairing with dinner, sunshine, or Zoom chats – there’s a beer for you. Here are ten uniquely Ontario craft beers we think you need to try this summer. Left Field Brewery Toronto, ON Ice Cold Beer…

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ONTARIO FARMERS’ MARKETS ARE NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN!

Sunny days are taking over and the farmers’ market season is officially back again. Adjusting to the new norm is top of mind for everyone in the market space. Extra safety measures and precautions are being taken in place as Ontario enters the early stages of Phase Two. That doesn’t mean you don’t get to enjoy being out in…

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The Resurgence Kid: Where There’s Life There’s Hope

Originally published by Watershed Magazine in the Fall 2019 Issue. Words by Signe Langford.  Photos by Johnny C.Y. Lam Watershed Country Chef, Douglas George Hope, has cooked his way around the world, yet his greatest journey was travelled right here, in our backyard. Chef Douglas George Hope spent his childhood on the move, staying on farms and military bases…

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