Catchin' Up on Toronto, Canada

Constantly included in polls for the top cities in the world to live in, Toronto, Canada definitely makes for a very desirable locations subject. Check out what your fellow lomographers have to say about Canada’s largest city and home of one of Lomography’s Gallery stores.

When it comes to measuring what makes a city great, there are a lot of factors to consider, which include: cleanliness, safety, employment opportunities, recreational facilities, efficient mass transportation…the list goes on. Divided into Downtown, West Suburbs, Chinatown, and the Entertainment districts, Toronto, Canada offers an interesting mix of art, history, sports, cuisine – coupled with its efficient mass transportation system and other topnotch facilities, it’s no wonder that Toronto has become a melting pot of cultures with its diverse mix of immigrants coming from different parts of the world.

Now let’s see what your fellow lomographers have to say about it.

photo by jamesfrew6

jamesfrew6 wrote: “Toronto is an amazing place to visit. There is so much to see. To get your self started, I would recommend taking the open top bus tours. With the tours, you can also take a boat ride through all of the islands. This is an excellent opportunity to get some of the typical postcard shots of the skyline. The buses also give you an idea of where everything is and gives you your bearings.”

photo by ashleyaang

But if you want to be at the “heart of the action”, ashleyaang recommends, “The Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto is like Times Square in New York, but less obnoxious. The massive, towering billboards are definitely an indication of the Square, but there are also lots of free events, concerts, and even films in the summer time. Events like Serenades in the Square and Arts At The Heart keep the energy going here. Or, you could just grab ice cream from the nearby Marble Slab, and take a seat at the Square. It is especially great for listening to the resident father-son drum duo, admiring the fake Elvises and Batmans or just people-watching.”

For more sightseeing, dining, and of course, shopping, icpj suggests, Queen St. West and Kensington, which has some interesting small shops and a whole lot of photo ops for shutter happy lomographers.

photo by icpj

With so much to see and do, one locations feature on Toronto simply isn’t enough! So if you ever find yourself up north, do take lots of photos and share your Toronto travel tips here at our Locations section, just like what neanderthalis did.

photo by neanderthalis

Talk shop, stock up on films or get a new camera while you’re in Toronto! Visit the Toronto Lomography Gallery Store at:
536 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2B5
tel: (647) 352-6702
Toronto store homepage
Opening hours: Monday – Wednesday 11:00am – 7:00pm / Thursday – Saturday 11:00am – 8:00pm / Sunday 12:00pm – 6:00pm

written by ungrumpy on 2012-03-21 #places #toronto #locations #location #lomography-gallery-store #city-guide-series

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