Much of the present melancholy may be due to a FB group I'm a member of getting together to reminisce about Markham St, reminding me of certain restaurants that passed away in the 90s and others I frequented weekly right to the end of 2016 when everything closed down. Ohh, Trattoria Giancarlo, the Butler's Pantry, the Beguiling, David Mirvish Bookstore, the Victory, Suspect Video, and Ed's itself. All gone for good. (Especially the Pantry. Crab cakes, boeuf bourgignon, scones and weekend brunch. It was never outstandingly good but always solid.)
Once again it monsooned on my acupuncture day (three Mondays out of four) but at least it tapered off by the time I left. Also the stationery store below is open again and I was able to stock up on pens. But alas! Midoco is where I often bought my regular Christmas present calendar for next door, and now next door isn't there anymore to buy for sniffle sniffle snerf.