Hot Seats in Toronto

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Despite the cold weather, we have definitely begun to get cozy in our relationship with Toronto.

First, with the new year and Edwin’s constant online hunts for a good bargain, we became a member of “House Seats.”  Not to sound like an advertisement, but this idea is genius!  For a flat fee, (which we got discounted due to a lucky find on Groupon), we have access to countless shows for free.  Each member can receive two FREE tickets for any show that comes available through the network.

They usually center around theatre, music, and other live performances.  In only two weeks, I have already seen a murder mystery, an amazing show at Tarragon Theatre, and a live comedy Improv show.  Sitting near these stages has brought my excitement back to the foreground.  It has made my upcoming theatre volunteer nights much more exciting.

It’s all thanks to a wonderful boyfriend (don’t tell him I said that) who has not allowed the winter temperatures keep us from exploring the city’s cultural pleasures.  It keeps date nights new and interesting and dinner conversation about more than hours at work and countdowns to summer sunsets.

Second, along with a great partner, one needs great friends.  I am lucky to have both.  I am thankful for friends who are up for exploring–new cafes, new restaurants,  new dance floors, and even skating rinks.  Weekends are turning out to be one adventure after another.

And with this season of Winterlicious (Toronto restaurants’ amazing winter meal deals) upon us, I have a feeling the cold won’t be making me blue this year.

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Hot Seats in Toronto

DSC_4832_toned_full_quality

Despite the cold weather, we have definitely begun to get cozy in our relationship with Toronto.

First, with the new year and Edwin’s constant online hunts for a good bargain, we became a member of “House Seats.”  Not to sound like an advertisement, but this idea is genius!  For a flat fee, (which we got discounted due to a lucky find on Groupon), we have access to countless shows for free.  Each member can receive two FREE tickets for any show that comes available through the network.

They usually center around theatre, music, and other live performances.  In only two weeks, I have already seen a murder mystery, an amazing show at Tarragon Theatre, and a live comedy Improv show.  Sitting near these stages has brought my excitement back to the foreground.  It has made my upcoming theatre volunteer nights much more exciting.

It’s all thanks to a wonderful boyfriend (don’t tell him I said that) who has not allowed the winter temperatures keep us from exploring the city’s cultural pleasures.  It keeps date nights new and interesting and dinner conversation about more than hours at work and countdowns to summer sunsets.

Second, along with a great partner, one needs great friends.  I am lucky to have both.  I am thankful for friends who are up for exploring–new cafes, new restaurants,  new dance floors, and even skating rinks.  Weekends are turning out to be one adventure after another.

And with this season of Winterlicious (Toronto restaurants’ amazing winter meal deals) upon us, I have a feeling the cold won’t be making me blue this year.

Creative Commons License photo credit: minasodaboy

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Kristin’s Backpack won 1st Prize for TESL Ontario’s 2011 ESL Week Blog Contest.
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Welcome to Kristin’s Backpack! I jumped on the blogging bandwagon in 2010 to share my Canadian-theatrical-backpacking perspective on my world adventures. With my return to Canada, I will continue to dig into my pockets and reflect on life as it has come to involve Teaching, Travel, and Theatre. Time to unzip the pockets!
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Looking for some interesting reading material? Check out my Reading Picks and Bookworm post for some ideas! 

               
This is what summer is all about- finished a book yesterday and am on to the next today.  I just opened The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, which has been on my shelf for ages.  I have been extremely interested in reading accounts that stem from true stories in a dark history that is often swept to the side.  
At the same time, I have been listening to The Maze Runner series as an audio book and have been extremely captivated by the young characters’ circumstances and their view on the world.  
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