Monday, August 5th, Simcoe Day, a bike tour. What better day to visit the Forts of Toronto. Starting out at 10 a.m. by the Old Mill on the Humber, near the Indian village of Teiaiagon now Baby Point, then traveling by the Humber trail to the two French Forts at the mouth of the Humber. East on the Martin Goodman trail to Fort Rouille and the Stanley Barracks in the CNE grounds, then to Ft York for their Simcoe Day celebrations. Learn how to be a soldier in the 1800s, try English country dancing, enjoy guided tours, musical demonstrations, musket firing and historic cooking. Don't miss the 12:30 pm cannon! Then up Garrison Creek to Bloor St. Lunch as we choose with each person paying their own way. Entrance to Ft. York $5.00. Cost of Tour $5.00.
Sunday, Aug 11, Bicycle and In-Line Skate Tour to Niagara by Hyrofoil. Youll fly over the waves to Niagara via the Hydrofoil and then its off on your own In-Line skating or on a bicycle adventure in the Niagara Region. Ride or skate on the paved Niagara Recreation trail down river to Niagara-on-the-Lake or up river to Niagara Falls, or be a contrarian and ride your bike inland down country roads and discover the many wineries of the region. Cost of Tour $60.00
Thursday, August 15th, a bar tour at night of Toronto's watering holes. You'll visit the Entertainment Districts Horseshoe Tavern where the Stones show up now and again, the Bamboo, the Bovine Sex Club, Wayne Gretzekys, Montana, Easy and the Fifth, and The Indian. Then off to the Yorkville district and to the Lobby Bar in the Four Seasons, perhaps sitting next to a celebrity, the Roof Lounge at the Park Hyatt, a hidden treasure 18 storeys up where on a starry night you'll look out on Toronto, Remys and Sassafraz. Cost of Tour $10.00.
Saturday, August 31, a tour of Kensington and participation in the Ashkenazi Festival. Kensington in recent memory was mainly Jewish and evolved in the multicultural area it is now. Jews return to area to celebrate in a grass root parade and pageantry in Kensington. You'll learn the varied history of Kensington, and travel next door to China town and discover exotic fruits and vegetables and other flora fauna and animals that the Chinese people eat. Well break bread in the area. Cost of Tour $5.00.
For reservations call 416-761-6039 as soon as you can. I will phone you back and confirm. Reservations not made a week before the event are double the cost.