Monday, September 25, 2006

Toronto

Entering the city with the CN Tower in the distance...

A little flower garden on a street near my daughter....

Everything towering above us....

On the way to meet my daughter`s boyfriend and go to the market we sat in the park of Osgoode Hall which is an old law building...

We walked passed Toronto`s City TV and Much Music building...

This bridal party was trying their hardest to get a picture right in the middle of the road in traffic, but gave up....

After meeting up we went on to Kensington Market area...

It`s packed full of vintage shops of mainly clothing and jewellery....

But also lots of fruits and vegetables....

A display above one of the shops....

Some outside home decor....

We went and had something to eat and then headed back to my daughters.
That night she was given three guest passes to the opening of a new club called "Marrow" on Liberty Street by her neighbour so we decided to go. It was very upscale in an old warehouse and Nelly Fertato was there as a guest, though there were so many people we never got a glimpse of her. It was an interesting experience. We cabbed it that night and it was the only time it rained all weekend except as we were leaving Sunday afternoon.
After leaving my daughter we decided to drive around a bit and see some more of the city..

Too bad I missed the other half of this. It`s right above...

This little guy posed for me....

An interesting contrast...

Thanks to Calamity Jen http://calamityjenni.blogspot.com
for identifying this building which is the Old City Hall (on Queen Street West, near the Eaton Centre).

Some art.....

We decided to find some parking and walk around because we saw that we were near St. Lawrence Market...

Lots of antiques...

I bought this to add to a wall collection...

We stopped for a drink and people watched....

We drove down Bay Street...

There were some great old buildings amongst the newer ones. This was on the Imperial Bank Of Commerse


It took us a really long time to get out of the city because traffic was jammed everywhere and we went the wrong direction at first so had a look at Young Street. We finally got a glimpse of the CN Tower and knew we were going in the right dirction.
It was a great weekend and wonderful to see my daughter, meet the boyfriend and also meet Bud :)
Here`s one last picture which I call "The Concrete Jungle"

17 comments:

Shelley said...

Looks like you had a fun time. Love the photos. I like the "quirkiness" of Toronto. Some real visual surprises.

Christine said...

Is that a black squirrel?? How cool! We have grey or brown, out here. I've never seen black, before. ~T&M, you've given me a brand new experience! Thank you!

I remember a Swedish friend of mine taking a million photos of a squirrel in Kentucky, because it was a color they didn't 'come in,' in Sweden. I could understand her excitement, but never thought it would happen to me!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures. I have lived in the Toronto area for 40 years and always find something new to look at. So many little neighbourhoods, each with their own distinct personality, within one big city...and you have captured them all in your pictures it seems.

Janet said...

Wow! Thanks for a terrific visit to Toronto! I've never been there and you've given me an over-all idea of what the city is like. I love the old architecture, and all the quirky places look like such fun.

Janet said...

Oops! Forgot to say....those margaritas sure do look good!

FarmgirlCyn said...

Oh my goodness! The photos were fabulous! (don't you love "digital"? The black squirrel had me laughing out loud! Sounds like you had a wonderful getaway, with lots of sightseeing and family time. Toronto looks like an interesting place to visit!

Remiman said...

Tea,
It looks like you had a great visit. Makes the drive worth it.
rel

Rowan said...

Glad you had a fun visit with your daughter. The plate you bought was so pretty and the black squirrel is really cute too but the bit I love best? Those two moose on the balcony, it isn't a thing I'd ever do myself but they really made me laugh!

cityfarmer said...

This looks like a FUN city...the phots shots are lovely....you must have a great camera!!!!!
Will have to try that city sometime.

Rosa said...

thank you for your tour. I've never seen Toronto before. Now I have. What fun sculpture coming in and out of the buildings! I love it!! Sounds like a fun time!!

Zoey said...

What an interesting city. I've never been to Toronto, but heard it's a very nice place. Thanks so much for the tour.

Carol said...

Thanks for all the pictures of Toronto Tea! It's so nice to see where my cousin and his family are living.

Anonymous said...

Love the photos. Looks alot like parts of Chicago. :) Now it's on my to go see list. Thanks for sharing.

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Daisy Lupin said...

Thanks for the tour of Toronto. I love the quirky parts of it and the antique market looks very interesting.

Anonymous said...

Hi there.

Looks like you had a pleasant time.

The building you couldn't identify appears to be Old City Hall (on Queen Street West, near the Eaton Centre). It's a beautiful old building -- much nicer than the new city hall.

guild-rez said...

Hello just found your Blog..
I live in Toronto East for many years. See for yourself what the this part of town has to offer..
Cheers.