hard for three days Fatmir of Acton Roofing and Renovation finally comes
down off our roof. He did a fantastic job removing our old shingles and
putting up new shingles and siding our dormers. He did a great job and
was very friendly and his price was lower than his competitors. You can
contact Fatimir at 416-804-9218.
Doors Open Toronto
We took advantage
of Toronto's Door Open and went to the CNE grounds and the Horse Palace
to watch the Toronto Mounted Police Unit competition which was fun. Then
we visited the Toronto Animal Services unit based out of the Horse Palace
and looked and petted some cute cats and kittens. They must have been excited
to see all the people and by the time we dropped by most were very tired
A Taste of Acton
The Taste of Acton
was a washout today due to rain which kept the crowds away. We have had
a wet week and the forecast came true, rain, rain, rain. Still you could
get inexpensive and fantastic food from the restaurants participating in
the passport event. For $15 ($12 in advance) you got five coupons that
you could redeem at various downtown eateries. You couldn't eat all the
food you could get for that $15 so it was an excellent deal. My daughter,
her friend and I ate at Andy's Family Restaurant and the Lilly Thai Restaurant.
The BIA arranged
for two stilt walkers to entertain the visitors. Here are some children
running through the stilts as newspaper photographers take their picture.
Movies in the
The rain continued
into the night and the planned Movies in the Park manages to squeeze into
the bandshell and run the planned movie Twilight. Usually Party
Cinemas has three screens showing the movie, however the rain kept
most of the crowds away again so they ran with just the one screen. The
event was sponsored by local businesses including Acton Optical and Acton
Sobeys while those attending were asked for donations of a non-perishable
food item for the food bank.
You can also check
out my Toronto blog - Toronto Grand
Prix Tourist, which I use for all things Toronto and racing - including
the upcoming Honda Indy Toronto. The above pianist was at the Cirque Du
Soleil performance at Harbourfront Centre during the 2009 Luminato Festival.
Other recent events include Woofstock and NASCAR at Mosport.
has remained cool and moist - it is supposed to rain for the next few days,
so it was nice to get out and bike around Acton today. Fairy Lake was peacefull
and is starting to fill up with weeds.
The sunsets over
the escarpment and Highway 401 in Milton looking north towards Acton.
Frog Pond as Fall
The little pond
that could is slowly filling up with algae. The floating platform on barrels,
which has been around for a long time, is now sporting a sign reading "Frogs
Pond 4 Life". Local people sure like their Frog Pond.