Toronto is amazing.
That statement just has to stand alone above all. In all seriousness, it was so refreshing to go to another country that isn’t all that foreign, yet like going to a parallel universe and seeing how maybe in a different universe the USA could be how Canada is. I think that is one of the more enjoyable things about traveling to a country that is somewhat similar to yours.
Downtown Toronto has an innumerable amount of tall buildings with glass facades. It gives a unique aesthetic to the skyline and is a photographers dream in that there is so much refracting light coming off the buildings in luscious aqua and emerald hues.
The weather can be brutally tough there though so I am glad we went during the summer season. Even then there were some harsh rainstorms that did cause some flooding in certain Downtown areas.
If you love food, culture, architecture, and nice people, I think you should definitely check out Toronto. There is a growing art culture that we got to dabble in during our stay there. I definitely see Toronto’s profile and recognition as a travel destination growing in the next upcoming years.
I hope to visit Canada again soon some day. Noticing all the diversity and inter-racial couples there, as well as, the relative harmony and pace of living was such a nice experience. For an urban city, the people were so friendly and polite, making me reminiscent the days when I lived in Kyoto for a year.
No matter your social status or how powerful you feel you are, we are all intrinsically equal so stay humble and be kind to one another.