Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tobogganing by the Don River

The past weekend was a sunny, cool day - just perfect for doing some tobogganing in Riverdale Park in Toronto. This steep slope of the hill along the Don valley make for exciting downhill runs on magic carpets.

This valley is busy with parks on either side of the valley and the Don Valley Parkway, a railway and a roadway running through it. The river has a little ice cover but there was plenty of water for the ducks and geese to play and trails for dogs to run.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Walking in the heart of downtown Toronto around lunchtime today I was amazed by the sights of crowds gathered around so many large screen television sets and televised billboards watching the inauguration of U.S. President-Elect Barack Obama. Toronto's City Hall was showing the event in their foyer, stores in the Eaton Centre had screens showing the event and the Yonge-Dundas Square was full of people watching and hoping for the future. Someone passed by on the way to the square and I overheard her say she felt like she was missing history.

The new President has certainly captured the hearts of not only Americans but people around the world - including America's next door neighbour, Canada. It seems like not only is Barack Obama being inaugurated as the 44th President, we the people, are being inaugurated as well.

Crowds gather at Yonge-Dundas Square to watch the Inauguration.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

CME - Canadian Motorsports Expo

Update: See coverage of the 2011 CME, including some beautiful car models and Hooters girls, at my post here.

The Canadian Motorsports Expo ran during the January 16 to 18th weekend at the Toronto International Centre and I stopped by the event on the Sunday. I missed the star of the show famous race car driver Jacques Villeneuve who was the feature attraction on Saturday. At least I got to see some Hooters girls.

Doors Open

Scarborough Bluffs





Lake Ontario

Nathan Phillips Square