Recent posts by davidwise

Fuel Plus, Toronto, Canada

     If I lived in Toronto and worked in the downtown area, I’d make Fuel Plus a regular brunch or lunch stop and if you’re in town for a short time and only have chance for one lunch stop this is the place to come. Their food is great, the staff are friendly, they source most of their food locally, they sell nutrition products geared towards runners such as myself as well as regular food and also there’s a superb lack of marketing nonsense in the air, which I personally…

Allan Gardens Conservatory

Established in 1858 in the downtown area of Toronto (a 10 minute walk east along Carlton Street from College Subway Station, 10 minutes south-west of Fuel Plus Cafe/snack bar and 15 minutes walk north from Ryerson Image Centre), Allan Gardens is a public botanical garden and features six greenhouses with permanent plant collection (sub-tropical garden, Palm House and cacti) and seasonal plants. It’s free to visit and open between 10am and 5pm every day.  It’s a real treat to be there in winter as it’s always warm inside (probably not…

Review of Air Transat – London to Canada service

We travel between London and Canada a few times a year and mostly we use Air Transat, as it’s usually the cheapest direct service by a large amount. The last time we booked a flight, which was 2 months ago, for instance, Air Transat was £430 return from London to Toronto, whilst British Airways was £610 and Air Canada was about £500. The Air Transat booking staff in the UK aren’t great. But then again, from our experience, the booking staff from British Airways and Air Canada aren’t that good…