We stepped out of Union Station into the hurly burly, skyscrapers and speed of city life, a bit of a shock after the peace of the cottage! We knew our hotel, the Novotel Toronto Centre, was close to the station but decided to take a taxi anyway. Luckily, even though it was only noon we were able to check into our room. The hotel was lovely and our room modern and spacious.
|View of Toronto from the Park Hyatt bar|
Catherine was someone I got to know through our mutual U2 interest many years ago, but we'd never actually met until this day. She was much as I expected, out-going, chatty, funny and good company. It was really lovely to hook up with her after all this time and I hope we'll get together again next year.
We headed back to the hotel on the subway, said our goodbyes to Catherine and went back to our room for a while. We were tired and couldn't be bothered to look far for a place to eat, so we went to the handiest, The Old Spaghetti Factory opposite the hotel. It was what I'd call cheap and cheerful, full of Tiffany lamps, carousels and streetcars - we got a table in the latter. The meal was good value, (Glenys noted that our three course meal for two with a glass of wine was the same price as the bill for the three glasses of wine at the Park Hyatt earlier LOL!) and okay for the price. Then it was back across the road to our room and an early night - we had a long and busy day ahead of us tomorrow.