Photos: Toronto

I also was fortunate to swing a 1 week trip to my hometown Toronto! I grew up here, and although I haven’t lived there for a while, I will always consider it home. This is what I captured when I was there:

Photos: Toronto (Distillery District & Downtown)

I was back home in Toronto this past weekend for a friends wedding. Their wedding was held in Toronto’s historical Distillery District (established in 1832).   The Distillery has lots of old buildings, art galleries, restaurants and quaint cobblestone streets.

The ceremony and reception were both held at the Archeo Restaurant.  The food was delicious!  I would definitely eat there again.

The cake was gorgeous and made by Dufflet.

We had a bit of time to see family and snapped some pics of downtown Toronto.

Toronto’s Yonge Street, which was at one time the longest street in the world.

Toronto was having a city-wide garbage strike (it was at 15 days when I took these photos), yet it was still cleaner than I thought it would be. Toronto is known for being a very clean city, and as you can see people are still putting trash where it should go even if it’s not being picked up. I was quite impressed! However, I think the message: “Please do no litter” placed on a garbage can by the city during the strike is very insulting!

Below is a pic of Bloor Street.  On the right is the new addition to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) called the: “Michael Lee-Chin Crystal”. I love how abstract and obnoxious it is! 🙂

Photos: Toronto

I was in Toronto (my hometown, woot!) at the beginning of May visiting family & friends and took some photos while I was there. (I have more pics in my Toronto Flickr set here.)

Below is Z, my brother’s roommate’s kitty.  He’s such a hyper little guy who likes to jump off couches and walls (seriously, lol!).  This is one of the only pics I took of him that was in focus because he’s always moving around!

And as a bonus, here’s a list of my favourite places I like to go whenever I’m in Toronto:

  • The Labyrinth – THE BEST art book store in Toronto, specializing in animation, illustration and manga books. I always try to visit this store whenever I’m in Toronto so I can add more books to my art book collection. 🙂 Dan (who owns the store with his wife) is super awesome and also a college buddy of mine! 🙂
  • Magic Pony – THE BEST urban toy store/gallery in the city.  They sell collectible toys and host awesome art shows.
  • Tealish – THE BEST loose leaf tea store EVER. I’m a big tea drinker (part of being raised in Canada I think), and I will only drink the best tea! lol. My favourite flavour of theirs is Earl Grey Cream which is absolutely heavenly.
  • The Real Jerk and Island Foods – both are the best Jamaican roti restaurants in the city.
  • Rasoee – Very, very yummy Indian food, especially their butter chicken! ❤