Hotel at a Glance: The Glenerin Inn & Spa
Old-World charm is in every nook and cranny of The Glenerin Inn & Spa. Set on 2 acres of forested grounds, the Tudor-style stone mansion was built in the late 1920s and still retains many of its original features. Exposed wooden beams, antique chandeliers, and stained glass can be found throughout the building. A big stone fireplace in the sitting room gives the place a cozy feel. Both the mansion and the adjacent carriage house have heritage building status. They’re connected via an underground walkway that’s especially convenient on snowy days.
- Charming guest rooms feature contemporary design notes and iPod docks; large windows overlook the grounds.
- Included in this Getaway: hot breakfast for two, as well as two glasses of wine with the purchase of two entrees
- Savor steak-house fare such as broiled beef tenderloin for two or seared scallops in the dining room; reservations are recommended.
- Get pampered at the onsite spa, which offers sumptuous massages, body scrubs, and organic facials.
- History lesson: Since 1927, the estate has served alternately as a summer home, a WWII refuge for St. Hilda’s school for girls, and a temporary place of worship for the Solel Synagogue.
Mississauga, Ontario: Walkable Toronto Suburb
Mississauga was originally developed as a southern suburb of Toronto, set right along the shores of Lake Ontario. As it grew, however, Mississauga quickly developed into a city in its own right, with lots of restaurants, shopping complexes, and year-round activities, such as those held at Celebration Square. During the summer, the square hosts outdoor concerts and festivals; in winter, visitors can go ice skating at a large, open-air rink.
Just a ten minutes’ drive away is Square One Shopping Centre, a sprawling complex with restaurants, a mix of retail shops, and a movie theater. Erin Mills Town Centre, another large shopping center, is few miles south.
Walkability is one of Mississauga’s major draws. The city boasts numerous pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, including the small downtown. Streetsville is an especially walkable neighborhood a few miles from the city center. Its main drag is lined with charming cafés, restaurants, and day spas.