Father’s Day: Toronto Style

Today was my husband’s first Father’s Day in Toronto.

Given that Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, this city speaks to us.


So we mixed and matched what Toronto has to offer, to bring Chris a Father’s Day that he and his tummy will never forget.

1. Since 5/6 of our family is breakfast obsessed, Father’s Day has to begin at this little Greek diner downtown complete with Greek potatoes and the friendliest staff.

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2. Then, to walk off the food coma, we wandered until we found free ice cream from Prince Edward Island (our former home). Ice cream is a food group in our family!

3. Bookstores (well.. the travel section) often call our names and before we knew it, we were the proud owners of these. Cambodia, Turkey and Arabic lessons were on this year’s Father’s Day menu.

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4. Then, tired and needing sugar, we found churros from Mexico.

5. The 1/6 of our family who is not breakfast obsessed required some falafel from Israel and Chris, being the sweet husband and dad that he is, participated as well.

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6. Tired from our previous night at the drive-in, where we “travelled” to Costa Rica to laugh at the corny movie Jurassic World, we headed home.

7. Nothing speaks Canada more than mowing the lawn (well… shoveling snow maybe). So happy dad taught willing girls how to mow the lawn with his new super duper old-fashioned quiet lawnmower.

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A perfect Father’s Day for the perfect father.Β Happy Father’s Day to all of you as well!


  1. I am so hungry right now. So hungry. And I think I’ve caught up on your posts! πŸ˜‰

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  2. backpackerlee · June 24, 2015

    I am impressed with the language learning dedication! And those churros looks tasty! πŸ™‚

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    • lovetotrav · June 24, 2015

      They say Toronto is the most multicultural city in the world. The churros were yummy but still not quite the same as off a cart in Mexico.

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  3. snowsomewhere · June 23, 2015

    Of course ice cream is a food group! πŸ˜‰

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  4. g · June 23, 2015

    What a delightful day! Where I am from, “Greek diner,” is redundant. Nearly all diners are owned and run by Greeks here.

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    • lovetotrav · June 23, 2015

      Then my husband would be very happy. He must have Mediterranean roots or Middle Eastern as that is his type of food.


  5. unfinishedtravel · June 22, 2015

    Churros make any day perfect!

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  6. La Sabrosona · June 22, 2015

    Yay!!! You found Pancho’s churros. Same owners as the one in Kensington Market. Lovely pics πŸ™‚

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    • lovetotrav · June 22, 2015

      Ah great! I finally accomplished something on my to do list! They were highly approved and eaten pretty quickly.

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  7. WhenInTurkey · June 22, 2015

    Haha that lawn mower! And yaaay Turkey book! I actually have that one somewhere around here….

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    • lovetotrav · June 22, 2015

      No way I am living in Cairo and not getting to Turkey. It has been on my list forever.

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      • WhenInTurkey · June 22, 2015

        Yay! But be warned- going to Turkey is like eating potato chips. You can’t go just once!

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  8. Sarah Ferguson · June 22, 2015

    Sounds like a great day. At least until the lawn mowing.

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    • lovetotrav · June 22, 2015

      For kids the first time with a new mower (and probably only the first time) it is fun… after that, a chore!

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      • Sarah Ferguson · June 22, 2015

        As someone who had that chore her entire life (and well into her adulthood), I know it well!

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  9. joannesisco · June 22, 2015

    Family and food … a great combination πŸ™‚

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  10. Cindy · June 22, 2015

    What a great day- loved the pics! You guys once lived on Prince Edward Island..of Anne of Green Gables fame? I have heard it is stunningly beautiful there– another place I can put on my list to (gulp) one day fly off to visit. 😧

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    • lovetotrav · June 22, 2015

      Yes, it is stunningly beautiful. Lived there for 14 years and moved away just last summer. Definitely deserves to be on a list especially if you love beaches, camping, ceilidhs (Irish music), small towns and driving through rural scenery. Not a place to shop or for big city life.


  11. Anabel Marsh · June 22, 2015

    A day mostly filled with food? Can’t go wrong in my opinion!

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  12. meditorlibre · June 22, 2015

    That sounds like a truly lovely day πŸ™‚

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  13. Jennifer Amerkhanov · June 22, 2015

    Mmmmm churros!!! Looks like you had a great day!

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  14. Mon · June 22, 2015

    What a happy day you guys had! πŸ™‚ I was jealous throughout the post, so it was definitely great XD
    Warm Regards….:)

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