The Shoestring Catch

Toronto 6/6
June 10, 2009, 4:53 pm
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Liam and CN Tower

Liam and CN Tower

We got to Toronto around 10:00AM and walked around the city for awhile before our 1:00PM Royals vs. Blue Jays game.  Toronto has a very large Chinatown and we got turned around once or twice while exploring.  Apparently the CN Tower was the tallest free-standing building in the world until 2007.  I’ve got to tell you though– it doesn’t look that tall in person.  We thought about taking a tour, but at $20.00, tickets were way out of our price range.  As unimpressed as I was with CN Tower, I thought the Rogers Centre was amazing.  As the first stadium with a fully-retractable roof, it is architecturally significant, and a nice place to watch a game.  This Astros fan thanks you for paving the way Canada.  When the roof is open, as it was for our game, you also have a good view of downtown, and especially of CN Tower.

The game was nothing special.  It’s hard for a National League boy to get too worked up over Royals vs. Blue Jays, but I am very glad we made it up to Canada.  We were supposed to couchsurf with a guy in Toronto, but he sent me an email saying he couldn’t host us because his two Swedish female couchsurfers were staying an extra week.  I can’t say that I blame him for kicking us to the curb, but it did put us in a bit of a bind.  With no place to stay in Canada, we just started driving towards Detroit, hoping something would materialize.

Rogers Centre

Rogers Centre


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