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Old May 11th, 2008, 07:32 PM   #101
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Wow, I didn't know that.

Photo #59 - "Metropolis" Nail Art

"Metropolis" nail art inside New City Hall. It's a pretty neat art installation, although I've seen people plucking out the nails and taking them home as souvenirs.

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Old May 11th, 2008, 08:08 PM   #102
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Nice pics
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Old May 11th, 2008, 08:50 PM   #103
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That artist who did that work of nail art died just a few years ago.
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Old May 12th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #104
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Photo #60 - Casa Loma, Bloor

Another shot looking north towards Casa Loma which was built for Sir Henry Mill Pellatt in 1914. Queens Park is cut off to the right (Ill get a better picture of it), which houses Ontario's legislature.

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Old May 13th, 2008, 11:03 PM   #105
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Photo #61 - Queens Quay

Queen's Quay (pronounced "key") is a prominent street that skirts along Toronto's downtown waterfront area. The street was originally commercial in nature due to the many working piers along the waterfront. It has been extensively rebuilt in the past two decades with high-rise condominium, retail and institutional development.

Attractions along the stretch include:
Queen's Quay Terminal
Harbourfront Centre
Toronto Police Marine Headquarters
Toronto Island ferry docks
Redpath Sugar
Captain John's floating restaurant
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Old May 14th, 2008, 11:03 PM   #106
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Photo #62 - Storm in Toronto

A rooftop shot of the skyline looking west as storm clouds approach.

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Old May 15th, 2008, 03:34 AM   #107
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...The street was once recognized as the longest street in the world at 1,896 kilometres, and is the dividing line between the west and east roads in Toronto.
Huge city, eh?

Great pictures of a great city!
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Old May 15th, 2008, 07:30 PM   #108
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Keep up the good work.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 08:02 PM   #109
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#62 pic is Great
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Old May 15th, 2008, 10:15 PM   #110
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Huge city, eh?

Great pictures of a great city!
Yonge starts at the waterfront and ends at Rainy River, Ontario which borders the state of Minnesota. So it's quite a long road even though the whole thing obviously isn't in Toronto.

Photo #63 - Royal Bank Plaza and Brookfield Place

Royal Bank Plaza's facade is actually coated in 24 karat gold, which acts as an insulator to cut heating costs (because why spend thousands heating the tower when you could cover it in valuable gold?!). There is over $1 million worth of gold in its glass. The south tower stands at 180 m (591 ft) while the North Tower has a height of 112 m (367 ft). Brookfield place also consists of two towers, one at 261 m (856 ft) and the another at 207 m (679 ft). Both of the taller towers of the complexes are pictured here.

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Old May 15th, 2008, 10:28 PM   #111
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I'm not sure whether I will be online tomorrow, so I'll post tomorrow's photo today.

Photo #64 - The Gardiner Expressway

The Gardiner Expressway extends from the junction of Highway 427 and the Queen Elizabeth Way in the west to the foot of the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) in the east, just past the mouth of the Don River. East of Dufferin Street, the roadway is elevated, running above Lake Shore Boulevard east of Bathurst Street. For some years, the Gardiner has been the subject of controversy, with repeated calls from some citizens and politicians to demolish it or move it underground. One recent tunnel proposal was part of a wide-ranging report presented by the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Task Force in 1999. Lack of municipal funds and political will have repeatedly stalled such plans. The demolition of the elevated Gardiner was estimated at $750 million. The tunnel proposal would leave the downtown without an east-west express for several years. It would not only cost $2-3 billion but also require a toll for several years to help recoup the costs and it has drawn unfavorable comparisons to Boston's Big Dig. All dismantling projects require the $245 million Front Street extension as a prerequisite.




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Old May 15th, 2008, 11:13 PM   #112
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very beautiful torontonesian pictures. I was shocked seeing so wonders.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 06:55 PM   #113
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The Royal Bank is one of my favourite towers in town!

Nestor, I love the word you coined - "torontonesian"! It is great!
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The Royal Bank is one of my favourite towers in town!

Nestor, I love the word you coined - "torontonesian"! It is great!
Really,as my english is a desaster I don't know how to call Toronto's people
First I thought "torontonian" but in spanish sounds offensive a little bit, it's like to say sillian foolian(silly, fool).Perhaps it can be "toronter", "torontine","torontish","torontalic"or "torontese" ha ha ha
I need help. I'm crazy ha ha ha !
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Old May 17th, 2008, 07:06 AM   #115
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Photo #65 - Stretch of Condos

The stretch of condos that line the lake just west of the Humber Bay Bridge (photo 24).



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Old May 17th, 2008, 07:31 AM   #116
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Really,as my english is a desaster I don't know how to call Toronto's people
First I thought "torontonian" but in spanish sounds offensive a little bit, it's like to say sillian foolian(silly, fool).Perhaps it can be "toronter", "torontine","torontish","torontalic"or "torontese" ha ha ha
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LOL! No, your English is great!! I just found "torontonesian" to be an amazing sounding word and I like it!! We would say "Torontonian", which is a less glamorous word! hehehe!
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Old May 18th, 2008, 07:00 PM   #117
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Photo #66 - The Humber River

The Humber River is one of two major rivers on either side of Toronto, the other being the Don River to the east. It was designated a Canadian Heritage River on September 24, 1999. The Humber collects from about 750 creeks and tributaries in a fan-shaped area north of the city. They join north of Toronto and then flow in a generally southeasterly direction into Lake Ontario at what was once the far western portions of the city. Étienne Brűlé was the first European to encounter the Humber while travelling the Toronto Carrying-Place Trail. Brűlé passed through the watershed in 1615 on a mission from Samuel de Champlain to build alliances with native peoples. The Trail became a convenient shortcut to the upper Great Lakes for traders, explorers, and missionaries. In 1954, Hurricane Hazel raised the river to devastating flood levels, destroying buildings and bridges; on one street, Raymore Drive, 60 homes were destroyed and 32 people killed. The bridge in the background is the Old Mill Bridge and was built in 1918.


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Photo #67 - North of the Financial District

Looking at the Toronto skyline north of the main cluster of towers. The picture was taken January 2007.

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Really,as my english is a desaster I don't know how to call Toronto's people
First I thought "torontonian" but in spanish sounds offensive a little bit, it's like to say sillian foolian(silly, fool).Perhaps it can be "toronter", "torontine","torontish","torontalic"or "torontese" ha ha ha
how about torontoholic for a fan of the city of toronto?
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how about torontoholic for a fan of the city of toronto?
ha ha ha! It's funny. Torontoholic is a contraction of toronto and alcoholic?
I know Toronto must be very cold in winter so I imagine Toronto people drinking so much to stand low temperatures.They say canadienne make good whiskey.
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