I attended Art in the Park this weekend at Trinity-Bellwoods Park. Our local super-park and one-time home of Trinity College (1851-1925), was overrun by artists and art-lover’s in this annual exhibition and sale.
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I went to the Toronto Zoo on Saturday figuring everyone else would be at the CNE and that was a good call. Having purchased a season’s pass for the family, we decided to investigate smaller portions of the zoo and not kill ourselves trying to see all of the 287 hectares. So, on this particular trek to the zoo, we decided to go to the Canadian area and let me tell you, from the beginning it went downhill until it was an uphill hike in the scorching heat. In the middle it was a snooze-fest in more than one way.
Here’s the Canadian checklist:
- The Lynx…asleep.
- The Cougars…asleep.
- The Grizzly Bears…asleep.
- The Moose…missing.
- The Muskox…we didn’t want to chance not making it back from that distance.
- The Eagles…were awake.
- The squirrels and Seagulls…quite alert.
In an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and data-sharing company BuzzData poll, Toronto recently ranked as the 8th best city in the world. T.O. was the only city in North America to make the top ten. In spite of the hard work of CCT, we scored low for “cultural assets”. Fortunately, Toronto scored the highest possible marks for our air and green space but scored low for for our urban sprawl and our mayoral weigh-in…just kidding…or am I? When asked about the recent standings, Mayor Ford said, “We did? Well, I guess that’s something.”
Really, in defense of Rob Ford, (Toronto’s temporary mayor), he can’t be expected to be present at the Gay Pride Parade because he has a prior and immovable engagement shackled to that particular weekend. Unfortunately, when he won the Toronto mayoral race to this journalists bewilderment, he hadn’t counted on the Gay Pride Parade falling on the same weekend as his “family weekend”. This has been a Ford-Family-Trip-to-the-Cottage tradition dating back to 2010 and he has been looking forward to it all week. When asked why he wasn’t going to attend the parade the sort-of mayor responded in a nervous, sweaty and guilty-looking way: “One day at a time.”