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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Toronto Delights

The next step in showing off Ontario, was a stop in Toronto. 
We found a comfortable BnB, Downtown Home Inn
right in the heart of the city.
We were able to walk to a charming Italian restaurant,
 Famelia for a fabulous dinner.

 After a good night's sleep, we headed into town to visit 
It is very impressive from below.....
...and the views from the top are spectacular!

There is a glass floor that allows you to look all the way down....David was more brave than me and stood on it for a moment, as my heart leapt out of my chest!
Even taking the elevator down was quite fun (and fast)
Check out the video!
One of the things that I miss most about not living in Toronto
 anymore, is the St Lawrence Market
I used to shop there every week, so took advantage of being there to stock up on my favourite cheeses!
Our last stop before heading home, was a visit to 
It is an area of 47 buildings that used to be
 the Gooderham & Worts Distillery.
A sample of what they used to make
 It is now full of shops, galleries and restaurants

We stopped for a bite of lunch at
The beer was delicious....
....and so was the smoked meat poutine!
My eye caught artwork that reminded me
 of all the locks on the Pont Neuf in Paris
 ......and LOVE was all around....
It was a fabulous couple of days.
Time to head home to start exploring the '1,000 islands' region!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Fort George

After our spectacular trip to Niagara Falls, 
we continued along the Niagara Parkway to Fort George.
Given that we are celebrating Canada's 150th birthday, we felt a trip back in time was a fitting tribute to share
 with Christine & David, our UK friends!

The fortification served as the headquarters for the Centre Division of the British Army during the War of 1812.  None of the original buildings stand today, except for the Magazine.
The view from an 'arrowslit''
Life for the soldiers would have been quite hard, 
but the officers had it a little better.

Even their meals looked tasty

The enlisted men would gather in the mess hall.....
....and were expected to follow the rules!
The most important building was the 'Magazine', 
where all the gun powder was kept!

Time to head into town for a bite of lunch!
We found this charming family run 'diner',
which provides good ol'fashioned food.
I had my fav....a reuben sandwich!
What a wonderful day.....
Off to Toronto next!