Travel News: A New Niagara Attraction, Upcoming Toronto Hotels & How To Visit The Bruce Peninsula Without A Car

What is old is new: Ontario’s last tourist attraction has just opened: the Niagara Parks Power Station, built in 1905. Noted for its Beaux-Arts and Neo-Romanesque architectural styles, the disused hydroelectric power station is now a busy landmark. artifacts for engineering and history enthusiasts. Next summer, experience the Tailrace Tunnel at the site, which will take visitors through a huge underpass to panoramic views of the Lower Niagara Gorge.

Suite locations: Following the posh 1 Hotel Toronto, which began welcoming guests earlier this week, two more renovated properties are slated to open in the city in September. The 55-room Gladstone House at West Queen West, the new incarnation of the Gladstone Hotel, promises to retain its artistic spirit, showcasing more than 50 works of local talent. Yorkville’s 219-room Park Hyatt Toronto will also unveil a whole new look, including the landscape-influenced interiors of Studio Munge (pictured: contemporary interpretations of the Group of Seven).

Ticket to ride: Want to explore Ontario’s provincial and national parks, but don’t have your own wheels? After reducing its shuttle service during the pandemic, Parkbus is now reopening some routes from Toronto, including one-way and round trips to Algonquin Provincial Park, Bruce Peninsula, Elora Gorge and Lion’s Head.

Day plans: If you have chic resort tastes on an Airbnb budget, you can unlock access to poolside lounge chairs, cabanas, and other hotel amenities just for the day with ResortPass. Current partners include Fairmont, W Hotels, Four Seasons, the Ritz-Carlton, and most recently Omni Hotels & Resorts. Prices vary by location, with most options in US cities.

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