Bananas growing in the central conservatory at Allan Gardens.
Leda and the Swan, a sculpture based on a Greek myth, at one of the ponds.
After Allan Gardens, we drove along the lake, taking in Tommy Thompson Park, a man-made peninsula that was created when rocks and soil were removed from the building sites of downtown skyscrapers and dumped into the lake. This sounds like a dumb thing to do, but the dumped debris soon became the new home for wildflower and tree seeds dropped by birds. the wind and human visitors. These have grown into a unique parkland surrounded by Lake Ontario and inhabited by local and migratory birds, several species of frogs, toads and other reptiles and squirrels and other small mammals.
Dinner was at a Japanese restaurant. I learned about some new delicacies that I had never tasted before, as well as satisfying my craving for sushi - for a little while at least. Afterwards we drove them back to their hotel. They are flying back to Tokyo today. With mixed emotions we bade them farewell, with promises for them to return to Toronto and for us to go to Japan. Now, wouldn't that be nice!