Afterward we headed for the waterfront where we wandered around, ate lunch, and explored some of the shopping. Here we are looking south across the lakefront to the Toronto Islands in the distance--this area is a park with a funky housing area mixed in (sort of an artists colony; no motor vehicles allowed). The islands are accessible by ferry; I went out and explored them the next morning (K and J left Sunday, I stayed around an extra day to be able to use a free airline ticket). We had excellent weather the whole time, although it was a bit chilly at times
The CN tower, a landmark near the waterfront in the midst of a large open park area. No, we didn't. Strangely enough, on Saturday morning my running explorations brought me to this area where I encountered many people in running shoes and athletic gear as if they were going to a road race. I finally asked someone what was going on, they said it was the "annual CN Tower stair climb." Supposedly a good score was 15 minutes. No, I didn't.Here the Skydome can be seen to the left of Kathy and Jeff...below is a closer view.
We took a tour of the Skydome--quite interesting and fun. The Skydome was built after the CN tower on more of the same area of filled land near the lakefront that formerly was occupied by railroad tracks and port activity. The place has a retractable roof, part of which slides horizontally and part of which rotates on a curved track; apparently it works rather well.