There are so many images that come to mind with this challenge. Here are a few photos from a visit to Toronto, Ontario. I love this church surrounded by big buildings. I like to imagine what it looked like when the church was built… I’m thinking grass and trees and lots of space.

church surrounded by high-risesTypically urban subway platform (Museum stop of the Younge-University-Spadina line ) and escalators in a retail setting.

subway platform

escalatorsA portion of the city skyline, including the CN Tower in Toronto. This tower still holds the record as the world’s tallest tower. ( World’s Tallest Tower is defined by both Guinness World Records and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat as “a building in which less than 50% of the construction is usable floor space”. ) Pretty amazing considering that it was built in 1976.

city skyline

I love the urban density where you see buildings reflected in buildings.

reflected buildings

busy streetLast but not least let’s not forget fabulous big signs that you are not going to find anywhere but in an urban setting.

big city signs

more big signsI love all that an urban center has to offer. Except maybe traffic. That part I could do without.

25 thoughts

  1. Brought back a few memories – I used to live and work in downtown Toronto – that Spadina line appears to have changed since I last rode it – lot spiffier than I remember it being. And the little church that is and just wouldn’t give up its spot.


      1. No you have not missed them…lots of life stuff going on and I was very sidetracked with blogging….and yah I know about responding…this blog award took me over 9 weeks to get it together:)
        Blessing and a peaceful nights sleep:)


    1. Thanks for the comment. I’m aghast that you haven’t visited Toronto. It’s a fantastic city. There are so many excellent restaurants and so much to see, and the shopping isn’t too bad either! Toronto is probably the polar opposite of the lake in the summer, but just as much fun.


  2. Before someone is elected president that I loathe, for example Mitt Romney, I’ve been known to declare, “If Romney’s elected I swear that’s it, I’m moving to Canada!” The likely places are Toronto or Montreal, but since I don’t speak French, I lean Toronto. Thanks for the glimpse of my possible future home.


    1. I’ve heard that “I’m moving to Canada” threat for years from some American friends – going back as far as Bush. Oh you people and your politics! But I do have other friends in Toronto, so let me know if you move. I’ll come visit!


      1. I’d like that! Maybe you could even gift me with one of your original tea towels and show me the latest pictures of the cat. Still, I’m hoping Obama wins re-election.


  3. Like Beantown(Boston) We had a little North Church that a city rose up around Thanks for the peek at Toronto! A friends daughter from NH is now calling it home.


    1. Thanks for the comment. My daughter has lived in Toronto for a few years and it’s a great place to visit. A little too big for my taste but a great city for young people. I just don’t want to spend that much time “getting” somewhere! You should visit.


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