Category Archives: Toronto

A Tale of Two Rains

There was an odd kind of symmetry to my day involving rain. When I got to the subway stop nearest my work, it was raining, despite not raining before that.  When I left work, it rained on my walk back … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, commuting, rain, subway, summer, Toronto, TTC, weather, work, Yonge and Eglinton | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Stop and Listen

The expression stop and smell the roses is meant to be metaphorical, I guess. However, today I had a more literal take on it. I left work early, as is the norm on Tuesday, expecting rain and feeling the need … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, beauty, cello, commuting, music, musings, subway, Toronto, TTC, Yonge and Eglinton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Letting Someone in on the Secret

Today’s Perfect Moment is a continuation of yesterday’s Perfect Moment. I wrote about being let in on the secret of the rooftop garden/patio. Today, I shared that with my girlfriend.  On our way back home, I told a little white … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, discovery, photography, Toronto, Toronto Real Estate, view, Yonge and Eglinton | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Cobb Salad

There’s no time to waste. I need to aim for an economy of words.  Even as I type these sentences, I can feel the doubt creeping in. Today after work, a group of students who were milling around the lounge … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, beer, ESL, food, food blogging, restaurant, students, teaching, Toronto | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Champions Day

Today was the Raptor’s celebration parade. I couldn’t go, but that didn’t stop me from getting a taste of what was happening. My bus seemed more crowded than usual. I didn’t really put two and two together until I realized, … Continue reading

Posted in accomplishment, achievement, Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, Canadian, championship, inconvenience, parade, police, preparation, public transportation, smile, sports, Toronto, Toronto Raptors, transportation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Free Beer

I was walking toward the subway station when I spotted some young campaign women on the corner handing out something. Owing to ongoing construction and a reduction in public space thanks to additions to the building, this has been a … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, basketball, beer, free stuff, marijuana, review, Toronto, Toronto Raptors, Yonge and Eglinton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

We the North

The TV is all about the Raptors today. Basketball fever has well and truly taken hold of Toronto, and likely Canada.  Tonight the Raptor have a chance at the championship. I am not a huge basketball fan, but I have … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, appreciation, Aspirations, Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, authentic, basketball, NBA, sports, Toronto, Toronto Raptors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Killer Beer

Are there too many craft beers out there? This one is branded with the name and number of my all-time favourite hockey player, Doug Gilmour.  He served as Captain of my Maple Leafs, and was the single inspiration that got … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, beer, Doug Gilmour, endorsements, hockey, Maple Leafs, review, sponsorship, sports, Toronto | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Disappointment

Let’s just get it out of the way right from the beginning. There is no Perfect Moment today.  Of course there is one, but it just cannot rise out of the gloom that my feelings are trapped in.  Am I … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, disappointment, hockey, Maple Leafs, Stanley Cup, Toronto | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Attempting to Save my Afternoon

I really hoped that Today’s Perfect Moment would be the Toronto Maple Leafs advancing to the next round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. I even took pictures to that effect.  Sadly, it will have to wait until Tuesday. If that … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, beer, comfort food, ethnic food, food, food blogging, food shopping, hockey, Japanese snacks, Maple Leafs, Toronto | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments