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About Me
My name is Trish, and I am a high school teacher. I love living in Toronto, ON because even if I go nowhere I feel like I’m somewhere. There is always something to do every season, each night of the week to stimulate the mind and senses.
You have to go to
Every neighbourhood is a different part of the world. Where else could you find India only a few blocks from Greece? Or Italy, Portugal & Brazil halfway between Poland and China?
Here's one fun activity you can do
Rent a canoe, kayak or join in to help paddle a 20-person war canoe to Toronto Island (located on Queen’s Quay); offered at sunrise, evening, weekends, sometimes with a BBQ. Also, why not paddle to a nearby stadium to hear a live concert?
Don't forget to check out one of my favorite places
Riverdale Park East for great view of skyline on a clear day, especially at sunset.
Enjoy a meal at my favorite restaurant
Just one meal??? Okay, but I’ve got a few favourites. Breakfast/Brunch: 1. Aunties and Uncles (Lippencott, just east of College and Bathurst. Accessible via 506 College streetcar). 2. Le Select Bistro (on Wellington between Spadina and Portland. Take 504 King streetcar, jump out at Brant Street and walk south through parking lot to Wellington Street, turn left towards Spadina a few paces) 3. Lady Marmalade (Queen East near Logan. Accessible via 501 Queen streetcar) 4. Bonjour Brioche (Queen East at Degrassi. Accessible via 501 Queen streetcar) 5. A new place that’s gone under, but its patrons are trying to crowd fund its return since the food is to be amazing, is called Back of House on Carlaw Avenue at Queen East (501 Queen streetcar). It went under since the chef insisted on doing everything. Patrons are trying to convince him to return and to just cook and instead hire staff to serve customers. If it returns, and I try it, I’ll let you know. It sounds like worth a visit.
Here's a doable bucket list for you to do in one day
1. Toronto Islands. Take a ferry to the islands and enjoy fresh air, nature and a great view of the city. Walk, bike or rollerblade across it. I has three ferry docks (Ward’s Island on east side, Centre Island, and Hanlan’s Point which has a ‘clothing-optional’ beach). Ferry dock on mainland found a few blocks south of Union Station at the foot of Bay Street.
2. Neighbourhood of Ossington Avenue between Dundas and Queen. Great neighbourhood for local beers, patios and live local bands; low-key, cool and hipster. It’s where local Torontonians relax and enjoy (as well as at Trinity-Bellwoods Park two blocks east). [It is the antithesis of glittery Clubland district on King West which is where suburbanites come to the city to play].
Accessible via 501 Queen streetcar or 505 Dundas streetcar.
3. Kensington Market; eclectic, bohemian marketplace great for vintage shops, restaurants, bars and patios. Accessibly via the 505 Dundas streetcar or 506 College streetcar.
4. Shakespeare in the Ruff [Withrow Park, in August only. My absolute favourite place to see plays by Shakespeare (…and I’ve been to the Globe Theatre in London, UK- they’re pretty good, too;) Bring a blanket and a picnic]. Short walk south from Danforth Avenue/Greektown on Bloor-Danforth subway line.
5. Allen Garden Conservatory. Beautiful conservatory of plants. I especially love visiting in winter since it is so tropical and warm inside and helps to get through a long winter season of cold. Accessible via 506 College streetcar (College Street becomes Carlton Avenue east on Yonge but same streetcar).
6. St. Lawrence Market. Indoor marketplace for great food discovery. Just a block south from King East and Church (via 504 King streetcar).
7. Brickworks Market (Saturdays only). Shuttle bus from Broadview subway station (Bloor-Danforth subway line).
My extra insider tip for you is
Visit the floating ‘Sail-In’ cinema (late August).
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