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Weekend in Downtown Toronto

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Welcome to Toronto.

I am sharing here my home sweet home, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Toronto is a huge city. I am sharing here my visit one weekend in Downtown Toronto. Actually, the purpose of my trip there was not to shop but to visit my dentist in the Sheraton Centre. As you know, a visit to Dentist is not always fun. But I decided to have some fun after my appointment to visit my city. So I walked around, took some pictures,  and thoroughly enjoyed myself.  Being a blogger now, have heightened my awareness of my surroundings. Whether I am travelling overseas and most of all here at home. As I walked around Toronto, I noticed some other details that I would have ignored before. Just like the Welcome sign in the picture above.  My city is a friendly place and helpful when you ask for directions. Canadians are known to be very polite and helpful.  Not just because I am biased and live here but overall, as a city, I am proud and happy that our Municipal government or Tourism Board have Welcome signs like these, also promotions of our City events in bus stops, in our cable cars and even a Charity campaign in a building. Toronto is a beautiful,clean and safe city to visit. It is not as historical as European cities but it is more of a modern and contemporary city. We have the mix of the old and new here as you can see in our City Halls. We have an Old City Hall and the new retro City Hall built in the early 1970s. Our city is also diverse with many different parts like the China town, Greek Town, Italian section etc. One thing about Toronto that I enjoy are the summer festivals. So all throughout summer, I will try my best to attend most of them and share them with you.  So I hope you will enjoy this little tour of our Downtown Toronto.

The Rocket.
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is known as The Rocket here.  It is the best way to travel around the city. We have have buses, cable cars and the subway system.



Toronto Landmarks


Current City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square.



Old City Hall which is now a Court Building.




The Cenotaph in front of Old City Hall.



Picture above is a view of Queen St West. The Picture below is Osgoode Hall which is the centre of the Law Society here in Toronto.


Picasso Exhibit at AGO

On now until August 26, 2012 at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).


An Urban Oasis



Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto.


Shopping...


The biggest mall here in Ontario.



HBC Hudson Bay Company Flagship store at Queen St West and Bay St, Toronto.



The picture on the left is Yonge Street which is the longest street in the world. There are numerous shops and restaurants along Yonge Street for shopping and eating.


For Nourishment

A new restaurant by Oliver and Bonacini.




Street Food in Toronto

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, we have our Street food around the city.



My friends from the USA told me that our sausages and hot dogs here taste better than New York City!


An Urban Angel.

A beautiful Charity poster.



Toronto the Good City.


Now which other city have this sign?  So far only in Toronto! 


This July 1st is also our Canada Day!  Happy Canada Day weekend!

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5 comments

  1. Beautiful post:) I hope you will have a wonderful week with lots of summer sun..here in GBG it has been raining for a while now:( Typical swedish summer weather haha:)

    LOVE M

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  2. Toronto is so beautiful. And the people there are soooo nice :)
    Connie*

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  3. Toronto looks so beautiful!
    Great post and lovely pictures!
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  4. wow! I was there few months ago! and I enjoyed so much!!!
    I've just started following you on GFC and Bloglovin'!
    Like to follow back?? It would be great, we can stay in contact!
    kisses!!
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  5. amazing photos. Looks stunning. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post. xo

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