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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 →

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 →

Medieval Music, Creepy Santas, and an Abandoned Terminal

As part of the Peculiar Things theme, I’ll periodically share forgotten surprises (read: images) that upload themselves from my various devices to a space in the cloud. Medieval Music at the Fort This is one of the more interesting things… Continue Reading →

Five Interesting Things: from Canada

My devices are constantly filling up with photos that I rarely post. Sometimes they’ll end up on Instagram and other times months will go by and I’ll forget that I ever took them. Then one day, I will turn wi-fi… Continue Reading →

The Curious Case of Tom Thomson

During the spring/summer of 1917, when most able-bodied, male Canadians were fighting and dying in battles like Ypres, the Somme, Vimy Ridge and Arleux, another Canadian faced a death that wasn’t related to warfare or the Spanish Influenza that slowly… Continue Reading →

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