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A stroll through Toronto's Christmas Market

Every year, the Toronto Christmas Market makes its appearance in the Toronto Distillery Market. So I went for the first time in this late December in this place that usually welcomes a lot of curious people. Fortunately for me (or not), the place was less crowded than usual, most certainly due to the -14°C temperature that was prevailing there (it felt like -22°C! ).

So I start my journey by enjoying the general atmosphere of the market. As soon as I enter, I am dazzled by the numerous garlands hung on the red brick buildings. In addition, many small merchants are lined up all along the streets in small wooden chalets proposing culinary specialties as well as Christmas gift ideas. While walking through these stalls I let myself be carried away by the different smells: sweet, chocolate, coffee and cheese.

The cold biting my face and the appetite nagging my stomach, I decide to stop at a stand to order a Tornado Potatoe. It is a fried potato cut in a twist on a stick and dipped in a sauce. The cold being too intense, I take refuge in a store to eat my well deserved due.

Continuing my way on the market, I stop for a moment to listen to a choir on Christmas carols, a chance for me to work on my vocabulary about the holidays! Further on, I see two chalets next to each other representing France and Canada. In another corner, I see a wheel where few people are waiting due to the bad weather, finally I continue my way to join a building presenting works of art of all categories: paintings, sculptures through abstract art everything is there. On my way out of this building, I decide to have a mulled wine in a cottage hidden in a corner. The smell of spices and fruits is pleasant and allows me to warm up.

Lost in my thoughts, I receive a message from French colleagues being in the area and offering to join me. I decide to wait for them in a café at the entrance in a more than pleasant setting. Finally gathered, we decide to make a last tour in the market and to have dinner in the first restaurant we meet in order to spend a good time in a more than warm atmosphere!

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