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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Weekend Edition

For some Torontonians, nothing says Canada Day long weekend like the long drive north to the cottage. For this city gal though, spending time in your own neighbourhood is just as awesome, particularly when you live around Danforth East.

This past weekend was a 'stay-cation' for the Pioneer clan, but there was no end of fun things for us to do.

During the Friday night heat wave, Daddy Pioneer and I walked over to Hirut restaurant (2050 Danforth) to watch Hirut Hoot, a comedy show organized by a comedian we blogged about here. Aside from the bellyful of laughs, we also had a bellyful of amazing Ethiopian food. We ordered the vegetarian appetizer plate and for $12, it was more than enough food to feed both of us (although it WAS our second dinner - our first dinner was at Jawny Bakers......stay tuned for more on that resto later in the week!). Domestic beers were $4, pricing akin to Daddy Pioneer's university days.

Although things were supposed to be closed on Monday, our most valuable possessions along the Danforth ie. our coffee shops and bakeries, were all open. Junior Pioneer's newest obsession is the raspberry lemonade from Red Rocket, which we picked up on our way to White Water Kingdom. Woops, sorry, I meant Monarch Park Pool which opened this weekend and is all kitted out with its new water slide.  There are not many neighbourhoods in urban Toronto that can count a water slide as one of its assets (approximately six). We are really lucky to be close to this gem. It definitely brought out the kid in Pioneer....you could probably hear our whoopin' and hollerin' on the way down all the way to Woodbine (more than one time!!). 





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