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.
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.
After all the work meetings were done for the day and I had grabbed a little dinner, I would wonder around Toronto with Camera in hand. This time, I had also carried along my Gorillapod SLR-Zoom. I couldn’t fit my usual tripod in my carry-on to Toronto. So I packed my much smaller Gorillapod.
I’ve never actually done much long exposure photography. However, Toronto is probably a perfect place to take a lot of photos at nights with all the bright lights of the largest city in Canada. So the small and flexible Gorillapod would help me to keep my camera still while I took long exposures. The only problem was finding enough flat top newspaper boxes in the right spots to get the right angles. Sometimes I just put it down on the sidewalk to take some of my shots.
Here are my shots of downtown Toronto at night. The photos were taken on two separate nights and are primarily from the west side of downtown Toronto.