Where you were born is a huge part of who you are and has helped shape your life so it is important to add it to the story of your life even if you only lived there for a short while. I was born and raised in Toronto but I have never written a post on Toronto or added any of my numerous photos of my home town. Well, home town is probably not the right words to describe Toronto with a population of 2.5 million people and the greater Toronto area has a population of 5.5 million, it is the largest city in Canada located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. Wikipedia has a very interesting article about Toronto if you are interested in reading more about this city. I am a big city girl at heart and while I love the beauty of the South, I sometimes miss the energy of Toronto.
I have visited my city of birth almost once a year since I moved away so I have had lots of opportunity to take all the tourist images I didn’t take while I lived there. There are so many things to do and see in Toronto and even after all these years I still have not completely explored this exciting City.
Here are a few images of some of my favorite places in Toronto. The famous Toronto’s CN Tower, the view from this landmark is amazing and well worth the long ride up the tower, but it is a little pricey.
Casa Loma is a real, fully decorated castle that you can tour, it is located in the heart of the city with great views from the tower, beautiful rooms and gardens to explore. This is one of my favorite places to visit and I have been there many times.
If you are interested in Museums Toronto has a lot, there is a science museum, Art Gallery and my favorite the Royal Ontario Museum or ROM for short . Even the building of the ROM is amazing.
Toronto’s downtown is full of great shopping (the famous Eaton’s Centre) and lots of places to eat, and what I love is the architecture, Toronto is one of those cities that is very modern but they have kept their old historic buildings and the city is such a mix of the old and new.
Toronto is also full of beautiful parks, unique neighborhoods, and lots to see and do on the shores of Lake Ontario.
If you have never been to this beautiful City I would suggest a visit. And if you are too overwhelmed to drive with all those people (but they do have a very good highway system) the public transportation is clean and safe and will get you anywhere you need to go.
This is one of my scrapbook pages, for my background I created a map in google using the directions to get from my new home town to Toronto