Five best small-town downtowns in southern Ontario 0
The farmers' market is a highlight of a trip to Elora. (QMI Agency)
What makes a great downtown? My wife Ellen says, "One of the most important things is that it offers a diversity of shopping. I want unique stores where I can get something that I can't find at home."
It's nice if the downtown is historic. We like shops where you can speak with people who genuinely want to help you. We like downtowns where parking is free -- no need to run back and feed meters that often only allow you only two hours of parking at a time. There should have plenty of places to eat.
Here are five of our favourite Ontario downtowns.
This lovely town of 12,000 is tucked away in a wide valley and only an hour and a half drive from Niagara.