Meet Marissa Anwar

Marissa Anwar is a scientist, and a travel and lifestyle content creator at Darling Escapes. You can also find her on Instagram, where she shares her favourite finds and hidden gems from Canada and across the globe (and​ her love for cheesecake).

Her favourite part about Toronto is that she can find the entire world in one place because people from all over the globe call this city home.


  1. Describe the city to someone who has never been here: A charming combination of home comforts and far-away adventures tucked away in different pockets around the city. The city's best parts are those you don't see at first. It's full of layers of art, culinary, sports and historic charm.
  2. Most underrated spot in the city: Baldwin Village
  3. Ultimate Toronto souvenir: A ticket on the Centre Island Ferry coming back to the city at sunset. The skyline is the best souvenir.

Marissa's Toronto Picks

Marissa's Toronto Picks

Cycle the Toronto Islands

Grab a bike and pedal your way to the best island spots to swim, eat, paddleboard, take photos and sunbathe. For the new Toronto resident or visitor, one of the first...