Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is the major city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It’s a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring office towers, punctuated by the iconic free-standing CN Tower. The city also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities, aquarium and requisite zoo. Sports plays a large role in the community with championship teams in basketball, baseball, football, soccer, and lacrosse (And yes there is hockey, however that team hasn’t won a thing in too many years). Arguably the most multicultural city in North America, Toronto features authentic cuisine from every continent and you will find people from multiple nationalities in each restaurant. At 6.1M people in the greater area, Toronto is the 6th largest North American city, and largest in Canada, hence its modern nickname… the 6th.
Yes this is real 🙂 We watched from the back deck of the house. Not often the sun burns blood orange while the sky stays deep blue.
This is how you celebrate a goal at a soccer match… with smoke bombs, drums, oversized flags, and lots of cheering! Hamilton scored the tying goal for Toronto FC at 90+5 minutes of the game on June 7, 2019.
This is Clarkson Cup pre-game warm-up for the Calgary Inferno (red jerseys) and Les Canadienne de Montreal (white jerseys) at the Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto yesterday. A one game winner takes all featuring the best female hockey players in the world. Calgary went on the win the Cup with a spirited 5-2 victory in which both teams demonstrated incredible skill. The women’s game is so fluid and fast paced, making it a lot of fun to watch.
This female American Robin chose the fireplace vent out back of our house as the perfect location for her nest this year. She has two chicks, who on this late evening, were very active (just like mom!)
The wine at Terroni’s on Adelaide street, Toronto, is kept in the former jail cells of the old Toronto court house. A vast selection is on display for patrons who visit the washrooms, and done up in a very mystique setting!!
What’s there not to like about snow? White, fresh, magical, picturesque… A view out back of house and into the ravine. Another winter has arrived!
Going back to summer 2016 for this image of a male cardinal silhouetted against the sky.
This one was not pretty 😦 Bottom of 3rd and the Jays already down by 2 runs. New York was on fire with multiple home runs throughout the game, while the Blue Jays bats were very quiet. Still, a great day at the ballpark with the family!
Canada Day 150 firework celebrations in town of Oakville last night.
This is one fantastic view of Toronto from the CN Tower looking north. We have the Fairmont Royal York hotel bottom right, all the bank buildings, Toronto City Hall, and every other building until the horizon ends.
For those of us who love Toronto, here is a different view of our skyline, looking West from Spadina to Humber at sunset, including Exhibition and Liberty Village. The usually North view is all office skyscrapers, while this West angle is condos, and to my surprise, abundance of green space.
A few weeks back we visited Burlington’s Royal Botanical Gardens in hopes of getting spring here sooner (didn’t work!). Their indoor flowers were in full bloom, as seen here, and for a moment it felt like winter was done.
Our bald eagle friend here was injured at a young age flying into power lines, rescued and brought back to health at the Mounstberg Conservation Area in Halton. They are known for rehabilitating all species of raptors in Southern Onatrio.
Live game shot of the Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards on December 30, 2015, in witch the Raptors won 94-91.
Looking up at Toronto’s CN Tower from the platforms within Union Station, we get a glimpse of the old and new. This area of Union is being rebuilt, leaving the metal exposed and an open roof. Fun how they light the tower, creating a glow in the sky at night.
This is a macro view of a pink and white Gerbera – believe the yellow is pollen. Brought flowers home for my wife and a pair of Gerbera for the kids last fall and took some pictures. One can’t help but smile when looking at the flower, particularly in mid-winter.
Took a walk with the kids and dog a few weeks back through our local forest. With many of the leaves already fallen and a dark haze lingering, the forest had a mystical tone to it. You almost expected a Disney character to come running by – ha!
This is how I want to retire… fly fishing a beautiful creek on a fall Sunday afternoon with not too much else to worry about. While the picture was taken in color, felt it had more emotion when viewed in b+w.
Art can take numerous forms, and while not the most elegant picture, the Wicked Witch Of The West sure captures the essence of Halloween. We figure around 200 children came by on Saturday. Boo!
Two strangers and myself enjoying this brilliant sunrise over Lake Ontario. It was a cool Sunday morning at the end of September that delivered a multitude of colors in the sky. Photo taken from Coronation Park.
Had the opportunity two weeks ago to view Toronto’s distinct skyline from the rooftop of the Park Hyatt hotel. There is an outdoor lounge perfectly situated looking south along Avenue Road that allows for this sweeping view of the city, with the CN Tower all lit-up.
For all the golf lovers, here is world famous Glenn Abbey golf course at sunrise last year, as the colors were changing. Was a very cool morning with frost on the greens and mist rising from 16 Mile Creek. Taken from the Upper Middle overpass.
This is Ian Miller, ten time Olympian and two time Wold Cup Show Jumping champion, riding Dixson at the recent Pan Am Games finals in Toronto.
What better way than to spend a hot summer day literally in the waterfall. Taken a few weeks ago from the upper look-out down into the falls.