Aug 142014
 
From Shoes to Sex: 14 Intriguing Museums in North America

While I enjoy visiting large institutions like the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago or the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to peruse their enormous collections, I have a special fondness for the smaller, and in some cases unusual or under-the-radar museums that I come across.

Jun 262012
 
See the World in Toronto

I started out one morning on a walk to the Toronto waterfront and I ended up exploring the world. The world according to Toronto Harbourfront Centre’s summer slogan, “The World in One Place”, that is. The 10-acre site on the waterfront boasts of being “.. every woman. And every man. Every child. Every ethnicity. Every […]

Jun 192012
 
Featured Museum: All About Shoes in Toronto

Riding the trolley from Kensington Market to Bloor Street in Toronto last week, I was headed for the Bata Shoe Museum without any definite idea about what to expect. So I was quite surprised when I saw size of the building and then discovered the extent of the collection inside.

Mar 312011
 
Heroes: Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Firefighters and others who protect us, rescue us, and offer aid in times of crisis are heroes to me. While walking in Toronto a few years ago, I came across the Ontario Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Queen’s Park. It depicts a firefighter bringing a child to safety. I really liked the movement of the sculpture […]