Eglinton Station is in Uptown Toronto and is smack dab in the middle of the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood. This area has been undergoing a lot of development and has become a hub for shopping and restaurants, with a new Light Rail Transit line being constructed right under Eglinton Avenue.
We set off to visit Yonge and Eglinton mid-morning on Saturday and even delayed Luke's coffee habit until we made it up there. So needless to say the first thing we did was go look for a nice place to grab a coffee. We headed west to track down a coffee shop slightly off the beaten path, Crosstown Coffee Bar.
Unfortunately we didn't have much time to hang around so we grabbed our hot drinks and wandered through Eglinton Park. We were the only ones at the park, other than some birds and squirrels. After walking over to a nice vantage point, it wasn't difficult to see/feel why. It was so windy and cold! So we tried to get some shelter and wandered back to Yonge, although the park itself was a nice place to stop.
But before we found a spot for lunch, we had to stop off at a cupcake shop. After passing countless bakeries and patisseries, it finally got to us. But we didn't want to ruin our appetites so we picked up one Curious George (banana flavoured) and one Cookie Dough cupcake for later from The Cupcake Shoppe.
We decided to take the scenic route there and walked for 45 minutes to get to Leaside Curling Club where we spared in the finals and ended up winning! After walking a whopping 12 km (and then curling after that), we were pretty happy to take it easy for the night.
... and that wrapped up our second official Subway Saturday! It was fun to explore a new neighbourhood in this city we now call home.
Here are a few more pictures from our day: