A Sunday

Lovely day today. Yvonne was off work, so we thought we might spend the day together. What a novel idea!

We were thinking of going to the Toronto International Art Fair, but our friends Hugh and Diane warned us it was lame. They instead recommended the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition at Nathan Philips Square, in the summer. I’d actually stumbled into it many years ago, and it was inspiring. Kinda missed it this year. We’ll gear up for the next one July 9-11, 2010. (Pluswhich, the TIAF is $18 to get in, whereas the outdoor one is FREE!)

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So we decided to have lunch at Caplansky’s, then head out to the Distillery District to finally check it out. (We’ve been promising ourselves to go visit for a couple of years now.)

There was a lineup at Caplansky’s that would’ve made Schwartz’s in Montreal proud. So we took a pass on Caplansky’s and headed straight to the distillery district in search of sustenance. (But first we refueled with a quick hot dog…)

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I’ve always loved the brownstone buildings in this area.

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We finally settled on A Taste of Quebec for our meal. An upscale casse-croute in an art gallery filled with Quebecois artists. The food was fresh, tasty and well-presented. The service was warm and professional. Recommended.

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Following our frugal repast, we went walkies and visited a number of interesting shops. We had some very good gellato, and visited a photographer’s studio, where we chatted with Sheila Jonah, one of the owners. Very pleasant.

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