Less than a decade ago, we didn't have apps, Facebook was only for Harvard students and yoga was for hippies. These things have unarguably changed. If you read this article in ten years, it will be different again. Maybe print will come back in style.
There are no promises for the future, which makes it all the more interesting to look back in time. Going back twenty years, things feel even more removed from our present day situation. Try going back fifty years or even hundreds. We could focus on all of the things that are different, but there is also a sameness through generations. People want safety, they want community and they want to eat well.
Toronto has a sweeping history that, like any city, is filled with drama and negotiation and hardship. It is one thing to read a history book and quite another to see history. Whether you are from Toronto or just visiting, a visit to one of these places will give you a taste of a newer Toronto in an older time. From the first year-round farmer's market and city hall to a castle that was a 3.5 million gift from a military officer to his wife, Toronto has some juicy stories to tell. Pull up a chair and listen.