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…. an engineer, singer and photographer living in Scotland

Toronto Miscellany – 13 to 16 September 2015

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We had four full days to spend in Toronto. Apart from the main visits that has been documented in the previous few blogs, there were a few other sights that were worth sharing.

Like London (and other cities), Toronto has instant hire bicycle. London has its “Boris Bikes” (initially sponsored by Barclays Bank, and now Santander). Toronto Cycles are also sponsored by a bank – TD.

Bicycle docking station

Bicycle docking station
15 September 2015

Across from our hotel in Mississauga, were these two buildings. Absolute Condos catches the eye, however reading reviews on the internet, their external “style” is not matched by the poor quality of service provided by the management company.

Absolute Condos, Mississauga

Absolute Condos, Mississauga
16 September 2016

On the north-east and north-west corners of the Rogers Centre (previously called the Skydome), there are sculptures called “The Audience” by Canadian artist, Michael Snow.

"The Audience" on the Rogers Centre

“The Audience” on the Rogers Centre
16 September 2015

As previously, recalled, some London Routemaster buses are seeing out their retirement as sightseeing buses in Toronto.

Routemaster RM727 on Toronto Citysightseeing duties.

Routemaster RM727 on Toronto Citysightseeing duties.
16 September 2015

Closer to our hotel in Mississauga, we saw some wildlife by the GO Transit station in Port Credit. Black squirrels are common in the areas we visited, and they take advantage of all man-made items to get around.

Black Squirrel on overhead cable in Port Credit

Black Squirrel on overhead cable in Port Credit
15 September 2015

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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