OAKVILLE, Ontario – This is my first trip north of the border to the city of Toronto. My immediate assessment: I could definitely head up the magazine’s Toronto bureau.
I’m basing my decision less on the fact that it is regarded as one of the most ethnically diverse, cosmopolitan cities and more on the fact that at most of the exits on the QEW (the Queen Elizabeth Way) there are big blue signs informing you of the names of all the golf courses if you exit here. It’s just tempting you to make a detour. So I was pleased to see that golf people abound in the land of hockey.
I also experienced my first poutinerie for the Canadian “delicacy” consisting of fries, gravy and cheese curds. Those are your basic ingredients in a poutine. I ordered one with chicken, bacon and onions, hold the mushrooms. The defibrillator on the side was extra. And the place stays open until 4 a.m.
Toronto: my kind of town.