You’ve got choices! You can say
- Toe Ron Toe as the American visitors do
- T’ronno or Turronno as many locals do
- or plain and snappy T.O.
- or the newer T dot
- or even The Six (popularized by Mr. Toronto himself, i.e. Drake!)
Any way you say it, Toronto is North America’s six-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 a Scarborough Collegiate (i.e.high school).
I’ve spent most of those years living in an area of the city known as Riverdale, a manageable and small -town-like community not far from downtown on the east side of the Don River. The river valley is a north to south 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 pop up in a few of the photos!
I need to get a guide-book to Toronto and pretend I am a tourist and looking at everything again for the first time!