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Despite blowing snow on the 401, we arrived in T.O. My sister, the voice of doom, informs us there has been an earthquake in Barbados, our destination. However, no injuries or damage so we are good to go. Settled in our room with wine and lobster rolls. Early flight tomorrow.
... which are now heritage listed and protected. So it didnt have that same quaint feel to it but it was a nice walk all the same. Conveniently, we reached the Distillery district right around beer o'clock making a visit to the Mill Street Brewery justifiably appropriate. We were also a bit worried about the large dark mass of cloud accumulating in the sky so a pit stop inside sounded like a good idea. The distillery district was as the name suggests, the Gooderham and Worts Distillery, ...
... with its sheltered moorings for the large number of pleasure boats and a great view out to the lake's distant blue horizon!
The day ended with a nice stroll down the island's many laneways which divide the 100 or so homes on the island. Chatting to a local, we were informed that there were about 250 people living on the island, though some leave for the winter. He ...
... humidity making it feel like it was in the 40's.
Toronto is the largest city in Canada and 40% of the population are not native born, this means it has a really multicultural feel with a China town, little Italy, little India etc. It was great to stay with Ali and Pat as they could give us the local knowledge and show us all the bars and the many many micrbreweries!
Our first day we just tried to stay awake until a lovely evening out with Ali and Pat to a ...
... br> 5. The American national anthem is funny (The other team was American, so both were sung).
6. There are 9 innings, in which both teams swap over from fielding/batting. I didn't know this. This is one of the biggest distinctions to cricket; they are constantly changing over.
7. Home runs are pretty rare.
8. Most of the game is people getting out, and the teams changing over after 3 are out.
So here I am, kinda shocked ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center