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Chicago to Montréal to Toronto to …

This might feel like an “I’m going on a milage run” post, but it is not. I won’t make 100K status this year no matter how hard I try to make the miles/segments needed; the effort will equal varying levels… Continue Reading →

There was an alarm in the air traffic control tower

One day I’m going to pull together a group of my co-workers and we’re going to each write one story: what was our most memorable travel experience. Honestly, I’d have difficulty picking just one because probably one of every three… Continue Reading →

Ontario and finally, Quebec

Even with our overnight attempts at recreating a college football/rugby dorm room (drying clothing everywhere), not all of the motorcycle gear dried properly (because of the humidity). It was pretty close but the boots and gloves were still damp even… Continue Reading →

Ontario, Ontario, and more Ontario

Remember in the previous post that I mentioned another Calgarian who had just passed through Winnipeg on his motorbike, also heading East (to Nova Scotia). He had the bald tires? And, we’d initially hummed and hawed about getting new tires… Continue Reading →

Manitoba and the huge province called Ontario

After day one we vowed to never drive during the “bug time” again; however, upon waking up in Brandon, dP discovered helmet problems. Specifically, he switched his visor to a night one the day before. And somehow in the process,… Continue Reading →

The People Behind the Abandoned Canada Malting Silo on Toronto’s Waterfront

As Toronto grows and continues to gentrify at the pace of a speeding bullet, areas that were previously “industrial” are looked at with renewed interest for their proximity to the “desirable” Lake Ontario shoreline. However, many of the larger properties… Continue Reading →

The Person Who Built the Abandoned Victory Soya Mill on Toronto’s Waterfront

As Toronto grows and continues to gentrify at the pace of a speeding bullet, areas that were previously “industrial” are looked at with renewed interest for their proximity to the “desirable” Lake Ontario shoreline. However, many of the larger properties… Continue Reading →

Toronto: Favourite 5 Coffee Shops

Canadians love their Tim Hortons coffee (Timmie’s) or Starbucks; and, constantly spend time debating the difference between the two. I prefer to stay out of those conversations because they’re always the same (but with different people) and tend to end… Continue Reading →

Toronto: Favourite 5 Restaurants

Toronto is quite possibly the most overwhelming foodie city I have ever had the pleasure of working in. There were times when I would find a community with a popular restaurant and then be completely gobsmacked by the range of… Continue Reading →

Wandering through Yorkville and Learning about Cholera

It’s easy to do a tour of Yorkville by simply walking from plaque to plaque in the old village. These days, the area is considered Toronto’s high-end shopping district and known for having the most expensive retail space in Canada… Continue Reading →

Victorian Toronto: Cabbagetown & Corktown

Prior to the crowning of Queen Victoria, Toronto’s population was largely British Protestant and Loyalist families who were granted land for their support of the British crown during the American Revolution. However, in the 1840s this all changed with the… Continue Reading →

Victorian Toronto: Gooderham & Worts

Imagine that it is 1837, a year that marks the beginning of the Gooderham & Worts Distillery. Canada is not yet a country, it is a British Colony and a young 18-year old Queen Victoria was just crowned the British… Continue Reading →

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