Archive for the Capitals of Canada Category

Mar 10 2013


I’ve been to Toronto a few times: Billy and I went for our first trip together, Family vacations, stopovers at the airport (which doesn’t count towards the goal of visiting all the capitals of Canada!). I never really explored the city; we always had an agenda. I wanted this trip to be a little different than the others.

In 2010, I was flying to Jamaica for a wedding and the only available, reasonably priced flight the travel agent could find for me was from Toronto. I decided that I may as well take the opportunity to explore Ontario’s Capital City and fly in a couple days early.

I booked myself in for 2 nights at the Canadiana Backpackers Inn. The location was perfect to allow me to explore the city on foot.

A few of the things I did while flying by the seat of my pants in Toronto:

  • Walked a lot.
  • Met up with a couple Flickr contacts and we walked around the Eaton Centre and that part of town
  • Had lunch at 360: The rotating restaurant atop the CN Tower.
  • Watched the Blue Jays get ready for a game from the glass floor of the CN Tower
  • Strolled around Kensington Market – this was probably my favourite part
  • Walked on the Canadian Walk of Fame and checked out some ‘stars’
  • Took lots of photos “from the hip”