Barenaked Ladies Christmas with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Toronto, Canada 2014
December 12-14, 2014
$1 USD = 1.14 CAD
Weather cloudy 31-39 degrees
Delta $471 each
#1308 AUS 8:05am to Atlanta 11:10am
#5194 ATL 12:55pm to Toronto 3:03pm
The Canadian immigration officer asked to take this picture for us- really, Canadians are
Taxi to our hotel-
Intercontinental - Toronto Centre
$412 CAD total
View from our room!
Carol of the Bells
Lovers in a Dangerous Time (Bruce Cockburn cover)
I Saw Three Ships
Sound of Your Voice
Big Bang Theory Theme
Tonight Is the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel
Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah
Blame It on Me
Jingle Bells (Edison Male Quartette cover)
Light Up My Room
If I Had $1,000,000
Feliz Navidad (Jose Feliciano cover)
After the show, walked just down the block to meet friends Mary and Stu, who now live in Toronto
and that I first met when I was
in Zanzibar Christmas 2011. Great to see them.
Part of the BNL tradition, since we did the same thing after the Winnipeg show.
Back at the hotel.
I was hoping to go tobogganing somewhere, but
the first snow of the year had just arrived a few days before, so there
wasn't a ton of snow, and it was somewhat slushy. Maybe next time.
So while Linda slept in I walked to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Me & Lord Stanley's cup
Then we took a taxi out to the suberbs to visit the lost tribe of Lee-Sue's that instead of moving from Jamaica to South Florida, instead
went to the frozen Canadian north.
My Uncle Don, one of three on my dad's side.
Here we are at the Jamaican food shop owned by his sons- entrepreneurs!
Time to make the patties!
Stirrin' the rice & peas.
Me, my cousins Gregory, Mark, Jackie, and Uncle Don.
Awesome to see them.
After being dropped back downtown by Jackie, we stroll to City Hall were Linda does some ice skating.
A cool wall inside City Hall. Too bad we didn't get to meet Rob Ford, that would have been cool.
And picked up some cool gifts from inside the Museum of Art gift shop.
I had also intently been researching tickets to see the
Maple Leafs, who were playing just a short walk from
our hotel. The tickets are notoriously expensive- at about $140 for upper deck tickets. So we watched some from the comfort of our room instead.
Then we took a short taxi ride to the Distillery District to meet up with my old
friend Rich and his new bride Annette, and explore the Christmas
Market. Love a Christmas market.
Got two awesome little handmade wooden ornaments here.
Mulled wine! Nice and warm.
#4969 Toronto 1:14pm to Detroit 2:41pm
#5259 DTW 3:30pm to Dallas DFW 5:35pm
Had a leisurely morning, then on the way home we stop in Dallas to see Fleetwood Mac!