The 10 on Tuesday prompt last week was 10 things you like about the city/country. I can't come up with 10 so how about 5 of each and that takes care of the coming Tuesday as well.
1. The iconic Toronto Streetcar. The TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) includes the subway, buses, as well as the streetcars. I am old enough to remember the classic ones, which can sometimes still be seen in out-of-the-way places.
2. Toronto has distinct districts- the Annex, Swansea, the Junction, Leaside, the Beach, Leslieville, Queen West, Liberty Village, Parkdale.... the list goes on. I am more familiar with the west end, I grew up in areas around High Park. There are some cool neighborhoods- like Church-Wellesley and Kensington Market.
3. Ethnic diversity is a hallmark of Toronto. Any kind of food you can possibly imagine is available here, and you'll get good and cheap, as well as high end and pricey.
4. Shopping. Toronto has alot of malls, as well as shopping districts.
5. I haven't mentioned the city of Mississauga, although that is the city I live in. Toronto will always be my home, but like most people I can neither afford to live there, nor do I really want to. Things have really changed, and there are so many condos going up, you almost can't recognize it anymore.
1. We lived in a rural village for a brief time. You can see the stars at night because there is no light pollution. (yes, that is a thing).
2. I made some good friends, and am still in touch with one, though she no longer lives in the area.
3. It snows alot, and I love snow.
4. Lots of animals you don't really see in the burbs. Though foxes and rabbits are here now.
5. Fresh air and less noise and traffic.
There are pros and cons to both, so we compromised and live in a suburban area. I can pretty much get to what I need and I am near the waterfront, so it's all good.
On the knitting front, I have made a few gifts: