Last Fall I lived in Toronto and it was awesome! I spent my exchange semester exploring Canada, enjoying maple syrup, meeting new people and having lots of fun. Oh, and I also studied, haha! I attended to OCAD (Ontario’s College of Art and Design) which is by the way largest art and design school in North America. OCAD was huge and it offered a lot of interesting courses which were pretty different compared to my school back in Finland. Wow.
I arrived in Toronto at the end of the August. I remember my first two thoughts: I was amazed by tall buildings and people being so polite even towards strangers. I heard that Canada’s climate can be very close to Finland’s, so I was surprised to find out how summer kept going on for two more months. People started to consider using jackets maybe in the middle of October. I have to admit – at first I was really excited but then I started to miss chilly, autumnish weathers too.
My exchange semester went by very fast. I was busy with school but every weekend I discovered new parts of the city and tried something different – whether it was a Korean restaurant or a road trip to the northern parts of Ontario. Overall, these exchange studies were amazing and I’m never going to forget my fun experiences with all my new friends. I think I left part of me in Toronto.
But enough babbling! Pictures tell more than thousand words… eh?
(The quality of pictures varies; I used my smart phone, film camera and disposable cameras since I don’t own a digital camera.)
Oh Toronto, I’m going to miss you so much!