June 4, 2013

On the hunt

Sunday Antique Market, St. Lawrence Market
Over the past two weekends we took in screenings at Inside Out, Toronto's LGBT film festival, with some friends. We really love shorts so we got tickets for two excellent shorts programs; the first collection of 8 films was themed as "We Found Love" and the second collection of 6 films was curated under the banner of "Art Therapy".

We were all impressed with the lineups of both evenings. The films were poignant, thought-provoking, hilarious, tender, moving, and very memorable.

Hoping to find a wooden step stool for the kitchen we headed to the weekly Sunday Antique Market that takes place in the northern building of the St. Lawrence Market.  Alas, I did not find a stool although I did stumble across a copy of The Aylmer Road: An Illustrated History (1994) by Diane Aldred. Aylmer (Quebec) is my former home town, so it was lovely to come across a link to my family's history.

In terms of checking out restaurants and bars, I went for after-work drinks as part of a Queen's alumni social at the new Jazz Bistro last week.  We had the upper bar to ourselves and around 8pm a quartet started playing, giving the place a fantastic atmosphere and groove. On Sunday evening a few of us went for Indian at Aroma on King Street West. The food was very good and we all enjoyed our meals. From what I could gather Aroma tends to keep their recipes on the milder/sweeter side. None of us were complaining, mind you, but those seeking more "kick" might be happier somewhere else.

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