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WITH the world’s largest jazz fes­ti­val and North Amer­ica’s largest film fes­ti­val both tak­ing place in Canada, it’s no won­der many celebri­ties are spot­ted there. Its film in­dus­try has been nick­named Hol­ly­wood North, and it’s one of the friendli­est around (apart from our sunny shores, of course!). But with a va­ri­ety of lux­u­ri­ous ho­tels and re­sorts as well as in­cred­i­ble restau­rants, it’s also known for be­ing a top hol­i­day and hon­ey­moon des­ti­na­tion. So just what do the stars get up to when they’re hol­i­day­ing or hon­ey­moon­ing up in Canada? Well, just speak­ing of hon­ey­moons puts us in mind of a cer­tain Canada na­tive who re­cently got (or will soon be get­ting – de­pend­ing on which re­ports you be­lieve) mar­ried. Twenty-fouryear-old Justin Bieber spent R71-mil­lion on a water­front man­sion near Cam­bridge for him­self and (his new wife?) Hai­ley Bald­win. The new home takes up to 835 square me­tres and in­cludes four bed­rooms, a pri­vate gym, a three-car garage, a two-storey wine room, game room and movie theatre! And as if that’s not enough, it also has a pri­vate horse rac­ing track and backs onto Welling­ton County’s Puslinch Lake. OMG!


THE Thomp­son Ho­tel has been voted one of the best ho­tels in Canada and has a rooftop lounge and pool, and celebri­ties like Bradley Cooper, Kate Hud­son and James Franco have been guests.


THE Holt Ren­frew Cen­tre is the name of the game when celebri­ties need to shop. Stars like Pene­lope Cruz, J.K. Sim­mons and Viggo Mortensen have all been seen pe­rus­ing the aisles there.


THE Drake Mini Bar is dec­o­rated with ro­tat­ing artist mu­rals and table­tops de­signed by Ra­jni Per­era. The dishes go per­fectly with their exquisitely crafted cock­tails as well as their non­al­co­holic cock­tail col­lec­tion and elec­tric wine list.


SASSAFRAZ has be­come leg­endary for its abil­ity to re­main cur­rent. The venue con­tin­ues to evolve, never ceas­ing to im­press with its style, ser­vice and, of course, food. The Frenchin­spired Cana­dian cui­sine is phe­nom­e­nal, and Celebri­ties like Cuba Good­ing Jr., Den­zel Wash­ing­ton, Meg Ryan and Bruce Wil­lis have been spot­ted there.

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