Its exciting to be at the first stop on my long international journey - Toronto - having biked 167km over the past three weeks. These two pictures are of the famous Swarovski Christmas Tree in the Toronto Eaton Centre. My daughter has a picture of this tree as the backdrop on her phone. It is a sight to behold for sure and I'll try to get her there to see it again over our Christmas holidays.
A while back I asked Sarah what were some of her favourite "free" things to do in Toronto (since I'm on a tight budget, actually there is no money, so no budget) and here is what she had to say:
"free things in TO! You have to bike ride in to High Park; around the playground, the pool, tennis courts and rink. Then down the hill past the green houses and the Grenadier Restaurant, down the hill some more past the pond and then back up to Colborne Lodge. Ride along the lake shore to Ontario Place and the EX. You have to stop into Queen's Park, its very interesting. On your way out to the east end of the city make sure you stop at the Cadbury factory and sample the mini-eggs right off the line."
Thanks Sarah - I'll do my best to take that all in!
|What a playground!!|
|Grenadier Restaurant - nice!|
|Colborne Lodge - an early 19th c Regency style home|
(now a museum)
If only our politicians were so stately and upright!
|The Cadbury Factory - where the world famous mini-eggs are made and where the secret to how they get the caramel into the Caramilk bar is kept|
in the VAULT!!!
This old postcard shows part of the lakeshore and the Canadian National Exhibition grounds where I first saw the Beachboys many many moons ago!!
(Beachboys twice, Peter Gabriel once, David Bowie once and a few others I don't remember so well! Shhhhh, don't tell!)
Moving on, literally moving on, I am now headed to Brighton, Ontario to see my friend Christy!
I wonder what there is to see in Brighton!