Have you ever been to Toronto? Oh, what a lovely, unique, beautiful city! S and I had the chance to visit for a grand total of 42 hours, but it was enough time for me to fall in love with this place!
This will be a picture-heavy post, so I’ll be keeping the text short and sweet 🙂
Things I loved about Toronto:
- Street art is EVERYWHERE!
2. When people say Toronto is diverse, they mean it. You simply cannot hide from diversity in this city, from the cuisine to the people to the languages being spoken. Just on Bloor St., we saw Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Thai, Jamaican, Nicaraguan, Vietnamese, Ethiopian…and so many more cuisines readily available.
Something that really struck me is that we saw many mixed-age groups of people out together. It seems there was really something for everyone in this city.
3. Speaking of diversity…the food is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. We didn’t even bother checking Yelp when we went out to eat because we knew as long as the restaurant had other customers, it was bound to be good. And we were right! I only took photos during a couple of our meals, but everything we tried was absolutely divine.
All King’s Noodle. Very authentic and affordable, clean eats in Chinatown! Wish I could have more right this instant…
Other places where we ate that didn’t make it into the blog are Korean Village Restaurant (quaint and cozy setting with BBQ and a la carte options, huuuge portions) and Bhoj Indian (upscale setting with delicious traditional Indian eats). We also stopped for churros in Kensington – sadly I don’t remember the name but they were also mouth-wateringly superb. Yum!
4. Did you know Toronto has a raccoon problem (recently featured in Planet Earth II)? And that raccoons are actually hilarious? I grew up wary of their slightly aggressive nature and potential rabies, but got to know a whole new, sweet side of these beloved pests! Check out this memorial Torontonians gave to a raccoon who was sadly struck on a city street.
5. Last but not least – the Canadians!! Everyone we met was incredibly sweet. I was surprised considering what a bustling metropolis the city is – I expected slightly rough, urban folk, but found the exact opposite. Of course, it depends on who you talk to, but generally we felt so welcomed by all the Torontonians we met!
Hope we can return soon, maybe when it is slightly warmer out 🙂