Toronto is home to some really cool street art and we spent the day exploring some of it. We started out the day by eating some delicious banh mis and tacos at the Banh Mi Boys on Queen St W near Spadina. I got the pork belly banh mi, which came with pickled daikon, cucumbers, carrots, cilantro on a crispy baguette. The tacos were also really good and came with kim chi, cilantro, carrots and asian bbq sauce; you can get a choice of kalbi beef, pulled pork, chicken, squid, or tofu.
I spend part of my time in Waterloo, Canada, which is home to the Perimeter Institute as well as the University of Waterloo. These two building have very interesting architecture and are worth exploring a bit if you are in the area. My favorite part of Waterloo, however, is the St Jacob’s Farmer’s Market. The market is open on Thursdays and Saturdays all year and you can buy really fresh and local vegetables, fruits, and meats for incredibly cheap. It’s also just a cool place to wander around and spend a morning people-watching.
I visit Canada pretty often and always discover new things when I go there. I’ll list some of them in this post.
The nice thing about Canada is that in a lot of towns, there is enough space for a fairly large park so you can basically go for a outdoorish walk no matter where you are. We went to Dundas Peak near Hamilton and walked along the Bruce Trail in November and found some really lovely foliage.