Tag Archives: Canada

The Steam Whistle Brewery Tour, Toronto, Canada

If you look straight down over a thousand feet from the observation deck of the CN Tower you’ll see, between you and Lake Ontario, a huge semi-circular brick building that looks old and oddly out of place. The rest of the nearby city centre, you see, is modern and high rise, and getting more so by the month (they say there are 2 seasons in Toronto, construction and winter, although recently I’ve seen building work continuing even though temperatures have been as low as minus 15 to 20 degrees!) So…

‘Metamorphosis’ at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, Canada

Three of us from Trek and Run – myself, Lamia and Ksenia – saw this show, which has just a week left to run here in Toronto. Here are a few of our thoughts, with more in-depth reviews following below… “The final act…was executed into such a meaningful and terrifyingly vivid performance that it haunted me for days after. Leaving the theater I felt temporarily unable to express any feelings regarding the play for the power, relevance and fragility of what I had witnessed that night should not, and indeed could…

The Canada Running Series ‘Move Your Paws for the Polar Bear Cause 3km’, Toronto, Canada

This 2014 event took place on 22nd February. First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route I’ve run with the Canada Running Series people before, at their Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 2012. The organisation was great and there was a good vibe about the whole event so since I was in Toronto for a month this winter I  had a look at their website to see if they had anything going on locally during this time. As it…

The CN Tower, Toronto, Canada

The CN Tower is a 553.33 m-high (1,815.4 ft) concrete communications and observation tower in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. When it was completed in 1976 it became the world’s tallest free-standing structure and the world’s tallest tower - both records it held for 34 years until the completion of the Burj Khalifa and the Canton Tower in 2010. It remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, a signature icon of Toronto’s skyline, and a symbol of Canada, attracting more than two million international visitors annually.            We visit Toronto a lot – it has a host of well organised running events including marathons in…

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Canada

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon was held on 14/10/12. First of all, here’ a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route. Saturday afternoon, less than 24 hours before the race, I pulled my bib number out of the race packet and smiled. It had my first name written across it in big, bold letters, and I knew what that meant. Spectators were going to be shouting out my name all the way round the course! This was going to be a…

The Canadian National Exhibition (The CNE), Toronto, Canada

Founded in 1879 the CNE has enjoyed a distinguished history as a showcase of Canada. It was “the place” where people came to experience the “best and the brightest” from the latest innovations in technology and commercial products, to the greatest artists of the time. Although the CNE has changed over the years it continues to be one of Ontario’s great annual traditions. The CNE is currently the seventh largest fair in North America and its audience truly reflects the diversity of Toronto and the region. The fair takes place…

Treetop Trekking at Brampton, Toronto, Canada

We’d been to Go Ape in England and loved it, and since the Treetop Trekking experience appeared to be very similar, we decided to give it a go. Our session was due to last 3 hours, starting with a safety talk and culminating with an amazing 900 ft long twin zip ride over a lake. The course was a lot of fun, quite testing in places but within most people’s reach I’d say, as this short film we made shows… First of all, here’s a film of the even, it’ll…