I am surprised to like Toronto more than I had expected. I am a bit of a West Coast snob (there is no better place in the world to live), but Toronto is nicer than I had remembered (yes, my memories are over twenty years old), and nicer than I had expected.
After seeing my mother off at the airport (which was surprisingly calm given the current situation [or should I say, the "latest" situation]), my good friend Monica and I went for a bite to eat and then to the beach. In Vancouver if you say "the beach" you still need to qualify WHICH beach, but here, apparently, there is only one. So we went to the beach (or is it The Beach?). For a boy from the Vancouver, it is odd looking at a body of water which doesn't have mountains on the other side. (You mean it just keeps going?) The sun was out and there was a breeze and the humidity (currently) isn't an issue, so it was a very nice day.