I flew out on Friday morning (thanks Westjet for bumping me to a direct flight when I got to the airport). I've been to the Toronto airport a few times but never actually visited the city.
I was only there for a day and a half so we didn't venture far. We stayed downtown, just off of Dundas Square the main shopping area. The square makes me think of a mini Times Square, with lots of billboards, tv screens etc. I would of loved to find some goth type shops, but I had to make do with the regular type mall of Eatons Centre.
I was there to spend time with Jiji though, and we had a great time. We shopped, and went to the movies (I told her it was her turn to pick a movie). I gently suggested The Woman in Black, but we ended up watching This Means War, which was okay as far as romantic comedies go. We also went to the Hard Rock Cafe and a cool 50s style diner place.
Light fixture at the Hard Rock Cafe
The only thing that marred our otherwise fab get together was on Saturday night. We were walking to a restaurant nearby, and some little gangster type guy walked by and punched us! It wasn't super hard, but he hit me in the chest and her in the arm as her walked between us and scuttled off. It was so weird because he didn't say anything. We were spooked though. Then that night, our neighbors in the hotel were super noisy, they were yelling in the hall and we had to call security three times. We got almost no sleep. Then when we woke up in the morning there was a condom in the hotel hallway - eww. All in all it didn't leave me with a good impression of Toronto. We agreed when we meet again we won't go there.
If you live or are familiar with Toronto, where would you recommend a person go?
Jiji and I in our noisy hotel room.
Shot from the air near Thunder Bay
I flew home Sunday morning, tired but happy to have gone and spent time with a dear friend. My lovely BF met me at the airport and when I got back to my apartment I found this that he'd left for me.
Isn't he the sweetest?
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