From Snakes on a Go Train to Salsa on the Street

What do snakes on a train, record flooding and a salsa street festival in a scorching heat have in common? Well, that’s what happened in Toronto last week. It was a period of extreme weather, starting with  thunderstorms and record-breaking floods, to very hot and humid temperatures. During the storm on Monday, a commuter Go Train got stuck on the tracks with passengers on board. As usual, videos and pictures were quickly uploaded to online media of the drama, including one video of snakes inside the trains.  I was not on the train, thankfully, and the snake kindly ignored all the passengers as it went on its ‘train-swim.’

Then on Saturday we woke up to 28C weather, clear blue skies and the annual Salsa on St Clair Street Festival in the west end of Toronto. I enjoyed the music, dancing and pomp in the sun, not forgetting the sweet corn and other tasty treats that come with a festival. We are constantly reminded what a great city we live in, a city of contrasts, always changing, always vibrant. I love Toronto!

Salsa on St Clair

Salsa on St Clair

Pancakes at Salsa on St Clair

Maria prepares beautiful pancakes at Salsa on St Clair

Summer in Toronto is always changing, full of surprises. I would rather spend my summer here anytime than go anywhere else in the world. What a beautiful summer in Toronto.

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