On 25/07 we went to Toronto to visit our newest friends Renato, Fernanda, Lucas and Felipe (also gauchos, but from the capital. Hehe…), who welcomed us into their home along with the oldest friends Gadi, Suzi and Ana. We stayed the 9 in their apartment, but despite the amount of people on the same roof, we were very well accommodated. 🙂
We arrived on Friday night and were greeted with a super barbecue, including with the right cassava flour… Hehehe… They have been in Toronto for a little over 5 months and are living in North York, which is a city in the metropolitan area with approximately 650,000 inhabitants. The region is extremely beautiful and is certainly a great area to live in greater Toronto.
Renato and his first-rate barbecue…
Who would take a sausage with cassava flour?
And the laughing loose…
Boys at the after-barbecue…
On Saturday we went for a walk in the morning, getting to know Casa Loma and the Royal Ontario Museum…
, which is now one of Toronto’s great tourist attractions, was built for Sir Henry Pellatt from 1911. With its 98 bedrooms, the house was the largest private residence in North America when completed in 1914, after approximately $3.5 million dollars.
The House has also been a location for several North American films, including The Love Guru, X-Men, Chicago, The Tuxedo (The $2 Billion Suit), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (still unpublished) and The Pacifier.”
We also passed the Royal Ontario Museum which is the 5th largest museum in North America (and the largest in Canada), containing more than 5 million items. It was built in 1912 and underwent several expansions, the third of which was the most striking. The architect Daniel Libeskind was responsible for the deconstructivist design of the volume in glass and aluminum that protrudes to the exterior of the museum building almost centena
ry. In the afternoon, we set off for the main event, which was one of the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup tennis (one of the 9 Master Series tournaments, which, after the Grand-Slams, are the most important events). The Guga reached the final of this tournament in 1997, when the edition was played in Montreal (in the even years the men’s event is in Toronto and the women’s event is in Montreal and in the odd happens the other way around), the same year he won Roland Garros for the first time , but lost to American Chris Woodruff 2 sets to 1, with partials of 7–5, 4–6, 6–3. The idea was to watch Federer’s game, but he lost in his first match, and we ended up seeing the match between Gilles Simon (French and current number 14 in the rankings) and Nicolas Kiefer (German and current number 21 in the rankings). The game was hotly contested, ending Kiefer’s 2-1 win.
Coming to the tournament…
Diego and Ga
Central panel with the schedule of the games
Tennis lover crowd
Look what we found. The Legitimate Havaianas… imported item precinho…. $24.99
Diego, Renato and Gadi
Game stopped because of the rain…
People drying the court…
Players returning to the game
Block #2Training courts
In the next post, our visit to Niagara Falls and its beauties.
Adri and Diego