Exploring Toronto

Toronto cartoon

Toronto is a mix of contradictions: massive, vibrant, sprawling, walkable. . . and never,ever boring.

under construction


A city of neighborhoods

Toronto is a multifaceted place, a city of neighborhoods

Downtown towers

Downtown Toronto is the financial heart of Canada and has the bank towers to prove it!

Construction Crazy: City of Cranes


I Spy the CN Tower


A vibrant downtown

The Distillery District

Toronto’s old distilling district lies at the edge of downtown. It’s been redeveloped into a hip neighborhood anchored by the brick industrial buildings of over a hundred years ago.

Wandering the Distillery District (June 2013)

The Distillery District in Black and White

The Toronto Islands

Things to see and do in Toronto

Museums and Attractions

  • CN Tower
  • Casa Loma
  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Toronto-Dominion Gallery of Inuit Art
  • Textile Museum
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection
  • Allen Gardens



Toronto is filled with great restaurants. Here are a few we visited on our 2013 visit.

getting around


Photo Thursday

2013 Toronto travel journals

In the spring of 2013 I spent about a week in Toronto, drawn there by the TBEX travel blogging conference. In the days before and after the conference I had time to get acquainted with the city I had met only so briefly years before.

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