Thursday, January 24, 2008

Next time I'm in Toronto

...I'm definitely going to Colborne Lane. The chef and restaurant were featured tonight on The Nature of Things in an episode called The Science of the Senses: Smell & Taste. The food looked amazing.

In local news, to celebrate 80 years of mining success, HudBay Minerals Inc. made a $1-million contribution to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Cool. This is the first I've heard of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. I like the vision statement. The description of the location, however, causes me to pause just a bit: "The Museum is envisioned to be built at the very crossroads of Canada, in Winnipeg, Manitoba." The very crossroads? I hadn't thought of Winnipeg like that before. Regardless, the Forks is a perfect place for a museum.


Zachariah Wells said...

Wow, a human rights museum! Is that where they put human rights that no longer exist in the outside world? Or is it just where they put the human rights infringed by big mining companies?

Brenda Schmidt said...

Hm. I didn't see that comment coming.

I look forward to seeing what they put in the museum. Even having a museum on our map with that name will remind people of human rights issues.

Anita Daher said...

I'm sure they meant the very cross roads, perhaps referring to Winnipeg drivers.

Ouch (in anticipation of having things thrown at me).

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ha! I must say I've been lucky. I've been a passenger in vehicles driven by Winnipeg drivers and they've all been remarkably tolerant of my unfortunate tendency to chatter. I can't help it. I was born a backseat driver.