Toronto the right way! 12.12.12 (Was für ein Datum)
I am back to Montreal now for more than 2 weeks and the article about Toronto is published only now? Well, what can I say I did not even had time to find a good excuse. I the last weeks I slept on friends couches, started to work again and on the 1st of December I finally moved into my new collocation. Everything was a bit more stressing as planned.
But enough of excusing myself let’s move on to the essential. Toronto the right way! I already was in Toronto together with Jule, Giulia, Elisa and Rafael and we had the chance to discover the town a little bit, especially from the very top of the CN Tower. But for a town that is known to be the most international one on this planet you need more than just two half days. But one thing I can tell you: 2 days, 16km walk and 35km by bike aren’t enough too. But I spent a whole week there and I even had time to visit Mississauga. Inspired by an Article on a German News page „Best Skyscapers choosen“ I felt the need to take pictures of the The Absolute World Towers on my own. To see these towers in person was really breathtaking. And the best thing is that because of recreating the city centre you can take pictures of them without any obstacles.
Toronto as a town is a very heavy ground to take pictures, in one way. The city is very dense, the houses are very tall and even by during the day it can be very hard with the lights. I you like me missing a wide angle it’s a bit tricky to find the right spot to get your tower on the chip. So in that point Toronto is very big-city-like and this might also be a reason why the people often call Toronto the New York of Canada. So it is very obvious to also compare some places in Toronto with New York places. The Yonge-Dundas Square and the Gooderham Building are just the most prominent examples. But during the night Toronto is the most interesting.
And the highlight of the night to me is the Distillery District. And for the North Americans this place is even more interesting because of its architectural appearance. For me it was very familiar to a place in Berlin called the “Kulturbrauerei” (Culture Brewery). But on top of that it was a very nice and in the winter time very cozy enlightened place in Toronto. Speaking of culture, thanks to Ariane and Jana for showing the city to me and this awesome brunch location. And special thanks to Manu and Scott for hosting me and your remarkable hospitality.
And so i close as always: Cheers, ND