Canada 2018 Regional Events Media Placements

Regional Membership Coordinator (RMC)
Mary Chong

Toronto Yorkville Walking Tour
October 17, 2018
Ontario, Canada - Press Trip

Hosts: Sassafraz Restaurant and On The Town Tours

- IFWTWA Members Rossana Wyatt, Mary Chong, and William Tang
with Sassafraz Restaurant's Executive Chef Geoff Webb

On October 17, 2018, IFWTWA members and guests visited the neighbourhood of Yorkville in Toronto Ontario Canada for a luncheon hosted by Executive Chef Geoff Webb of the iconic, newly renovated Sassafraz Restaurant. After a delicious meal, Jane Herman of On The Town Tours led members in a walking tour with of the Yorkville neighbourhood where we learned of Yorkville's history, present importance, and future development." 

IFWTWA Writers in Attendance:

Mary Chong, William Tang, and Rossana Wyatt 
Guests: Raymont Cua and Sharon Mendelaoui


Cua, Raymond. Travelling Foodie, October 22, 2018 
"An Afternoon in Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville Neighbourhood"
It’s always fun to be a tourist in your own city! I’ve been to Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood in Toronto so many times for events, food and coffee, but I never really knew much about the neighbourhood.

Tang, William. Going Awesome Places, November 9, 2018
"Exploring Yorkville Toronto - Stories of the Neighbourhood
There's much to see, do, and eat in Toronto's Yorkville. Learn about its history with On The Town Tours and have a great meal at Sassafraz.

Take a walking tour in Yorkville and lunch at the newly re-opened Sassafraz to unlock the surprises of this Toronto neighbourhood


Chong, Mary. Calculated Traveler, November 19, 2019
"Exploring the Village of Yorkville Toronto. A Day of Food, Architecture and History"
In the exclusive historical neighbourhood of Yorkville in Toronto Ontario just north of Bloor Street and the Royal Ontario Museum, we spend the day learning about life in the village. Starting with a delicious lunch in a Victorian row house at Sassafraz Restaurant and a walking tour through the historic streets with On the Town Tours for architectural views, art galleries, and boutiques.

Mendelaoui, Sharon. Daily Dream 360, January 14, 2019
"Sassafraz Restaurant's Fresh Look and Locally Sourced Menu"
I remember the days I used to sit on Lettieri Cafe's patio with my notepad dreaming about my life as a writer. Across the street, many other Lettieri customers and I scanned the outdoor tables at Sassafraz restaurant looking to spot a celebrity. Every time I grabbed my coffee, I'd look across the street and think one day when I'm rich and famous ...

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