Toronto -BG Style || Toronto Photography
Wow!! Toronto-What an Ah-Mazing city!! I had a corporate photography shoot with Wharton Business School on Tuesday so we arrived on Monday and then added an extra day- so we left Thursday! We wanted to drive to take in the sights and to stop by Niagara Falls on the way home. Hope you enjoy some of my Toronto photography.
We had an absolute blast. We didn’t care that a cold front hit the East coast and Toronto was freezing and snowy!
The drive up was beautiful and as we went through the mountains we hit a ton of snow (in lower elevation there was snow too- just not as much!). We stayed at the Strathcona Hotel on York Street. My shoot was at the Fairmount Hotel across the street but they didn’t have any rooms so they found us the Strathcona. It was a very nice hotel- very clean and a great and helpful staff. As we walked around and talked to people along the way we were recommended Momofuku for great noodles. So after hearing that a couple of times our decision was made. and yes- it was Awesome!! Great noodles and not a bad price (plus gotta love the exchange rate is in our favor for once!!) We had a kick ass server and she told us all kinds of cool things to check out and some other great food places. We weren’t able to get to everything on the list- but that just leaves something for the next time- when its warm out! but we did go to Uncle Tetsu’s for Epic cheesecake!! normally there is a huge line but being a Monday and cold- we just walked right in!
After a great nights sleep we walked around around the city just checking it all out. There is a lot of great architecture and loved that the streets are so much wider. The whole city just had a really cool vibe. Its split up into different neighborhoods, a lot like Philly. We hit as many as we could. We started with a free concert at the Canadian Opera Company that our server the night before told us about. This day there were 2 world renowned violinists playing. It was nice and relaxing sitting in this cool glass building watching the hustle and bustle of the city streets while listening to such classical and timeless music. Next up we hit this great graffiti alley. Everything was covered in beautiful art. Actually the whole city is full of street art and murals. I loved how colorful everything was. Of course we stopped to take some selfies!! We really liked this area called Kensington- lots of Great food and independent shops. I had the most aweosme wood fired bagel- so good we actually stopped to pick up some on our way home! Another cool section was the Distillery District- but being all cold and snowy it was really quite. We did have a great Mexican meal before we went to a conservatory that was free. After walking about 2300 I did my shoot with Wharton- always a pleasure with with Lisa and the rest of the staff.
We finished the evening with an Awesome dinner at Terroni. Our server again was super cool. He actually showed us all around the different parts. the building is huge. It used to be a court house and had jail cells in the basement- now the bathrooms!! and there is a secret judge chamber that no one can figure out how to get into to. but they say it is haunted!!
On Wednesday we slept in a bit before hitting the streets again. We did a little shopping and got some new oils and a cool diffuser. Al and I are arming ourselves with tons of relaxation tools as we head into this years wedding season!! lol I think the best meal we had though was at Ja Bisto. Our server told us about this place our first night so we made sure to make a reservation for Wednesday. SO glad we did. While i am not into sushi- Al is and there was plenty of other things for me to eat like lobster miso soup and green tea infused edamame!! YUM!!! and we had the best roasted green tea and ginger syrup tea! We loved it so much we ordered some roasted green tea bags and syrup from Amazon right there!
We climbed to the top of a parking garage to get a great view of the city!
They are all about their hockey! Actually the Toronto Maple Leafs are my brothers favorite hockey team so we picked him up a couple of things.
We left Toronto and headed home but first stopped at Niagara Falls! It was a very grey, wet, snowy day- but again- we didn’t let that bother us. We snapped some pics and did the behind the falls tour. that was really cool. the whole town is Very touristy! Lots of wax museum, fun houses, and pizza places. Definitely fun for kids But while we were there- everything was very slow and very few people were actually walking around. I did get this creepy/cool photo though!
Like I said- we Loved it there and can’t wait to go back!