“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” ~ Henry David Thoreau My intent on this day was to go to see an art installation by Carlos Amorales called “Black Cloud”, at The Power Plant on Queen’s Quay. The … Continue reading →
What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Toronto than an afternoon at the beach. In mid February several of the otherwise cold and lonely lifeguard towers along the beach have been transformed into wonderful pieces of art. These … Continue reading →
“The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination.” Terri Guillemets A few times each winter the snow falls in the nicest of ways. Just wet enough to cling to everything and still … Continue reading →
“Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.” Danny Kaye I have always found inspiration in colour. As I trek around Toronto my eye is most often drawn by flashes of colour … Continue reading →
Nestled in the heart of Toronto sits one of the oldest parks in the city. What started in 1858 as a five acre gift from George Allan, a prominent local politician, to the Toronto Horticultural Society has become a place that has entrenched itself deeply into the history and lore of this great city. After a disastrous fire in 1902 leveled the original structure, this dome was built in 1910. It has since grown to six greenhouses and a sprawling 16,000 sq. feet. It houses an amazing permanent collection of exotic plants from around the world. Walking through any of the six greenhouses gives you the feeling of being somewhere else, just for a moment. From the tropics to the desert each greenhouse has it’s own unique climate and foliage mixed with a bit of whimsical creativity, all to make for a wonderful experience and a guaranteed smile. This wonderful place is open 365(366 this year) days a week and the best part is it’s free! They also offer free parking. As I left I came across this small band of good Samaritans that offered me and everyone that came by a free meal, cup of tea and perhaps an upgrade on warm clothing. All in all, truly a gem etched into the Toronto landscape and well worth the visit. So, if the greyness of a Toronto winter is giving you the blues and you need to lift your spirits celebrate winter with a visit to the Conservatory. You will be glad you did! As always enjoy Toronto.