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North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto January 22nd 2000

I flew from Colombo, Sri Lanka into Heathrow. My connecting flight to Toronto was only 28 hours later so I spoke for a while with a lovely lady from Canadian Airlines and she was nice enough to somehow get me onto an earlier flight on a completely different airline to Toronto. It was so sweet of her. I arrived in Toronto to be told by the captain that the ground temperature was a FREEZING minus 11!!!! Now you can imagine this was quite a shock coming from the dead of summer in Sri Lanka where temperatures were around 34, 35 and high humidity. I was picked up by the President of the Canadian cricket association and driven to my hotel. I then had a bit of a whirlwind tour of Toronto. Such a beautiful city, especially ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto August 26th 1999

DAY 7 - THURSDAY 26 AUGUST Arose at 3.30am, albeit not voluntarily. Dean drove me to the airport just after 4am, it was strange seeing little traffic on LA streets. Boarded the 6.30am American Airlines flight to Toronto, via Chicago. Sat next to a Scottish bloke who is living in LA and coaching an under-17 girls soccer team. Another example of the globalisation of sport. Got into Chicago at 12.30pm before changing planes for a 1.20pm departure to Toronto. I had been to Auckland and LA before, but not Toronto or even Canada, so I was pretty excited about the whole thing. They put me in reverse business class again, great to see. Arrived in Toronto and was introduced to the whims of Canadian customs, which consists of a series of checkpoints. After the first checkpoint ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto May 20th 1999

Yeaha, spring is coming!! But the first half here in Toronto is already over... So there is a lot to say! First of all, I'm riding now a bicycle! It's exhausting because Toronto is all the time going up or down. But it's a good exercise for me as well as I'm a lot faster then with public transport. The ride to my school takes me about 15min whereas the bus takes 25min. In school I changed from "General English" to "Cambridge Advances Exam Preparation Class". It's a lot of work there, but I think I’m improving my English better than before. It's just a pity that we are about 80% Swiss people in this class... A few weeks ago I went to a Baseball game. According to a friend’s advice, we first went to a ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto January 19th 1998

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North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 7th 1995

Geo: 43.6485, -79.38541 - Greyhound... read more
CN Tower
CN Tower
CN Tower

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto September 3rd 1995

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto May 5th 1993

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North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto July 2nd 1992

Geo: 44.0109, -79.2662Stayed with Mum & her friend Ann. I remember climbing the CN Tower & seeing the Toronto Blue Jay's playing in SkyDome & going to a cool empty nighgclub where we saw a Miss Haversham dressed woman, and if you ask directions they tell you what bus to get even it's only 1 stop!Then Niagara Falls - amazing - and theme park of some sort. Crossed over to US on GreyHound.... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto February 2nd 1985

I previously blogged about celebrating Grandpa Northcott's 95th birthday in conjunction with Christmas of 1981. His actual birthday was February 4th, so I decided to honor him on this significant occasion by flying to Toronto to join the party. I was surprised that Mom had the same idea...I didn't know she would be there until we met at the party! Grandpa's favorite game was Scrabble. I challenged him to a game and he won...not using any words that were not in the dictionary, and with me trying my hardest. His mind was still very sharp at 100 years of age. I just hope I inherited his longevity gene. He passed away at 101. I returned to Brussels on February 10. Mom stopped over in Brussels from February 16 - 19 on her way back to Thailand. ... read more

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