47 Glencairn Ave
Toronto 12 Ont.
Wednesday [17 Nov. 1954]
Apologies for not immediately answering your letter but I have been in New York visiting my daughter who is in hospital for a complete spinal fusion, the result of polio some years ago. She will have to remain in a cast for more than a year, poor little girl. Vi is with her now and I shall go down again soon. Our visits will alternate. My eyes are still bothering me as you may infer from this script.
Glad you are coming to Toronto. I think it is a good venture. If I hear of an apartment I'll let you know, but since my retirement I have been living in a little flat on the outskirts of the city. Either Father Shook or Marshall McLuhan might be successful in locating something near St Michael's. I looked up the Globe & Mail but prices are not stated. Unfortunately the costs are high anywhere. We are paying $135 a month on a two-year contract. We may leave when the time is up.
The dog accommodation may pose a problem. Our contract prohibits one but there may be one available.
It will be good to see the both of you.
go down again soon
outskirts of the city