In a few months, I’ll be moving back to a smaller town, having spent much of the past several years in the wonderful city of Toronto. I’m really going to miss this place. It’s been a fantastic city in which to live and to study. I’ve loved exploring the different neighbourhoods and taking in the urban experience. Of course, it’s not perfect–like all urban centres, Toronto has its share of poverty and homelessness, a little bit of which I glimpse on a daily basis. But it also has a caring and passionate citizenry, friendly people, an amazing transit system (which I have used for the past 5 years for all my commuting within the city–I hate city driving), and a vibrant scene that includes all different styles of visual and performing arts, music… the list goes on.
Though the city where I’m moving is not far up the road, visiting the T-dot is simply not the same as living here. So, as part of my process of saying goodbye, I’ll be writing a few posts featuring the spaces and facets of this city that I love. And, how better to kick off the series, then with a list (in no particular order) of some of my favourite aspects of the city–just a small list of the places and characteristics that I’ve come to love about this place, during the time that I’ve been lucky enough to live here: Continue reading »