Lately, it seems as if our weekends have been more outside of Toronto than in, and we continued that trend this past weekend by visiting Peter and Emily in Montreal! Elizabeth lived in Montreal for eight months and this was Luke’s third weekend trip to Montreal so we didn’t feel the need to see all of the top tourist attractions but, in saying that, we still managed to do quite a lot without really intending to.
This weekend the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) got underway, taking over the city with premieres, parties and a lot of red carpet. We couldn't let the festivities pass us by, so we got our hands on a few tickets for us and Vicki, and set out to see a couple of great films.
Over the Labour Day weekend, we were back in Newfoundland for our second Newfoundland Wedding Weekend of the summer! This time, we stayed on the Avalon Peninsula and, other than wedding festivities, mostly hung out at the cabin in Ocean Pond where Luke had his first Newfoundland blueberry picking experience.
This last weekend was the first in a while that we didn't have anything planned, so at the last minute we booked some train tickets to take us up to Ottawa! Arriving on Friday evening, we enjoyed sampling the sights of the nation's capital (aka Elizabeth's birthplace).
Our plan for this weekend was to head over to Yonge Street for the Open Street festival. After waking up late and taking our sweet time to get ready, however, the festivities were over by the time we arrived. Fortunately, there always seems to be 10 festivals on the go at any given time in Toronto so we just headed over to Spadina to check out the Chinatown street festival.
On Tuesday, Elizabeth's Aunt Vicki treated us to a Cirque du Soleil show, Luzia! It was a birthday gift for both of us, although Luke's birthday isn't until December. We're not complaining - the show was unbelievable!
This weekend Luke’s parents were around so we ended up doing lots of new things, like joining the crowds at the Taste of the Danforth food festival, and teaching Elizabeth how to hit a golf ball at the driving range. The real highlight of the weekend, though, was our trip to Toronto Zoo.
Toronto seems to have an endless stream of free festivals running throughout the year. This weekend was the Jazz Festival Streetfest, so we headed back out to the Beaches neighbourhood to check it out.
We're Elizabeth and Luke.
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