Day 9 - Toronto
Wednesday 14th September
This morning we get on the bus for another city tour, this time just with Elise (no local guide) and driver through each of the sections of the city Including
• Yonge street
• Easton mall
• Dundas square
• Yorkville (posh area)
• University of Toronto
• Financial district
• Theatre district
• China town
• Old town Toronto
• St Lawrence market
• Fort york
• Rogers stadium and CN tower
We finish up at the waterfront and head north to find coffee. We stop at a little Italian Espresso bar, but are faced with awful coffee. So we throw out what's left and continue on our walk to the distillery district. This area is gorgeous, full of boutique shops, cafes and restaurants in old distillery buildings.
In this area they were also setting up for the World Cup of ice hockey with a precinct in the middle of this area.
We stopped for lunch at a French restaurant called Cluny's. It looks like a nice restaurant from the outside but I didn't realise just how beautiful and big it is on the inside.
We order some drinks - I have a glass of French rose, but was light and fresh, Michael had a kronenberg. We shared a bowl of French onion soup, so good! cheesey oniony goodness.
For mains I had a veal meatball with gnocchi which was served as 1 ball wrapped around a bone like it was a shank. The herbed gnocchi was delish. Michael had a beef tartare with fries.
After lunch we head back towards the centre of town but stop for a decent coffee in the old town at rooster coffee. It's a cute little store opposite the local college and it's much better than our first attempt at coffee. I said to the barista that it looked amazing as he was pouring it - the guy was a character and he said 'if it's not amazing you can throw it in my face!' Hahaha!
After lunch we walk back up to the Easton centre which is an underground. It's just a normal shopping centre but it's huge. They have a massive set of sculptures hanging from the ceiling which is 60 LifeSize scale geese. We have a bit of a wander through some of the shops and then keep moving.
We walk out via dundas square head over CN tower which takes around 20 minutes. We head up to the tower to the observatory. The views are beautiful, but due to the restaurant you can only get about halfway around to view. So we stop to have a drink in the cafe and both order a cocktail which gives us a free souvenir glass to take home. We waited to see if we could see Kelly do the sky walk, but saw an earlier group instead.
We leave the CN tower at sunset and walk back to the hotel via the Harbour precinct to take in the views and grabs some photos.
We finish up the night with Drinks at the bar while we do some interwebbing, and wait for Kelly to have something to eat around 9pm. Kelly gets on tinder and we all have a laugh trying to match her up with some local French and Canadian guys while we are in the bar, before heading to bed.