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Archive for March 8th, 2011

A Whirlwind in Toronto

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

I’m on my second night in Toronto, and having the best of times. I totally love this city!

Things that make me happy in big cities are abundant here. I love public transit, especially subways. They have subways, buses and streetcars here.

I love ethnic diversity and great ethnic foods. Everywhere one goes, one hears different languages being spoken here. I had Ethiopian food on Monday night; Thai, Indian and breakfast diner food on Tuesday. Love it!

I love museums… art museums, history, textiles, more. I spent time today at the Bata Shoe Museum. They had a historical sock exhibit which was the reason for this trip. They also had a wonderful exhibit full of handmade Native American moccasins, with beadwork and embroidery which was very inspiring.

I love skyscrapers and tall buildings. The section of town where I’m staying has more beautiful older buildings and fewer skyscrapers than the downtown/Yonge Street area where I’ve often stayed. However, walking down one street I was able to see the CN tower from far away. That works for me.

Today I also visited Lettuce Knit yarn shop. I spent time knitting, socializing, and getting to know Natalie/LeeLeeTea. The owner of the shop, Megan, came in just before I left, and showed me photos of her adorable boy who is almost 3. Cute as a button. She’s right, he looks like a Cabbage Patch doll.

Tomorrow I’ll have tea with Laura Chau / CosmicPluto before I take off for home. We have corresponded online off and on for a long while, but have only met once in person and it was a very crowded room. (I think it was the Ravelry party at Sock Summit 2009, you can imagine how crowded it was.)