Lifestyle & Parenting

summer days, drifting away

August 17, 2012

When the September issue lands on our doorstep we know our summer days
are numbered. Herewith, a few must-dos before the cool winds blow:

No lakeside bolthole? No worries. Wards
thins out mid-week so you wont fight for a spot to pitch your
sunbrella. This quaint Blue Flag beach faces away from the city, squint
and its (almost) like being by the sea. After your dip, walk two minutes
to the blissful Rectory
for a glass of Reif Rosé.

After staring at skyscrapers all season, its nice to renew ones love of
the lillypad. The
Quarry Garden at Evergreen Brick Works
is teaming with flora and
fauna (we once spotted a beaver sunning itself by the pond). Thankfully,
civilization is mere steps away. On Tuesdays, Libretto fires up a
wood-burning oven in the Chimney Court for $3 family
pizza night
, 6-9 p.m. until August 28.

Someone elses holiday snaps can be a bore, unless your pal is Guy
Laliberté. The Cirque du Soleil founders striking
of earthly treasures like James Bay, the Caspian Sea and
Sahara Desert were taken during his 2009 spaceflight. GAIA, until
September 3 at the Thompson Landry Gallery, 32 Distillery Lane, Toronto,

Break out the beach blanket and enjoy a sunset screening on Sugar Beach.
The Sail-In Cinema
projects nautical classics like The Poseidon Adventure on a
massive floating barge. Better still, rent
yourself a catamaran
and watch from the deck. August 16-18, Sugar
Beach, 25 Dockside Dr., Toronto.

Marianne Wisenthal


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