Glimpses of TO

19 Apr

There is something exciting about catching sight onscreen, of a familiar Toronto intersection, or of a local fixture like the streetcar. This seems particularly so when you’re on vacation somewhere else and are going about your business watching a movie or MTV, and all of a sudden, Toronto shows up – unmistakeably Toronto.

I just returned from a week-long vacation in Panama where this happened, hence the inspiration for this post. Consider this Part Two of “A T.O. Mixtape”….

1. The TO subway, a streetcar, a GO Train, several bridges in the City (including the one on Bathurst street south of Front St.), Chinatown, the financial district, and even one of Mel Lastman’s mooses, are featured in this Juanes (Colombian artist) video:

2. The old Uptown Theatre shows up in this ’80s Lisa Lougheed video

3. Lie with Me (2005) – Yonge & Dundas Square is visible:

4. Keeping the Faith (2000) – Toronto cityscapes and the same bridge as above:

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One Response to “Glimpses of TO”

  1. Sameer Vasta April 19, 2009 at 10:24 pm #

    I see little reminders of Toronto everywhere too, and it makes me miss the city even that much more. Thanks for sharing these reminders — makes me feel connected to the city that stole my heart, even if I am hundreds of miles away.

    Hope you had a wonderful trip to Panama, and hope all is well. Miss you lots.

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