I’ll admit it, the winter (though it was far from harsh) put a bit of a damper on my idea of being a tourist in my own city.
But Spring is now in the air and I thought I’d try to see what I could see during my one-hour lunch break. Luckily I work in a great part of Toronto, close to the university, Chinatown, and Kensington Market.
Going out with the intention of taking pictures made me look harder and forced me to frame things differently. I also got smiled at a whole lot more, wandering the streets with a camera around my neck.
This is the view from my desk. Not bad, eh?
Hello lampost, what'cha knowing, I've come to watch your flowers growin'
Toronto isn't only skyscrappers
Sunny alleys are not scary
Toronto has a bit of everything... (Baldwin street)
View of the CN Tower from Beverley street
Creepy mannequins in a window, Spadina avenue
A hipster, some shoes, and a retro streetcar in Chinatown
Bubble tea and sugar cane juice on Spadina avenue
Some goods for sale in Chinatown, Toronto
The fruit and veg shop, Chinatown
Walking from Spadina to Kensington Market
In Kensington Market, you can see people on tricycles choosing fresh herbs on the sidewalk
The roof of Courage My Love, my all-time favourite vintage shop in Toronto
There are hip things in Kensington, like hula-hoops
Stores in Kensington Market, Toronto
The best little spice shop, where you can get Mexican chilli powder for cheap
Take-out menus, College Street
College Street, Toronto
The library where I sometimes get videos and books on my lunch breaks, but not today. Today I looked.
The University of Toronto Bookstore
This is what a mailbox looks like in Canada
The UofT student centre with trees and hot dog stand
CN Tower view from the alley near my office