I’ve been meeting up with my friends and going out a lot these days — basically trying to cram a summertime’s worth of fun into the three short weeks between finishing my Winter 2016 semester and the second week of May, when I have to start looking for a summer job.
Today’s walking trip began at the Fran’s beside the Eaton Centre (previous review here!), after which we walked to the Sunday Antique Market, the Distillery District, and Cabbagetown, with a chunk of time spent exploring the Toronto Necropolis. As you can tell by the very crude map I hastily threw together on Google Maps, it was quite a circuituous route. G, A, and I were walking from about 12:30 to 5:30PM, with two short snack breaks thrown in.
I met A many years ago, in elementary school. We were both in the same grade, though I don’t remember if we were in the same class, and we went to high school together as well. Considering that I am now 25 (and just about finished my 2nd university degree, heading into a Master’s in the fall), A and I have known each other for a really long time. When she moved to Canada with her family, including her younger sister G, it was a rare chance for me to be able to reconnect with somebody who had been in my life since I was 9 freakin’ years old.
The three of us had made plans to walk around Toronto a couple of weeks ago, and when it finally happened I was so excited! While I’ve been mightily blessed to have Mikaius to share urban walks with, I’ve never really walked around with my friends, or honestly, even asked them if they would like to. Chalk up my hesitation to how long I can walk around and still enjoy myself compared to my friends having a car and/or preferring public transit to get around. The day’s adventures with G and A, however, proved that it was fantastic being able to have the experience of sharing each others’ favourite spaces.
We all purchased something that we didn’t plan on getting: I went home with two cards and an adorable keychain, G bought two gorgeous vintage purses from the SAM, and A finally caved and bought perfume as a treat for herself.
I would do this again in a heartbeat.