Thursday, April 10, 2008

Toronto

Thank you so much to everyone who left a congratuations message on my post about my new job. Even though I don't start until June, things just keep getting better and better. I had a long chat with my lovely new manager-to-be today and found out they are sending me to an exhibition in Toronto in June a couple of weeks after I start. I have been reading lots of Canadian authors lately and am really excited. I will be working from Sunday to Thursday and am hoping to take a couple of extra days at the end before flying home to do a bit of exploring. It's so far away and I know nothing about it, does anyone live out that way or have any travel tips for me bearing in mind I will have limited exploring time? Obviosuly I intend to make time to visit that little waterfall everyone goes on about... ;)

10 comments:

Debi said...

Well, I somehow managed to miss your post about your new job, but I went back and found it. All I can say is "WOW" and "Congratulations!" It sounds unbelievably incredible!

I can't really offer much advice about Toronto. Traffic there is somewhat of a nightmare (but I guess that's relative to what you're used to). But it is one incredible city! I hope you can manage to stay on for a couple of days...I'm sure you'll love it!

Nymeth said...

That's so cool! You'll have a lovely time for sure!

Chris said...

That's incredible Rhinoa! You have the coolest job...and I'm not even entirely sure what you do :p But it has to be cool if they're paying your way to Toronto :) Have fun!

Melody said...

Wow, that's great, Rhinoa! Am sure you'll have a wonderful time there... do keep us posted!

Kim L said...

Well you've got a lot of things to look forward to! I live in Minnesota, and I've been within spitting distance of the Canadian border, but I have honestly never been to Canada before. So unfortunately I can't give you any good sight-seeing advice. I hear they use "eh" a lot, but that's about the extent of my knowledge.

Darla D said...

Congratulations, Rhinoa - that is excellent news about your new job! And the trip to Toronto will be fun, too. I went there for a conference a few years ago and loved it. Lots of great food choices! (You can tell where my priorities are.) :-)

heather (errantdreams) said...

I can't wait until you start and we get to hear about your new job! Congratulations!

Susan said...

Well, I'm just down the way in Ottawa. (5oo miles, a day trip just to get here!) Travel tips? Let me see....you will need a day to get to that little waterfall everyone talk about (south of Toronto)!! but well worth the trip. CN tower (if you're not afraid of heights like I am) is worth going up and seeing Lake Ontario and the city at your feet. Yonge St is one of the busiest main streets and has tons of shopping. The World's biggest bookstore is also found in Toronto, but it's been over 10 years since I last visited, so I can't give directions to it - depends where your conference is. The Royal Ontario Museum is there, has amazing exhibits....but if you can get to Ottawa, I can show you better things! (In Canada, Toronto people like themselves, and everyone else in the country hates them!!) we have the Parliament buildings, national museums, Rideau Canal, better bookstores....Toronto does have the Royal Elizabeth Theatre, which has the big Broadway shows, and is not so far away from our version of Stratford (near Kitchener, south of Toronto), and where yes, our main Shakespeare plays (and best actors go) are put on. You can easily get to Stratford in about 2 hours. anyway, that's what i can think of within a few minutes, I'll think some more and see if I can come up with bookstores and other things. How cool that you are coming to my country!!! Now I have to go find your post about what job you have now.....

Alice Teh said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the new job, Rhinoa!!

BTW, I have a blog award for you. :D

Trish said...

How fabulous! I lived in Toronto from the age of 2-9 before moving back to the states, but we go back every few years (and will be there in August). I think its a wonderful city, but like Susan says--I think that is the Toronto perspective, not necessarily the Canadian perspective--from what I can see anyway.

But, Canada is beautiful--Niagra is about a 2 hour drive but well worth it. I'd also recommend the CN Tower and usually during the summer there are eclectic street festivals all over the city (there was one on the waterfront and by city hall last time we were there). Eaton Center is a great place if you are a shopper--and lots of fun things on Yonge Street as well. I hope you have a great time!