Room With a View

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1436707615893Since we are spending an extended time in Toronto while Fidz is unwell, we decided to rent an apartment for the summer. We were lucky to find one on the lakefront. We have a wonderful view from our window as you can see above, and its a most pleasant place to watch the ferries and boats on the water. We face east so we don’t see the sunsets and I have rarely been awake early enough to see a sunrise in my entire life so I doubt that I will start now but maybe that would be worth the effort one of these days.

14367264218251436726715781Toronto’s Harbourfront is a busy place in the summer with music and dance performances, street artists, and people generally milling about enjoying the warm weather. On Canada day, July 1st, it was heartening to see the ethnic mix that makes up Toronto. There was a great sense of enjoyment across generations. Performers on stilts entertained the crowds and then walked around handing out candy to the children.

1436726973814As you can imagine, this is the season for water sports and it’s possible to rent out sail boats, canoes and kayaks. The islands across from the harbour are a popular destination and luckily, there are several ferries which go back and forth all day for the less adventurous. I’m planning a trip in the next few days.

1436726799049Food and beer are plentiful in addition to the restaurants which line the water. Ethnic vendors each have their own cuisine on offer. I have not yet indulged but one of these days, I’m going to get a few Asian snacks and wash them down with a few beers. Sadly, the only thing that’s missing is a good gelato but I guess I will have to go back to Rome for that!

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