After waving good day to the grandkids as they headed off to school, I walked to the nearby conservation area in Whitby, just east of Toronto and spent an hour with nature. Just me and the birds and bunnies and butterflies and wildflowers. I felt like Snow White. I saw no humanoids for at least an hour but did encounter some wild turkeys, two deer, lots of curious chipmunks and a big turtle. I had my 12,000 steps in by 10 am.
By 12:30 I was in the heart of Toronto. Incredible, really, to go from solitude to the vibrant centre of Canada’s biggest City in what seemed like a heartbeat.
I will be working in Toronto all week. I always find the core of the city invigorating.
I lucked out when I checked into my hotel to find that I was upgraded to a “club room” with lounge access and a full breakfast. I headed over to Church Street for a long overdue haircut, figuring that the Gay Village are might be my best bet to get a good haircut from a new barber. I was right!
And tonight I met a colleague, Gail Gray, for dinner. Gail and I worked in tandem in Bosnia for 10 years. My friends in BiH will be delighted to know that we get together annually and reminisce.
Here is a Toronto selfie I took today. Can you find me?