Toronto

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top of the CN Tower in Toronto
Amy's husband David is the cook of the house, and he made lemon scones which are the best I have ever had. Scones are hard to make, or it's easy to end up with scones which are hocky pocks. These were just right and fresh, and Kevin and I each had 2 or 3 for breakfast. We also got to have Montreal bagles, these are smaller and denser bagles than the New York bagles and tasted just a bit different.

We are tourists today! We visited the tallest CN Tower in downtown Toronto, at 1815 feet, more than 100 stories tall. We get a good view of Toronto and beyong, beause it was a real clear day! We also looked down at the City Center airport island, where we couldn't land the other night. Kevin thought it looked really neat and we think we will do a landing and take off there tomorrow!

Then we walked around town, walked by the city hall, both old and new, had lunch at Tim Horton's (a local donut and coffee chain), where I had a warm smoothie (which I just had to try, it was good, a bit sweet maybe).
bottom of the CN Tower in Toronto
The outside of the Holy Trinity Church, and Eaton's Center (a shopping mall, called a galleria), the Union Station and its nearby underground shopping area.

At the entrance of the Eaton's Center, there was a mime doing imitations of Elvis, wearing silver clothing and face paint. He was pretty good, and I took some photos which I will upload later.

David and Amy then drove us through some parts of Toronto, old Chinatown, garment district, near the University of Toronto, a castle called Casa Loma and old money residential districts. The drive back to the east side of Toronto again had some heavy traffic (on a Friday afternoon, before the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend!) and we had dinner at Al Dente's, an Italian restaurant, the food was very good, and they had a musician playing guitar there and singing, very good ambiance and company.
X_Drive says:
Can't wait to see the photos! Sounds like a great trip. :)
Posted on: Oct 06, 2006
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top of the CN Tower in Toronto
top of the CN Tower in Toronto
bottom of the CN Tower in Toronto
bottom of the CN Tower in Toronto
Posing with a Canadian mounty
Posing with a Canadian mounty
View from the CN tower
View from the CN tower
more view from CN tower
more view from CN tower
View of city center airport from C…
View of city center airport from …
Viewing windows from CN Tower
Viewing windows from CN Tower
The glass floor on the glass floor…
The glass floor on the glass floo…
people walk and pose on the glass …
people walk and pose on the glass…
a skyscraper and fall colors in To…
a skyscraper and fall colors in T…
the memorial to people who died on…
the memorial to people who died o…
names of people and how they died …
names of people and how they died…
View of CN tower from the streets …
View of CN tower from the streets…
View of the old city hall from an …
View of the old city hall from an…
View of the new Toronto city hall …
View of the new Toronto city hall…
A closer view of the tower of old …
A closer view of the tower of old…
the new city hall and the fountain…
the new city hall and the fountai…
Another view of the clock tower in…
Another view of the clock tower i…
Details of the old Toronto City ha…
Details of the old Toronto City h…
The old Trinity church amidst Toro…
The old Trinity church amidst Tor…
Interior of the Eatons Center, a …
Interior of the Eaton's Center, a…
A silver Elvis outside Eatons Cent…
A silver Elvis outside Eatons Cen…
Elvis in Toronto
Elvis in Toronto
A closer view of the silver Elvis
A closer view of the silver Elvis
Interior of another Toronto buildi…
Interior of another Toronto build…
Interior of Union station in Toron…
Interior of Union station in Toro…
Another view of Union station in T…
Another view of Union station in …
the United Nations globe sculpture…
the United Nations globe sculptur…
Toronto
photo by: yasuyo