Toronto may be the financial centre of Canada, but there is much more to this city than bankers and skyscrapers. I arrived in Toronto after spending several weeks getting in touch with nature in the Rockies.
Walking through Dundas Square on a Friday evening was a sobering experience. Bright lights flickered and bounced off gigantic billboards. A constant stream of traffic noisily squeezed its way along, with an abundance of yellow and green taxis and the odd streetcar filling the view.
It was easy to see why Toronto is often referred to as the New York of Canada.
Dundas Square is always brimming with activity.
The sun reflecting off skyscrapers in downtown Toronto.
A gorgeous piece of street art off Church Street.
St James Park: a peaceful haven amid the hustle and bustle of Toronto.
A typical Toronto street scene, featuring a bicycle, taxi and the CN Tower.
A Toronto Subway station.
A monument to multiculturalism outside Union Station.
This Sir Winston Churchill statue, located outside Toronto City Hall on Queen Street West, seems to be a designated bird toilet.
The man-made Sugar Beach, complete with dazzling yellow parasols.
A spooky full moon.
Baseball is such a strong element of North American culture. I managed to catch a game at the Rogers Centre – Toronto Blue Jays versus New York Yankees – and it was a great experience.
I wrote a whole article on Kensington Market because I loved visiting here so much. There are vintage shops galore and loads of creative and quirky outlets.
The CN Tower seen from the Rogers Centre.
The view over Toronto from the top of the CN Tower.
Brightly-coloured canoes along the waterfront.
A bustling Yonge Street.
Toronto’s gay district: Church Wellesley Village.
An eye-popping feature on the side of the CP24 news station building.
Have you been to Toronto? What were your highlights?