Summer weekends in the city. Is there really anything better? Yes, our summers tend to be a tad warm, and last weekend was no exception – definitely a scorcher. Despite the heat, wandering around the city is one of my favourite things ever and you know we Canadians have to take every opportunity to enjoy summer before it disappears. Last weekend I got to drive around the city in a new car, the Ford EcoSport. It was insanely fun to drive (already missing it), Tylor and I had the best time taking it around Toronto. Here’s everything we did last weekend (hit these spots before summer is over, you’ll thank me later).
I was always so hesitant to drive a bigger car, as I am a pretty tiny human. I like to drive smaller cars because frankly, it’s just easier – no worrying about fitting into tiny parking spaces or awkwardly trying to make a right turn or anything like that. The Ford EcoSport immediately squashed all those fears – it’s compact so I still find it so easy to drive, and parking / tight spots are a non-issue. It also has no hassle charging – 2 USB ports so Tylor and I weren’t arguing over who’s phone gets to charge while we explore. Plus, you know those really good driving playlists, that set the mood for the entire ride? The EcoSport has Apple CarPlay, setting the mood with the perfect playlist all weekend long. Truly, a great ride overall.
First we hit up the Stackt Market, which is a really cool concept. Basically they took all these shipping containers, and created little retail stores, pop-ups and food spots. Some of my favourites were Ellie Mae (there was a little french bulldog named Teddy, so naturally this pop-up was my favourite), the Indigo store (duh), and Inkbox (I got a little rose tattoo on my arm – see above). There was also the Endy store, a Tkees pop-up & Flow Water which were fun to check out. The Stackt Market has a ton of these little spaces to explore, and some of the retailers are constantly changing – so there’s always something new to see.
El Catrin is a cute Mexican restaurant in the Distillery District, and I was really excited to try out the food – I will never say no to tacos. They did not disappoint, their tapas style menu + pretty patio was perfect for dinner. We tried a few different tacos, the cauliflower (SO GOOD), and our favourites drinks: sangria & a mojito.
One of my favourite things ever is watching sunsets beside a body of water. Combine that with a book and you’ve got me at my literal happiest. So of course I made sure to stop at harbourfront to grab some ice cream, sneak in some reading, and watch the sun go down – honestly the perfect way to end the weekend.