The guys at both Sweet Pete's Toronto Locations really helped us out, they all assisted us with pleasure and knew what they were talking about. We managed to pick up most of our missing spare parts with a nice discount; 4 spare spokes, tubes, brake and gear cables, a bottom bracket tool and four (free!) bottle cages. We picked up a back rack for my bike but it doesn't fit with the Vbrakes so I will try to arrange something different.
I am still hoping to find a one wheeled trailer before our departure but I have been holding out for a used BobYak, a wish that is seeming rather unlikely with our estimated departure about 1 week away. We noticed that BobYaks are considerably cheaper in the USA. I am thinking about finding some used rear panniers that I can load up for a few days until we are in NY State and purchasing the trailer there.
For now D and I are headed out to Coxwell Ravine in the Don Valley for a bit of picnic and single track. xo H