Here is a landmark that you cannot miss wherever you are in the city centre of Toronto. I have never visited the CN Tower nor do I intend to anytime soon as I will get to it when my nephews grow up or I have my own children who would want to go pay it a visit.
Would you believe that I took this photograph while waiting in a car for a traffic light to turn green?
You can read all about Toronto’s CN Tower.
While in Toronto, one cannot help it by walk by their own version of New York City’s Times Square.
The one thing that amazed me about Toronto during my two-day visit was the number of apartment building projects that are all over the city’s centre. It reminded me of Dubai with its landscape covered with cranes.
It seems like every hundred meter, there’s a high-rise condo complex under development. One of my Facebook friends even commented that Toronto is the biggest condo market in North America.
Who are all these people that these apartments are being built for and where exactly are they popping out from? Can they even afford to the crazy prices? Another Facebook friend told me that 30% of them are sitting vacant which is still impressive considering the billions of buildings that are being built!
I know nothing about real estate so I will probably confer with a professional because I am super curious about this phenomenon.
I posted this photo on my Facebook wall and said that you can never really appreciate Canada until you road trip it.
This scene is from Leeds and the Thousand Islands in Ontario, Canada. It’s one of the thousands of lakes, literally, in the region.
I should mention that while it was pretty and mesmerizing, the reality is that I let my car’s windows open and mosquitoes flocked in and during the 3-hour trip to Montreal, they made a feast of me!
This is what I cheekily refer to Toronto’s Times Square. I am sure that I am not the only one.
I took a BIXI (bike sharing system) ride there and took a break to just watch Toronto being Toronto. At this time it’s not filled with tourists because it’s not the season yet so the crowd there was 100% local.
By the way if anyone knows the exact name of this place, please feel free to educate me.