Blue Jays, Caesars and Poutine. That’s Canada Eh?

19 06 2009

We found ourselves crossing borders and venturing into the familiar territory of Toronto last weekend.  Let’s just say, in comparison to Detroit, Toronto is a whole different world.

I think this was one of the first times I really looked at Toronto and saw the great city that it is.  Driving into the city skyline, I could feel the excitement of the city, the buzz in the air, and the taste of Spicy Caesars and steaks from the Keg on my tongue.

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We stayed in a hotel downtown in the Entertainment District and there was this little alley club right beside the hotel that I had a strange sense of deja vu every time we walked by.   I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I feel like I’ve danced the night away in this little alley club in the past.

As always, we had no plans, but a very busy schedule.   Within 30 minutes of walking out of the doors of our hotel, I had a hair appointment booked, we had tickets to a Toronto Blue Jays game, we investigated an event marketing program and we had plans to watch free cirque du soleil shows all weekend.

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We sat 6 rows up behind third base.  We had great seats.  So great, that we were in the middle of all of the heckling.   Baseball fans are really original with their heckling insults.  These fans had a great dislike for the players shoes.  The heckling went something like this, “Porter, Porter, over here.  Nice shoes Porter!  I like your shoes, where did get them?  Nice bum Porter“.   Very creative.

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We attempted to go kayaking in the harbour one morning, only to find out that all of the kayaks had been donated to Paddlefest, and there were none available.  This conversation just so happened to be right beside probably 50 kayak slips…..that were full.  But, apparently there were no kayaks available.

All in all, a great weekend.  Dinners with my sister and her boyfriend, and a special brunch of homemade crepes.  An afternoon on a waterfront patio with friends and ice cream for dessert.  And waiting with hundreds of other people to see the Luminato Cirque du Soleil finale at an outdoor stage with the CN tower in the background.

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3 09 2009
Frank Lorbach

You guys look like your’re having way too much
fun. I’m glad to see you’re enjoying yourself.

Frank

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