It was a gorgeous night with little humidity, brisk wind, and no precipitation at all. So I tested my luck today and tried walking home from downtown Toronto. Starting off from Varsity Arena at St. George and Bloor, I made the trek slowly but surely along Bloor street heading towards the Danforth area. It was interesting as it had been a while since my last walk along Bloor street. Stores had changed, lots of construction disrupted traffic, and the sidewalks were bustling with pedestrians even at 9:30pm.
As I walked along the bridge towards the Danforth, I noticed some shops that caught my attention. Before I knew it, I was sidetracked from going home, and ended up walking along the Danforth admiring the many natural and healthy product related stores that lined the street.
There were an abundance of stores selling “holistic” products, organic foods, health shops, and a trickle gourmet food shops to top the list. I began to enjoy the area for what it was all about. It was really my first time absorbing the shops along the Danforth since moving into the area. At that time, I thought about what a great choice I made. 😉
Eventually making my way home, I admired the homely homes lining the streets, the quiet neighbourhood, and the safe haven that this place seems to be.
All in all, it must have taken me about an hour and a half to walk back. So be it. As long as I enjoyed the walk and found some choice places to dine and shop in, it was worth the time.