Christmas is almost here but winter does not promise to paint it white. It is still pretty warm and dry outside. What we can do in that situation just listen the song “White Christmas”. Another way to feel the winter is to recall the previous snowy and white winter. That set of pictures have been made in 2011 in Town of Oakville, Ontario. This is the beautiful town near Toronto where I used to live for 14 years. It worth to see this lovely place and enjoy its tourists area with parks, galleries, shops, restaurants, and of course Lake Ontario promenade.
It was cold, silent winter morning with lot of snow. That create a special mood and holiday spirit.
Christmas Market hosts in Toronto each year, during preparations for Christmas. It takes place in the beautiful old part of the city – Distillery District. Today this area is transformed into a place of entertainment and recreation. This is a very popular area among wedding photographers and tourists. The fair is organized for fun and create a festive mood. A huge Christmas tree, decorations on the windows and doors of buildings and shops make this place colorful and festive. Many visitors to the fair look like costumed performances participants. All that creates an atmosphere of celebration and full of smiles, laughter and music.
Santa Claus with elves is always ready to pose for the image with young participants of the ceremony. Elves and angels entertain kids with the songs and competitions. The orchestra plays classical Christmas music. And of course, the Carolers gather funs around to create the Christmas spirit. The kids are happy to ride on the carousel and other attractions despite of the frost.
There is, of course, commerce component of the holiday. In numerous shops you can buy souvenirs, Christmas decorations, sweets, drinks, and hot chocolate. But for adults bars open outside and inside where you can drink beer or hot mulled wine.
Everybody welcome to the Distillery District Christmas Market from 10 am to 9 pm during the four weeks before Christmas.
It was windy, rainy and sunny day in St. John’s on Saturday, November 8. From the highest point of the city – Signal Hill, you could see where the rainbow was born. It was born in the neighborhood with colourful houses and absorbed their colors.
Yesterday November 1st was light snow and grey and gloomy day. City got its first winter warning. However, do not make any conclusion about Canadian weather if you see rain, snow, and grey sky. Just wait half an hour and enjoy the sunshine.
Today in the morning we had a lovely sunrise although it was pretty cold. The grass and the roofs were covered with the light frost. After sun rose daylight brought back all autumn beauty.
University Avenue is a major north-south road in Downtown Toronto. Beginning at Front Street West in the south, the thoroughfare heads north to end at College Street just south of Queen’s Park. At its north end, the Ontario Legislative Building is situated. Many of Toronto’s most important institutions are located along the eight-lane wide street. Government buildings, corporate offices, commercial buildings, major hospitals and cultural institutions such as Four Seasons Centre, which is the new home for the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada are located on that most beautiful street of Toronto.
The portion of University Avenue is laid out as a boulevard, with several memorials, statues, gardens, and fountains concentrated in a landscaped median dividing the opposite directions of travel, giving it a ceremonial character. It covered with numerous trees, shrubs, and flower beds. That gives it the feeling of real Park. There are no rooftop billboards, and any shopping centres on that street. Restaurants now dot the southern end of University Avenue.
University Avenue is Toronto’s most ceremonial thoroughfare, with many of the city’s most prominent institutions.