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Finding a Toronto activity that’s scarier than the CN Tower EdgeWalk

Standup Paddleboarding on Lake Ontario in Toronto  In June Emma took me on a belated birthday treat. There’s a good reason why it was belated though. In June, Toronto basks in warm sunshine and the waters of Lake Ontario lap up against the city unhindered. My birthday is in February, and back then, there may be sunshine, but temperatures are 30-40 degrees colder than in … Continue reading Finding a Toronto activity that’s scarier than the CN Tower EdgeWalk

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

Today marks Canada’s 148th birthday and our very first Canada Day! Not sure how to celebrate, we consulted our colleagues, who recommended a Canada Day Eve trip to the Toronto Islands to watch the fireworks with the city skyline as a backdrop. So this was exactly what we planned to do but unfortunately the weather had other ideas. After much debate if it was even worth going … Continue reading Happy Canada Day!

BMO Field sunset

Watching soccer in Toronto

Can’t believe I just called it soccer *shudders*. Watching Toronto FC take on Manchester City One of the issues with leaving Europe behind is that you also leave behind the chance to watch your favourite football teams in action. However, Toronto is home to one of Canada’s three teams in Major League Soccer, a league whose popularity and reputation have grown ever since David Beckham … Continue reading Watching soccer in Toronto

Bata Shoe Museum

The Bata Shoe Museum

Spending a couple of hours at the museum dedicated to shoes One cold but sunny March day I decided to take a trip to the Bata Shoe Museum. Unsurprisingly I couldn’t convince Stewart to come too, apparently looking at shoes is boring! Although he did take an interest in my pictures afterwards so perhaps he would of enjoyed it. We ended up with tickets to the … Continue reading The Bata Shoe Museum

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City Sightseeing Toronto bus tour

A tourist’s perspective of Toronto through the City Sightseeing double-decker bus tour Red double-decker city sightseeing buses. We’ve all seen them. Every city worth its salt seems to have them, and Toronto is no different. I recently had the opportunity to try out Toronto’s sightseeing bus, a 2 hour loop around downtown Toronto, but which also goes as far north as Casa Loma. Each bus … Continue reading City Sightseeing Toronto bus tour

High Park Cherry Blossom

High Park’s Cherry Blossom

Visiting the Japanese Sakura cherry blossom trees in Toronto’s High Park Last week, on a late, sunny afternoon, we headed down to High Park to pay the blossoming cherry trees a visit. The beautiful Sakura trees were first donated to Toronto citizens by the Japanese ambassador to Canada, in appreciation of Toronto’s support for Japanese refugees after the Second World War. The most recent arrivals were trees … Continue reading High Park’s Cherry Blossom

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Cycling the Toronto Beltline Trail and Beyond

The Jane’s Walk that wasn’t a walk This weekend over 170 walks took place across Toronto for Jane’s Walk, a series of free walking tours, that bring together people to explore and celebrate their neighbourhood. Jane’s Walks are named after Jane Jacobs, a city planner in both New York and Toronto, who developed plenty of theories about what makes cities great places to live.  Jane’s Walks have … Continue reading Cycling the Toronto Beltline Trail and Beyond