Well, so far I've been in Toronto for one full week, and man what an experience it's been so far! When I first arrived at the Glendon campus, I thought that I would never leave except for the few excursions I signed up for. Oh, how wrong I was. I ended up spending a good portion of my Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the heart of down town Toronto, shopping at the Eaton's Centre (a huge mall), taking pictures of buildings, and going out for drinks to socialize with my new classmates.
And the French! At the heart of the program is to learn how to read and write French, and to be honest, that's been quite a ride of it's own. On the first day of the program I felt so lost and alone because I literally couldn't speak any French and could not understand the words others said to me. But now after just one week I feel as though all those years of mandatory French class have come back, and that perhaps I now know more French then I ever have before.
Before I show you the food I've been eating (because I just know that's what you want to see), here are some of the photos I took while sight-seeing. : )
And before I tell you about the meal plan at the university and what I have been eating, I have some really cool news. When I went to the airport to fly to Toronto, I discovered that Winnipeg's new airport has a Stella's Café and Bakery inside of it! Awesome. : )
All in all it's been pretty good, although, perhaps you may have noticed the lack of sweet things in these photos. Oh gosh, I'm really missing my cookies and brownies! Anyways, I'll keep you guys updated as often as I can, but for now it really feels as though the program has been designed to give the students as little "do-nothing" time as possible. : )