This blog is by an Estonian discovering her childhood dream country Canada. Based in Toronto, but sometimes traveling. Looking for an Estonian connection in the far away country and giving away tips about what to see, what to do, what to experience. Hence the name of the blog: Toronto. Canada. Estonia.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Yayy, snow!

I was so glad to see some snow, of course cycling is done now, but still. Man I need some snow in winter :)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Getting colder

Winter has been very mild, so these temperatures are a bit shocking!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pakistani cuisine

We were hungry after leaving the movies and stopped at this pretty sketchy Pakistani restaurant. I have always wanted to eat from metal trays, as in the movies, so this time I could do it. Food was excllent, but quite hot! Almost had tears, but I will never forget the rainbow of flavours this food had. I love it! 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fake sleeping

Did a fake sleeping photo for Kadri, as a part of our blog post at kuime.blogspot.com

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Decoration element

I loved this huge wall of keys, which were hanged at the premises of Daniels Spectrum Centre, where the art+fusion took place. Looking good!

Estonian design

Some original stamp and book cover design from the 50's. I like the colors and the brush strokes - so powerful, strong and sharp.

art+fusion is over!

Obviously people like beer and most likerly Steam Whistle was the sponsor of this free event!

Thanks for bearing with me through all these colorful art+fusion photos :)

art+fusion vol. 7

This guy on the right was also a star of the night. Obviously intoxicated he interfered most of the dancing performances, as this one pictured.  He was funny, but a nuisance. They guy on the left was a photographer and was doing a great job, but the girl in the middle with both of those guys on her side looks a bit out of the picture, if you know what I mean.

art+fusion vol.6

art+fusion vol. 5

Some of the finest Latin-American dance moves.
What a dress!

art+fusion vol. 4

More of the artistic dancers, colorful crowd and talented magicians.

art+fusion vol. 3

Some of the striptease dancing best moves from the art+fusion.

art+fusion vol. 2

Some dancing, circus and card tricks.

If I think of the event, then I really can't think that we have something like this in Estonia.

More to come....

art+fusion vol. 1

I signed up as a volunteer photographer for a art and busker festival "art+fusion". It was about music, dancing, performing, buskers, art, poetry, films etc. Basically everything you can think of, even strip-dancing and poker playing. I have quite an abundance of photos I took there, so I will break the galleries down to shorter ones for easier viewing. 


Saw this on the way to downtown on a street corner.

Has Canada waken up?

Pair of shoes vol. 2

When walking home after the lecture at Tartu College, I came across another pair of shoes :) Isn't that something! You can see Tartu College in the far right corner.

Alberta Estonians

Tartu College opened an exhibition about Alberta Estonians, who were the first to come to Canada and settle here. The community at this day is not very large, but it is still there and they are trying to keep Estonianism alive.

Pair of shoes vol. 1

When I saw these shoes left for people to take in front of Tartu College, I didn't know that there is more in the store for me. Check my later post ;) But these fragile shoes look so perfect surrounded with all this concrete.

Cut off

While walking down to Tartu College on a fine and spring-looking January Saturday I noticed how the trees are cut in Canada. Little branch by branch and then to the machine which breaks it all into wooden chips and wooddust. Simple and easy.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I know Riti from the kitchen. She helped me to mend my jacket and created a little pocket there, which I still cherich a lot even on this day. She is a fast chef and can do excellent multi-tasking. She had just returned back from Cuba, as you can tell by the tan :)


These little gold fish I saw in the middle of the street while walking downtown...

....and these in the bin while visiting Estonian House Cafe.

I think they suit together very nice :)

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Wow, the great swans are so....huge and majestic. I was quite close, so had to move away when the bird was approaching me. So beautiful!


The area is definitely beautiful and offerinc some good photo opportunities.


I captured this tiny chickadee looking for some afternoon snack.


Not a likely scene to see - a seagull is after a ofsprey. I am sure it was some little baby situation, as the predator probably wanted to snatch them or something. Anyway, I am glad I got a shot of them hovering over the little pond.

Tommy Thompson Park

The place I came to with my friend is a man-made land formation hovering over Lake Ontario. It is knows a good place for bird photography and that is what we came to do there. View to the Toronto skyline was absolutely beautiful.

Know Entry!

I  love sometimes how humourous people are!


I am not flying, but I am in the nature!