Day 2 in Toronto was much drier than the first, although the skies were still grey until about mid-afternoon. But I wasn’t going to let this stop me and headed down to the harbourfront to rent a bike from Wheel Excitement. Initially, I wanted to bike to Scarborough Bluffs since I thought that there was a bike path that led there, but there wasn’t… too bad!
Based on a split second decision, I headed to the Toronto Islands (approx. $7 round trip) to bike around the islands.
- there was a petting zoo and an amusement park within the park
- there were these giant swarms of insects (flies?) that don’t bite but they were everywhere! Keep your mouth shut and don’t think about it!
- everything was closed (I guess things are open when it’s busier in the summer)
It was really nice to be able to get away from the busy-ness of the biggest city in Canada. The skies cleared up right as I was leaving and the Toronto skyline looked amazing with a blue (not grey) background.
Afterwards, I took the subway over the High Park which is famous for cherry blossoms! It seemed as though the entire city was there, and it was understandable why… there was like a forest of cherry blossoms. I walked along the path and ended up at the shoreline of Lake Ontario (after crossing a very busy road).
It seemed as though I had a very Vancouverite day in Toronto – biking and then admiring cherry blossoms. It’s nice to get away from the busyness of downtown Toronto and escape to the “less busy” parts of town 🙂