Sunday, June 7, 2009


The luminato arts festival was fantastic! I hadn't had such a fun day in Toronto in years - ever since Nuit Blanche a few years back where I got hit on by a transvestite (!).

The company was probably what was responsible for the success of my day trip; the French girls were lovely and fun. Not to mention various "funnies" that occurred during our attempts to communicate with each other in both French and English. We ate dinner at Swiss Chalet (pronounced Swisse Chalette by the girls) after which we ran off to Dundas Square to enjoy the Salsa session. We had such a good time and couldn't stop giggling at each other trying to sway our hips. Although Sir. Plant-alot and I have been taking Salsa lessons for quite a while, it was hard to move in such a large crowd and it kind of looked like I had no clue what I was doing! Then again, that could be the truth.

Somehow, we ended up not being able to find the CN Tower (it's gigantic for heaven's sakes!) because we got out of the subway through the wrong exit and the tower was blocked by various large buildings. Marianne finally spotted its reflection in a large building and we headed off just in time to catch the sunset...

Although I've lived in Toronto my entire life, I've never been up the CN Tower. It truly was beautiful to watch the busy streets and flashing lights - almost ethereal.Although I got back to Hamilton all grimy and sweaty at 12:45 pm (when all the crazy people at the GO bus station come out), I couldn't have spent a better day.

As for today, I will catch up on my reading and perhaps post a few of my recent favourte passages. Also, I think a nap is in order =)


  1. Damned woman... Didn't even peek behind the stage and say hi.

  2. Awe, I wanted to experience some of Luminato this weekend... and I was only a block away from Yonge-Dundas Square... stuck at work all weekend. Glad you had fun!

  3. sounds great ..; I wish I was there. thanks for sharing


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