So the last few days of vacay were spent wandering through the gorgeous city of Toronto. On our last trip to Canada we had done a lot of the “touristy” stuff like the CN tower and the museums, so this time we just wanted to walk around, indulge in all of the food we could get our hands on, visit friends and family and pretend we were locals! And.. we checked every one of these things off the list.
The visit started with a glorious breakfast with our Bajan friends who were also in the city. Followed by a little walk through Yorkville and then lunch with some of my family who were also in town (didn’t I say we were going to eat a lot). We then went to my cousins apartment, and hung out with the family a bit before taking a walk down Kings Street through all of the TIFF excitement. The day was complete with a fantastic meal at one of the best Italian places I’ve eaten at (outside of Italy of course!), Terrino.
The next day we headed straight to St Lawrence Market and we were green with envy with the amazing delicacies available for purchase in there, nothing like the kind of selection of meats and cheese that we get in Barbados. The butchers had everything from ostrich to camel meat, for every palate. Chris indulged in an insane looking bacon sandwich and I of course headed for the sweet counter.
From there we had a quick drink with my Auntie Zoe, Rainey and their friends who were in town for TIFF at Eggspectations, before heading off on a walking (beer) tour of Toronto with our friend Colin. The first stop was at Graffiti Alley, and then onto Wrvst where the boys sampled beer and Kangaroo sausages. We then strolled through the streets before hitting up Amsterdam for wait for it.. more beer! The food there was also quite good and by the time we were finished, and after one more beer at the Rec Room, we were so ready for the Blue Jays Game!
I’m not a sure baseball fan, but the atmosphere was fun and being in the Roger’s Center was cool with the ceiling open (but very cold). After the game we met up with some more Bajan Canadians for a late night snack before heading to bed.
Our final day consisted of a stroll through Eaton Center followed by two TIFF movies. The first one called The Outsider was awesome, the second one called Good Favor was a typical indy film which left you scratching your head with confusion as you exited the theatre. It did make for great dinner conversation, where we went back to Terroni’s (yay!).
It was a fabulous trip, filled with just the right amount of relaxation, excitement, country air, city vibes and lots of friends and family. Thanks for following.. until next time!