The trip from Kingston to Toronto is a scenic drive, passing through several quaint places with beautiful architecture. This is when I realized how big Lake Ontario is, too. Looking at google map, I knew it was huge. But when you’re on a road trip and you’ve been traveling for hours with Lake Ontario beside the road, that’s when you really comprehend its actual size. 🙂 No wonder it is considered as one of the great lakes.
Taking Highway 401, the drive was about 4 hours to Toronto.
Of course, road trips aren’t complete without drive by photos right? 🙂
So here are mine… (click on the pictures to enlarge)
John laughed when I took a photo of McDonald’s. In my defense, this is a better looking McDonald’s right? ha ha…
I love the color of these cows. 🙂
Greater Napanee – their population is about 18,000 people only. 🙂 Considering it’s size, I think it’s under populated.
The Napanee Beaver is their local newspaper. Nice building huh? This was supposedly established in 1870.
So much space… And I love the barn. I must have been a farmer in my past life?! lol
Ahh… fresh produce. 🙂
How would you like to go home to that? 🙂 So beautiful right?
The church and colorful trees brought a different kind of serenity. Canada is beautiful.
The birds flocked to this tree. I wonder why?
First time I’ve seen a DQ was at Jackson Hole in Wyoming, U.S.A. last year. I really should try them. 🙂
Peaceful view again…
Another town in Southern Ontario, about 95kms from Toronto, has a population of about 20,000 people only. 🙂 Small number as compared to its land mass.
Look at their buildings! I love their architecture…
Toronto, at last… 🙂
The sign on the right was accurate. Traffic was bad as we got nearer to downtown Toronto.
With all the road repairs, it took us forever to find the Radisson Admiral Harbourfront Hotel.
It was worth the hassle of finding it though because the view of the marina and Lake Ontario was amazing. 🙂 Plus the King Room is spacious. The bathroom was spotless too.
After settling in, John and I explored outside…
Time for photo op now! ha ha…
With the marina, CN Tower , Toronto skyline and Lake Ontario as our backdrop.
(Wikipedia) The CN Tower (French: Tour CN) is a 553.33 m-high (1,815.4 ft) concrete communications and observation tower in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Built on the former Railway Lands, it was completed in 1976, becoming the world’s tallest free-standing structure and world’s tallest tower at the time. It held both records for 34 years until the completion of Burj Khalifa and Canton Tower in 2010. It remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, a signature icon of Toronto’s skyline, and a symbol of Canada, attracting more than two million international visitors annually.
Pet Exhibit infront of Radisson.
Goofing around while waiting for our friends. 🙂
After dinner. Had a great time chatting with friends from Toronto. 🙂 Thank you very much for taking the time to see us!
Back at the hotel. Alane and I chatted some more. ha ha.
We only stayed overnight in Toronto, but I found the place beautiful, despite the terrible traffic.
To read more about Toronto and the Radisson Hotel – check their websites below:
Lea C. Walker