I am off to Toronto. Here I am checking in with the nice lady at BA at Terminal 5 Heathrow airport. I have taken my woollie hat off because I checked the weather forecast and it is minus 19 in Toronto so I will need it when I arrive.
As you can see I have arrived in Toronto with my hat back on as it is very cold. Toronto is in Ontario in South East Canada. It is on the north shore of one of the Great Lakes that separate Canada and the United States. Canadian children remember the names of the Great Lakes using the reminder HOMES. One letter for each lake; H for Lake Huron, O Lake Ontario, M Lake Michigan, E Lake Erie and S for Lake Superior. Can you guess which lake Toronto is on? I will let you know if you were right on my next blog.
Did you guess the correct lake; Toronto is on the shore of Lake Ontario. I went out exploring Toronto today. I travelled by subway (which is the Canadian equivalent of the London underground).
One of the famous landmarks in Toronto is the CN Tower. It was the world’s tallest building from 1976 until 2010, it is 553.33m tall. I might get a crick in my neck looking up at that.
Now for the train not quite the same as our underground. Still need my hat and scarf, but it does not seem quite so cold today.
See if you can find out where the tallest building in the world is now.
The answer to my last question is:-
The tallest building now is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, though China have started one even taller called Sky City.
Today was the first day it has snowed since I arrived in Toronto so I went out exploring. I have covered my mouth with the scarf as I do not want to eat the snow.
Now for some exercise a nice walk.
I am staying close to the Humber River and went on a discovery walk today along an ancient Aboriginal trail called the Shared Path. I was looking for deer and coyotes but all I saw was a black squirrel.
I did find a hill to slide down on my snow saucer which was great fun.
Last day in Canada so went shopping for gifts, picked up Canadian chocolates – everyone’s favourite
Had a quick lunch at the Mall (same as a shopping centre)but had a hard time deciding whether to go Chinese or Mexican even though Canada is famous for putine – chips in gravy.
Now it is off to the airport for my flight home. I have several Cub Packs to visit when I get back to England and a Chess Tournament to attend.
See you all again soon