Ontario: Afternoon in Toronto
After our 1000 Island Cruise in Kingston, we went straight to Toronto to see the Toronto City Hall and the iconic CN Tower.
For someone from a very laid back city, I felt a bit suffocated in Toronto. We were welcomed by heavy traffic and packed street. Well, I guess we just need to learn how to dance in life’s rhythm. Right?
Behind me is the iconic 3D Toronto Sign at Nathan Phillips Square. It is a reflecting pool with a fountain that turns to an ice skating rink during winter time.
And this is the beautifully made Toronto City Hall East and West Towers designed by Viljo Revell, who also designed the Nathan Phillips Square. Between the two towers is the Council Chamber where Toronto City Council holds its meetings.
Behind me is Toronto’s third City Hall or now called the Old City Hall. In contrast to the modern design of the City Hall Towers, the Old City Hall’s classic Romanesque Revival style is a beauty to behold.
They have trams in Toronto! It passed us by when we were sipping iced coffee in Tims. It would have been amazing if we got to try it.
After our short excursion in Toronto City Hall, we were given an option by our tour guide if we want to go to the CN Tower or Ripley’s Aquarium. We chose CN Tower because a trip to Toronto is not complete without it. No one could possibly think of Canada as a whole without the CN Tower.
Standing at 553 meters, it is the signature icon of Toronto’s skyline. The CN Tower used to be the world’s tallest free-standing structure until it got eclipsed by Burj Khalifa of Dubai in 2007 and other world’s tall buildings. Right now it is at the number 9th spot, but still number one in the Western Hemisphere.
Standing on the Glass Floor with knees shaking. What we are looking at is the roof of the Ripley’s Aquarium, that is 342 meters straight down. This solid glass floor is 5 times stronger than regular commercial building floor, but this reassurance is not enough for
Panoramic view of the City of Toronto through the Window Walls or commonly called The Lookout.
Just beside the CN Tower is the Ripley’s Aquarium.
The tour might be very short, but it gave me a good glimpse of what Toronto has to offer. I wish it was longer, but I was already satisfied with what I saw.
That wraps up our Toronto trip. I will be blogging about our Niagara trip next time!
Pajama Top: SZE: STu
Tattered Jeans: Save the Date
Wedge: Le Chateau
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Left Ring: Call it Spring
Right Ring: Forever 21
Photo Credits to Olive Bato