Author: Donna Chong

Donna Chong loves photography, her daughter Jade and running with pup Sashi, though not necessarily in that order. She admits to a very slight addiction to Instagram which she controls by working full time in the financial sector with the occasional writing assignment on the side. She lives in Toronto. Follow her on IG: @donnachong21/

East is East: Walking, Exploring and Getting Fit in Toronto’s East End Neighbourhoods (Part One)

This is part 1 of a two-part series by Toronto writer / photographer Donna Chong aka @donnachong21 After two years of Covid and lockdown, we know one of the best and safest things we can do for our health both physically and mentally is to go outside. Go for a walk, a run, go biking,…

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The Bridges of Toronto, Ontario (Photography Meets Architecture)

Do a google search on the number of bridges in this city. You will be blown away. There are more than 1055 bridges in the city. With 2 rivers and ravines, the Don and Humber, train tracks going in and out of the city, and major highways like the 401, the DVP, and the Gardiner intersecting the city, there must be bridges, and lots of them, for vehicles and pedestrians to traverse all these obstacles.

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Toronto Public Art: Exploring Downtown Parks, Sculpture and Murals

Toronto public art is at once beautiful and thought provoking and sometimes controversial. Often tied to development it tends to appear in areas with new buildings. Our writer Donna Chong explores some new and classic favourite public art works, between City Hall, the Financial district and Canary District. Read on for background on TO public art and a mini tour of each location.

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Review: Immersive Van Gogh in Toronto (Digital Art Exhibit)

Interested in a rich digital interactive art experience? Check out this new exhibit in Toronto, Immersive Van Gogh The exhibit runs until January 3, 2021 – for more information scroll to end of article. Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most beloved, well known and influential artists and painters from the 1800’s. His paintings…

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Water, Water Everywhere: Exploring the Waterfronts of Toronto and the GTA

All life needs water. We need water, our bodies are mostly water and without water we cannot survive. The book, Blue Mind, argues that being near, in or around water has healing powers that make you happier, healthier, and more connected. The sight of water, whether it be a lake, a creek or a waterfall…

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Trippy Terra Lumina is a Futuristic Night Walk Exhibit at Toronto Zoo

Terra Lumina, by Moment Factory takes you on an enchanted night walk into the future in the year 2099 in a world where man, nature and the animal kingdom live as one. It is a 1.5 kilometer journey at the Toronto Zoo that starts when you enter a portal of light that takes you around…

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Toronto Light Festival at Distillery District (Winter Fun and Photo Ops)

This year’s Toronto Light Festival is one of the best in recent years. If you’re looking for an evening of magical family fun head down to the beautiful, historic Distillery District to check out the Light Installations.