June 26, 2010

Something old and something new

One of the city's iconic landmarks, the distinctive architecture of the 1965 Toronto City Hall also serves as the city's logo. This was part of the view from my aunt and cousin's hotel room.

Toronto City Hall


The magnificent 1926 Ontario Government Building is now called the Liberty Grand and is an events venue. My nephew's wedding (the reason why we were in Toronto in the first place) was in its lovely courtyard, and the dinner reception was in its Centennial Room.

lakefront entrance of the Liberty Grand in Toronto


N & A: I hope the two of you had a great time touring Europe! D & B: Words are not enough to express our gratitude for everything that you gave us and did for us. But, thank you. And I hope we get to see the four of you in Manila next year.

And to everyone who came by during my past two weeks' virtual Canadian tour: I had a great time reliving our visit while choosing and editing photos, and researching and writing the posts, and I hope that you enjoyed your visit too.

14 comments:

Jacob said...

I truly did enjoy your Canada photos! You've shown me so many things I had no idea existed...and these last two are very special; especially Toronto's city hall.

the donG said...

what i like most there... when they build structures, they look like they have all the space that they want. unlike here.

SFBakstad said...

We've really enjoyed your Toronto photos; you're such a great photojournalist!

clairebakescakes said...

I totally missed a lot of your photo. I didn't even know you're in Canada or were in Canada? Did you wave when you went by? LOL!
I live about an hour from the Canada border and I love it. This is a beautiful picture, I thought it was those mini kits that archetic builds and then I read what you wrote. Hehehe, I'm a bit slow lately as you can see. I haven't been posting at all.

Cezar and Léia said...

Sweet Hilda,
Thanks so much for this fabulous tour.We enjoyed a lot your pictures and it gave us a taste of Canada, which we want so much to visit someday.
We like a lot your new profile photo, you two are so elegant! Was it on the day of your nephew's marriage?
Wish you all the best and a safe return home.
Leia

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

I plike the first one , with thisvery graphic lines

brattcat said...

This was an excellent series, Hilda. Thank you. And best wishes to the newlyweds.

Joy said...

Magnificent buildings. Don't they make you wish we had something as grand in Manila?

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again. Have a fab weekend!

Leif Hagen said...

I especially like the grand governmental building!

Kaori said...

Thanks for the Toronto tour, Hilda! It was really wonderful! The building in the first photo here is really unique! Love that green area :D

George said...

Thank you for all of your Toronto photos and commentary. You are an excellent tour guide.

Reena said...

i like the architecture. plus the gardens on the rooftops.

AB said...

The town hall looks like a flying saucer landing station. It is very iconic

JM said...

Hila, you did a great job sharing your holidays with us. I really enjoyed every post and it seems you kept two of your best shots to end the series on Canada, they are gorgeous!