This week, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery…
But first, about last week:
I was away last Sunday, so had suggested that you might enjoy Kensington Market’s Pedestrian Sunday. I’m not sure anyone actually managed to go! And no shame – maybe you needed a Sunday off, too! Good plan. There are a couple of Pedestrian Sundays left this year, so we shall try to go to one, up ahead.
On the other hand, a few of us did get together, mid-week, for a visit to Guild Park and enjoyed their theatre group’s presentation of Alexander Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer. It was a hot, sunny day. We arrived in plenty of time to look around a bit and have a little picnic under some trees. We thoroughly enjoyed the performance. A few of the actors were particularly confident and winning. I must admit that the sun was merciless! We were very, very overheated. And, as it turned out, so was one of the performers. The play stopped briefly, so the company could revise their plan a bit and, in true theatrical tradition, the show went on. To an interestingly modernized conclusion. (We approved of this little twist.)
As far as I know, the actor in question is now fine. The show continued to its revised finish, and to more performances, later this week. That evening, as three of us continued to a nearby pub and a tasty dinner… the rain which had held off all afternoon came pelting down. So, that evening’s show was cancelled and the overheated actors could all rest and recuperate.
Just a few pictures to share – none of the performance itself (I was much more interested in watching the action onstage than in snapping bad photos!). (Mind you, if you want a peek, there are fun photos of cast, action and the delightful Greek Theatre stage, on the group’s Facebook page. Have a look.)
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For more pictures of this lovely park, check out our past visit, during last year’s Doors Open Toronto. What a pretty place.
Sunday, August 06, 2017:
Meet at the Y at 9:00, as usual. We’ll take the TTC north and east to Mount Pleasant Cemetery, famed resting grounds for many Toronto historical figures… but also a beautiful place to wander, in any season. Nothing fancy planned: just a look. I promise to research an interesting factoid or three, before we go! When we have had enough, we will discuss our method of return travel. If it’s not too hot, we’ll consider walking partway home. If it is super hot and humid, as it has been lately, we may have an iced tea somewhere and then hop back on the TTC. Sounds just right!
COMING RIGHT UP:
The Island. Tea at an inn. A bit more of the Don Valley. A possible bus trip to the Rouge River’s hiking forest.
And lots more! Let’s walk!!
Feel free to bring a friend along to share our walks.
We’ll see you soon for another great walk.
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See you Sunday!