Tag Archives: Toronto

In All Its Destructive Glory

When I boarded the bus, the sun had been shining and very little seemed wrong with the world. When I exited, things were quite a bit different. I want to blame the weather forecast, but I cannot because it was … Continue reading

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A Pretty Grey Day

If I said it was a pretty grey day outside, would you think that I meant is was pretty and grey, or that it was rather grey? Yes, people who teach English stop to ponder these things. However, it was … Continue reading

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Spotted: A Bike Locker

With the weather getting better, my thoughts naturally turn to my bicycle and the joy of riding. Coincidently, I managed to rediscover the bike lockers (not locks, not stand, lockers) at my nearest subway station.  They certainly seem more secure … Continue reading

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When a Student Cooks

Having students from all over the world comes with advantages.  One of those is food.  I get exposed to lots of different food.  Today, one of my Turkish students brought me something she made that morning.  It was delicious.

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Afterthought

Toronto has its fair share of uninteresting buildings.  I hesitate to say ugly, because beauty is in the eye of the beholder and whenever I show my students the ugliest building in Toronto, they disagree with me.  They also disagree … Continue reading

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Friendship

Recently, one of the blogs I have started following recently, wrote a piece on the changing of friendship in your twenties. (Rosie Culture) Having long since left that glorious age (at least physically, because mentally and emotionally, I am still 25) … Continue reading

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A Splash of Colour on the Subway

There is really no halfway. On the subway, you either make eye contact or you don’t.  I tend to make eye contact, but mostly I am looking at the books people are reading.  I am not sure what it is … Continue reading

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Catching Up on Perfect Moments

I have neglected some of my recent Perfect Moments.  This post is intended to rectify that. As of late, food seems to be the theme.  As themes go, it isn’t a bad one.  Thursday saw me dining on German food … Continue reading

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A Perfect Moment on the TTC

The TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) doesn’t really have a good reputation. The system is plagued by outdated equipment, poorly designed stations, inefficiency, and a bad reputation.  They have hired someone to turn the thing around, and I think it is … Continue reading

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New Food: The Doner

I have had a chance to experience the food trend that has already swept Europe.  Will it sweep up Toronto too? On a beautiful Friday, with temperatures way above seasonal, I ventured to Kensington Market to get a taste of … Continue reading

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