Today started earlier than yesterday, but was ultimately more laid back. I’m not complaining–it was nice to have a bit of time to rest. A had to do a few hours of work in the morning, so we made a quick stop at Tim Hortons (oy!) and then went over to C & S’s apartment to hang out, and steal a wifi signal. Because they’re not taking most of their stuff with them, S made this awesome poster to help cull their possessions:
Once A had finished his work for the day, we all went out to lunch at Hogtown Vegan. Their menu and decor were nicely old-fashioned looking. Which actually, is a little odd, when you think about it, since veganism has only caught on as a lifestyle phenomenon in the last few decades. (Meaning, it’s popular and somewhat mainstream, as opposed to being that really weird thing that only a few people do.)
After lunch, we headed to the Distillery District.
Like yesterday’s foray to the brick factory, this is an old manufacturing area that has been turned into something else. However, The Distillery has several dozen businesses taking up its space, rather than being a single (large) educational center. We poked around in several of these before stopping to get coffee at Balzac’s. It’s a particularly steam-punky cafe, that had some entertaining seating options. The coffee was great too!
After taking a bit more time to explore, we went back to the apartment and sat around chilling for quite a while. A had hooked up a webcam so that we could check on the family bird, and there was a certain amount of that going on. Eventually we got hungry and went to have dinner at African Palace–an Ethiopian restaurant. The food was very good, but I’ll spare you from the pictures, since it’s not exactly photogenic.
As the evening wound down, A, H, and I ended up back at the hotel, and did some repacking to ease our departure in the morning.