Before we headed down to the game we brushed up on the basics of baseball by watching a couple of YouTube videos explaining the rules… that’s right, we had to Google the rules beforehand! Watching the videos made a huge difference and allowed us to enjoy the game in full. Down at the Rogers Centre the crowds streaming into the stadium were huge and once we entered the atmosphere was amazing. After picking up a hotdog and a beer we were ready to enjoy the game (even if the Jays did lose). Awesome birthday present, Soph!
We also enjoyed the other exhibits at the museum. One detailed the complex history of men in high heels, from the courts of 17th century Europe to modern day rockstars and cowboys (and politicians who are a bit self conscious about their height). Another looked at clothing in the Arctic Circle, while the last exhibit we visited analysed the human cost of fashion in the 19th century. All in all, it was a varied and interesting place. Good choice, Luke.
Our first stop was Graffiti Alley, a 3km stretch of alleyway where graffiti artists are free to decorate the walls of the buildings however they choose. Its also where Rick Mercer films his rant every week, so Canadians reading this will be familiar with the place already. Along the way there are a lot of cool, building sized murals.
We had a great time exploring Toronto with Sophie this weekend, and we can’t wait to do it again. In addition to all the things mentioned in this blog post we also ate out at a few awesome restaurants - having food from (nearly) every nationality while we were at it - and watched a ridiculous amount of Brooklyn 99 whenever we were just hanging out at the apartment. Lots of fun.
Here are some more pictures from our weekend: