Toronto: Tim Hortons, Midnight Poutines and Market Hammocks

My favourite place in Toronto has been the Kensington Market area, by far! It’s so different from the tall skyscrapers in the Financial District, the grand architecture of the Old Town and casual riverside chic. It’s kind of run-down and a mix of a thousand different cultures, probably dominated by Asian cultures because it’s just off Chinatown. You won’t find those fancy antique cars, hammocks or delicious chocolate-filled churros in such density anywhere else. And once the sun goes down, all cafés turn into bars, occasionally visited by the jazzy folk (when I was there, the big Toronto Jazz Festival was going on but a) the bands that were playing apparently play every week and b) many Canadian towns had the ‘biggest jazz festival ever’ going on that time. Never mind, it was fun!

Other places you’ll see below is the Royal Museum of Ontario, a massive museum that covers all things natural history and especially the photo exhibition on the top floor really made me gasp for air. Sebastiao Salgado traveled the world extensively for his series Genesis that portray our planet’s beauty from as close as it gets. He is also currently exhibiting at the Natural History Museum in London until September 13, so make sure to stop by! Another place worth checking out is the Distillery District, also home of St. Lawrence Market which the National Geographic found to be the world’s best market. Chapeau Toronto, that’s quite something to be proud of!

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