A first experience. I flew a plane, well, with a little help! And the weather was just perfect to be up in the clouds… Continue reading “Canadian Flight Experience “
While spring was arriving, we were fortunate enough to be in Niagara Falls. Although we had been there many times before, seeing the daffodils was very special and on top of that, the weather was incredible.
With the short lived time to experience daffodils, especially in such a wonderful place, this was an extra treat in addition to an already fantastic wonder of the world.
Dazzling daffodils on display with the bridge from Niagara to Buffalo in the distance with the American Falls to the right.
Just a short video from a balcony showing the awe and magnificence of these wonderful falls.
The Pier 6 building is the oldest structure on Toronto’s Central Waterfront. Continue reading “The Pier 6 Building”
Steer exposes imaginary inner worlds through a fusion of biology and technology. Continue reading “Steer”
For generations, people of diverse origins have lived and worked along the narrow streets of this colourful and distinctive neighbourhood.
In the mid-19th century these streets were laid over the Denison family estate.
The tightly knit blocks of businesses, homes and community institutions evolved as successive waves of immigrants, attracted by the relative affordability of the area, added their cultural imprint to the city.
The district was first occupied by British workers, then by Jewish immigrants who converted the Victorian houses into small small family-run stores by adding makeshift ground-floor shops.
As a result, the area was known for decades as the Jewish market. After the Second World War, new Canadians from Italy, Portugal, Western Europe, the Caribbean, and Asia were drawn here, each in turn adding to the vibrant life of this culturally diverse marketplace.
Below, beyond the park and houses of the streets of Kensington Market, the financial district of downtown Toronto and the CN tower.
The synagogue is next to the park, part of the rich history of this place.
Tolerance and integration have been vital to the development of this cosmopolitan community, which is distinguished by constant renewal.
Filled with scents and sounds from around the world, Kensington Market recalls the history of the Canadian urban immigrant experience.
In a short time, we met some wonderful people from different parts of the world, it really is fascinating experiencing life in one of the most diverse cities in the world.
Arriving in Downtown Toronto just before sunset. I was going to attend a Canadian Premier performance at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre (next post). I was given a bit of an icy treat… Continue reading “Icy Downtown Toronto”
Of all the places I thought I would see a circus, this was not at the top of my list, but it happened and it was fantastic. Continue reading “Where did you say the circus was?”
What do you think of when you hear the sentence: the best things in life are free? Continue reading “Ice Pads and Ice Phones…the best things in life are certainly free!”
It basically snowed all day today in Toronto, the nice type of snow, the snow that is pure, soft and absolutely perfect for making things and of course, having snowball fights. Continue reading “The serenity of snow”
In a peace starved world where there is so much pain, suffering, violence, hurt and loss of life, to attend a lecture about love, in this case, ‘Divine Love’ according to the famous poet Rumi, was something very interesting to be looking forward to. Continue reading “‘Radical Love’”