Our first baseball experience as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Texas Rangers in the MLB The morning of our first baseball game didn’t get off to the best of starts when we woke up to find that the foster cat we are looking after, Gracie, had disgraced herself and decided that when you have to go, you just have to go, and had … Continue reading Let’s Play Ball!
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
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!
Exploring the sights of Toronto that are normally off limits to the public Toronto is home to a number of great buildings which we normally admire from a distance, or walk past without too much thought. Doors Open Toronto, when more than 155 sites across the city open up their doors for anyone to come in and have a look around, is a great opportunity … Continue reading Doors Open Toronto
As an animal lover who enjoys visiting the zoo in almost every place we go, I’m not quite sure why it took us so long to visit Toronto Zoo! Located in Scarborough in the east of the city, Toronto Zoo is accessible by public transit but it took us a lengthy 90 minutes to reach our destination. According to google it would have taken 25 … Continue reading A rainy day at Toronto Zoo
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
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
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
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
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