06 September 2016

On the road - Toronto

Toronto Harbour, Ontario
I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I headed up to Canada for the gathering of the Perry clan for my father's 90th birthday. Seven of my eight siblings were in attendance and I got to see many of my relatives. I started my journey meeting up with my sister Shirley from Edmonton in Toronto and we made the most of our brief stay.

First off I was able to pay for my hotel with Marriott points. Yipee! I never feel like I really get anything from collecting points but this time I did. Go Marriott Courtyard! I am now a fan. We took the zippy train directly from the airport to Union Station and walked up Yonge St. to our hotel. Can't get better than that. We had one full day so we bought tickets for the Hop on Hop Off bus and hit the touristy highlights. I went to college in Toronto but haven't had a chance to run around for many, many years.

We made stops at Casaloma, ate lunch at the top of the CN tower, took the harbour tour around Toronto Island, checked out Kensington Market, checked out the Tattoo exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum and the next morning had lunch at the distillery district before catching our Megabus to Kingston.