After a fun-filled weekend, I was very tempted to use my first day off to catch up on some bad TV and laundry. But, as we know, our "Summer" weekends are limited here in Canada, and it seemed a waste of a sunny afternoon washing my whites! So, Tess and I quickly got ready and caught the late afternoon train into the city. With no real plans, we enjoyed an afternoon of limitless wandering. We walked along the Toronto Harbour Front, people watching and stopping to enjoy the scenery. One of our favourite spots was the Toronto Music Garden--truly a gorgeous slice of nature in the heart of the city. We ended the day with a Blood Orange Radler on the patio of Amsterdam Brewery, and made it back to Union Station just ahead of the rain storm. I love an unexpected adventure, and we are so lucky to be a quick 45-minute train ride away from all our beautiful city of Toronto has to offer.
This weekend, my girlfriends and I took a day trip to the Toronto Islands, and I have to say it was the perfect way to spend a Sunday. My parents used to take us to the Islands frequently as kids--touring the rides on Centre Island, and even venturing around on bicycles that my dad helped us truck over on the ferry!
This time around, the four of us girls started at Ward Island where we had a beautiful lunch at Cafe Rectory and walked the boardwalk (fun seeing the city centre from this vantage point!). We completed the day at Centre Island, with a bottle of champagne on a picnic table by the water. Perfection!
Check out my snap chats (chloeroseinc) of our day below.