0137. The Beverly Hills of Toronto (Can 02--new)
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After Niagara Falls, I cross back into the USA and hike back to my car and then drive back into Canada in search of more authentic Canadian culture.
So what can I discover about Canada? What is it about this nation that makes it distinct from its loud, fat, arrogant big brother to the south? While driving down the freeway or walking around a typical Ontario neighborhood it might be difficult to make any distinction. But I'm sure there are differences, and I'm going to find them.
It's pouring down rain, and I really don't want to experience Toronto in the rain. So I stop in what seems to be an upscale Torontan suburb--I'll call it Toronto's Beverly Hills. It's got block after block of fancy, very unique mansions. It's got a yacht marina in the lake. It's got a very classy downtown strip with expensive little boutiques and restaurants.
I manage to play a short set and take a video clip in between showers with a Canadian flag flying in the background.
OK. I've seen a rich Canadian town. Let's move on.