Last week we travelled several hundred kilometres to take one of our dogs for a dental surgery in Oakville, a suburban town in southwestern Greater Toronto. The sun was scorching hot and the humidex was high, but waiting in air-conditioned places was not an option as our second dog was with us. Our solution: a shaded leashless dog park followed by a parking spot under a generous maple tree near Lake Ontario.
We saw children shrieking with delight on a modern splash pad with multiple sprays that they swivelled and aimed or ran under. A beach and the silver expanse of the Great Lake shimmered below.
lakeshore to the east
concealed by a smog-white shroud