Great Walks, Apple Picking & Nuit Blanche 17, Toronto

Hello again from Toronto. The last few days I’ve taken walks in an old brickyard , through the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, attended “buit Blanche” a contemporary art festival and gone apple picking outside Ontario.

I’ve been visiting a friend in Toronto who has two very energetic dogs (you may have seen them if you every watch any of DrErinB’s videos on instagram or youtube), Olive (poodle/golden cross) and Ruby (Australian Shepard). So we’ve gone on many walks and the area is really nice. There’s the Evergreen Brick Works, the site of a brick factory which made many of the bricks that built Toronto, and now is a very nice nature area with ponds and lots of trees and walking paths.

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There’s also the Mt. Pleasant (what a name!) Cemetary which is peaceful and beautiful with many interesting tombstones and crypts. The Eaton crypt, of Eaton Center fame was the size of a small bungalow.

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Last night Erin, her daughter Hannah and I went to Nuit Blanche which was very confusing to me! It’s a one night cultural festival with installations all over the downtown area. Though the art was difficult to understand, we walked for a long time and there was good energy, tons of people and I saw the City Hall, Provincial Hall and the lights on the buildings was interesting.

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Today Erin and I went apple picking in the afternoon at Pingles Farm Market  outside of Toronto. The place was packed, mostly with families. We bought a big bag (the only size offered), filled it with honey crisp apples (which are delicious), and also got an apple pie and pumpkin. There were also hay rides, a maze, a kids area and food. We then took the dogs to an off leash nature area, where we could see the Lake from the top (just a sliver). The dogs loved it, though they did manage to find two streams to wade in which made them  nice and wet and muddy!

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Last bit of Canada trivia…did you know that milk here comes in bags? Three small bags in each large bag I’ve been told.

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