From Algonquin Park, I spent a week in Hamilton, known as the City of Waterfalls. I chose this location because it was one hour to Toronto and less to Niagara Falls.
Hamilton is a port city on the western tip of Lake Ontario with a huge, forested ridge known locally as "the mountain". Once the steel capital of Canada, it is now in major gentrification mode as Toronto commuters move in, as well as a high concentration (nearly 25%) of immigrants from Italy, Poland, India, Portugal, and other countries. It was a fun place to bike, trail walk, and sightsee but unfortunately, it rained on Canada Day so that was a wash!
Midweek, I did a marathon 12-hour stretch in Toronto arriving on the 6:48 AM commuter train. I believe I walked all of downtown Toronto in a single day! For a city of 3 million people, I was amazed at how clean it was, and I only heard two car horns the entire day. It's a gorgeous place of old and new architecture, lovely gardens, and a pretty harbor front.
Next up, the Falls and a quick visit to the US of A!
7/9/2016 03:56:18 pm
J... writing from Russia... can't believe that we spent several days together and never once talked about Toronto. The Cake Walk and who our old boyfriends married coopted our brains. This can happen in Western NY. Cant wait for your Brockport post!!!!!
7/9/2016 05:50:30 pm
Barb! I can't believe you are in Russia reading my blog! When can I play the Cake Walk again? Wore my notorious RBG shirt yesterday for my day on Parliament Hill and had no less than 5 comments including 2 security police! Actually have a little work to do but next post should be up by Monday night! LOVING Ottawa!
7/9/2016 10:13:15 pm
Hey, Glad you made it to Canada. Will they let us all in after the election? Just sayin'.
7/10/2016 09:52:27 pm
Sue ... happy that you're still following! I have been asked if I'm trying to get a head start on moving here! There's a wait list of 5k+ BTW!
8/13/2016 08:18:28 pm
well the name of the pretty hostel is right! And what a charming area.Love the University, the Library Bar, The shopping row, what a long busy day, you are some mover and shaker! I'm busy trying to catch up to you. hugs, lo
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