Category Archives: Toronto

Life in Toronto

Toronto’s Wildlife

Our lockdown in Toronto became a little less restrictive a week ago in that outdoor sports such as tennis and golf are now allowed. Two days ago, the stay-at-home order was lifted and up to five people can gather outdoors. … Continue reading

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Random Sights

Spring has well and truly sprung. The flowering trees are spectacular and there are spring flowers in bloom in all the parks and gardens. The weather has also gotten warmer and it is truly a pleasure walking around and in … Continue reading

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What’s Been Happening

Apologies to my readers for a very long hiatus. It’s not that nothing has been happening though it’s been less than usual given our Covid restrictions . Somehow, the isolation as well as the vigilance required to engage in social … Continue reading

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Covid-19 in Toronto: Another View

After commenting in my last post about the increase in wildlife in Toronto during the Covid-19 lockdown, I got a couple of messages relating similar stories. One of my friends Lucie Sparham, a visual arts teacher, sent me some beautiful … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Today April 22nd is Earth Day. This day in 1970, Gaylord Nelson, a Democratic Senator from Wisconsin, organized a nation wide demonstration to highlight concerns about damage to the environment. This led to the start of environmental legislation to protect … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

This year Easter and Passover fall at the same time. Since both of these involve gatherings of family and friends, it is sad that we can’t get together nor celebrate the annual rituals both religious and otherwise. I don’t recall … Continue reading

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Travel Tale Interruption: Fleeing Covid-19

I was in the process of finishing Part 2 of my Vietnam adventure last Monday night when The Prime Minister of Italy announced a lockdown on the whole of Italy, to take effect the following morning. The decree not only … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2019

As I walked past St. Peter’s Basilica a couple of weeks ago, the Christmas tree lights were turned on, it was a magical moment. There are two giant Christmas trees in Rome, one at St. Peter’s and the other at … Continue reading

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Toronto’s Climate Change Protest March

Climate change protests called Fridays for Future have been taking place on Fridays since 15 year old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish Parliament every school day for 3 weeks in August 2018 to protest against the lack … Continue reading

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A Quiet Summer in Toronto

Summer has ended and some of you might be wondering why I haven’t posted anything since June. I have been in Toronto enjoying a quiet time with occasional visits to cottages in the country, and there hasn’t been much to … Continue reading

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