Thursday 9 October
On an unseasonably warm day we reluctantly said goodbye to Jam & Cream and headed to Toronto by train. David had a meet and greet with the Colliers Toronto office while Flick and Charlie inspected the shops. Rejoined by Dave in the Eaton Centre, we ambled down to LakevOntariovto get a better view of the city and CN Tower. Heading back to the hotel we made use of Toronto's subway system, which was so artfully concealed within Union Station (the main above ground terminus) that we had to walk to the next subway station on the line to find it.
In the evening Shawna (a friend of Flick's from her time living in Victoria) and Dylan arrived with sons x, Avery and y, having braved three hours of rush hour traffic for what should have been a 40 minute trip. We were directed to nearby Elm Street for dinner, settling on an Italian restaurant with some misgivings given the suits we could see in the front window. However, the wait-staff proceeded to make us very at home despite being accompanied by four young boys and the meal was very enjoyable. Afterwards we wandered back via Yonge St (supposedly the longest street in the world), stopping for ice creams, Halloween masks and a shake at a Wendy's.