WBGO Blog
  • Beyond IAJE - a look around Toronto

    January 11, 2008. Posted by David Tallacksen.

    Falafel

    Sox and Undies

    tower

    cloudy

    bright

  • Beyond IAJE - In Canada, it's the small differences

    January 11, 2008. Posted by David Tallacksen.

    Being a bit of a 'techie' I think I tend to carry more stuff in my pockets than most people- keys (with attached miniature flashlight and flash drive), multiple pens, my wallet and whatever spare change I have. And here's the rub: in the US, small bills go in my wallet, where they are light and easily organized. But in Canada, you get both dollar and two dollar coins as change. Which means you very quickly get a full pocket of change!

    Metal Money in Canada

    - David Tallacksen

  • Toronto - beyond IAJE

    January 10, 2008. Posted by David Tallacksen.

    Toronto has the second-highest percentage of foreign-born population among world cities, after Miami, Florida. At least that's what the all-knowing wiki tells me. I didn't know that when I went by this larger-than-life bronze statue by Tom Otterness (whose work can also be seen in NYC). It's called 'Immigrant Family.'

    Immigrant Family statue

    - David Tallacksen