The Distillery District reminds Mr. H of the Champs Elysee and the kids were encouraged to picture themselves in the elite shops of Paris instead of Toronto. Elite they were! Laurenne and her friends saw a landscape painting that was approximately 2 metres by 2 metres. The cost? A cool 8 million dollars! I hope they didn’t leave any fingerprints…

I went into a great shop called Cube Works. In there, 90% of the art was made with Rubik’s Cubes. I’m sure most of the fun in creating the art is playing with each cube to get the colours you want in the position you need. It was also here that I saw the wood portrait of Beethoven and the dice portrait of Marilyn Monroe. Amazing!

The Distillery District is filled with sculptures (we didn’t have a chance see them all) and the funky chairs were on a restaurant patio. It would seem odd to sit inside someone’s head. I wonder if you had on a blue top if it would look like the chair had blue eyes…

This is a place we will definitely visit again as a family. Apparently there is a chocolate shop to make you swoon and there are some eclectic art and kitsch shops that will need way more time to explore than we had.

It was one of the best field trips that Laurenne has been on and while using as much French vocabulary as possible, the students learned more about the city they call home. You Rock Mr. H!

We are now praying hard that Mr. H will still be teaching grade 6 French when Andrew gets to middle school. Hope he wasn’t hoping to retire next year…

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