Day 5: Toronto


Didn’t drive. TTC Day Pass ($10.00).


  • Breakfast: Pumpernickel’s, Toronto. Power Up breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled, sausage, bacon, potatoes, fruit, toast, Diet Coke. $8.30.
  • Lunch: Messini, Tornoto. Pork gyro, Diet Coke, water. $7.35.
  • Dinner: India Palace, Toronto. Dinner special: Samosa, butter chicken, rice, aloo gobhi masala, naan, gulbjamun. $14.64.

Sleep: Grange Hotel, Toronto.


Walked and did transit all day. Walked Queen Street to Yonge, up and down Yonge (breakfast off Dundas Square), over to Church, and upto Bloor. Took subway to Danforth and Woodbine. Walked to Coxwell. Subway to Pape. Had lunch at a place in Greektown. Walked to Broadview. Subway to Yonge and then to Union Station in search of the TTC Shop (which no longer exists). Walked around Union Station. Took subway to University and Spadina and walked through Chinatown back to the hotel.

Showered and rested my feet for a while and then headed back out about 4:30. Walked around Kensington Market (and did a self-portrait with the Al Waxman statue in the park), then took the Spandina streetcar to Bloor and walked around the Annex. Subway to Yonge and Dundas to shoot twilight video. Walked around downtown some more and found the HSBC branch to replenish my cash. Took Queen Street streetcar to dinner and back to the hotel. Had a great and relatively cheap Indian dinner at India Palace. Called mom and dad. It’s supposed to rain tomorrow.

Toronto transit is so wonderful. It’s fast, dependable, and behaves pretty much exactly as you expect it to (unlike most transit systems).

Photos (flickr link):

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One thought on “Day 5: Toronto

  1. What a fantastic road trip, and the perfect time of year to get out and explore.
    Will take more time to explore all the images you posted.
    Thanks for sharing.

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