The inevitable first stop, to get my bearings, was the CN Tower – which was the world’s tallest tower until 2010.
|It’s worth buying a coffee from the restaurant to see the last part of the 360° view.|
The walk from the CN Tower to Chinatown provides some interesting views of Toronto which were made even brighter by the glorious sunshine – something I’m told the locals hadn’t experienced for quite some time.
After an affordable lunch at Noodle King, a recommended Chinatown restaurant, I explored the colourful Kensington market area. This bohemian shopping neighbourhood is well worth a visit for any fan of vintage clothing or collectables.
When I popped home to unload my purchases, I was interrupted by a tapping noise on my window.
For dinner, I headed to Toronto’s vibrant Church Street neighbourhood, determined to find some Canadian poutine (french fries topped with gravy and cheese) to top off my fleeting visit. I didn’t have to look far. O’Grady’s Tap and Grill offered an amazing gourmet poutine with bacon, and months after my visit I can still remember the delicious taste. In fact, a Canadian recently told me that the best poutine in Canada comes from a little pub on Church Street.
Though I had no idea at the time, it was O’Grady’s. A great way to cap off my fleeting fist visit to Canada.