I have been wondering how Toronto looks like. Am aware of its existence and how it looks through shows like Orphan Black. That is one of the reasons why I would like to check out this city.
The landscape of Toronto where I am staying now from the highest floor of this Toronto AirBnB is magnificent. This is my first time trying out AirBnB since it is not easy to find nice hotels that is worth it. I was skeptical to try AirBnb for my past travels. But this condo which is situated in Homewood looks homely and the building is safe. The location is also quite convenient to travel to downtown Toronto. It is about 8 to 10 minutes walk to the Village. At the Village, there is this huge supermarket like Whole Foods called Loblaws. Everything you want for groceries are there. I decided to purchase some stuffs to make for myself an Aglio Olio.
The shopping at Loblaws was a fun experience. But my Aglio Olio was not. It turns out yucky I don't know what taste is that, not like the ones I always made in my hometown. I guessed the thyme and crab meat don’t fit. But I like this butter which I have never seen before. It is creamy and if you accidentally lick it, you realized that it can be eaten on its own. I will bring it back home next time.
The next day I joined the Climate Change protest. J told me about this which will be held in Montreal. I told her I will only go if she comes with me but the date coincides with my Toronto trip. I did not want to miss the chance to experience this so I thought probably I could just drop-by at the Queen's Park which is the starting point of the protest and snap some pictures. Considering it is not an aggressive parade I ended up joining in with the crowd. This shall be once in a lifetime experience while supporting the agenda of the protest. Also, the protest is on the way to my next destination for that day. The protest started at eleven in the morning and I departed from the group at around 12 noon near to the downtown of Toronto heading towards my next destination.
Right after that I walked from Yonge-Dundas Square at downtown Toronto to The Distillery Historic District which took about 1.5 hours. Yes, I did not even try out the trains in Toronto. This place is a beauty for photography and where you can shop for unique gifts and clothes. Also, such a coincidence, I found Soma Chocolatemaker there. The cup of chocolate drink is finely thick, and the ice cream gelato is a good one to try too. They have a lot of chocolate bars which you should try if you go there. Looks gorgeous. The toffee cubes are gifts for myself and also suitable to give as souvenirs.
Right after that, I walked to St.Lawrence Market. I kind of like this place although I don’t enjoy going to markets in real life. There are so many food stuffs, ready-to-eat food and souvenirs. And you walk a bit further from the market around 8 mins you will reach the Queens Quay. The scenery here is spectacular where you can see the view of Lake Ontario, massive like a sea. I am looking at Google map now. If you swim ahead and ahead you will reach Niagara Falls!! Wow! I didn’t know this.
Half an hour of enjoying that massive spacious view, I took a cab to this place quiet a distance from there like 20mins to bring back some Jamaican food for dinner. J suggested this place called Albert’s Real Jamaican Food. I tried the Jerky Chicken and the goat curry as recommended by J. So I realised that I am not into it. It is nice but I don’t really like the taste. I ended up eating the boxed Dhal and Bagel with cucumber and butter which J packed for me from Montreal. IMH!
The places which I went today are places suggested by J and Z, Canadians who grew up in Toronto. They took so much effort to write for me the places I should go. Z even drew a grid map for me.