You’ve got choices! You can say
- Toe Ron Toe as the American visitors do
- T’ronno like many locals do
- or plain and snappy T.O.
- or the newer T dot
- or even The Six (popularized by Mr. Toronto himself, Drake!)
Any way you say it, Toronto is North America’s fifth-largest urban sprawl. It has been my home and base camp for the past forty years. I moved here in 1976 after being hired to teach at Scarborough’s Laurier Collegiate Institute.
|1||Mexico City, Mexico||19,411,000|
|2||New York City, United States||18,718,000|
|3||Los Angeles, United States||12,298,000|
|4||Chicago, United States||8,814,000|
|6||Miami, United States||5,434,000|
|7||Philadelphia, United States||5,392,000|
|8||Dallas-Fort Worth, United States||4,655,000|
|9||Boston, United States||4,361,000|
|10||Houston, United States||4,320,000|
I’ve spent most of those years living in an area of the city known as Riverdale, a manageable slice of community not far from downtown on the east side of the Don River. The river valley is a slice of green where I often go for walks with our Icelandic Sheepdog Viggo.
I set up this folder to encourage me to take a closer look at the space I spend most of my time in. While I lug my camera gear 5000 kilometers to capture special places and moments, I too often walk by the very same magic in my own backyard! The following posts are my ongoing attempt to pay more attention to these everyday views.
There are more posts on the Riverdale neighbourhood of Toronto in the folder Viggo’s Den. Do be prepared for my Icelandic Sheepdog to be popping up in a few of the photos!
I need to get a guide-book to Toronto and start looking at everything again for the first time!