Jessica Padykula

Jessica Padykula

Jessica was born and raised in Toronto, and it remains one of her favorite cities and a place she is always excited to come home to. 

Jessica has a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from York University and a post-graduate certificate in journalism from Humber College.  

She has been a writer for 12 years and has covered Toronto for TripSavvy since 2014.


Jessica has been a freelance writer for over 12 years, covering a variety of topics for both print and online publications. She has been TripSavvy’s resident Toronto expert for over four years, sharing her deep knowledge and love of the city with readers near and far. Jessica also writes on her many adventures aboard for both TripSavvy and other travel publications.   

In addition to TripSavvy, Jessica’s work has been published in Travel Life Magazine, Canadian Living, Walmart Live Better, and at Thrillist,, and among many others. 

From the east to the west, Jessica makes her way to every corner of Toronto to shop, eat, explore and continue discovering everything the city has to offer. She's constantly exploring the city’s diverse neighborhoods and art galleries, taking advantage of the thriving food scene, and attending Toronto’s wide array of events and festivals that take place year-round. 


Jessica holds a Bachelor’s degree in English literature from York University and a post-graduate certificate in journalism from Humber College.  



About TripSavvy and Dotdash

TripSavvy writers are on-the-ground experts — they speak the local language, know how to catch their city’s tram, train or bus, and definitely have tabs on the best of everything in town, from cocktail to kids’ menu. And since the world changes every day, your travel guide should, too. Our dedicated team of editors is regularly reviewing our library to perform updates on thousands of articles per month. If you see something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at

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