Anitra and I haven’t seen our Toronto family and friends there in a while. Luckily for us, there was a last-minute deal, and so we caught a flight on the 26th and spent a few days in my former home. As much as I love Tampa, it’s nice to pay regular visits to “The Six”.
We spent one of our evenings at the Aurora Winter Festival, a big display of lights and other winter activities located at Ontario Place, Toronto’s waterfront park in search of a full-time purpose. Here are some of the photos I took while there.
One of the attractions was the Arctic Retreat, a “maze of snow packed walls and ice shards” with ice sculptures, electric orbs, polar bear light sculptures, and this tunnel:
The Luminous Gardens and Whimsical Forest featured colorful displays:
You can’t have a Canadian winter display without moose:
For those who wanted to move about and do more than look at things, there was a sizable ice rink and a long line for the ice tube slide:
And, as you might expect, there was food aplenty, including the offerings of this Toronto mainstay:
There were a number of stalls selling their wares in the Christmas Village, including this T-shirt that shows you how to pronounce “Toronto” the way the locals do: