we got our first look at toronto as a family, and enjoyed a quick tour of a large, diverse city — the university of toronto, one of the five chinatowns, kensington market, lake ontario, the canadian walk of fame, the royal york hotel, and various neighborhoods. we even snuck away for a brief look at the amazing niagara falls, though from the canadian side only.
being who we are as a family, the things we enjoyed most were people (hanging with a and his family, and being hosted by old friends g, d, and s) and food (lunch in chinatown, bubble tea, chinese pastries). we even celebrated a traditional american thanksgiving with turkey, stuffing, and succotash, and fulfilled a lifetime dream of n's by purchasing a (vegan!) hot dog from a street vendor.