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Old Posted Apr 18, 2010, 11:03 PM
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Terrific Toronto! (150 photos)

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!

Ossington




Queen West










Roncesvalles












Dundas West




Queen West
























Ontario College of Art & Design




Grange Park neighbourhood


Financial District/Downtown






A late lunch of poutine from the Blue Chip Truck at City Hall. Yum!


Union Station (some pretty impressive renovation plans in the upcoming decade!)


Harbourfront area near my hotel


The view from my floor at the Westin Harbour Castle


The view from my hotel room window toward the northwest


and the view from my hotel room window toward the southwest


King East/Old Town


Love the incorporation of the older corner building into this new condo highrise






On King Street in Corktown looking west toward Old Town


Corktown






Trefann Court


Queen East








Yonge Street






Dundas Square




Finally the sun appears on Saturday morning!!!



Air Canada Centre


Cabbagetown neighbourhood






























Allen Gardens




View along Carlton Street toward College & Yonge


King Street heading west




King West












Queen West heading east










Sunday morning closure of Yonge Street just north of Queen Street


I hopped on the Queen Street streetcar & headed off to The Beaches neighbourhood






Don't worry, this is the back side of the building. The front is on Queen Street and has retail space (though plenty of empty space currently)






















































While riding inbound on the Queen Street streetcar, I snapped some photos out the window as we passed from The Beaches into Leslieville.










Heading over the Don Valley Parkway from Leslieville into Corktown


I hopped off the streetcar at this point and walked the short distance down to King Street where I rode that streetcar into the St. Lawrence district








St. Lawrence district


































Heading off to the airport


Goodbye Toronto. Had a great time!
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Old Posted Apr 18, 2010, 11:16 PM
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i just adore toronto's fantastic mix of old and new. great showcase!
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Great tour, thanks!! Craving poutine now
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Old Posted Apr 18, 2010, 11:25 PM
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I like Toronto.
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Good thread!
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One of the best Toronto tours we're seen recently. Love those neighborhood commercial strips.
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Now my memory could be slipping, but I can't say I recall seeing so many neighborhood shots of Toronto. Thanks for sharing, I have been a bit more educated about this nice looking city.
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thanks for posting these pics of a rarely seen & usually unheard of city
what's the population?
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ohhhhh, how I love Toronto!
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I'm glad to hear that others enjoyed my photos! Thanks everyone!
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Nice shots Ohioguy.
Next time venture further east of The Beach into the Scarborough Bluffs
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Excellent shots, OhioGuy! Looks like you really got around in just a couple of days.
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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.
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awesome work! Makes me ashamed that I've never been to Toronto.
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thanks for posting these pics of a rarely seen & usually unheard of city
what's the population?


the population is 2.4 million
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Arrow For those of you who don't know Toronto at all ...

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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.
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the people demand subways, subways, subways and not streetcars.
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Old Posted May 8, 2012, 11:50 PM
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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.
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