Do you need more evidence that this is the most exciting city in this country? How about Word on the Streetlast Sunday. Thousands of book lovers descended on Queen's Park and area (too large to see it all) and spent hours wallowing in all things to do with reading. Book worms and nerds everywhere!
There was ol' fuzzy hair herself, Ms. Atwood, holding court to her hoards of followers (she should start her own religion and write a new bible and call it the Book of Dry Humour). That broad can sure attract a crowd. Not to be outdone, I watched our own Julia Child, the one and only Elizabeth Baird cooking in front of a small but indifferent crowd who had very little else to do on this lovely sunny day.
Sorry. My cynicism gene reared it's ugly head and I very quickly was lulled into a state of boredom after about 15 minutes of walking around. People were lining up to get an autograph from some author who wrote a book. What's going on here? The line up for some kid's TV character was even longer.
Mostly though, it was tent after tent after tent selling books that no one else wanted and lots of magazines (that's not really true).
Then, I saw this young girl sitting by this statue of a soldier on a horse (King Edward VII in case you were
The next big event that will take over the city in a very good way is Nuit Blanche. It's really quite remarkable how many citizens leave the comfort of their homes and wander the streets city wide looking at "art". Yes, they're actually venturing out of their comfort zone for "art". Amazing isn't it?