Sunday, 17 June 2012


Now we are at Brampton

All of the many connected areas around the actual city of Toronto are the GTA, or Greater Toronto Area.  Toronto is like one big downtown, at least from what I've seen so far, and the areas around act more like the "suburbs"-although Brampton was a city in its own right at one time, with a downtown of its own etc.   The freeway from Brampton into Toronto is a 14 to 16 lane freeway.   The first time I was on that it was 9:00 at night, so not rush hour, and yet nearly two accidents happened right in front of us, one on the way there, and one on the way back.  I can see why the insurance is so high here.  There are a lot of accidents, and yet no snow to blame!(-yet).  I asked Elder Stark if we ever have to do that drive in the winter if we could leave at 5:00 am, and get to where ever we were going a bit early rather than do that road in traffic in the winter.  Some one told us that that path can usually take 2 hours in rush hour traffic, it took us 30 minutes in non-rush hour traffic.  Here are some photos, although photos cannot grasp it.
They call Brampton "Flowertown"
The reason  it is called "flower town" is because I guess they used to sell incredible amounts of floweers from Brampton.  They still do, but not as large a share of the market as they once did.  The name still stuck and so there are many street corners which have lots of flowers, apartments etc.  They all do an excellent job of the very large flower beds throughout the city.
This is non-rush hour traffic

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