Pat and I traveled to Toronto for the long Memorial Day holiday weekend. Prior to our departure, we scheduled 3 fine dinners, going to the play Come From Away and doing lots of walking. We had a ball.
We arrived in Toronto a little after lunch time on Friday and walked up Bay Street to the very hip north College Avenue neighborhood. We dined at a Spanish Tapas restaurant, Bar Isabel, and then walked back to our hotel on what was a lovely eve. The pic above depicts the CN Tower at night.
On Saturday morning, we boarded the ferry to the Toronto Islands and were blown away by the beauty and distinct identities of the different islands just a short ride away. Here is a view of Toronto from Center Island.
On the way back to Toronto I snapped this photo of the skyline.
On Saturday afternoon, we saw the play Come From Away and then walked up to the tony Yorkville neighborhood for a Greek seafood feast. Once again, we walked back to our hotel and then headed up to the 31st floor for an after dinner drink at the bar. Here are her and his photos commemorating our fun times there as well as a view of the City from the 31st floor.
Sunday's highlight was walking to the very hip Kensington Market neighborhood. It, like most of Toronto, is in transition. Preserving the old, as the city grows at an unbelievable rate, has been the Kensington Market's mission for the last few years. What follows are a couple of pics illustrating the flavor of the neighborhood.
As noted above, Toronto is growing and changing at an almost alarming rate. Check out the pic below which shows the old city, the new city, the newer city and continued growth.
Finally, we stayed at the Adelaide Hotel right downtown. While there, we read about its history and found that it had been the Trump Hotel and had gone bankrupt after Trump had become President in the US. There were many demonstrations in front of it and when Starwood took the hotel over, it changed its name. But, take a peek at this last photo to see the old and the new as it relates to this hotel.