LayOver: 10 Hours in Toronto

We're India bound. This morning we woke up ridiculously early to catch a 6 am flight to Toronto. For me the morning was surprisingly smooth, despite having perhaps one too many libations at the University of Calgary's, Haskayne School of Business 50th anniversary celebrations.

The night was fun, enriched with moments from the past. The highlight was the rare opportunity to watch a speech made by my Grandmother 31 years ago at the opening of Scurfield Hall.

Après the soirée, it was straight to bed with the alarm set for 3:30 am.

In Toronto, we headed for the UP (union express) train to catch a ride downtown. At the ticket window, we were delighted to learn about the UP "long layover ticket." The ticket allows you to ride both ways for a single fair. (Saving $12.50 per person)

We road the UP to Union Station, and marched downtown with the hordes of excited Jays fanatics. We walked by the CN Tower, the aquarium, and Rogers Place before we made a concession. Time didn't quite permit for a ball game- however that did not deter us from grabbing some peanuts and dog.


Next up- Nordstrom's. The pain in my feet, from the devils shoes was insufferable. I made a impulse investment in comfortable, yet stylish, suede J/Slides. To celebrate, I treated myself to a complementary makeover and blowout. (This is EXACTLY why I love shopping at Nordstrom.)

Lunch was (late) a mini feast at Badali Bar + Cucina. We opted for Italian, thinking we'll get enough curries in Delhi. The food was, heavily. The tomatoes melted in my mouth. We lingered over the last morsels of bites before licking our fingers and finding our way back to the train.

Next stop, New Delhi, India.

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