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 and baozi), Kensington Market (for the funky artsy feel) and Yonge Street (for the shops and the crowd).

It was hot and humid and my feet now have weird tan lines on my feet from my sandals but it felt so great to hang out outside and walk everywhere!

We even went to the top of the CN Tower. I’ve been there once before years ago but I almost forgot how amazing the view is. The best part of the experience is always the glass floor, with a view of 1,122′ straight down. Even though you know the glass isn’t going to break, it takes a while to manage the courage to step on it and look down!

Toronto From The Top
Sitting on the Glass Floor
Arriving in Toronto
From the Top of the C.N. Tower
From the Top of the C.N. Tower
From the Top of the C.N. Tower
From the Top of the C.N. Tower
From the Top of the C.N. Tower
Window-Washer
Stop Harper
Chinatown
Kensington Market
Someone Doesn’t Like Patchouli Oil
Need I.D Cards?
Kensington Market
Yonge Street, The Longest Street
Dundas Square
Nathan Philips Square
Danger Due To Zombies

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20 Comments

  1. Steff July 14, 2011 at 9:52 am

    The glass floor is soooooooo scary!! I only stepped on it for the sake of the picture, hahaha 🙂

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    1. Zhu July 16, 2011 at 12:42 am

      I was very scared the first time but this one wasn’t too bad, probably because I knew what to expect!

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  2. Jeruen July 14, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I have to make a confession. As much as I have visited Toronto so many times now, I have never climbed the CN Tower yet! I should do that one of these days.

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    1. Zhu July 16, 2011 at 12:42 am

      I only climbed the Eiffel Tower a few years ago with Feng! And I had been to Paris hundreds of times before 🙂

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  3. Yogi July 15, 2011 at 1:50 am

    I need to check out that tower. I’m thinking about adding Toronto to my bucket list.

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    1. Zhu July 16, 2011 at 12:42 am

      It’s a great city to visit, definitely worth your time.

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  4. barbara July 15, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Hi Zhu,
    Yes, the CN tower’s glass floor! I have heard about it. That is scary and cool at the same time!!
    Toronto is a place that D & I would enjoy discovering.
    Great urban photos! I chuckled about the Police area zombies 🙂

    Once again, you have taken me on a trip a day when I am stuck at home.
    Bises x

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    1. Zhu July 16, 2011 at 12:43 am

      I like it, I find it inventive. I wish other tall buildings had it too!

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  5. Neeraj July 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Great photos.
    Toronto is not only a great place to visit, it is also a great city to live in!

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    1. Zhu July 17, 2011 at 11:18 am

      No doubt about that!

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  6. kyh July 17, 2011 at 12:41 am

    wow i’d love to stand on the glass floor and look down!!

    it’s funny that… cn tower used to be the world’s tallest manmade structure, and all of a sudden it’s been relegated to 2nd or 3rd! 🙂

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    1. Zhu July 17, 2011 at 11:20 am

      I know! It’s still an impressive sight… like the Petronas Towers.

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  7. Soleil July 17, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I love these pictures! You have a great eye for taking good photos.

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    1. Zhu July 19, 2011 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you!

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  8. Em July 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Oooh! I don’t know how I would cope being at the top of the tower. I have developed a fear of heights lately…

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    1. Zhu July 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm

      It takes a while to step on the glass but once you know what to expect, it’s not so bad.

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  9. Priyank July 19, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Hi Zhu, the weather looks great for sure! I went up CN only once, and it was during sunset. Its really beautiful to watch the sun dip and the city glitter with lights. I was up there for 3 hours. You gave your family a great tour, can never go wrong with those markets 🙂

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    1. Zhu July 19, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      Oh, that must have been great! Both times I went was during the day. Sunny, so I guess we were lucky. But sunset must be great up there!

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  10. Cynthia July 27, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Believe or not, I’ve never been to T-Dot! It’s in my pile of to-dos !

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