25 August - Toronto
After learning lat night of the exorbitant breakfast charges at our hotel we set out on foot to find a more reasonable alternative. We did so around the corner on University St. It is your typical cafe on the ground floor of a city office building. The range is good and the prices are competitive. We'll go back there tomorrow.
After breakfast we walked to the CN Tower. We took the opportunity to use an enclosed walkway called the Skywalk and avoid the outside heat and humidity. It started out ok then ended up just that same as outside. Oh well. Karol & I went up the tower. Lance & Darlene walked to the adjacent Rogers Centre to purchase tickets for tonight's Blue Jays game. The first observation level on the CN tower is around 350 metres straight up with a commanding view of the city, the lake and surrounding areas. After we had our fill of the views and enough photos we ascended another 100 metres to the Skypod, nearly half a kilometre in the air. We couldn't see Niagara Falls or the other side of Lake Ontario due to it being a little hazy (probably all the humidity in the air) but what we did see was impressive.
Back at ground level we boarded the hop on hop off bus and took it to the St Lawrence Market where we stopped to shop and have lunch. After lunch we re-boarded the hop on hop off bus and completed the circuit. It is a 2 day ticket so we'll likely see some more tomorrow. We cut it short so we could return to the hotel and freshen up ahead of the baseball game tonight. Not long after we arrived back at the hotel the skies opened and it poured. It was still raining when we left for the baseball. We again used the Skywalk and I had my umbrella but it was commandeered by the ladies and Lance and I got soaked. I sat and watched the game with wet socks inside wet shoes in a wet Blue Jays T shirt. By the end of the game my clothes were almost dry. The Blue Jays started well and had an early led then they had one bad innings giving up 4 runs and they never recovered. Thankfully it was dry for the walk back to the hotel.