I’d found this video on YouTube of a bike ride in Downtown Toronto. It’s pretty nice, the ride starts at Bloor Street West, going through the University of Toronto until Dundas Street and then Chinatown. Go can see landmarks such as the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as known places in Downtown, like St. George Street and Spadina Avenue. I wanna make a video too. I just need to buy a Go Pro camera for that.
Today I was up to go biking in a new place, and I’d heard about this nice trail in Etobicoke, located at the west end of Toronto, and I gave it a try. It’s very easy to get there actually. You just need to take a bike path on Queen’s Quay and go all the way west. During today’s morning, it was happening the Men’s 50km Walk for the Pan Am Games, so the bike path around Ontario’s Place was closed and I had to get out of the trail. But if there’s no event going on in the area, you just have follow the path. Continue reading “Humber Bay Park Bike Ride”
The largest multi-sport Games ever hosted in Canada is happening in the city, the Toronto 2015 Pan Am & Parapan Am Games. And if you planning to go watch some games at the Pan Am Park (or if you’re volunteering during the event, like myself) , you should definitely consider go biking there. From DT, it’s a 25 minutes ride, way faster that taking the TTC, specially with all the line ups at the subway stations and streetcar stops. Continue reading “Go Biking to the Pan Am Park!”
Another amazing spot to go biking in Toronto is the Taylor Creek Park. Located on the East End of the city, the park has plenty of bike trails, surrounded by mature trees, diversity of wildlife and regionally rare plants. The best way to get there is taking the Lower Don River Trail up North, and follow the signs to Taylor Creek. Right on its entrance, you’ll find a map of the trails, as well as information about the birds in the area and plants. If you already know the park well, you can adventure yourself on its trails. But if you’re going for the first time, there’s a major trail from Lower Don River Trail to East. Continue reading “Biking in the Taylor Creek Park”
If you’re looking for a nice spot to enjoy the nice weather and have a picnic with your friends, Trinity Bellwoods Park is the place to go. It’s located in the west end of the city, bordered by Queen Street West on the south and Dundas Street on the north. During the weekends, the park is packed with group of friends playing sports, hanging out or just having a picnic. There are eight outdoor tennis courts in the park, and also field space for soccer, football and rugby, so if you’re into sports, Trinity Bellwoods is a good place to go play. Continue reading “Trinity Bellwoods Park”
Since yesterday was a holiday here in Canada, I decided to go biking in a place I haven’t been yet. A lot of people talk about the Cherry Beach and the improvements and restorations its landscape had in the past, so I went to check it out. It’s definitely a nice place to go with your family, specially on a holiday, to do a picnic or just swim in its clean waters – Cherry Beach is Toronto’s cleanest beach. But to be honest, I was expecting a little bit more. Maybe because I didn’t have the chance to see how it was before, or maybe because I’m used to the Brazilian beaches (I have to say, they are amazing!). Continue reading “Biking to Cherry Beach”
Today is a holiday here, Canada Day. We’re usually so excited about the holidays, that we sometimes forget the reason why that day is actually a holiday. My first visit to Canada was in the summer of 2004, and I was in Vancouver for the Canada Day. I’ve been living in Toronto since the winter of 2014, so that’s my third experience with this holiday. It’s very interesting, for a foreign perspective, to see a country celebrating its day. I was not quite certain about the history of the holiday, so I did a little search on Wikipedia (of course!). Continue reading “Happy Canada Day!”