July 12th 6pm
July 12, 2003 My wife and I were eating our dinner this evening at a restaurant at the corner of Renown Road and Dundas Street West (northwest corner - just about 1 block east of Kipling Avenue)in former Etobicoke, now part of Toronto.
We were sitting at a table facing an east window. I was sitting in a south direction. The window was quite large and I was enjoying looking out the window in a southeast direction towards the lake.
Between 6 and 6:30 pm, I noticed in the distance, in this same southeast direction, over the lake a hot-air-balloon-type object or a blimp-shaped object. Sometimes, it even looked eye-shaped or oval-shaped. It didn't look a plane. It caught my attention because it seemed to stay stationary for a number of minutes.
I asked my wife what she thought and she agreed that it didn't look like an airplane. I was keeping an eye on it during our dinner conversation. I noticed that it moved slowly eastward and out of view due to a southeast building a couple of times, then back into view. Again it appeared to stay fairly stationary for a few more minutes. Eventually, it moved westward out of my view.
I sent an email to the Toronto Island Airport this evening to find out if maybe there had been a slow-moving object over the lake towards the Etobicoke area of Toronto around this time, but I haven't received a reply.
It was dark black to silver colour against the clouds on the horizon. It didn't appear to be a cloud because it was staying somewhat stationary. The wind was gusty at the time. I could see the upper tree branches moving around Dundas Street West along with the clouds (they appeared to be moving south). I'm not sure what it was, but it made the dinner conversation more interesting.
Our thanks to NUFORC