Sean and Dylan and I met up at Don Mills station and walked around Willowdale, where I'd never been. It consists mainly of large highrise apartment buildings, what appears to be a public housing complex, and suburbs built in the 1960s. The housing complex has a system of pedestrian paths lacing through it, which we wandered. The suburbs are aging gracefully: the prefab house designs of 40 years ago have developed an aura of chic nostalgia, the trees have grown to full size, the sidewalks have browned and cracked just a little. The homes looked well-maintained without being ostentatious, and some owners have modified their cookie-cutter "little boxes"
to show some personality; I liked the house whose entire front had been knocked out & replaced with ground-to-roof windows. There were playgrounds everywhere, and the streets were all twisty. We somehow managed to walk in a complete circle without realizing we were doing so, and were very surprised to see the Fairview Mall appear before us once more. Dylan found this hilarious.
On the way back we sat in the front of the subway, and I took pictures of the Sheppard tunnel, which is oddly well-lit compared to other tunnels in the system. I recommend sitting at the front, it's very exciting. The tunnel dips and swoops, the train swerves sharply at forks in the tracks. Turn your dull commute into a fairground ride!