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Mill St. Brewery, Oyster House and FREE Music

The day got away from us, the plan was to head into Toronto for lunch but we were stuck at the computer editing videos. It’s 5 o’clock and time to get the heck outta here. Following the recommendations from one of our followers we’re heading to Mill Street in the distillery district of Toronto. We decided to take the Smart car into town as a transit pass cost $10 per person. Found a parking spot for $1.50/half hour right outside the distillery building, score. 2 hours paid now let’s go play!

First stop the local brewery for a sampling of their organic brewing handy work. YUM. Sitting at the bar is the best, you never know who you’ll meet. We sat next to a local who recently moved from London, and he was loaded with info. He advised us to head to Dundas Square for a free concert at 8, very cool. Next stop is an Oyster bar (Pure Spirits).

Oysters are a curiosity for us, we know people love them, but we just can’t get into them ourselves. We sit at the bar to get the first hand view of all the oysters being prepared. Still not willing to splurge on these expensive exotic (odd) tasting treats we order up home-made pasta with local lobster and some local mussels with Thai flavors. Both dishes are killer and surprisingly affordable. Our food coma is cut short by the meter running out so, off to the heart of downtown we go.

We scored some free parking on the street (free after 9pm) just 3 blocks from Dundas Square. We found great music, people watching overload, and tons of advertising (think mini times square). What’s weird is the square isn’t particularly large, and the vendor tents take up half of the space, so no way in hell is there a chance to actually see the band. Oh well, we savor some free ice cream samples and listen with our ears while walking about. Loads of fun, and with a host of free shows tomorrow we’re definitely coming back.  Oh yeah, we were just reminded that tomorrow is our Anniversary!  Thank you auto calendar reminder!

– Jason

Famous for my "how-not-to" videos, and typically the man behind the camera, sometimes I’m forced to be here in the “spotlight”. When you see my face you’re probably reading something more technical than adventurous, but either way I do my best to tell it like it is and infuse my opinions into the commentary…after all this is a blog and not MSN.

Comments (5)

  • mary van

    Back to 106 temps, boy I wish I was back up there with you guys!

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  • You guys don’t like oysters?

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  • Brent

    Just looking at your future travel plans and noticed that you are avoiding the central plains, like the Dakota’s. I know your time is tight, but these are beautiful areas. I also love your yard surfing. Other names could be turf surfing, driveway duding, park and party. Another great way of meeting people.

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  • Jim Basu

    Wonder why didn’t you folks tried to stay in canada and visit the maritimes such as coastal New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland or even parts of it. If you can, try to visit the maritimes….highly recomended

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