The shores of Lake Ontario are this way. Let's go. I want some breakfast. It is actually a harbour where we went. Down York Street we strolled. It was still cool enough on the streets.
It appeared three trams routes use this line.
Ah, older trams too. Strangely the old and the new are still using poles to connect to the electric wires, rather than pantographs. It is quite expensive to convert the trams and wires but with pantographs, there are fewer delays caused by the pole coming off the wire. As you can see, we found somewhere for a bite.
We wandered along the waterfront.
There are islands offshore before you reach the massive Lake Ontario. The far and not visible shore of the lake is in the United States.
I am not against phallicism.
The islands are for pleasure. Had we another day in Toronto.............
Why is the car on the tram track? One of two we saw. I am sure this is not right, but it happens here in Melbourne too.
Armed with our Presto cards, we boarded the 510 to get closer to the hub of town. We can't use our card on older trams and had to pay the uninterested driver, who I am sure would have been happier had we not put him to the bother of having cash paying customers.
The Gardiner Expressway is old and tired and a decision has to be made, demolish and invent new roads, or repair and reinstate the freeway. While it is very convenient to get out of the centre of town, I may slightly favour demolishing and reinvent the roads. The freeway is an ugly and dividing blight. I really do not like above ground roads and train lines, as practical as they can be at times.
We left the tram at the corner of Queens Street West and Spadina Avenue and wandered, east west and north south.
There are some great old buildings and gardens but it was getting hot and we becoming tired of wandering. R stopped someone on the street to ask them where 'the action is'? They too were tourists but told us go to a particular street corner. I should have planned this better but we had no idea of what we would do when we left our hotel. I saw one street with tram tracks that abruptly ended and I then looked up and there was no overhead wires.
We ended up at a square on the corner of Dundas and Yonge Streets. Plenty was happening and this rapper from Vancouver wasn't too bad as we refreshed ourselves at the Hard Rock Cafe.
We had look around the nearby mostly underground shopping centre, blah, just like at home, and then caught the subway back to Union Station. Lordy, finally our Presto cards get a job to do.
With not an expert eye, but an experienced one, the subway was pretty damn good. It was rest time for us, in the heat of the afternoon. All over Canada the weather had been unusually warm and I recall in one place we visited back in BC, it was 38 degrees.
This new pathway with an exit/entrance opposite our hotel had just opened. I should do the research, but I am not, so I will guess these pathways are underground passages to get around town by foot especially in really cold weather.
The CN Tower is omnipresent.
We walked up York Street to find somewhere to eat and I think where we dined was another Earl's place, popular and we had a nice meal.