Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hogtown City Limits XIII

To Toronto City Centre Airport (CYTZ) on the yellow Brompton bicycle. Stop in to see Sam at Druxy's, the coffee shop in the old control tower. The building is covered in mould, both the exterior and interior are badly in need of repair and refurbishment. I’m told that the roof is leaking. This is no way to treat a National Historic Site – neglected would sum it up. I've written to Lloyd Alter, President of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, to see what can be done.
Meanwhile the boroughmongers are playing trains. We continue on to the Roundhouse, near the Rogers Centre, where the city is constructing a fake railway exhibition. Some interesting old railway engines are left outside to deteriorate when they should be kept under cover - the original purpose of the Roundhouse. A toy train will provide rides while the site has been severed from the national railway network, thereby ensuring that no real trains will ever arrive.
Saturday evening to Nando's Restaurant in Leaside for spicy chicken. See Toronto Ethnic Eats.

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