My spring 2013 visit to Toronto was a revelation: I discovered an attractive, vital city where I remembered only a concrete desert of hulking buildings, parking lots, and highways. Ok, I also recall wonderful paintings by the Group of Seven (particularly the boards they painted in the field) and the delightful Bata Shoe Museum, so it wasn’t all bad. But I wasn’t in any hurry to return.Turns out I waited much too long to give Toronto a second look.
Today’s Toronto is a lively, dynamic, multicultural city that seems to offer a high quality of life for its residents and a wealth of activities for visitors. I loved it from the moment we rolled into town during a downpour.
This latest visit gave me a chance to explore a few of the city’s offerings, but this provides just a sample of what’s available.
Toronto 2013 travel diary and daily snapshots
First impressions of Toronto
The rain that was falling when we arrived quickly turned to hot sunshine, allowing for a bit of neighborhood exploration.
Which continued into the evening.
Touring Toronto on a pre-conference workshop
It’s a beautiful summer day – sunny, hot, and humid – perfect for a morning photo tour and an afternoon filled with art and architecture!
The evening party includes a gummy bear carving station, but the music is too loud so we leave in time to catch a few blue hour shots. It’s a lovely way to end the day!
- Photographing Toronto
- Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
- Art Gallery of Ontario
- The Atrium at Brookfield Place
- Need a Little Space at the Bar?
- Toronto-Dominion Gallery of Inuit Art
- Bacon Tempora at Ki
- Daily Snapshots
The TBEX conference gets underway
June 2, 2013 — TBEX Conference
June 3, 2013
June 4, 2013
- I Was in Toronto For a Travel Blogging Conference
- Pre-Conference Workshops
- Pre-Conference Art Tour
- Featured speakers, keynote addresses, and breakout sessions (Day 1)
- Opening Night Party
- Featured speakers and more (Day 2)
- Party on Center Island
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