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A few days in Ontario | Day 2: Toronto

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)

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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).DSC05995.JPG

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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 🙂

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