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Hey guys! I’m back with another blog assignment. I am currently in Santa Monica writing this and its beautiful here. Anyways, back to the assignment – we were asked to write about a popular place in our city/town or one we enjoy going to most. I picked the CN tower because I believe its the most universally known symbol for Toronto and Canada and I love going there so its perfect!
The Toronto CN Tower was originally built as a communications and observations tower finished in 1976. At the time of its’ completion, the tower was deemed the worlds’ largest free standing structure. The CN Tower is located in downtown Toronto and attracts both local and international tourists. Individuals can dine at the 360 degree rotating restaurant or stand on the famous glass floor thousands of feet above ground.
The CN tower gives individuals a complete view of the City of Toronto and some of the Greater Toronto Area from the skyline. The tower attracts more than 2 million people every year and is evidently seen in Toronto’s skyline.
The CN Tower is 147 floors high and was named after the corporation who built it which was the Canadian National company. The buildings’ construction started in 1973 with a crew of over 1,500 people which worked on the tower for 40 months. It was opened to the public in 1976. This passed June 26th marked the 40-year anniversary of the opening of the tower.
In 1995 the tower was “declared one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World” by the American Society of Civil engineers.
Today, the tower is not only used for communications and observations as it was years ago – it stands as a popular tourist attraction including exceptional dining and other exciting and fun things to do.
Not only can CN tower tourists view the Toronto Skyline and dine in its’ outstanding rotating restaurant, the building also offers whats’ called the “edge walk”. The CN Tower “edgewalk” allows individuals to walk around the circumference of the tower’s roof. Exhilaration-seekers can view the entire city of Toronto from every angle around the tower while leaning over the ground beneath. Don’t worry – you’re attached to a harness and pole above you.
Personally, I have always loved the CN tower because it has always reminded me of my city. I see the tower as an international representation of Toronto and I believe the tower is the most popular physical association with the city of Toronto.
“Its a real landmark for Toronto around the world,” Patrick Quinn, an engineer who helped in the construction of the building said to Global News in June.
I have been going to the CN tower almost every year for family occasions, get togethers and birthdays. My favourite thing to do at the CN Tower is watch out the windows of the restaurant while rotating around the city and enjoying a great meal.
Whenever I think of the CN tower I think of the time I attended a family and friends get together there and my mom’s good friend announced she was pregnant. We were all so happy and surprised of her news which made the night even more sentimental. I have many very fond memories of times with the ones I love most at the CN tower.
If you are looking for a truly interesting, family-friendly and exhilarating destination to visit in Toronto, I highly recommend visiting the CN Tower.
Hey guys! As you know, nationals is coming up and FAST. Today, we got a blog assignment which was designing a poster for Miss Teenage Canada. I decided to design mine electronically and I used images from the internet and edited them in pages to fit the MTC colours and specifics! Here is my image, hope you like!
Whew its summer!! Nationals are coming up soon! This year has gone by so quickly. I’ll tell you some of the things I’ve been doing this summer – mostly spending time with friends and family and have been at my cottage and relaxing. I have also been getting ready for the pageant by fundraising, working out and raising awareness about my platform! I have been enjoying my summer although its getting so hot in Toronto!
I have been fundraising for Free the Children and Fort McMurray by first asking my close family and friends if they would like to donate and also been raising money through doing lemonade stands, donation booths and going door to door in in my neighbourhood. I am hoping to be able to set up outside of a church service this Sunday and talk to individuals from the service about my platform as Miss Teenage Toronto titleholder and encourage those to donate to Free the Children and Fort Mcmurrary.
I have been getting myself ready for nationals by increasing my weekly workout routine and adding things like more running, pilates and weight training. It’s definitely been keeping me busy and has been getting me pumped for nationals!
Throughout the past few months I have also been raising awareness for my platform among my peers, family members and acquaintances. I have educated my family and close friends about the harm eating animal products can have on not only our bodies but the earth and environment. I enjoy being able to talk to new people about my platform of the ethical treatment of animals and my personal values as a vegan. Many have lots of questions and I thoroughly enjoy sharing my opinion and lifestyle with individuals!
As nationals are approaching, the online voting link has opened and is here: http://www.missteenagecanada.com/mtcw-…/finalist-details/506 don’t forget to vote for me so I can have a chance at fast tracking to the top 20 finalists!
Miss Teenage Toronto 2016 – Jacqueline <3
Hey everyone reading!
This is my first post on my blog and I am thrilled to represent the title of Miss Teenage Toronto 2016! I’ll give you a little blurb about myself and what I’ve been doing since I was crowned – oh and a little about competing in the pageant!!
So, I’m Jacqueline (Jackie) and I’m 15 years old! I was crowned Miss Teenage Toronto 2016 in January at the Ontario provincial Miss Teenage Canada pageant. I am so happy to have moved on and be granted the amazing opportunity to represent my city in the upcoming National pageant!
I am so looking forward to how I can help my community and make positive changes regarding topics such as the issue my platform addresses, but other ones as well! I love animals and jewelry making and hanging with my friends! In my free time I love to work out, catch up with friends and do anything arts and craftsy (lol)! I met a lot of girls at the provincial pageant with similar interests as me which makes me even more excited for nationals to spend even more time with them!
Since I was crowed I was granted the opportunity to attend some local events at places like my neighbourhood church. I talked to my community members about my experiences preparing for, competing in and the aftermath of the pageant! I also was able to explain the process to some girls that are interested in competing next year! I hope to be able to attend more events like the one I went to in the near future! I was recently signed with Fulcher modelling agency in Toronto so I hope to get some new and updated pics on my blog!
For our fifth day at Miss Teenage Canada nationals, we headed to the Toronto Eaton Centre for lunch at Richtree Market after an exciting morning at the Bowmanville Zoo. Richtree recently introduced their new taco bus where customers have a variety of Mexican tacos and burritos to choose from. Known for their open-kitchen restaurant, Richtree consists of a variety of different food stations, from making your own customizable pizza to whipping up a sweet milkshake, and the taco bus is the newest addition to the market.
I decided to order the Chipotle Braised Res taco, which consisted of beef strips, chipotle sauce, cabbage, and lime juice, to name a few. Three small tacos were nicely presented in a chic brown carton and were as visually appealing as they were tasty! The doughy taco wraps were delicious as the other ingredients gave the dish a spicy kick that screamed Mexican!
As for the baby blue taco bus, it is strategically positioned near the entrance of the restaurant, so you can’t miss it! Essentially, the bus is a counter with all of the fresh ingredients and toppings organized and the customer has the choice to add anything he or she would enjoy. What I particularly enjoyed about my lunch at Richtree was how accommodating and customizable the menu was. Given my anaphylactic peanut allergy, the cook carefully recommended the safest menu option for me, and customized my order based on what I could and could not have. Not to mention that the whole idea of ordering tacos at a take-out style bus is oh-so effortlessly chic! I suppose you could say that my experience was a #RichtreeFiesta!
So far nationals are a ton of fun and the preliminary competition is tomorrow night! I can’t wait to see what these final three days have in store for us! It’s almost show time, people!
Until next time,