Daily Dose: Photo of the Day

All rights reserved: David Nguyen, a student in cell and developmental biology at the University of Toronto.


Toronto Star wrote an article:  “175 reasons to love Toronto.” Here are some that stood out for me.

1. It is the centre of the (Canadian) universe.

4. We can finally buy a decent burrito.

6. We have independent bookstores in every neighbourhood – and new ones are still opening.

7. Our sports teams wear blue and purple, and we look damn good in blue and purple.

11. There’s a festival for every neighbourhood and ethnic group in the city – and about a dozen crammed into every summer weekend.

13. Gays and lesbians can marry here.

16. North America’s most stable banks are based here.

22. Admit it: A couple of the seemingly thousands of new condo dwellings are actually rather nice.

26. We have a restaurant devoted to poutine.

30. Dining on pho at 2 in the morning.

36. We dutifully separate our garbage into black, blue and green.

46. We’ve got a sugar museum. And a shoe museum.

49. We are a hockey city, baseball city, basketball city and now a soccer city.

60. Yonge-Dundas Square was supposed to be Toronto’s answer to Times Square. It’s really no comparison, but don’t you want to give the city a big condescending hug just for trying?

77. Nuit Blanche, for letting us see the city with fresh eyes.

88. The view of the city as you drive south on the DVP.

92. The glass staircase in the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

93. The glass floor at the CN Tower.

106. The surprisingly vibrant beach volleyball scene at Ashbridge’s Bay.

114. There’s a downtown driving range that doubles as a drive-in theatre.

121. Coming across a part of the city transformed for a movie shoot.

131. Spectacular patios – the Madison, Quigley’s and the Rectory, to name just three – filling up at the first sign of good weather.

148. Winter DJ skating parties.


Why do YOU love Toronto?

Share in the comments section below! 


Keep taking beautiful photos, David! Check out more of his work at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nguyendavid/


Posted on April 6, 2012, in Daily Dose and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. – Walk north, south, east or west, you can find a different atmosphere or culture within the city.
    – Cobblestone road at Distillery District.
    – If you accidentally bump into someone, you BOTH say sorry.
    – Home to Scott Pilgrim.
    – Summer festivals at Harbourfront Centre.
    – The pedestrian scramble at Yonge-Dundas Square.

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