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TORONTO - Just You Singles Holidays

Date: 18th October 2017

CANADA AND NEW ENGLAND IN THE FALL

It was a day flight to Toronto so I caught up on some great film watching and hoped I’d keep going till at least 8.00 pm - there’s a five hour time difference behind the UK.

I’ve never visited Canada and was excited to be visiting and gaining new experiences and they came by the bucket load.

Toronto is a very interesting city as were all the cities we visited on this leg of our tour. Of course we went up the CN Tower which was, until recently, the tallest free standing building in the world. I think the Saudis have topped this claim. Our city tour included the elevator ride up to the first viewing ‘platform’ quite an experience in itself. But yours truly wanted to go higher and walk on the glass floor. Photography was certainly a great deal better from the higher level as, apart from the glass, very little impedes your view. I had expected the glass platform to encircle the tower but it actually only covers about a quarter of the platform. However it was still rather exciting to be ‘standing in space’ as it were.

There was a half hour before the coach was due to depart and I’d noticed on the other side of the road a Railway Museum. There were many old engines, carriages etc. representing the golden age of steam. They had a carriage from the Canadian Pacific Railway ‘Cape Race’ and I’d always wondered what a ‘Caboose’ looked like (there’s a caboose in Starlight Express) and there was one proudly standing by a Railway Turntable. I’d not got the time to visit the Museum Building but all the trains outside were glorious and great to photograph. (I envisaged so many of the old Hollywood films which had featured railway journeys)

Our Toronto town tour also took in the Distillery which, thank goodness, was saved from Demolition and is now a World Heritage Site. The Distillery was very important in the days when it was safer to drink Beer than water. Today there are craft shops and cafés housed in the old buildings which are architecturally interesting and very attractive.

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The Old and the New - Railway Museum - Downtown Toronto

TORONTO - Just You Singles Holidays

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