ontario

Commercial: The Distillery Historic District

One of the big projects I worked on late last year was an overhaul of photography for The Distillery Historic District in the heart of downtown Toronto. The Distillery is a popular pedestrian-only destination with shops, restaurants and events throughout the year.

When they reached out and asked me to photograph 30+ shops and to capture the overall atmosphere in with a tight deadline, I was excited to take on the task. There were challenges along the way, such as the lighting situation, waiting for the right moment without photographing customers and the weather for exterior shots, but overall the team was thrilled with the images and that’s what I strive to achieve.

And along the way, I had the opportunity to meet some the shop owners and talented artists of the Artscape Distillery Studios. I have an even bigger appreciation for what they do and to be able to connect with fellow small business owners.

Take a look the Distillery’s new website and be sure to check out the photo gallery where you’ll see more of the photos I took.

The new homepage of the  Distillery District .

The new homepage of the Distillery District.

I had the opportunity to take most of these photos.

I had the opportunity to take most of these photos.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Wine country in Ontario is a beautiful region of vineyards and good food. While summer is a nice time to tour the wineries, the fall is great too because it's harvest season which means you'll see all the grapes on the vines. It's worth a day trip or a weekend getaway. Don't forget to research all the wineries ahead of time :) 

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My favourite kind of wine: Ice wine

My favourite kind of wine: Ice wine

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Apple Orchard

It's been years since I've gone apple picking but when you get a warm autumn day, you take advantage of it. I can't wait until next year to do it all again. 

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Applewood Farm Winery has more than just apple trees. There's a pumpkin patch, a corn maze and a playground for children. They also sell apple wine and cider in their winery.

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Who knew there were so many varieties of apples?? I didn't but what I did find was that red apples were definitely more popular than golden or green apples. 

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