An NYSE Scalper's Tale - A Trader's Diary

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Toronto - Performing Arts Centre, Chinatown & Eaton Centre

I love to travel and I often wonder what it's like to live in another city. I also love hearing about what other people do in their city - the things to do, buildings to visit, and events that occur there.

With that in mind, I thought I'd begin sharing with yo
u some of the things that I do in Toronto - to give you all a little taste of what it's like living here.

Obviously my weekdays are fairly busy, but on the weekends I try to get as far away from trading as possible by being active in the city.

I hope in the future I will get a chance to visit your little corner of the world, but until then, I'll share with you a little bit of mine. This will also give you an idea of how I unwind and what I do with my spare time.

Last weekend my wife and I went to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts to watch "The Sleeping Beauty" performed by the National Ballet of Canada.

The Performing Arts Centre was completed earlier this year and the performance we watched last weekend was really an excuse to go visit the building. Both of us were quite impressed by the Performing Arts Centre - everything about it was clean and modern and we loved how the majority of the building is surrounded by windows...people inside could see out and people outside could see in.

Here are some shots we took of the Performing Arts Centre (click to enlarge):

Yesterday (Saturday) we attended some events at the 10th Annual Asian Film Festival happening here in
downtown Toronto. The film festival involved mostly short films from around the world. We took in several short films from South Korea and afterwards we headed out to Chinatown for dinner.

I've always been fascinated by the different Chinatowns from around the world. Here are some pictures of how our's (Toronto's) looks like at night.

Today we headed downtown to check out the 102nd Annual Santa Claus parade. It was a cold, crisp day in Toronto and after the parade was over we went into the Eaton Centre in the heart of downtown Toronto (the 3rd largest shopping mall in Canada) and this was what we saw:

Okay, it was because the Santa Claus parade had just finished and it doesn't look like that all the time (though during the holiday rush, it can get pretty close!).

All in all, it was another weekend that felt like a vacation and we all know we could use a little more of those!
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend because I sure enjoyed mine!

That being said, I'm all ready for another (shortened) week of trading!

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  • Looks like you had a great time and I enjoyed the pictures. I've always wanted to visit Toronto -- looks like a neat city.

    Best of luck this week!

    By Blogger esto, at November 21, 2006 9:36 a.m.  

  • Estocastica,

    Thanks for your comments. Yea, right now winter's starting to settle in so you probably won't see as much sunlight in some of the pictures.

    I'll try to share more pictures as they come along.

    Again, thanks and I wish you good trading!

    By Blogger J.C., at November 21, 2006 9:19 p.m.  

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