Explore This! Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Filed in Uncategorized Posted on March 5, 2012 @ 3:41 pm 4 comments

The ferry heading from the city to Toronto Island.

Today, we’re hitting up Toronto as our destination. Not only is Toronto (and its outskirts) home to authors like Margaret Atwood, Guy Gavriel Kay, Lesley Livingston, and Lila DiPasqua, but it is also the site where many Hollywood movies are filmed, especially ones that are set in New York. (Though there’s a running joke about how clean Toronto streets are in comparison and they need to be dirtied up for filming.) If you are a fan of the TV show Lost Girl, you’ve probably seen the CN Tower in one or two shots because that show is also filmed in the T-Dot. How do I have the inside scoop on Toronto? Because it is the city where I was born and grew up in…and The Danger Lover is also from these parts 🙂

Have I convinced you yet of Toronto’s worthiness as a vacation spot? If not, here’s some visual persuasion:

Our skyline is dominated by the iconic tower, but there's so much more to see...

Toronto's "new" City Hall and Nathan Phillip's Square (site of great outdoor skating in winter)

Roy Thomson Hall has great character and is home to many music shows (and much more)

The Rogers Centre (formerly known as SkyDome) sits beside the Tower but is no slouch itself, being home to the Blue Jays and Argonauts' games.

One of the many buildings of the main campus of the University of Toronto.

Ontario Place is a great place to play and eat. On the shores of Lake Ontario, it has stunning vistas...and 3D movies in the dome.

A cool picture of Toronto Island highlighting nature at its best. If you're a BIG nature lover, there's even a nude beach 😮

Toronto isn't anywhere near as old as many other cities, but we can lay claim to our very own castle 😉

So, for the head counts now: who has visited Toronto? Who will put it on their wishlist? Any other thoughts/opinions/questions for us patriotic Torontonians?

About Jackie

Jackie is a quirky mom, living in Ontario, Canada. She's a bookkeeper by day and a book lover by night. She also blogs at The Novel Nation and writes occasionally for Heroes and Heartbreakers.

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  • Viki S. March 5, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I grew up 32 miles across the lake from Toronto. More than half of my family was Canadian so I spent lots of time there :). Lovely city.

  • Chrystal @ Snowdrop Dreams of Books March 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I used to live just north of Toronto. 🙂 And this past summer I spent a week discovering many Toronto features with my fiancee. Oh and attended book signings/events!

  • aurian March 6, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Lovely pics Jackie! The whole world is on my want to visit list, so yes, Canada and Toronto as well. I like nature, but not that much 😉

  • Mary G March 7, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks for making me appreciate home. Love the pics.

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