48 hours in Toronto Part 2

Toronto is quite a large city. You simply cannot see or do it all in one day!

It takes at least a couple of days to enjoy the sights.

Luckily, going from one place to the other is pretty easy. The transportation system, TTC , is very quick and efficient.

The best thing to do is to buy a day pass which will cost you $10,50 for unlimited travel from the time of purchase until 5:30 a.m the following day.

I took advantage of it to cover a great distance in part 1.

However, the best way to see a town is on foot and that’s exactly what I did the following day.

My first stop?

The University of Toronto

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Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto

St. George Campus has some beautiful historic buildings

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Green spaces

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University of Toronto, UofT, St George campus, outdoor, green spaces, nature

Secret passages

University of Toronto, UofT, St George campus, outdoor, secret passage, historic buildingNice discoveries

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After leaving the grounds of the university, I headed to Bloor street to see an amazing architecture marvel:

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Canada’s largest museum of world culture and natural history, the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum).

ROM, Royal Ontario Museum, Largest museum in Canada, The Crystal, architecture

I could have easily spent an entire day there but there was more, so much more to see and do!

Bloor/Yorkville, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods, is just across the street.

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Luxury stores, boutiques, galleries and company headquarters are located in this area.

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Exclusive restaurants as well.

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There’s one thing you MUST see and do when in town: visit the Toronto Islands. 

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It’s only a ferry ride away from Toronto’s Ferry Docks  at Queen’s Quay.

Toronto Ferry Docks, Ferry, Toronto, Queen's QuayThe 15 minute journey is quite pleasant and the view? Spectacular!

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city view, skyline, Toronto Ferry Docks, Ferry, Toronto, Ward's Island, Ontario, Canada, lake Ontario, shore, waterI had never been to Ward’s Island before, so I was surprised to see that people actually live there.

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How can you not love it when you have this in your backyard 🙂

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The best way to end my day was definitely this:

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a gorgeous sunset over Lake Ontario on the way back to the city.

I truly had a great time during the week-end and can’t wait to return!

What caught your attention?

Let me know.

Love always,

Kay 🙂

 

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22 thoughts on “48 hours in Toronto Part 2

  1. elatlboy says:

    Have wanted to get to the Toronto Islands. Love skyline views especially along water. Seeing these shots wow, want to get there even more now! Great job capturing the city in your posts. 🙂

    • travellersoul76 says:

      Many thanks. I’m glad you liked it amigo.

      I can’t stress enough, you HAVE to get there! In the summer it’s much more fun as there are so many activities.

      Isn’t the skyline awesome? We sat on a bench infront of the lake and just listened to the sound of waves 😉

      The icing on the cake was the sunset!

      I’m pretty sure you’ll ♥ it 😉

  2. The Guy says:

    I love Toronto, it is a fabulous city. I love the fact that it is so safe and easy to walk around the centre. I’m glad you covered the islands in this post. I didn’t quite have time to visit them last time I was there. I’ll certainly try to make time to visit them next time.

    Merry Christmas.

    • travellersoul76 says:

      Thank you Sonja! Can you believe it isn’t a cathedral but a historic building of the University of Toronto!

      Yes seeing those two cuties hug was a special moment that i had to capture!

      Hope you can visit someday soon 😉

  3. TheTuscan says:

    The path to the lake remembers me a lot of the day I walked to Lake Ontario, back in February. It was a Saturday, I was very tired from the week, and was missing my wife. Sitting in front of the water was very relaxing.
    I knew it was a lake, but since you could not see the opposite shore, it gave to me the feeling I was in front of a sea.
    The following day I went to Toronto and visited CN tower. Thank you for sharing a lot more about Toronto than I ever saw!

    • travellersoul76 says:

      Thank you so much!

      Im glad it brought back good memories.

      Being close to the water is relaxing and revitalizing!

      The Beaches is such a great area all year long.

      One of the great things about Toronto is that is has so much to offer.

      You need to go explore and discover!

      Tashi Delek 😉

    • travellersoul76 says:

      Me too! It’s definitely going to be the event of the year for us travel lovers 😉

      I’m happy you liked my post & you have to visit those places, you will love them for sure.

      Hope to meet you in person!

      If you have any questions or need rec’s let me know.

      Thank you for stopping by. K 🙂

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