A bit more theatre…
But first, about last week:
We really only gave the Food Fest a glance, at first! After a long walk there, sticking to the shady side on a hot early sunny morn… we arrived and things on the square really hadn’t started hopping yet! They were set up, but not ready for the PanAmerican Food and Music Fest to get rolling. So, a couple of us went shopping. And a couple of us went for coffee! Good choices, both!
The coffee drinkers returned to the square a little while later and enjoyed a food demo, a little socializing, and a walk around to admire all the interesting food available. And the coolest capoeira demo. (I still shiver, thinking of some of the flips! On a stone square! Yikes!!!) Anyway, it was a beautiful day. Couldn’t possibly have been better, for a walk downtown. (I walked home, too… because, by then, apparently everyone else was shopping! ;-))
There are also a couple of lovely pictures from Jorge here. He has just returned from a scenic and challenging hiking and exploring vacation in Newfoundland. He says that walking with us was good training, and helped him get through the great, hilly hike that he and Patricia took (5.3 tough kilometres along the Skerwink Trail). Well, I like to think that he did all the work (because… well… wait until you see the stairs!!). Amazing!
Sunday, August 20, 2017:
A LATE MEET-UP! We’re going to see some contemporary Shakespeare! Intrigued? You should be! Not only is The Two Gentlewomen of Verona updated, revised, feminist, humourous, abridged, and engagingly staged in a downtown park, we’ll also get our first look at the cool new Berczy Park dog-sculpture/fountain. (There’s a bit of a dog-theme, here – you’ll see.) This new site-specific dramatic adaptation sounds terrific.
Let’s meet at the Y at 11:00. We can decide to walk downtown or take transit (because at that point, we’ll have plenty of time). We’ll see how hot the day is. If we arrive at Union Station a bit early, we can grab an iced beverage to bring to the play. There will be a bit of standing and a little bit of walking about, at the play, so please wear comfortable shoes. There are also some seats (you know: park benches, which I bet will be grabbed up very quickly). But I gather that the play… and the audience… may move around a bit. So we’ll be up.
As usual, we can walk home… or transit! It will depend how hot and tired we feel! (Or if you must rush to an excellent after-activity.)
For purposes of planning:
We’ll leave the Y at 11:00.
We’ll arrive downtown between 12 and 12:30.
The play runs from 1:00 to 2:30.
So this will be a longer outing than usual. But great fun.
If you prefer to wander downtown with us and then head back home (without the fun of the Shakespeare!), your stroll up Yonge Street and along Bloor could include a bit of Open Streets Toronto. Always worth a look!
COMING RIGHT UP:
More excellent underpass paintings in Corktown. More Don River. Hiking in Rouge Park! Tea at Montgomery’s Inn.
And the Island! Things are looking green and beautiful over there (yes, I went to check!). I suggest a picnic there in a few weeks. The perfect fall lunch plan!
Feel free to bring a friend along to share our walks. See you soon.
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See you Sunday!