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Voyage to Lilliput

4.0 Stars

As someone who went to Toronto on whim because of free promotional bus tickets, I knew nothing about the city like where to go, what to do, etcetera. But someone suggested I check out the car-free islands. Without automobiles, the islands assume a more human scale. There are no grotesque mansions or wide boulevards, only cottages and walking paths.

I brought my bike and explored. I found secret beaches, a lighthouse, and an abandoned swing set in an empty clearing, which also had a fire pit with a melted bicycle in it.

If you’re on a shoestring budget, the price of the ferry is a little steep. But then again, if you were on a shoestring budget, why would you be in a mediocre city like Toronto? Wouldn’t you rather go somewhere much cooler where it’s fun and easy to be a bum? Anyway, I felt like I got my money’s worth.

On Tue Sep 22, 2009 | Back to Toronto Islands