TORONTO: Getting to know you…

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Well… last minute changes to my plans saw me scrap inter-railing Europe this summer (a shame but for good reason, i WILL do it someday) and replace it with 3 separate trips through out June, this is the 2nd one and the biggest, both in duration and potential impact on the future.

I find myself sat in a booth of a late night coffee shop, typing this after editing a load of pictures from a day of walking around the various neighbourhoods of this colourful and incredibly diverse city… truly. It’s refreshing to see a city with so many worlds and cultures plotted so tightly amongst each other that still creates a stimulating, bustling but friendly, laid back atmosphere… well that’s my first impression anyway.

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The harbour front itself wasn’t the most elegant i’ve experienced, however the distant views of ontario and the pending boat trip across to the island tomorrow made up for it…

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Humbled amongst the generic but always invigorating sky scrapers of a northern American city…

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The AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario): Having already been told it was a good visit, my decision was confirmed by free entry after 5:30pm on a wednesday… nice, and despite the large queue it proved pretty interesting.

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Some pieces were just ridiculously good, blurring the line between painting and photography with a brush…

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Some… maybe just not my thing.

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Others… i quite liked, though nothing particularly original

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Orchestral dancing dude

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Back to the streets and towards the Kensington Market area… which is renowned for is bohemian culture and it delivers, like a mini-camden, but perhaps more ‘quirky’ and with more coffee shops.

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