Transition from Australia to Canada – my thoughts after 4 months!

I am nearing the four-month anniversary of my move to Toronto, Canada. It is hard to believe that time has passed so quickly, but even more incredible is how much I have achieved in that time. I have found somewhere to live and have made it a home. I have a job I am thoroughly…

PATH – the underground in Toronto!

In the last week of December and the first week of January the temperature in Toronto plummeted to -30 degrees Celsius (including windchill, which off Lake Ontario can be ferocious), but fear not - I was still able to remain toasty whilst walking around this incredible city... underground! Toronto has a system called "PATH" (or…

Late Fall and early Winter in Toronto

I have settled into my new home and surprisingly (or not so much, for those who know how much I love the cold!) am thoroughly enjoying the weather. When the first snow fell on 12th December, I was almost unable to contain my excitement. There is something so beautiful about the white flakes that fall…

St Lawrence Market, Toronto

For more than 200 years, markets in the St Lawrence neighbourhood have reflected the abundance and variety of food grown in the Toronto region. In 1803, Lieutenant Governor Peter Hunter declared the first public market open, welcoming merchants, farmers, and residents of the region to buy and sell their provisions. Many would attend the market…

Santa Claus Parade, Toronto 

On Sunday 19th November I took myself downtown to watch the Santa Claus Parade. I didn't have particularly high expectations, for no reason other than the fact that I have never really been to a Christmas Parade before (sorry - those we have in Brisbane don't count) therefore didn't understand the enormity of it -…