Past West Toronto Collegiate I entered the neighbourhood of Parkdale. I realized that I was in a new riding when I saw the 2006 election signs, not of my riding's Mario Silva and Gord Perks, but rather of Parkdale-High Park's Liberal incumbent Sarmite Bulte and NDP candidate Peggy Nash.
I boarded a southbound bus at College, and took it south to Queen Street West. I haven't been in Parkdale for a while, and I undertook a leisurely walk east interrupted by my collision with the Parkdale branch of the Toronto public library system. It was open, late, and I indulged myself by borrowing some books from the branch's sizable Caribbean and Black History section.
I need to get out and about more. Too often I enter into ruts; too frequently I escape them.