Saturday, August 9, 2014
THE 'MADDY' AWAITS MY NEXT VISITOR
Students are preparing to start their new school year at the University of Toronto. This occurred to me yesterday as I strolled about the intersection of Bloor Street and Spadina Ave/Rd.
A question I've been asked more than a few times: "Excuse me, could you tell me where the 'Madison' is?"
I sure can: "It's on the west side of Madison Avenue, number fourteen, just north of Bloor. You can't miss it." (If I'm really close, like standing at the corner of Bloor and Spadina, I'll just point them in the right direction.)
This reminds me that I have not been at "The Maddy" since this time last year. It was hot on the upper deck. The beer was cold; the food, fine -- especially since an old friend of mine, who was visiting from out of town, paid for the whole shebang.
"The Madison Avenue Pub", the joint's correct and full name, is an interesting place, and one worth hitting if you are visiting Toronto and are into British-style pubs. You may end up asking me, or one of my 'Annex' mates, for accurate directions. We are experienced in the matter....