Along the way – BMO field

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En route home from Ontario Place to the streetcar stop we passed the BMO field. There was a football match (also known as soccer) going on. If only I could replay the roar of the crowds when they were cheering.. Oh my! Such a primal and moving sound! Phew. Here are a couple of shots of the crowds in the nose bleed sections. Man, they are really high up in the stadium.

Love the streetcar decked out with the neat dragon of the beer commercial.

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Ontario Place is back…

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A newly revitalized Ontario Place is back. A work in progress but great space to have back again. This new version is a green, gentle and peaceful space. Free to all to walk through and enjoy. And we did. Got to see many different views of the city that we hadn’t ever seen before. Definitely plan to go back. Hear that the Cinesphere is going to reopen as well! I saw my first ever IMAX movie there and loved every minute of it. Looking forward that reopening as well.

“School Grown” food!

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At the Junction farmer’s market a stall named “School Grown“. Intrigued, I decided to chat with the young folks running the stall and buy some produce. Turns out it is a neat idea – a schoolyard farming project in 3 TO schools involving the students! I bought some greens called Mizuna. Huh? I knew we didn’t get as many diverse greens as there are possible to eat, but these took the cake. Apparently they are also called Japanese mustard greens or spider mustard. Ugh, I wish I hadn’t looked that up. 😦 Bitter but yum. I stir fried them with a little oil. Rather fibrous. Next time I will blanch them first and then stir fry them. Definitely worth a visit to the market to support the youngsters working at the stall!!
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What a cloud!!!

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This huge cloud just floated in front of my building for a good half hour. The moon peeking out from behind it was priceless. Like it was also amazed at this giant of a cloud. Luckily the cloud just looked gorgeous, picking up colours of the sunset and did not cause any bad weather.

Roses on the balcony…

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This year the mother wanted just a Rose plant and a Jasmine plant. That’s it, she said. That is not including the mint, chilli and other assorted plants she grows anyway. 🙂 The rose plant gave us beautiful blooms within the first two weeks – there were about 10 buds on the plant when we bought it. Hope we get more blooms over the summer….

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