Food

Montréal

It's been awhile since I've visited my friends from Montréal! Before I start my new job, I headed over there for a couple of days to bask in the remainder of the glory unemployment has to offer. The glory included a ton of delicious food, free time to enjoy the nice weather and photo opportunities. I also had the chance to drop in for a class at Carlson Gracie BJJ - Byoung came with me and tried a class, too. Click on the photo below for the more extensive album on Flickr

Yeseul brings me to yet another amazing brunch place (Lawrence) - click on this photo to access the full album on Flickr!

Yeseul brings me to yet another amazing brunch place (Lawrence) - click on this photo to access the full album on Flickr!

Byoung in deep thoughts nearby Berri-UQAM Station as we wait for my ride-share to bring me home.

Byoung in deep thoughts nearby Berri-UQAM Station as we wait for my ride-share to bring me home.

Doors Open T.O. 2014

I experienced Doors Open for the first time ever. Doors Open is a two day event that's put on annually by the city of Toronto. Buildings or restricted rooms that are usually closed off to the public open their doors for two days, allowing the curious to explore and experience new things.

I went with Eric, Aaron and Sam- RUtv News take over! It was a pretty good day. We ended up checking out 9 places- a restaurant called The Sultan's Tent, Harbourfront, the ships by the boardwalk, U of T (Hart House, Mining Hall of Fame, Munk School), Native Child & Family Services, Elgin and Winter Gardens Theatre, Old City Hall, City Hall, & Osgoode Hall. The weather cooperated nicely, too.

I have noted:

  • I have to go back and try The Sultan's Tent (49 Front St. E)

  • Do not eat at the Harbourfront- not worth it. Bring own food for picnic.

  • The Munk School's restricted areas help countries with high censorship gain access to information that they're legally entitled to.

  • The Elgin and Winter Gardens Theatre are two different theatres! The Winter Gardens are BEAUTIFUL.

  • The elevators in City Hall were haunted. It stopped on every floor even though no one pressed any buttons.

  • We tried on legal robes and took photos- we're cute.

At the Harbourfront, Aaron opened the door to an art exhibit, shrugged and said "door's open". Turns out the door wasn't opened, and the curators came in after and gave us the strangest looks.