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2007/08/29-31 Two-day whirlwind tour of Toronto

Jennifer was in Toronto for two days, so she got the express tour.
On her round-the-world ticket, Toronto is on the way from Tokyo back to the U.K., so Jennifer stopped over for a quick visit. August is a busy time in Toronto, so took great advantage of tourist opportunities. Within hours of her arrival, the time lined up with the 10 p.m. free improvisation session at the Second City Theatre.

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The next day, the family took the opportunity to have dim sum at Yiu Wah in Chinatown on Dundas near Spadina.

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Downtown Toronto is best viewed on foot. Walking through Kensington Market, we saw the political statement of a car converted into a planter. Continue reading2007/08/29-31 Two-day whirlwind tour of Toronto

2007/06/29 Soy ice cream in Kensington; shwarma in the Annex

The soy ice cream at King’s Cafe and shwarma at Ghazale remind us that Toronto operates nearly 24 hours per day — in some neighbourhoods.
I first starting living in downtown Toronto in 1976, so I sometimes forget that other people haven’t been around the city as much as I have. After a long day of work on Friday — when I hadn’t left the house — I suggested that we might go out for dessert. Diana, Ryan and Eric were home, and Terra was visiting.

Upon getting stuck in the traffic congestion on Queen Street West, I decided that we would try King’s Cafe in Kensington Market. A major feature of King’s is that they’re vegan. Non-dairy desserts are notoriously difficult to find. We arrived while they were closing up, and they let us in just for dessert.

Soy ice cream at King’s Cafe Continue reading2007/06/29 Soy ice cream in Kensington; shwarma in the Annex

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