It’s a sure sign of spring whenever robins appear around the hostel’s patio.
And it’s a sure sign of autumn when Robyn leaves the hostel for Montreal and school.
Over the years, we’ve had several staff members who come-and-go. Sharon, for instance, worked here for about seven years while she studied Homeopathic Medicine.
Myriam (a.k.a. “Muffin”) worked here after graduation from university and worked here while obtaining her Master’s degree (Social Work) and still, works here mostly on weekends to supplement her income as a Community Worker.
Robyn also worked while studying English Literature at the University of Toronto. But Robyn decided to switch schools and attend Concordia University in her home town of Montreal. (That move is a bit like dropping out of Harvard for Kentucky State University.)
So we had a going away dinner for her at the local Corned Beef House (an eatery one block east of the hostel). The CBH, co-incidentally serves Toronto’s best “Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwiches” and first class “Poutine”.