Sunday, September 07, 2008

Toronto-Casual and Cosmopolitan

I like their sense of humor, here in Canada!

Kim and I spent 3 days and 4 nites in this fabulous city. Wonderful public transportation, great museums and architecture. So multicultural. The Toronto Film Festival was just getting going. Here's what we crammed into our brief time. We gotta come back!

First evening
Trolly to Chinatown
Pho Hung for Vietnamese
Queen Street West inspiring mark-making

Day 1 Wednesday Mokuba-fabulous shop for ribbon and lace
Queen Street West-Galleries
Queen Street West lofts

Best show ws Martha Fleury at Engine
The Textile Museum-Close to You-the artwork of Ai Kijima, Scott Kildall, Allyson Mitchell, Mark Newport and Michele Provost.
Battleground:War Rugs from Afghanistan
Swatow Chinese for dinner

Day 2-Thursday
Kensington Market
Aunties and Uncles for Bfast
The ROM-Royal Ontario Museum
Sobey Art award nominees
My faves were Terence Koh and Raphaelle de Groot
Film Installation by Philip Haas
Bata Shoe Museum
Back to Pho Hung

Day 3-Friday
Queen’s Quay West
The Power Plant-closed for Installation
The Harbourfront Centre-artists studios and shows
Dim Sum at the Pearl
Yorkville-Bloor Neighborhood
Shopping at H and M
Food Shopping at Pusateri’s
The Gardiner Museum
The Vegetarian Food Fair
Bloor store window

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