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A friend of mine had a medical conference scheduled in Toronto April 6th - 11th, so I opted to tag along and take advantage of the free hotel room. The weather wasn't great most of the time I was there (including a little light snow which they'd gone the month of March without), but fortunately I did finally get some decent weather the last day & a half I was there. I tried to hit up many different neighbourhoods, but there are still plenty that I hope to visit whenever I'm able to get back. Despite the weather, I had a fantastic time. Toronto is terrific!
Ontario College of Art & Design
Grange Park neighbourhood
A late lunch of poutine from the Blue Chip Truck at City Hall. Yum!
For those of you who don't know Toronto at all ...
Originally Posted by JAOILERS
the population is 2.4 million
Correct, but please let me elaborate on that point (this might interest other readers, too). The 2.4 million figure is for the actual CITY of Toronto, an amalgam of the much smaller (pop AND area) plus five metroplitan boroughs: the city itself, and five bouroughs, York and East York close in to the city, North Yourk, Scarborough and Etibicoke (don't pronounce the "k") into what then became Metropolitan Toronto. However including immediate neighbours, such as Missississauga on the West, and those to the North, metroplitan Toronto (the GMTA is it is now called) - though smaller in size than "metro" Houston, still pulls in at approaching 6 million, often causing it to be ranked with Houston as the fourth or fifth largest city in North America.
Nice pictures. It looks like you covered a lot of neighborhoods.
I was in Toronto in April a few years ago now, and hit some of the neighborhoods that you did: Old Town, the Financial District, etc. It was cloudy and cold that day, and your pictures remind me of my trip.
It's always a little strange to see a beach area (The Beaches neighborhood, in this case) when it's not Summer.
damn right. and screw those leftard starbucks loving downtown pinkos that don't know how the world works. they have 2 subway lines, why can't us suburbanites have any??!!!!! and I call bullshit on the density part. subways are necessary for proper-city building. oh, and I want to post a 10 floor height limit around the subway lines we build, cause you know, don't want to have shadows on my house. plus skyscrapers cause too much car traffic. and NO new taxes for the subways. you need to print money for them, yes, that will work. get companies to pay for it! that would be even better! get the mall to spend $4 billion on the subway that goes to it. because you know, a mall worth maybe $500 million will stick out that kind of cash. there, you got your funding model, and your urban planning right there. no more streetcars clogging up our streets.