Toronto Life Updates: November 2014 Was A Fond Farewell

Toronto Life Updates: November 2014 - Street Art
Toronto Life Updates: November 2014 Was A Fond Farewell – November was a bittersweet month. It would be my last month in Toronto as I was working towards a highly anticipated return to my beloved Berlin.

The month was filled with taking care of move related details, tackling paperwork for my German visa, quitting my job, getting rid of everything I owned and bidding a fond farewell to friends. It was simultaneously stressful, busy, fun and exciting.

Toronto Life Updates: November 2014 Was A Fond Farewell

Toronto Life Updates: November 2014 - St Lawrence Market
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As I was moving to Berlin, I wanted to spend as much time as possible experiencing the goodness of my neighbourhood. I hung out at St Lawrence Market (peameal bacon sandwich, coffee from Balzacs anyone?), walked through the Distillery District and soaked up the bright, vibrant colours of fall.

Recommended reading: Last month’s recap post, Toronto Life Updates: October 2014 Soaking Up Fall Vibes

Toronto Life Updates: November 2014 - Market Street Toronto
Working from home one day, I snuck over to St Lawrence Market to grab a veal sandwich for lunch. Walking around, I was once again struck by the beauty of my neighbourhood. I actually used to live at the Market Wharf condos, located in the tall modern looking high-rise you see on the left.
Toronto Life Updates: November 2014 - St James Church Toronto
A different perspective of St James Church during the fall season.
St James Park Toronto Entrance
The gazebo entrance to St James park.
Fall at St James Park
A carpet of leaves at St James Park.
St James Park Autumn Leaves
A carpet of leaves at St James Park.
Brookfield Place at Christmas Toronto
Brookfield Place is one of my favourite spots in Toronto. It’s especially stunning at Christmas when decorated with thousands of sparkling lights.
The Eaton Centre Toronto Christmas
Christmas decorations at the Eaton Centre.
Street Art Along the Esplanade Toronto
This mural along the Esplanade, is part of a local community artwork project which several artists contributed to this past summer. It’s now a neighbourhood highlight!
Distillery District Toronto Christmas Market
The Distillery District is another one of my favourite spots. I walked through the area during my last free day in Toronto, sampled some local delights and got excited for the Christmas markets in Berlin.

Speaking of Berlin, I’ve now been here for about two whole weeks and so far it’s been great. I felt immediately at home and it’s almost as if I never left. 

This wraps up my “Toronto Life Updates: November 2014” post. Stay tuned for the next update, as I’ll talk more about life in Berlin next month when I relaunch my monthly expat living updates series.

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  1. Fantastic photos! One of my tours covers St. Lawrence Market, St. James’ Cathedral and the Distillery. Love the area!

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