Rode my bike down to the lake and realized – of course, that’s why the day is so silent and sublime – the Gardiner Expressway was closed for repair. Thousands of cars drowning us in fumes and cutting us off from the lake, not there. Just quiet and sunshine. Still, this city has tragically, absurdly little access to the vast body of water at its south end. Here’s Sugar Beach, an artificial beach at the foot of Sherbourne Street, one of the few places we see actual water.
Then I rode on to Corktown Common, a new beautiful park full of kids playing, parents watching, people sitting and walking. Sometimes the city gets things 100% right. Not for the last few years, though.