Something that I noticed about Millennium Park, Grant Park, and Chicago's downtown waterfront is that they've got some great parks by the water, but a lousy waterfront. To an extent, Columbus Drive, and to a greater extent, Lake Shore Drive are barriers. And if you reach the waterfront on the other side of LSD, you get a bike path and then yacht clubs.
So in a way, the parks are more like Central Park (with the great streetwall opposite) than a real waterfront park. In having a downtown waterfront, advantage Toronto.
Millenium Park has a heavy security presence. Note the security guard on the Segway.
Columbus Drive, acts as a bit of a barrier between Millenium Park and Grant Park and closer to the waterfront.
Answer to Canada Life? (And the only time I saw metric in the US).
I love the use of the view terminus, in this case, the Chicago Board of Trade building.
Marshall Field's. Sadly, it's name is changing to Macy's, though the only indication was a close out on Field's brands. The basement cafeteria is a great bargain for good, fresh lunches, and the interior, with the Tiffany Roof, is amazing.
Can't get enough of the Wrigley and (especially) Tribune Buildings.
Thompson Center, the State of Illinois office building.
Daley Plaza/City-County Hall, where they got that Picasso.
Next: Views from Hancock, Mag Mile, Cabrini-Green.