On Escapes with Nigel, our town-and-country man, Nigel Napier-Andrews, brings his wry sense of curiosity to Bell Local audiences, delving into the amazing people, places and events that make up the diverse fabric of towns and communities around Toronto. Outside the 416 and inside the 705/905 Nigel opens doors for viewers to check out the who, what and why of some very interesting destinations.

Escapes to Kleinburg

Nigel visits The McMichael Canadian Art Collection and its spectacular Group of Seven paintings. Then a short distance away he meets one of the people behind the proposed Pierre Berton Discovery Centre.
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Escapes to Oakville and Clarkson

Nigel meets some of golf’s superstars at The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, and tests his skills. Next he’s off to the Clarkson Leash-Free Dog Park, Canada’s first.
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Escapes to Caledon and Barrie

Nigel makes an early morning visit to The Spirit Tree Estate Cidery, known for their delicious cider and artisanal breads. Then he heads off to the year-round Barrie Farmers’ Market, to learn what makes the fresh and organic foods so special.
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Escapes to Barrie

Nigel explores Barrie and stops in at the Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, where he discovers some fine original beers and how they’re made.
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Escapes to Palgrave

Nigel visits DeerFields Stables Country Inn and their Age Management Centre, to get some tips on healthy lifestyles and check out some amazing horses.
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Escapes to Barrie and Newmarket

Nigel visits the MacLaren Art Centre, home to over 26,000 pieces of art and a wide variety of programs open to the public. Then he’s off to the Holland Marsh Wineries, to discover why a vineyard exists in a marsh.
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