01 May 2007

Aboot Town in Toronto

Because I was working most of the time, I didn't get to do a ton in Toronto. But I did make some general observations...
  • It is a very flat, and thus, very walkable city. This I was not expecting at all. I think because so many people had told me that it was like San Francisco, I was expecting hills.
  • It is very clean. When I commented on that to people there, a few said to me, "Yeah, except for the homeless people." To which I responded, "Go to San Francisco. You don't know from homeless people here."
  • It has a fairly diverse population. I think this is where the SF comparison is apt.
  • It is pricey. A Coors Light (shut up) was 6 CA$. Which means around 5.80US$. Which means way too much for a Coors Light (maybe it's considered an import?). We went to a beer bar and the beers there were also expensive.
  • The US Dollar doesn't go as far as it used to. The exchange rates are getting worse and worse (for US Americans). We used to be able to go to Canada and save money...not so much anymore
I can't wait to go back there soon and see a little more of the city!

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