Toronto Maple Leafs

I haven’t a clue about hockey. For years my family has analyzed the game, spouting off in long tirades of which I haven’t any idea what’s going on. Normally this occurs around the television, but a few days ago I went into Toronto with my brother and father to see the Maple Leafs play a hometown game. To make better use of the day, we hustled it over to the Eaton Centre for a bit of Christmas shopping before the game.

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It was a gloomy day; overcast sky, light drizzle here-and-there, and the absolute worst weather for iPhone photography. The camera hates monotone days, so everything came out murky.

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Shop fronts were decorated with green wreaths, tall Christmas trees in the foyers of offices, and lit trees in open outdoor courtyards. I never knew how large TD bank was until we walked by their office complex which consists of at least four office towers. Never mind the sheer size of the company, the trees were beautifully trimmed for the season.

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I had no idea what this building held inside, but I knew it was something to do with law. Osgoode Hall is home to the Ontario Court of Appeal, Divisional Court of the Superior Court of Justice, and the Law Society of Upper Canada. Its design is incredible.

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Global News Toronto is on every night at our house, and they are always popping down to Nathan Philips Square to see what’s up. Everyone was in skates, suiting up for the first time on ice or their hundredth.

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One of a few bags with gifts inside. There is something empowering about holding shopping bags.

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Canadian’s are spoiled with beautiful architecture, Ontario Parliament being another example.

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I joked with my mother that the game would probably go into overtime. I wasn’t laughing when it did. Jake Gardiner did walk by me downtown though, which would have been neat had I knew who he was when he walked by. Big fan of sports, I am.

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