Off we went to pick up our car rental (good ol' bro-in-law planned the whole itinerary!) and we drove around Toronto for awhile, checking out the sights to kill some time before we could check into the hotel around noon. We dropped by Toronto's City Hall which is a famous landmark. Its modern design by Finnish architect Viljo Revell, is the highlight of this building as this City Hall building was built back in 1965!
Hmmm....Sir Winston Churchill standing akimbo :o)
In front of City Hall, there's the Nathan Phillips Square where the public gathers for special events apart from enjoying the vast area as is (it's named after the Mayor of Toronto who was in office from 1955-1962)...
The arches are known as Freedom Arches, dedicated to those who struggled and those who died, trying to gain and defend freedom. The reflecting pool turns into a skating rink come winter... How nice!
Around the vicinity ....
More Hot Dogs! Great stuff ... read about this food pit stop later on.
We then checked into Sheraton Centre which has a nice cozy ambiance
When we got into the room, this was like heaven sent .... Starbucks Coffee. Nothing like a shot of caffeine to put the buzz back into us for more sightseeing later on!
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give
- Sir Winston Churchill
To Be Continued ...