Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Toronto Trip June 2012 Day 6 Sunday June 10

This is the sixth of a series of posts dealing with my second and most recent trip to Toronto. I’ve made minor corrections to these reports.  Due to how recent the trip was, there are no updates to note below.

For all subsequent reports including this one, BD=Bloor-Danforth subway line, YS=the Yonge University Spadina subway line

As expected today was a relatively quiet day at least by my standards.  In the morning before Aidan got up I walked along Bloor to Keele, grabbed a Pepsi Slurpee at the 7-11 there, and then explored High Park for a little bit.

I then tried to take the BD back, but Toronto Transit uses the night route on Sundays until 9 am, thus no subway, so instead I walked back a ways and then took the 300C bus most of the way back.  Aidan made me breakfast; then we took the BD east to St George, the YUS south to Union, and a streetcar further south to Queen’s Quay Station.

Then at the ferry terminal at the harbour, Aidan found me an automated ticket machine but it didn’t like my debit card; we also had to wait for a very confused guy ahead of us to be done.  We soon found a nearly empty cash only line.  We then took a ferry to Centre on the Toronto Islands (which are still considered part of Toronto).

We walked to Centreville Amusement Park. No admission. To ride the rides you can get a pass e.g. daypass or buy tickets, with different rides costing different amounts of tickets.  We just did a train ride and a short log ride (it goes up a short ways and down goes a mild slide, too mild to even damage a camera.  We grabbed some lunch and then walked to Centreville beach.

We walked briefly to Algonquin Island and then walked to Ward Island Beach (the name notwithstanding, Ward Island is part of Centre Island.  We swam then and then walked to the other end, Hanlon’s Point.  We were going to go to the non-nude part of Hanlon’s Point Beach (yes, there is a clothing optional beach there) but we ran out of time and took the ferry at Hanlon’s Point back to the mainland.

There I met up with another friend, Rachel (who turned out to be a former classmate of Aidan’s in Victoria), and we walked to Queen and Yonge.  Normally even on Sundays the streetcar service is extremely frequent there due to multiple routes but something must have happened because we had to wait a long time.

We took a streetcar east on Queen and transferred to the 501 shuttle to near Kew Beach, walking the rest of the way.  We found a nice spot but not long after people playing loud music came by. We found another okay spot but decided due to the breeze to sit on the grass instead. We just talked for a bit, then took the 93 bus to Woodbine Station and then took the BD line to Spadina, where we parted company for this trip.

I walked west on Bloor to the McDonald’s across from the ROM, ate dinner, then walked east along Bloor.  Part of the road was blocked off for some reason but it was just getting unblocked as I reach the end of that area.

I visited Doug Miller Books and with the owner’s permission took a couple photos of the rabbit. I continued on to Bloor. This time when I reached the window with the cat, there was another cat there, grey and white.

I made it home and packed for the sidetrip tomorrow.  So while still quiet by my standards I still got to see a lot and take it easy, hanging out with two wonderful people.

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