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Canada 2017: Toronto—Day 3

Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place

I set most of Saturday aside for sightseeing. First on my must-see list was Brookfield Place, formerly known as BCE Place, is a massive business complex that sits on five and a half acres of prime real estate in downtown Toronto. It has two towers—the Bay Wellington Tower and the TD Canada Trust Tower, and also includes twelve older properties that survived the Great Fire of 1904, which destroyed much of downtown Toronto. http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/explore/online/fire/index.aspx 

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Australia 2014: Sydney

Sunrise in Hobart, and David and I walked the Franklin Wharf, the Castray Esplanade, and the surrounding streets, ending up at the Rendezvous Lounge Cafe in Salamanca Square. The eatery’s ratings were “fair,” but it opened shortly after 7:00 a.m. and we were hungry. Our poached eggs topped with wilted spinach and a side of tomato relish was delicious. I sipped hot tea while David surfed the Net to answer his question of why the square was called Salamanca. Continue reading