Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Sleeping buddies

Look who are tuckered out from our walk this afternoon ...

Gord and KC

Aren't they cute?!

Humber Bay Park East

Gord and I took KC for a walk around Humber Bay Park East this afternoon. It's been a while since we've been there. It was a sunny cool day so a great day for walk.

There was recently a ceremony at the India Flight 182 Memorial.

Hard to believe that less than 20 years ago, where these condos are were seedy motels.

Here's our walk around the Park ...

Not a bad place to have a snooze ...

More work on the spare room

I did some more work on the spare room this morning.

I moved Gord's bookcase kitty corner to where it was.

This corner went from this (before Monday) ...

to this (Monday) ...

to this (today) ...

And this corner went from this (before Monday) ...

to this (Monday) ...

to this (today) ... no work done.

This is where Gord's bookcase used to be ...

Quite a drastic change to our spare room over the last three days and I'm so happy with it :)

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Dominion on Queen, Toronto, ON

We've been hearing about Dominion on Queen lately so stopped in for supper.

We both got a burger and fries ... and it was good!

There was a jazz band playing ... Corkown's Django Jam hosted by Wayne Nakamura.

I'm not a big fan of jazz but they were good!

Here's Gord as we were leaving ...

Dominion on Queen on Urbanspoon

The Céilí Cottage, Toronto, ON

After we left The Roy, we walked to the Ceili Cottage.

We've been hearing a lot about it and watched to check it out.

We watched the end of the soccer game.

Here's the selection of beer ...

It's interesting spot for the Kawartha Farmers ... everything looked fresh!

Gord and I played a game of pool ... ha!

Here's the front patio. When it opened at 5pm, we moved out there to finish our drink.

I'd like to go back on a weekend to check it out ... I imagine it has a fun vibe.

The Ceili Cottage on Urbanspoon

The Bonehouse, Toronto

We walked by The Bone House pet store.

Looking inside, it seemed like they had some cool stuff.

But what caught my attention was this dog in the window.

Definitely a princess :)

The Roy Public House, Toronto, ON

Gord and I walked along Queen Street E and came across The Roy Public House.

It was a nice friendly pub. Mike, the bartender, welcomed us as soon as we walked in and we had some conversations with people at the bar. We watched the first half of the soccer game.

Here's Gord and Mike ...

And me ...

The food looked really good.

Here's Gord ...

And here's me ...

I wish it was in our 'hood!

I'll definitely be back the next time I'm in that area.

Touring Leslie Street Spit ... almost

Gord and I have been wanting to hike around the Leslie Street Spit ... we thought it would be nice to walk to the lighthouse and back.

The Leslie Street Spit is North America's most remarkable public urban wilderness. It is a 5-kilometre long peninsula, built by lakefilling, that juts into Lake Ontario close to downtown Toronto. Started 40 years ago, it was intended to be a breakwater for harbour expansion, which was not needed due to a decrease in lake shipping. Now, the Spit - as it is lovingly called by the people of Toronto - has been transformed by nature into an extraordinary wildlife reserve, where humans can find a car-free refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a quiet time amid unmanicured vegetation.

Since today is going to be cooler (high of 20C), we figured it would be a good day for it.

So we packed a lunch for a picnic and transited over to the east end (about 30 minutes). Then it's a 1.5km walk to get to the park.

At that point, we came to this sign ...

No way!

But we kept going and came to the gatehouse ...

It never dawned us that the park wouldn't be open! Apparently it's only open on weekends.

So we went down a path to get to the water so we could at least have our picnic.

We sat on some rocks and ate ...

Not how we had expected to be picnicking but it was still nice to be near the water.

We'll be back on a weekend to check it out sometime.

Since we don't get to the east end very often, we walked back to Queen E and wandered around Leslieville.

We ended up walking just over 9km and checked out: