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Toronto Travel: Riding through High Park neighbourhood

December 16, 2012

Toronto Travel: Riding through High Park neighbourhood

This video clip was taken on September 1, 2007 during my cycling trip to see the Canadian International Airshow which is always held on Labour Day weekend. I started in Toronto’s east end, cycled in on Gerrard Street through the colourful neighbourhoods of Little India and Toronto’s eastern Chinatown, both of which feature ethnic cuisine, vegetable, fruit and retail stores. Then I crossed the Don Valley Parkway and cycled by Regent Park, a public housing development from the 1950s and 1960s which has experienced significant social problems in the last few decades. A portion of Regent Park has been demolished to make way for a brand-new mixed housing development that will include low-income housing as well as middle-income housing. Right across the street from Regent Park is Cabbagetown, a neighbourhood that was originally settled by Irish immigrants that started to be settled as early as the late 1840s after a wave of poor immigrants left Ireland due to the Irish potato famine. These poor residents grew cabbage in their front yards, hence the name Cabbagetown. In the last few decades Cabbagetown has become increasingly popular and has seen extensive gentrification. I cycled through the relatively poor downtown east side to the intersection of Gerrard and Yonge; Yonge Street is the east-west dividing line in Toronto and used to be the longest street in the world. I then continued west on College Street, past Queen’s Park and the University of Toronto to the intersection of

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17 Comments

  1. PaulOrekhovDec 16, 2012 at 2:38 am

    it looks like you’re running haha

  2. wergretheDec 16, 2012 at 3:19 am

    motion sickness………

  3. irina992Dec 16, 2012 at 3:36 am

    romania…

  4. JAMamationDec 16, 2012 at 3:55 am

    thx :) 

  5. travelandtransitionsDec 16, 2012 at 4:36 am

    : Thank you for your comment and yes, Toronto is a pretty cool place. But England has many great places as well.

  6. JAMamationDec 16, 2012 at 5:04 am

    i want to live in toronto!!!!!!

    BTW IM FROM ENGLAND :)

  7. Dale SmithDec 16, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Some of the poshest homes in some of the toniest neighbourhoods in toronto. Some of the poshest neighbourhoods include Lambton/Kingsway, the BridlePath, Rosedale, Forest Hill, Leaside, and Port Union in Scarborough. All have family income in excess of $140,000 and university attainment above 30%.

  8. danielgirottoDec 16, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Getting your Visa is a good start

  9. irina992Dec 16, 2012 at 6:01 am

    I will
    what do u mean to take care of the immigration?:[

  10. kidkappa04Dec 16, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Then move here! Take care of immigration after you`ve arrived

  11. kidkappa04Dec 16, 2012 at 7:53 am

    stop talking about it and move here!

  12. irina992Dec 16, 2012 at 8:45 am

    I’m from Romania…it sucks:((

  13. irina992Dec 16, 2012 at 9:02 am

    that’s amazing! Canada is my favorite country ever! I live in a shit country, like hell…I’d do anything to live in Canada…

  14. jperk120Dec 16, 2012 at 9:45 am

    idiot

  15. bujoun76Dec 16, 2012 at 10:07 am

    WOW! That was some great airshow. That’s 2 frackin minutes of my life I cant get back.

  16. Pete- HDec 16, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Love ya clips!im from New Zealand very similar 2 Canada but heaps smaller/Love 2 move 2 Canada 1day :)

  17. IliketostalkpeopleDec 16, 2012 at 10:47 am

    your hot..5 stars baby.