Toronto: Summer 2017 and wedding edition

This trip by the numbers: Number of airport runs not involving my own flights: 4 Ice cream treats enjoyed: 2 Size of wedding party: 12 (1 bride + 1 groom + 5 groomsmen + 5 bridesmaids) Wedding guest list: 132 Number of Chows (incl partners): 25 Number of Chows that traveled to the wedding: 15…

Food finds on my Toronto and Halifax Adventure 2016

Five months ago, I visited Toronto and Halifax with E who was then four months and what a world of difference it is to travel with him again. (The flights are another matter altogether, not to be addressed here.) Sunrise House [Yelp] Ahh, one of the the many pleasures of visiting Toronto. My sister asks…

Dining around Toronto, 2015 edition

Over lunch recently with my Toronto cousin who now lives in Vancouver, he seemed surprised that I still follow Blog TO. Yeah, I don’t really see why I would stop. It’s just so me to want to keep a finger on the pulse of the city that originally captured my heart. Don’t tell him, but…

Noodling about a Toronto visit

I wrote the following, drafted it a month ago, and even found an Aeroplan flight but since then have learned that I will not be going to Toronto. But I wanted to share my wishlist nonetheless. Next time…. ******** I know I’m totally jumping the gun as I haven’t yet booked my ticket and my…

Kicking off 2015 in Toronto

Another year and another mini vacation in Toronto to kick off the year and cap off a Christmas holiday journey east as far as Halifax. I don’t foresee any trips to Toronto in the coming year (although I did starkly say that last year, didn’t I), so I took an opportunity to savour some sights…

Toronto on the Last Minute trip recap

In the evening of Tuesday, November 4, because my mother didn’t want to distract me from work (I would have called her right away), I learned that my maternal grandmother, widowed three years ago, had passed away. She hadn’t been sick that I knew of (but apparently had been sick for several days) so it…

Barre fitness classes in Toronto

Not one to be happy with “just another trip to Toronto/Ontario”, I schedule myself to the hilt and try to do different things and especially things I can’t do but in Toronto. After this trip, I just can’t think of anything I want to do/anywhere I want to eat, so I don’t plan to be…

24 hours in Toronto

So, I began my one and only free day in Toronto auspiciously by being sick as a dog. I think the combination of stress up to the moment I got off work on Friday, wonky diet lacking in nutrients and some environmental changes left me vulnerable to the first bug to come by. But I…

My Toronto “Year” in Review

500 days ago, I boarded a Vancouver-Toronto flight without much meaning to return to Vancouver. I had had enough of the we(s)t coast city for a year or so and nothing (in the way of a job or a place to live) was keeping me there. The intervening time has been … interesting. At times…

Dineout recaps: Joy of Eating Meetup.com dinners

Once upon a time, I joined Meetup.com. It was back in 2005 and for a Vancouver blogger meet-up group. So it was with a bit of awe that I reactivated my profile to join Joy of Eating, a Toronto foodie group that is co-organized by a friend of NPY. He wouldn’t approve of and I…