Meg, Nick and 11 month old Finn on the balcony on our first evening in Toronto.
Our direct flight got us to Montreal then we took a rental car down the 401 for 480kms to Toronto – all a breeze till we had to find our way to the inner city Avis rental car drop off rendezvous with Meg and Nick. Eventually we got together after much inner city stop start driving – dropping off at airports is usually a simpler option.
Beautiful peonies in flower on the street where they live.
This area is lovely. It’s called ‘The Beaches’ – is very close to the city, looks out onto Lake Ontario, has boardwalks and cycling paths along it with restaurants and coffee shop options nearby.
Jason, Meg and Nicks friend from Townsville days visited Toronto on our 1st night here. He and Sue from Mackay had been in upstate New York briefly for a wedding so on hearing Meg and Nick were living somewhat nearby hired a car and drove 5 hours up to catch up for the night. We all met them nearby the next day for brunch, enjoying warm sunshine, good food and old friends.
Kew gardens is a green oassis in the area where community theatre’s performed in summer. We will go up to see Othello one evening this week – admission by donation as in ‘pay what you can’. Toddlers and families welcome!
Megs apartment is upstairs on the first floor necessitating getting the baby carrier Bubbaboo and any shopping upstairs after each outing – sometimes challenging!
Early evening looking out from The Balmy Beach club – a sporting club they’ve joined which is walking distance from home. Nick plays squash each week here and there’s a gym, sailing, kayaking, rowing and lawn bowls offered too. We all enjoyed an after work drink with Nick on the recently opened summer terrace – including Finn.
A trip into Toronto central. Nick’s office is at the top of the building on the right.
Fantastic sculpture in front of a restaurant called….
University of Toronto department building where Peter worked 40 years ago.
Meg’s birthday was finished off with a picnic tea at Kew Gardens, walking distance from Meg’s home
Where Othello was played by Bard in the Park.
Finn preferred splashing in the pool to viewing the gardens.
Mother polar bear with her baby bear – carved in stone and sitting at the entrance to the McMichael Canadian Art Gallery.
Dramatic Innuit art.
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