The ongoing saga of our Toronto/Muskoka trip!
We've taken these types of tours in other cities, i.e., Washington, Paris, and I thought it would be a great way to get a quick tour of the city. All this despite the fact that I lived in Toronto the first 25 years of my life!
I love people watching, and the city sights, such as Casa Loma. This sight is used for movie locations, it hosts a museum, as well as private and public events. I've been, but when I was a teen and I don't really remember it!
Casa LomaSir Henry Mill Pellatt was famous for bringing Hydro to Toronto, Toronto Electric Light Company, although the company was expropriated. "The company was acquired by Ontario Hydro in 1922, after private utilities ended in the early 1900s under the order of Sir Adam Beck."
Casa Loma (Spanish for Hill House) is a Gothic Revival style house and gardens in midtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that is now a museum and landmark. It was built as a residence for financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. Casa Loma was constructed from 1911 to 1914. Casa Loma sits at an elevation of 140 metres (460 ft) above sea level.
We did hop off and on, and had three different tour guides. Kate was definitely the best. Their jokes are pretty lame, but she had good, clear speech patterns, and articulated well. Part of the tour included a ferry ride around the Toronto Islands, more on that tomorrow!
There was a line up to get into the ROM, which hubby visited the next day, while I was in meetings. The new glass exhibit was amazing, he told me.
U of T tour!
This old news truck was recycled. The wheels spin!
'Mom's hotel', the Royal York. She worked here, for the Rotary Club, as a secretary for over 30 years, back when moms didn't work outside of the home very much. I was very proud of her. She learned to use a computer to generate her weekly newsletter, at the ripe age of 50. She worked hard and worked very efficiently.
This parking lot (below) was the site of the first capital of Canada, later moved to Ottawa.
Down Memory LaneIt is a large city with much variety, a great night life, as well as historical or tall buildings, and parks. Transportation is amazing, with the TTC subway.
|census data shows that|
my foster aunt and uncle lived upstairs
|The homes in the background,|
with our respective neighbours,
were torn down to build condos.
Uncle Dee, on the right,
owned our other half of the semi-detached house.
|25 Walker Ave. (right), I lived here for 19 years!|
Postage stamp front yard
in downtown Toronto, the annex.