On the Hunt in Toronto

 

Toronto skyline

Hello, September.  Where the hell did you come from?

My two weeks back in S,D & G flew by.  I had a great time catching up with family, and enjoying the peacefulness of the country.  But alas, we packed up our things once again, and set out for the big city.

It has been less than a week in Toronto, and it has already felt like a whirlwind.  Staying with a friend in the heart of Little Portugal has allowed us to do some exploring of nearby areas that are also close to downtown.  I’m already starting to memorize the transit lines and main streets to start to get myself around.

We have been to a few apartment viewings, and I’ve had one job interview out of the millions of resumes I have emailed out into the ESL teaching community here.   Nothing has come up yet, but then again, I can’t be too hard on us.  We have spent the past two days hunched over our computers calling landlords, and inquiring about employment opportunities.

To be honest, I can feel  a bit of anxiety creep up when I think about going back to teaching.  It has been 6 months since I have stepped foot in a classroom, and I partly feel like I’m out of the game.  I suppose I need to take a swig of confidence if I’m going to impress any companies here.

I guess I expected everything to fall into place when we arrived, but surely that was a bit naive.

Oh well, we’re in the city and enjoying getting to know its charm!   The first night we arrived, we were taken to see some live music at a unique bar and it was almost packed.  On a Tuesday night!  Got to walk through a park this evening with an organic farmers’ market, an outdoor free yoga class, and posters everywhere of events happening every night of the week.  Walking down the famous Queen St and peaking in all the shops and cafes, as well as staying in the heart of Little Portugal and Little Italy has definitely put a smile on my face.

The famous Toronto International Film Festival even kicks off next week!

I need to keep this short and sweet because the writer’s block that has been plaguing my mind this month is slowly emerging as I write.  I hope that when I get to finally hang my clothes in a closet that is mine that my mind will slow down and guide me back into the reading and writing that I was enjoying so much on the road.

Overall, the excitement and buzz of the city seems to energize us and keep our hopes up as we settle into our new “home.”

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On the Hunt in Toronto

 

Toronto skyline

Hello, September.  Where the hell did you come from?

My two weeks back in S,D & G flew by.  I had a great time catching up with family, and enjoying the peacefulness of the country.  But alas, we packed up our things once again, and set out for the big city.

It has been less than a week in Toronto, and it has already felt like a whirlwind.  Staying with a friend in the heart of Little Portugal has allowed us to do some exploring of nearby areas that are also close to downtown.  I’m already starting to memorize the transit lines and main streets to start to get myself around.

We have been to a few apartment viewings, and I’ve had one job interview out of the millions of resumes I have emailed out into the ESL teaching community here.   Nothing has come up yet, but then again, I can’t be too hard on us.  We have spent the past two days hunched over our computers calling landlords, and inquiring about employment opportunities.

To be honest, I can feel  a bit of anxiety creep up when I think about going back to teaching.  It has been 6 months since I have stepped foot in a classroom, and I partly feel like I’m out of the game.  I suppose I need to take a swig of confidence if I’m going to impress any companies here.

I guess I expected everything to fall into place when we arrived, but surely that was a bit naive.

Oh well, we’re in the city and enjoying getting to know its charm!   The first night we arrived, we were taken to see some live music at a unique bar and it was almost packed.  On a Tuesday night!  Got to walk through a park this evening with an organic farmers’ market, an outdoor free yoga class, and posters everywhere of events happening every night of the week.  Walking down the famous Queen St and peaking in all the shops and cafes, as well as staying in the heart of Little Portugal and Little Italy has definitely put a smile on my face.

The famous Toronto International Film Festival even kicks off next week!

I need to keep this short and sweet because the writer’s block that has been plaguing my mind this month is slowly emerging as I write.  I hope that when I get to finally hang my clothes in a closet that is mine that my mind will slow down and guide me back into the reading and writing that I was enjoying so much on the road.

Overall, the excitement and buzz of the city seems to energize us and keep our hopes up as we settle into our new “home.”

Creative Commons License photo credit: umaxmore

 

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Kristin’s Backpack won 1st Prize for TESL Ontario’s 2011 ESL Week Blog Contest.
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Welcome to Kristin’s Backpack! I jumped on the blogging bandwagon in 2010 to share my Canadian-theatrical-backpacking perspective on my world adventures. With my return to Canada, I will continue to dig into my pockets and reflect on life as it has come to involve Teaching, Travel, and Theatre. Time to unzip the pockets!
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Looking for some interesting reading material? Check out my Reading Picks and Bookworm post for some ideas! 

               
This is what summer is all about- finished a book yesterday and am on to the next today.  I just opened The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, which has been on my shelf for ages.  I have been extremely interested in reading accounts that stem from true stories in a dark history that is often swept to the side.  
At the same time, I have been listening to The Maze Runner series as an audio book and have been extremely captivated by the young characters’ circumstances and their view on the world.  
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