We’d been in the hostel for a few weeks searching for vans and trying to figure out where we would go next and were starting to feel pretty disheartened. We had definitely realised Toronto wasn’t the city for us, perhaps it was the circumstances but we were ready to leave. However, we didn’t have a van yet so we went for the next best thing – visiting Toronto Island.
We arrived on the island and it was like we were nowhere near the city! It was a lovely but incredibly hot day, the sandy beaches were busy and there were a lot of boats out on the lake. At the quieter end of the island there are a number of small houses on the island that are full of character and charm. After wandering around the houses for a bit and being amazed at how far the lake stretched (it really does look like the sea!) we headed for the maze! Naturally we had to race one another to get the centre (0 – 1 to Vikki). Afterwards we finally headed to the farm! Dan didn’t get bitten by any farm animals (for once!) but Vikki got bullied by a peacock.
Visiting the island was a much needed break from the city and from then on was our top recommendation when people asked us what to do in Toronto!
Other highlights of the day were seeing a teeny tiny train, finding a nudist beach, and Vikki made friends with a cat (these we all separate events).