Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Canada part 1, Toronto.

So, we begin. Our flight landed in Toronto International airport and we took the TTC system into the Financial District of Toronto where we were staying at 1 King West. A reasonable suite, but most interesting was the history below us. As a converted bank, the accommodation still has certain parts of the bank building in place. Including the vault.
Which was being used for functions. We had a walk around inside it and the workmanship and feel of the parts was outstanding. From memory 7' 6" diameter entry and 4' 6" thick door. Really beautiful engineering.
After a wander around to a couple of bars and a faceful of ribs and wings the bed was a welcome return.
Monday dawned and today the heatwave was really getting into it's stride. So we walked around Toronto. A few snaps from the Kensington Market area where I found a friendly bike shop with some interesting bikes
and the handlebars from the previous post. Thanks by the way to the girlfriend who then carried the handlebars around for the rest of the trip...
There was also a nice use of a car as a planter, with some flavourful decoration.
More wandering around as the heat built up and we passed the memorial to the fallen of the RCAF, beautifully finished in polished stone.
The time difference was playing up with my stomach and I succumbed to a burger and fries in the afternoon. This meant I was quite full still when we went for a Moroccan that evening. Still the skyscape was well lit up on the walk back, amidst burps.
Next up, Niagara...

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