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October 2020 - Toronto
I am bored with counting the self-isolation weeks (31) in the title! So I will track the weeks here and write more inspiring titles, food related.
THIS AND THAT
This upcoming weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving and this is what the province has to say.Torontonians should not gather with anyone they do not live with on Thanksgiving, the city’s top doctor said on Monday.
And if you live alone? Tuning into Thanksgiving dinner virtually is the “safest” option.
“Please do not hold a big Thanksgiving dinner. Please, limit your Thanksgiving dinner to the people you live with,” Toronto Medical Officer of Health Eileen de Villa said during a press briefing at city hall. “If you live alone, the safest option is to join with others virtually".
Thanksgiving, which is on October 12, is the first statutory holiday in Ontario since the second wave began.
Ontario opened its casinos last week with scaled back operations. We're not casino fans so it makes no difference to us, however, it seems an odd thing to do with our mounting numbers, oh wait, it's all about the money. I had written that earlier in the week!
The homeless have set up camps in parks throughout the city as there is no room in shelters due to social distancing requirements which reduced the number of spots available although there is a Toronto bylaw banning tents and camping in city parks.
In pre-pandemic times they would be cleared out by the city but this year they have been allowed to stay.
A couple of photos I took over the summer surreptitiously.
This guy is settled quite comfortably in front of Old City Hall on Queen St. West.
And then there was the fly on the
wall head at the debate. And the internet goes fly-crazy!
When in Michael's on Friday with my BFF I bought some fall flowers (40% off) for my table centrepiece. John cut the stems on Saturday.
Monday I headed out on the 9:10 bus for a haircut. I wandered underground as I was early.
John headed to golf and I came home on the 11:30 bus.
Thank goodness he took some photos otherwise there would be none this week!
I poked around doing this and that. I framed a couple of photos of us. We had hung some a few weeks ago.
Tuesday John did another Costco run as they did not have toilet paper or paper towels last week. An employee was handing out one package per customer. He also got us a turkey.
Wednesday John golfed with his usual buddies and I met a friend in the building for a short chat.
Thursday John bottled our wine.
Friday I had plans to go out but decided to not tempt fate and we took the car to get vegetables for the long weekend. John cancelled his golf.
I did the paperwork for our floor replacement coming up in November. In light of that John took some stuff down to the locker and brought up some boxes for packing things.