The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is where this autumn escape begins. Located in Kleinburg Village, the McMichael, uniquely situated on 100 acres of forested land along the Humber River, will introduce you to the beauty, diversity, and artistry of Canadian art. Spend some time viewing their permanent and featured exhibitions, and then head outdoors to explore the grounds and trails. Along the way you will discover the Sculpture Garden, Tom Thomson Shack, and the McMichael Cemetery, where six Group of Seven members have been laid to rest. Listen to their audio guide as you explore the ground for additional learnings about these key landmarks.
Next, make your way over to Historic Unionville and stroll along Main Street visiting the boutiques, art galleries, café’s and a slew of culturally diverse restaurants for an early dinner. Top off dinner at the Old Firehall Confectionery with some premium ice cream or handmade fudge. Just down the street, check in to the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre and freshen up for an evening at the theatre! Take in a show at one of York Region’s world class performance venues – The Flato Markham Theatre or The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Check out their schedules in advance and reserve ahead to guarantee your seat.
Day two is all about relaxation. Wake up at your leisure, and enjoy a late breakfast onsite in Essence of Unionville restaurant, or stay in bed a little longer and indulge in a warm breakfast in bed thanks to the convenience of room service. Whichever you decide, once breakfast is done, head on over to the upscale Glow Medi Spa, a full-service spa conveniently located on the main floor, for some well-deserved pampering time! Be sure to make advance reservations to avoid disappointment. Freshly relaxed from the spa, it’s time to hit the road, but first grab a coffee or tea and a pastry to go!