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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with our Hotel Packages

Sabrina Meffe - Friday, February 05, 2016 |

Each winter on February 14, as the cold winds envelop us, we seek to envelop the one’s we love on what is affectionately now referred to as Valentine’s Day. St. Valentine was a Priest, and was martyred in 269 at Rome for marrying young couples against the Emperor Claudius’ wishes who felt young soldiers would fight harder if they were not worried about their wives at home. However, prior to the 14th century, there were no links between the Saints named Valentinus and romantic love. Read more...


Winter Events in Toronto That You Can’t Miss in 2016

Sabrina Meffe - Thursday, January 21, 2016 |

Toronto is a fantastic place to be in the wintertime. On top of the usual activities that you can find year-round in the Greater Toronto Area, you'll be able to check out some unique, seasonal events as well. Instead of staying cooped up all throughout the winter months, you should plan a family trip to Toronto to participate in the following events. Read more...


Guide to Having a Great Time at Winterlicious 2016 in Toronto

Sabrina Meffe - Thursday, January 14, 2016 |

Every winter during the first two weeks of February the Winterlicious festival is held at many restaurants across Toronto. This year the festival will be taking place from January 29th to February 11th, and will provide a fantastic opportunity for both Torontonians and visitors from out of town to order from fixed price lunch and dinner menus at some of the city’s top restaurants. This year, participants include Canoe, Momofuku Daisho, Trevor Kitchen and Bar, and Globe Bistro. Read more...


Planning a Winter Ski Trip in Barrie

Sabrina Meffe - Thursday, January 07, 2016 |

There’s a lot that goes into planning a romantic weekend ski trip for two. You have to decide whether to rent or to buy your equipment, if you’re going to take lessons, how many lift tickets you’ll need, where you’ll eat, and of course, you’ll have to find a hotel in Barrie, Ontario. Here are a few tips to help you get started. Read more...


It’s Almost New Year’s in the Greater Toronto Area!

Sabrina Meffe - Monday, December 21, 2015 |

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. We’ll be saying goodbye to 2015 and hello to a brand new year! If you are still deciding how you’ll celebrate, it’s time to start planning. Below is a guide to the many exciting New Year’s Eve events taking place in the Toronto area this holiday season.  Read more...


How to Plan an Outstanding Holiday Event

Sabrina Meffe - Wednesday, December 09, 2015 |

It’s holiday season here in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and no matter what you’re celebrating this December, we’re willing to bet you have a few parties lined up during the coming weeks. If it’s your turn to do the planning for that corporate holiday party or family get-together, our eight Monte Carlo Inns hotels located in the GTA have seen their fair share of festivities. Read below for some insider tips on organizing a stress-free event.  Read more...


A Black Friday Guide for Low-Stress Shopping in Toronto

Sabrina Meffe - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 |

Black Friday weekend is a thrilling time to be in Toronto because, who doesn’t love a good bargain?  Read more...