People at Canada Day

Waiting for the concert...

Chris is South African and wants to sail the world... we had a really nice chat

People young girl buying a snake

Crowds everywhere

Camerawoman

Alan yelled “look at the cameraman!”, she yelled back “camerawoman!!” sorrry…

Alec is a friend’s son. A very active little boy, he wasn’t shy at all! I should have fixed the white spot on the side, but I’m just too lazy today…

Watching the world go by...

Toronto beach

And who said Toronto doesn’t have a beach?

Public Transit

When I first got to Canada, I was very impressed by the efficiency of the public transit system. Used to the chaos of public transit in Rio, where different companies ran different bus lines, bus stops were mere suggestions and where a transit map is unknown, Montreal’s public transit was a dream. Toronto’s is even better – although the fare system is simply stupid, but don’t get me going on that. That was until I went to Europe and realized how far we have yet to go with public transit. Direct train connection to airports, high speed trains, trams…. Some of the things I really liked in Barcelona were the tram, the new bike system, and the more reasonable fare system. While the city of Toronto is still talking to its citizen to see what they think of a light rail network in about 20 years, many European cities have had them for years…

Maclean’s has an interesting article about this.