Ah reading week. A time to kick back, relax, and hopefully go on a tropical vacation. Unfortunately the view out my window isn’t currently a beautiful warm paradise but what appears to be a frozen wasteland (I kid, I kid. Toronto I still like you, just not this -40 stuff).
So, in an attempt to make the most out of the magical free time that comes with reading week I decided to head over to Allan Gardens and pretend I was living it up Island-style.Allan Gardens is over on Carlton Street between Jarvis and Sherbourne, so it’s not a very long walk from campus (although perhaps it’s not the best thing to do in -35 degree weather). Once you’re there it’s so warm and lush and green that the freezing cold walk was worth it. I definitely prefer being inside with all the plants than outside with all the snow. Fruit! Giant palm fronds! Greenery! This place is the perfect remedy for February blues; it reminds you of all the good that is going to come with spring and summer.S There’s just something about seeing so many flowers in the middle of February that makes everything great. Yeah, this is definitely a tropical paradise. Toronto I love your little hidden gems.
What is everyone up to for reading week? What are your favourite staycation spots around Toronto? Let me know in the comments below or on twitter @Amie_UofT