Traversing Toronto

Well-Designed Travel

We were lucky enough to spend this past week at the home of our dear friends in downtown Toronto. I'd been to this lovely city once before, whirlwind-weekend style, so it was nice to have a whole week and two insider guides to really get to see all this truly international city has to offer.

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We ate our way through some amazing restaurants, but of course, I didn't take any photos. However, we did spend time shopping at the St. Lawrence Market, downtown's premier food source.

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We took a stroll through The Distillery Historic District, where old-world cobblestones house up-and-coming artisans, furniture designers and fashion houses.

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We got to watch a no-holds-barred roller derby match at Toronto Roller Derby, the largest flat-track league in Canada. It was fun to cheer for all the jams, checks and blocks, and made me realize that while I'll likely never be tough enough to compete, I can have a great time coming up with roller derby names for hours.

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No matter where you are downtown, the CN tower is never too far away. It was fun to try to capture the iconic structure from unexpected vantage points.

And with that, I'd like to announce a short break for Well-Designed Travel. It's been great sharing our journeys with you all, and hearing your feedback and advice. While we're not halting our life of full-time travel, we're putting on the brakes for a few months. We plan to spend some time back in Chicago, concentrating on our careers and catching up with old friends. We plan to hit the road again this winter, so hopefully you'll join us again as we continue this great adventure.

(Images: Smith Schwartz)

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