We just got back from Toronto, where we went because I had never been there and we both have friends there. Plus, I like the way it sounds (Toronto!) -- the same reason I ended up picking paleoanthropology as a major in college.
I don't think we needed to spend a whole week there, but it did give us time to really explore the city. We walked from neighborhood to neighborhood: Leslieville, the Danforth, Dundas Street West, Parkdale, Portugal Village, Queen Street West, Yorkville, Chinatown, Kensington Market, the financial district, St. Lawrence.
We started in Portugal Village, where we met up with some friends and went out to dinner last Sunday.
Their neighbor's backyard.
And some front yards around the neighborhood, where lots of Portugese people still live.
Down at Queen Street West.
We go to Coca, a little tapas bar that has horse on the menu. But it's not one of the prix fixe items, so I save that treat for a later date.
Our film-biz friends. She's working on the new Hulk movie, and he's working on a dramatization of the life of the man who invented the intermittent windshield wiper.
Malivoire is a Niagara wine produced by a special-effects guy that our friends used to work with. It's lovely.
On the walk home, I notice a kitty about to attempt a long jump.
I approach the cat and yell "Kitty!"
Our friends can see the tallest freestanding structure in the world from their porch. I'm impressed!