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Doors Open Toronto

By chance, the weekend we were in Toronto, the annual “Doors Open” event was held, a city-wide celebration offering free, rare access to more than 155 landmarks. We have a similar event in Ottawa...

Exploring Toronto

Of all the Canadian cities, Toronto is probably the one I know best. I have a soft spot for the place where I first landed in Canada in 2002, coming directly from Rio de Janeiro with a sweater and a...

Shut Up, Shut Up, Shut Up!

“Did that just happen?” I asked Feng. He shrugged. He is more patient than me with strangers’ unwanted advice, because unlike me, he is not familiar with the “toddler police”.

Toronto Island

The only group of islands in the western part of Lake Ontario, the Toronto Islands are located just offshore from the city centre. Today, it’s a popular recreational centre and a quick getaway from...

A Long Weekend in Toronto

Every year (except when I’m eight-month pregnant like last year…), we take a short trip during the Labour Day long weekend. Two years ago, we were in Toronto and visited Barry, Balm Beach and the...

24 Hours in Toronto

Early in the afternoon, Feng and I made our way to YOW, the Ottawa Airport, to catch The Rolling Stones concert in Toronto, later in the day. Killing time before the flight, we realized we had never...

A Quick Trip To Toronto

Toronto is one of my favourite cities in Canada, and we’ve gotten to know it pretty well through multiple visits. This time, we were there for the Bryan Adams concert and only stayed for a day, but...

Toronto, Here We Are Again

Labour Day in North America always takes me by surprise, mostly because it is months after the rest of the world celebrates International Workers’ Day on May 1st. But in a country where holidays are...

Tourists in Toronto

After visiting the Niagara Region, we stopped in Toronto. I know the city very well now but it’s always fun to revisit a few favourite places downtown: Chinatown (where you can get excellent jiaozi...

School’s Out

On one side, my experience with university in Canada is pretty good. First, I hope that eventually I will be able to complete a Canadian degree, even if the goal seems to be very far away. Second, it...

Toronto By Night

There is something very comforting in walking around in a city after sunset. Contrary to popular belief, most of them don’t turn into cut-throat places and it's not like you risk your life at every...

St Lawrence Market

Most of the market is nest inside a two-storey brick building, between King Street East and the Esplanade. We went there on Saturday morning, and boy it was busy! About half of Toronto seemed to have...

Toronto Harbor

I grew up in Nantes, on the West coast of France. The Loire river crosses the city and I lived close to the banks. We were also a 45 minutes drive from the coast, where I spent pretty much all of my...

Night And Day In Toronto’s Chinatown

Of course, when in Toronto two weeks ago, we ended up in Chinatown - again. Looks like I can never really escape my Chinese roots - wait a minute... I'm not Chinese! Nonetheless, I feel at home in...

Kensington Market In The Spring

Two weeks ago, for the Easter long weekend, we once again drove to Toronto. The weather was gorgeous: 25ºC in Canada in early April is definitely not the norm. Kensington Market was much more...