Having stayed at hundreds of hotels (from budget chains to luxury resorts), I can tell you that most hotel lobbies fail miserably at being interesting. While they may have tasteful decor and just the right amount of seating space, most are filled with neutral colors and boring “art” pieces that do more to fill space than to intrigue guests. Most hotels serve as a base where you have to go out and explore to get a feel for the city’s vibe. Well the team at Hotel Arts, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, AB, has done the exact opposite. They have embraced art as a way to bring the city to its visitors. In doing so, they have accomplished something unique and incredible.
Craft beer is everywhere these days, and honestly, why shouldn’t it be? It’s usually delicious, and often times it’s a great way to taste your way through some interesting and innovative local flavors. Well Calgary is no exception to the craft beer boom, and we’re thankful. We’ve drank our way through the city and have put together this guide to the best craft beer in Calgary. Our beer guide will take you to the best craft breweries in Calgary, as well as the best places to drink craft beer, and some of our favorite beer stores.
The subject of street art and graffiti is one that is extremely polarizing. Whether the observer is someone who thinks it’s a scourge on the city and a defacement of property or someone who sees it as a beautiful art form that allows for individual expression, it is always guaranteed to draw out an emotional response. Thankfully, the city of Toronto falls into the latter category and actually allows street art and graffiti to remain on its walls. I’ve put together this collection of the best Toronto street art and graffiti to share some of my favorite pieces.