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Old March 14th, 2008, 11:15 PM   #1
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Toronto - One a Day

With all the wonderful 'photo a day' threads, I thought I would join the craze and post some of my own photos of my hometown, Toronto.

So...let's begin shall we?

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Photo #1 - Toronto's Skyline

The Toronto skyline as seen from the west, taken at dusk. The body of water shown is Lake Ontario, which borders Ontario in Canada and New York state in the United States. Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America (Superior, Huron, Michigan and Erie are the others). The photo is taken from Humber Bay Park West, which is located on a peninsula which juts out from the mainland. The red dot on the map (lower left corner) indicates where the photo was taken in relation to downtown Toronto.




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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:54 PM   #2
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Photo #2 - High Park

This photo was taken in High Park, after one of Toronto's heaviest snowfalls in years. It is the largest park in Toronto at 161 hectares. The park has many family themed attractions, such as tennis courts, playgrounds, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, restaurants, gardens, a zoo, a museum, a trackless train, an outdoor pool and an amphitheatre. Grenadier pond, which is located in High Park is quite historic, after British grenadiers fell through the thin ice while defending the city during the War of 1812. It is said to be 'bottomless' due to the amount of mud. The park was owned by the Howard family until 1873, where they handed it over to the city of Toronto.



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Old March 15th, 2008, 10:10 PM   #3
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Nice shots!!

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Old March 16th, 2008, 09:10 AM   #4
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I love your work, Marcanadian!
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Old March 16th, 2008, 08:26 PM   #5
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Thanks TB. Your photos are quite inspiring as well.


Photo #3 - Pearson International Airport

This is from Toronto's Pearson International Airport. The airport is located 27 kilometres west from downtown Toronto. As of 2006, Pearson International is the 29th busiest airport in the world, handling about 31 million passengers. The photo was taken inside Terminal 1, the newest terminal which was completed and opened in 2004. The new terminal was designed by the world renowned Skidmore, Owings and Merill. This is one of the art pieces found inside the terminal.



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Old March 17th, 2008, 10:41 PM   #6
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Photo #4 - Royal Ontario Museum

The picture today is of the addition to the Royal Ontario Museum. The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal was designed by Daniel Libeskind and was cladded in 25% glass, 75% aluminum. The Crystal opened in 2007 to mixed opinions. The ROM is the fifth largest museum in North America, and largest in Canada, housing more than 6 million items.

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Old March 17th, 2008, 11:33 PM   #7
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Beautiful pics! Look forward to checking this thread daily
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Old March 18th, 2008, 03:21 PM   #8
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smexy rom pic, was just there last friday!
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Old March 19th, 2008, 12:27 AM   #9
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Photo #5 - The Disterilly District

The Disterilly District is located just east of downtown and comprises of 13 acres of land which contain more than 40 heritage buildings and 10 streets. The District is home to the largest collection of Victoria era industrial architecture in North America. The district housed the alcohol brewing company Gooderham and Worts, until 1990. In 2003, the district was reopened to the public with great appeal, containing art galleries, restaurants, and cafes, all of which are open to the public. A current condominium project is well underway right beside the Disterilly, in the hopes to bring more pedestrian traffic to the area.



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Old March 19th, 2008, 11:00 PM   #10
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Photo #6 - HTO Park (Toronto's Urban Beach)

This is Toronto's HTO park (Toronto's Urban Beach). The area features a long sand pit and a grassy knoll with yellow umbrellas and Muskoka chairs. The park opened in June 2007 with great success, as the Toronto's Waterfront Revitalization continues.

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Old March 20th, 2008, 06:13 PM   #11
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Damn thats so lame!....Toronto is like village if u will gone to compare with SH.......

Toronto sucks!
Obviously...what's ur point?

Nice thread, Marcanadian. I like the map placemarking.

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Old March 20th, 2008, 06:16 PM   #12
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Toronto is one of the greatest citys in the world...! I want to move there one day to Toronto
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Old March 20th, 2008, 06:59 PM   #13
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What's my point? My point is that Shanghai is bigger and better city than Toronto!!!
If you have nothing to contribute to this thread, LEAVE!
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Old March 20th, 2008, 07:08 PM   #14
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Damn thats so lame!....Toronto is like village if u will gone to compare with SH.......

Toronto sucks!


Damn you're so lame!......Your intelligence in that post is like a village compared to most posters in this forum.

You suck!



Obviously, Toronto's skyline is not as big and glamorous as Shanghai's but that doesn't necessarily mean it sucks. I could compare Shanghai's skyline to New York's and say it looks like shit.

EDIT: I've read some of the idiot's posts. Seems like another mentally challenged troll.

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Old March 20th, 2008, 10:20 PM   #15
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What's my point? My point is that Shanghai is bigger and better city than Toronto!!!
You don't need to troll in my thread or in the Toronto forum. If you don't like Toronto, then keep it to yourself. And I doubt you have even been to Toronto.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 10:35 PM   #16
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Let's pm the administrators to get this Shanghaiboy banned. He is obviously a troll. Guys, do not even bother responding to him. He doesn't deserve it.

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Something tells me Shanghaiboy will not be making any more trouble. Thanks for the headsup, PFloyd. I check his other 19 entries and he is indeed a bona fide troll.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 12:09 AM   #18
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Photo #7 - Old City Hall

This is Old City Hall, located at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. The building was city council from 1899 to 1966, when the New City Hall was built. The clock tower stands at 104 metres or 340 feet. Plans were made after the New City Hall was built to destroy the Old City Hall, and make way for numerous skyscrapers, leaving the clock tower as a monument. Public outrage had stopped the project, as the Old City Hall now houses criminal courts for Toronto and Ontario.

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Old March 21st, 2008, 09:44 PM   #19
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Photo #8 - New City Hall

Toronto's New City Hall is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. It was designed by Finnish architect Viljo Revell and built in 1965. It also sits in Nathan Phillips Square, right to the north west of Old City Hall. The east tower is 99 metres tall, while the west is 79 metres tall with the council chamber sitting in between. The structures are often called the Eye of the Government, because when viewed above, an unblinking eye can be seen.
Nathan Phillips Square holds many festivities, such as the New Years countdown, the Cavalcade of Lights, and Doors Open Toronto in which the city's unique and historic landmarks are open free to the public.


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Old March 22nd, 2008, 03:28 PM   #20
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Damn you're so lame!......Your intelligence in that post is like a village compared to most posters in this forum.

You suck!



Obviously, Toronto's skyline is not as big and glamorous as Shanghai's but that doesn't necessarily mean it sucks. I could compare Shanghai's skyline to New York's and say it looks like shit.

EDIT: I've read some of the idiot's posts. Seems like another mentally challenged troll.
Glamorous? id say more tacky and cheap looking. big does not mean good especially when talking abou a hole like shanghai. toronto is better x1000000
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