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…

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…

The TDot Experiment*: Day Sixty-One

< Next |┬áPrevious > I’ve known about “my street”, Winlock Park, in North York since the ’90s when I would live in Toronto for four months at a time while on a co-op term. Some friends at the time offered to get me one of the street signs but I declined their offer. Back then,…

Road races in and around Toronto

A friend of mine recently asked, twice, why I stopped running. Paranoid, I wondered if that wasn’t some kind of a hint that I should resume a training regime because I’m getting round or something. Actually, he asked because runners usually have a hard time leaving the sport and I laughed and told him I…

NPY’s PotD*: Day Six

< Next PotD | Previous PotD > His: NPY’s new entertainment set-up. He’s safe-keeping my television until I get back and it’s the “perfect size” for his bedroom. I spent my last two nights in Vancouver over at NPY’s because my apartment was so empty it was depressing and it seemed like a nice way…