Here in Toronto, the CNE/Canadian National Exhibition/The Ex is a longtime summer tradition! Both fun and bittersweet since it’s always the last couple weeks before Labour Day, which we all (in Canada/US) know is the unofficial end of summer. After Labour Day it’s time to head back to school back to work for some, the coming of cooler weather.
The Ex is really big, and has all sorts of different things – shows, demonstrations, shopping, food, midway rides and games. A little something for everyone. I’m not one for rides really, so I took advantage of the weeknight ‘$5 after 5pm’ thing to head to the Ex for fried food and picture taking.
Hmmm, it would seem that I didn’t take any photos of food! Ah, well. Fries, pizza, spaghetti, a hot waffle ice cream sandwich and Tiny Tom mini-donuts – the only thing that was missing for my vegetarian companion and I was poutine! Lots of meat-based gravy to be had, but no veggie option. Of course we just fixed that a few days later by checking out the vegetarian poutine at Utopia on College street (and walking several km afterwards to burn it off!). It’s too good, I’m going to have to restrain myself from going there all the time! For those that don’t know, poutine is a Quebecois dish of fries topped with gravy and fresh cheese curds.
I’ve managed to put some time in on my Ginger sweater, too. Up to the armholes on both the body and the sleeves.
What are you doing to celebrate these early September days?