The CN Tower
The CN Tower from the ground outside, not as good a picture as when we eventually get to the top!
Hello everyone.... a big update this evening!
On Friday, we went right into downtown Toronto near the main train station and had a long walk around. We started out by going to the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre Skydome. The Rogers Centre is the stadium where the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team play, we aren't sure whether we will get to a game, but we will try. The CN Tower is obviously the main tourist attraction in Toronto and the tallest free standing tower in the world and one of the main places we wanted to go whilst we are here... we got to the lift but an uncharacteristic attack of the nerves from myself put paid to our visit! We got a refund so will go back before we leave.
After my case of the heebie jeebies, Rach and I wandered round the area and had a look at some landmarks including the Toronto Maple Leafs stadium, the Air Canada Stadium. We also passed Union Station and the Hockey Hall of Fame (which we will go into later in the week and visit properly). After lunch we headed to one of the most popular attractions in Toronto,
The Hockey Hall of Fame
I can't wait to go inside and see the Hockey Hall of Fame. My favourite sport when I lived in Canada.
St Lawrence Market. It had everything from fresh lobster, french cheese and clothes and seemingly everything in between.
It was getting quite hot so we decided to cool off by sitting in a pretty like park for a while before walking the couple of miles back to Darina's apartment to have a siesta before heading out for the evening.
After Darina had finished work, we got changed and ready for an evening out. We headed to the imaginatively named "Entertainment District" which houses alot of the theatres in Toronto. We had a quick bite and then headed to the Royal Alexandra Theatre to watch a musical called Rock of Ages... the blurb says "In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80s. It’s ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of JOURNEY, NIGHT RANGER, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more". It was very entertaining and had some great songs and genuinely funny. The story (as with most musicals) was very predictable
Rock of Ages
Not our picture but it was a great night.
but the characters were funny, the dancing good and the music great. When it eventually comes to the UK, I would advise you to go and watch it if you get the chance. http://www.rockofagesmusical.com/toronto/about.php
After the show we had a nice walk back to the apartment, passing by Dundas Square which is like a very mini Times Square and was alive with activity including breakdancers and musicians.
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