The second day in Toronto began a bit cloudy. We decided to see some other points of the city, like the CN Tower we wrote about the other day.
After having breakfast in the hotel, we started the morning going to see the Toronto “beaches” that, luckily, were almost empty (it was a cloudy and working day) and we carried on enjoying the richness of this natural environment. During half an hour we saw ducks, squirrels and swans, besides the omnipresent seagulls.
Address: 1 Cherry St,Toronto, ON
GPS Coordinates: 43.637117, -79.344351
More information: Cherry Beach Clark Beach Park
Later we headed to the Downtown and parked the car near the CN Tower. We started a walk that took us to Front St, in the Financial District, seeing skyscrapers among little temples, until we reached Yonge St.
Yonge is the city’s main way and it divides it in two sides: East and West. It’s considered the longest commercial street in the world, and it has all kind of shops, restaurants, cinemas, museums, theaters and shopping centers. We walked in Eaton Center, one of the biggest malls, where the Toronto Apple Store is located, and we played a while with the new iPads.
Following our walk we found the headquarters of Hudson’s Bay Company, at the corner of Queens Street with Bay Street. Hudson’s Bay is Canada’s oldest company and one of the oldest in the world that maintains its activity nowadays. It was founded in 1670 and controlled the leather commerce between the British colonies of Canada and Europe (its name appears in many movies we all have watched) and even ruled some provinces of actual Canada, until the fall of leather commerce pushed it to sell these territories to the Canadian state.
We visited the CN Tower in the afternoon, with a less cloudy sky, and we spent there a long time. Later we went by car and by foot along the streets, walking by Spadine Ave, Queens St., Kings St… Then we went back to the hotel to dinner and prepare the suitcases again.
Toronto is a huge city and it has many places of interest, like the Skydome, Air Canada Center, Loma House, St. Michael and St. James cathedrals. But we ran out of time and we decided to walk along the streets instead of trying to reach every touristic point.
Next stage of our journey: Niagara Falls (Canadian side).