TORONTO – CANADA- April 2005

We look from the window of the plane and see a city as if lost under the bright green trees.

TORONTO, situated on the edge of Ontario Lake, is the biggest English spoken metropolis of Canada.

We feel that it will be a pleasant holiday. The whole family has met here and we will spend four days. It also gives us more pleasure to think that we will be seeing our beloved old friends Berdans, who have recently settled here.

Our hotel is Park Hyatt on Avenue Road. The weather is a refreshing spring weather. It is neither hot nor cold. The sun does not have a burning effect.

We make our first walk in the evening nearby the hotel from Yorkville Avenue to Bloor Street, looking at the shop windows and discovering restaurants.

The first day, we meet Nihal. We make up for the time spent apart and make our program. Our tour begins.

CN TOWER ; the highest building of the world with 553.33 m. They spent 63 million dollars for its construction and completed it in 40 months.

There is revolving restaurant called “360” at 350 meters. It also has two cafes. There are six lifts with glass fronts and they go up the top in 58 seconds with a speed of 22 kms/hours. They make broadcasting from here with television and radio antennas. 





The Facts

Thickness: 2 ½ "
Size of each panel: 42" by 50"
Layers from the top down:
· 3/16 " scuff plate (replaced annually)· Two ½ " layers of clear tempered glass, laminated together· A one inch layer of air (for insulation) Two ¼ " layers of clear tempered glass, laminated together
Load tests are performed annually on each panel to ensure safety

Test YOUR Nerve! With a view 1,122' straight down, even those, not afraid of heights might need a little help. Think if you can handle it? Wait till you get here and see if you feel the same way. The glass floor has been specially designed for you to have fun on it, so walk or crawl across it, sit on it or even jump on it. Don't worry it won't break.The floor is 256 square feet of solid glass that is five times stronger than the required weight-bearing standard for commercial floors. It can actually withstand the weight of 14 large hippos.






"Queen's Quay" West Toronto (front of the Harbour) York Street,

"Queen's Quay" was a Shopping Center built in 1926 and has won an architectural award.

It is a very beautiful building with shops, art galleries and restaurants, where one can see the sunlight in every corner inside the building. 

The day ends with a beautiful sausage sandwich…. The man who sells the sausages is a Turk. He had came from Elazığ and settled in Toronto.  

INUIT ART - an art branch of 2000 years – an Eskimo art branch. We visit the HARRIS GALLERY having the most beautiful collections.

The sculptures made by the people of Dorset and Thule by using soapstone since 16th Century.

Elegant, natural, simple and plain... They are naive and very beautiful.. The most beautiful of all are the polar bear sculptures... Seals....

NUNAVUT, the sculptures that the Eskimos made with stones as road signs. They have become a branch of art and are also sold as touristic objects.  (information pages for Toronto)

With Berdan Family in Toronto;

Tülin Erkaya




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