I love Toronto. I really do. However, my heart is set on living in England once we've travelled around the world.
But before we leave this city, we thought it was important to try and see as much of it as possible. Sure there's the philosophical reason: experience your own country before you experience others. But there's also the economic reason: it's cheap.
Since we're saving for the Big Trip™ free has become our favourite word. And we've discovered that Toronto has a plethora of free stuff to do.
- We've seen great free concerts - Ladytron and many others at Harbourfront, Dragonette and tonnes o' other bands at Pride.
- We've learned about different neighbourhoods on free walking tours - ROM walks have taken us to Rosedale, Cabbagetown, Front Street, Parkdale; Heritage Toronto taught us about the 60s folk scene in Yorkville.
- We took in a day of free cricket at Sunnybrook Park.
There's lots of other stuff that we're looking at doing, like Frommer's self-guided tours, Afrofest, Masala Mendhi Masti, all the Taste of festivals, more walking tours. So we scour the listings in NOW for fun free things. Never mind, the pay what you can events like Shakespeare in the Park.
The only downside is the more we see the more we realize that we'll miss this city when we're gone.
In the words of Pepe Le Pew, le sigh.
I guess it's time for an update. Adrian did indeed find another contract and the savings continue. However, I've started purchasing gear for the trip (fancy camera, laptop, etc) so there's no big jump since the last update.
So where are we now?
ETD: November 15, 2008