TGIF #32 – The Toronto Edition

So, Canada is a little different, eh? For instance, the Center St Deli is spelled Centre Street Deli. I would never have found it in the phone book. And of course, there are “What is your favourite colour?” sorts of things going on.

Here are a few signs that totally cracked me up, which Toronto natives didn’t quite get. I also heard rumo(u)rs of a bath fixture store called “Canaroma” (after their Canadian/Rome heritage.)

From a washroom (restroom) in a public park. There is a foot in the wash basin (sink). Evident meaning- do not wash your feet in the sink!

No feet in sink!

No feet in sink!

A bookstore in Senor’s n’hood. He didn’t understand why I was laughing hysterically. Only in Canada… In the US it would be the super-extra-fantastic ultimate bookstore. In Canada, it’s “pleasant.” And that works for them.

Pleasant bookstore

Pleasant bookstore

I don’t know about these crazy Canadians. Do they really sleep on bricks?

Brick mattress store

Brick mattress store

No dents in your car? Just park right here…

Collisions while you wait...

Collisions while you wait...

And here is some of what I was eating on my trip. O, Canada!

2 Responses to “TGIF #32 – The Toronto Edition”

  1. Brad says:

    Sara, surely you have watched the “Red Green Show.” Canadian humor is delightful, and often self-deprecating. Canadians, like some Brits, do not always require that humor hit you with a sledgehammer or titilate with smut. ‘Course, there’s always dict tape. Gotta say, the Pleasant Bookstore is the best!

  2. Sara says:

    Yes, I love Red Green! And I was informed that the “Pleasant bookstore” used to be on Mt Pleasant Ave, & when they moved, they took off the “Mt.” Still…