Last September I’ve been in Canada for two weeks. It’s been such an exciting trip! I spent one week in Whistler, British Columbia, for the Automattic annual company meet up, and then one week in Toronto to visit the city and spend some quality time with some of my husband’s family members.
My Toronto photo gallery
Everyone has a different perception of a city when visiting it. I’d like to share the takeaways and my personal view of Toronto and Canada with you. My Toronto is a colourful, multicultural and vibrant city full of sport, live music and things to do. I’m pretty sure that reflects some of the many souls a metropolis like Toronto may have.
Below you will find the takeaways about my Toronto and Canada trip, but first here’s the Toronto and beyond photo gallery!
[spoiler alert: if you scroll down, there’s also a tiny photo gallery with Whistler’s pics. you can find the rest of them here]
And here are my Toronto’s takeaways:
- People don’t lift their feet up from the ground when walking, but they trail them, creating a noise I hate big time. Looks like a trend in Toronto!
- The food at the CN Tower restaurant is actually very good. As a tourist place, you would think of food being okay at max, instead it’s really good.
- My Toronto is all about food. Perhaps it’s the Italian and Portuguese influence, but you can find a good place where to eat at every corner of the streets, and food is amazing almost everywhere.
- We’ve got the drinking department covered as well. The local brewery makes an excellent beer, and near Niagara Falls we found a top-notch liquor distillery.
- Discovering a new city with the family is the best. Franz has some relatives in Toronto, and I loved hanging out with them.
- I’ve never heard so many languages being spoken at the same time, in the same place. Not even on a London Tube.
- Lake Ontario is actually big. It’s like 1/3 of Italy! It’s so huge that indeed looks like a proper sea. You can smell the saltiness too!
- Even if it’s a big metropolis, my Toronto is far from being an overwhelming city. If it wasn’t for the poor winters (under 20C it’s freaking freezing for me), I’d move there right away.
- Niagara Falls are possibly the most amazing, exciting and breath-taking experience and thing in nature I will see in my whole life. When I was on the boat, staring at them from the bottom, I really felt I was losing my breath. These falls have been there, moving waters and making that noise, for nearly 12 thousands years. You feel reeeeeeeally small in front of them.
- Whether you like arts or not, you must pay a visit to Toronto’s AGO – Art Gallery of Ontario.
- Whether you like sports or not, you must visit the Air Canada Centre.
And now, more Canada pics!
Many pictures you can see in the photo galleries above are also in my Instagram account. If you don’t follow me there, you might have lost many funny moments I experience at Whistler and Toronto, since the Instagram stories last only 24 hours.