I know a lot of us find it hard to trudge through the city’s slush and snow as we pound the pavement in between meetings.  However, I will be that annoying person who enjoys this time of year.

The pre-holiday decorations that adorn the storefronts and city centres does make one’s daily missions more enjoyable.

As I traipsed through the Royal York a little while ago, I couldn’t help but admire the patience of Jeff Van Winden, the local Lego builder who recreated this historical building with over 20,000 pieces. Once the tallest in Toronto, it’s amazing how modern times have now enveloped the Royal York’s architecture.

It’s a busy time of year, but I do appreciate the chance to stop and smell the “Lego” and appreciate the little things that surround us during the daily grind of the city. There are a lot of people at work who make Toronto the awesome and explorable world that it is.

Wishing all of you the best during this festive time of year!