Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Off to Toronto

I'm off to Toronto now for a few days to give a talk and have a series of meetings about PTSD with the Department of Surgery and the Department of Psychiatry at Toronto University and Toronto Hospital. Poor J has to stay in the UK and work. It will be interesting to be by myself in Canada for my birthday, but I expect it will be an adventure. It's going to snow tomorrow. Apparently. Am reading The Tenderness of Wolves to get in the mood.

If I get a chance I might pop in to an internet cafe and let you know how it is all going, but I'm looking forward to exploring the city in my spare time ( it's a pretty packed schedule though). If anyone has any interesting ideas about what to do in Toronto in winter, please shout!


Anonymous CuttersChoice said...

Rachel, An interesting idea would be try to find out particularly why, (other than wranglings over disclosure in court that would shed light on (security service) interventions?) the trial of alleged Crevice plotter Momin Khawaja is taking so long to come to court.

Another worthwhile/interesting task would be to ask the RCMP's top counter-terrorism officer, Assistant Commissioner Mike McDonell what he meant when, in 2007, he described:

one of the worst kept secrets ever, the link between Project CREVICE in the United Kingdom and the July 7 bombings~.

Now who was keeping secrets from whom?

Have a great trip!

January 30, 2008 5:22 pm  
Blogger Cookiemouse said...

Check out the maple syrup!

January 30, 2008 7:34 pm  
Blogger Random Reflections said...

I hope you have a good trip. When I was in Toronto a few years ago I really liked Casa Loma, which is a (fairly modern) castle. You go round it listening to an audio recording and it is one of my abiding memories of Toronto.

I went there on the subway and found it no problem.

You should probably go up the CN Tower though or else surely you haven't 'done' Toronto!

January 30, 2008 8:17 pm  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Also Rachel, check out The Distillery District, beautifully restored and The Music Garden.
Weather is cold today but no snow.
Good luck with the talk.
The new Opera House is gorgeous, too. BTW.

January 31, 2008 6:02 am  
Blogger Julie said...

Was in Toronto a few years ago in winter & found a tiny cinema on carlton street, off yonge street, near to the downtown courtyard marriott hotel. Sounds like an odd thing to do, but it's a unique experience, some of the screenings only have seats for about 12 people....

January 31, 2008 6:18 am  
Blogger Henry North London said...

Echo CN tower

The Triangular shapes at the University are good to go and see too

I went to Toronto in the Winter of 1994 well the late spring.

If you like I can ask my cousins to show you around they live there


January 31, 2008 9:41 am  
Blogger seth said...

hi rachel
sorry i havent posted in a while. been busy and i am now attending nite technical college so i have a very long my old pc died and i just purchased a new one.

i havent been to toronto in about 10 years.its a fun city though cold in winter-dont forget the winter coat. i remember going to CN tower and exploring the districts around yonge street( i think)bathhurst among sure that the net has a lot of info on toronto. the only thing that i didnt like about toronto is that its not a late-nite city like ny.

too bad you wont be able to take a side trip as toronto is so close to the US. oh well.take care and have a great time.

February 01, 2008 5:25 am  
Blogger dc007 said...

Happy birthday !!

Hope you're enjoying the trip

February 01, 2008 6:02 pm  
Blogger DAVE BONES said...

Its lovely. We only went from the airport into town about this time last year then out again after a meal and everyone was helping us on the tube advising us where to go for a couple of hours.

Its not London. People are friendly on the tube.

There aren't even any barriers. Its a totally different concept of city.

February 02, 2008 2:49 am  
Anonymous Chunters said...

Eds Warehouse.

Amazing Lobster.

February 02, 2008 5:25 pm  
Blogger zoe said...

Happy Birthday, sweetie! Hope you're having a lovely time xxx

February 02, 2008 5:53 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know whether you are still in Toronto. I attended Grand Rounds on Friday and am still thinking about you and your experiences. What a powerful morning it was.

Jamie Kennedy's Wine Bar, on Church Street below Front is wonderful.

With utter admiration

February 03, 2008 11:08 pm  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

Maple syprup candy, mmmmmm

To die for!

February 04, 2008 1:43 pm  
Blogger Clare said...

Hope you had a lovely time in Toronto and didn't get too snowed in.

February 13, 2008 11:08 pm  
Blogger jailhouselawyer said...

Just when we need you most. According to George W Bush, the victims of 7/7 will support his regime's use of torture on suspected terrorists. I suspect that you beg to differ, and I feel he should have solicited your views before claiming that you support the use of torture.

February 15, 2008 12:14 pm  

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