I took my first trip to Toronto this past weekend. Yes, it was bitterly cold, but on the plus side: 1) there were no traffic issues; 2) the sites we visited weren’t crowded; and 3) we got a great deal on our hotel room.
There were a lot of places on our list we didn’t get to see, but we’re already planning to visit again during the warmer months.
The major sites we hit were the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Royal Ontario Museum. Hockey is Paul’s love (specifically the Sabres), but he made the visit interesting for someone like me who doesn’t know many of the sports’ past players. This is him right before we went inside:
The Royal Ontario Museum was immense. We were there a little less than two hours (we were running up against closing time at the end) but you could easily spend an entire day or more. They have a huge collection of dinosaur bones. That’s me standing at the bottom of one exhibit:
We spent most of the evening at my Aunt Jeanne’s art exhibition. Jeanne is my dad’s half-sister and I had only met her once in my life (over twenty years ago!), but when I heard she was having a show I jumped at the chance to visit. Attending her show was the reason we chose this particular weekend to visit Toronto.
This was my favorite painting (the one on the right with the brilliant oranges and pinks), but you can see other examples on her website.
This is me and Aunt Jeanne together:
Verdict: We had a terrific time! I can’t wait to go back again in a few months.