It's that time of year again: the time when residents and visitors alike stream en masse to take ridiculous posed photos of themselves underneath some of the prettiest trees in bloom. Prepare yourselves for bedlam... this is peak cherry blossoms at High Park.
It's that time of year again: the time when residents and visitors alike stream en masse to take ridiculous posed photos of themselves underneath some of the prettiest trees in bloom.
In the autumn light, even the most depressing of places can look amazing. Not that I'm saying Toronto is depressing...
Toronto: GET EAST. Do it before it is not awesome anymore, which will be soon.
Every time I bike through the valley, I think simultaneously how great it is that we can access the Don River so easily, and how much more potential there is for this to become an even better public space.
If you think New York is just about magnificent buildings, think again. New York is filled to the brim with high quality public space where you can eat memorable hotdogs, ice cream, and pizza while basking in the warm glow of a parks maintenance budget that exceeds the GDP of Canada.
One thing I was really pushing to see before we left Sevilla was the Metropol Parasol by Jürgen Mayer-Hermann.
Blinking back that bright autumn light, feeling the warmth of the sunshine and eating squash related products are all excellent things to do in October.
Can downtown residential development (i.e., condos) happen in a sane, practical way that actually creates livable neighborhoods? Corktown Commons says YES. Also, a look at some of the signature waterfront urban parks in Toronto.