Toronto, Ontario; Vancouver, BC.
Hosting @mikewittenstein in the multicultural Toronto experience with Ethiopian dinner, eating with our hands. Restaurant reservation was miscommunicated, manager graciously asked other customers to shift to accommodate our group. Our sons might not remember the time we visited Mike in Atlanta, as they were children en route to Disney World. (Lalibela Cuisine, Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario) 20190615
Shopping, not for Christmas, but seasonally-decorated windows displays still draw crowds. Paused to see the rabbit's head in a good position; it's animated. I remember similar displays back into the 1970s, when this location was the Simpson's Department Store. Americanization is more present with FAO Schwartz signs drawing attention to the second-floor pop-up. (Hudson's Bay, Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario) 20181201
Presentation by Gary Black and James Maguire (University of North Texas) on "Theory and Structure of Design Patterns and their Applications". (Portland Urban Architecture Research Lab International Conference, NW Couch Street, Portland, Oregon) 20181027
Circular turnout is Outer Harbour Recreational Node, surmised from sign outlining waterfront fish from Lake Ontario safe to eat. Officially opened in 2015, I hadn't noticed it before. Also discovered pave bicycle path through the bushes eastbound to Tommy Thompson Park. (Outer Harbour Recreational Node, Unwin Avenue, Toronto, Ontario) 20180827
Grill chief in open kitchen topping salmon roe onto salmon filets, as fourth on a custom tasting menu. Five orders similarly plated, and the sixth a vegan variation. Starting to get full in the 3-hour family celebration of RDI's 25th birthday. (Richmond Station, Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario) 20180910