Ok, I haven t been to TO for some time, but what do you find bizarre about Yonge St.
I guess first impressions are lasting ones. You asked so here goes -
I moved to downtown Toronto after working in NYC for a long time. So I've seen alot and am surprised by little. But didn't know anything really about the city or about Canada.
On my first trip here with a Canadian friend (from the West) we walked down Yonge Street for a cup of coffee. We stopped in a nice little place with only a couple of other customers.
After we left I asked my friend if she noticed the man at the other end of the counter. She said - yes, but thought it was a little strange that he would be wearing a long-sleeved shirt on this hot, humid, sunny, August day. I asked her what kind of shirt he had on, and she responded - paisley.
Well, he wasn't wearing a shirt at all, but was tatooed from head to toe. And I'm glad that she didn't notice the theme of the pattern. It was very "edgy" even for the big city.
Anyway, we had a big chuckle and I began to wonder if all Toronto was this bizarre (from my perspective).
Of course, it's not bizarre but a wonderful place with alot of diversity and a very welcoming attitude. I've been impressed that everyone fits in here, regardless of our many differences.
But I still pause each time I go down that street wondering what I may encounter - six years later.