We’ve been fortunate to have quite a few sunny days for this winter of 2013/14. Who in Vancouver wouldn’t want more sunshine when we mostly get dripping, grey days? Video was shot handheld with my Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone. Continue reading Olympic Village Sunshine
A February afternoon of rare snowfall, albeit wet, mixed snow-rain, in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood. Continue reading Kitsilano Snowments
For my last night in Toronto, I stayed at Planet Traveler hostel. It’s on College Street near Augusta Avenue and just at the edge of the Kensington Market. I do recommend staying here. The shared accommodation is cheap, clean and comfortable. It has the 3 C’s of hostelling that are hard to come by. It has free WiFi and free breakfast. Hard to go wrong with free breakfast. I just needed the one night, so I only got to know my roommates for a short while.
After my visit to the AGO, I had to make my way to the hostel that I booked for my last night in Toronto. I wanted to spend an extra night in Toronto to just see a little bit more. The hostel was all the way on College and Augusta. I had to make my way from Dundas and Beverley to get there.
When I told one of my high school friends that I was going to Toronto, he highly recommended dropping by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) to see the Ai Weiwei exhibit. Thankfully, the exhibit had been on for a while and the David Bowie exhibit just started the weekend I was there. So basically, I wasn’t fighting to buy a ticket. The David Bowie exhibit had already sold out for the day.
I didn’t expect to find some good food along Dundas Street. When I lived in Toronto 10 years ago, I don’t recall coming down to this part of Dundas for food. However, there are definitely a couple of gems along this stretch of Dundas between Chinatown and University Avenue.
Previously on metrobabel: At the end of September, I had the chance to be in Toronto for a work-related meeting. The weather in Vancouver had already an added crispness while Toronto was still hovering in the low 20’s and high teens for temperature. [Toronto 2013 – Around the Royal York] After all the work meetings were done for the day and I had grabbed a … Continue reading Toronto 2013 – Toronto at Night
At the end of September, I had the chance to be in Toronto for a work-related meeting. The weather in Vancouver had already an added crispness while Toronto was still hovering in the low 20’s and high teens for temperature. It had been at least 4 years since I last visited Toronto itself. I had flown through Pearson International Airport a few times, but I … Continue reading Toronto 2013 – Around the Royal York
The Walking Tour season for Vancouver Heritage Foundation has just finished. If you would like to go on these tours, contact the Foundation or check their website some time next year to see what tours they have in store for us in 2014. Here’s the last of the 3 walking tours for 2013 that I attended. We started off this Friday afternoon at the Roundhouse … Continue reading VHF Yaletown Walking Tour
Taking a little time to remember those who’ve given their lives in service to Canada this Remembrance Day and every day. Continue reading Taking time to remember