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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
As usual, the Tuesday right after Labour Day is famously the most busy day for traffic via all modes of transport across the city. I personally change my transport pattern at this time of year. The B-Line is part of my usual commute. It’s actually a somewhat pleasant ride in the summer because it’s quick and spacious when less people are going to school. That’s … Continue reading My Switch To Trolleys from B-Line in September
With the Vancouver summer extending deep into September, it’s been a great chance to bike to work. Usually, by this time of year, we are already covered in a blanket of grey. However, this year, we’ve been blessed with a warmer and drier than usual September. Even the leaves are only starting to change colour now. In some previous years, the trees are turning autumnal … Continue reading Summery September Cycling