Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Tourist in Toronto
So while New York was packed with Broadway shows every night, gorgeous summer-esque weather, constant stimulation and over the top eating, my time in Toronto was quite different. First off, it seemed I took the blame for bringing with me the chilly cold and rainy weather. And though my dance card was full with friends to meet up with, it was a more relaxed and laid back vibe.
Momma and I spent a lot of time together, since he let me stay at his place for the majority of the week. We hung out a lot on Queen Street West, one day finding ourselves enjoying some Argentinian yerba mate tea, served in this special cup with accompanying metal straw. I think we stayed there sipping on our tiny cups of tea for about three hours that afternoon, just chatting, people watching...
We walked all about the city, finding our way to the new TIFF Light Box, where I took a photo with one of many Oscars.
We also stopped off at a popular bakery...
But seeing friends and meeting new ones was one of the biggest highlights of this trip. I got to surprise Michael by showing up at his apartment at 9pm and knocking on his door relentlessly until he opened it in a rage and then seeing the look of shock on his face when he saw me. I hung out with Joe and Yanick and Keiichi, visiting their museum/apartment and taking in all their artwork adorning their walls and sitting on their mid-century furniture. I met Jeff, the owner of an art gallery, when I went to play Dirty Bingo - which involved Bingo sheets like The Dildo or The Wandering Cum Shot (four squares together anywhere). I had coffee with the fabulous Steven, a beer with John Fleuvog ingenue Gonzalo, and rode the TTC with Derek in the driver's seat.
Oh, Toronto! See you again soon!