My God, I love this place.
Tucked away on east Danforth, it is the perfect place to go to get a coffee. Everything they make there coffee-wise is delicious. And they even have a take-out window.
I rediscovered it this morning taking a different route to work, and I’m glad I did. Here’s to Seb’s Cappucino, may it flourish for ten thousand years!
[Crappy photo, I know. I will try to get a better one later and upload it, but it's the place with the red banner.]
Parliament Street north of Gerrard is a freaky, amazing hodge-podge of the well-to-do and the poor. A mix of dollar stores and mildly upscale places, but take fifteen steps off in the right direction, and you are wandering past some seriously lovingly renovated Victorian houses.
When I get a theatre gig out there, I rejoice because it has three of my favourite places in town for what they do.
Sukho Thai for delicious, authentic Thai food. Jet Fuel for the essential indy coffee shop. The House on Parliament for a mix of good food, good beer selection, and an always eclectic set of interpersonal experiences.
I rarely make the trifecta on a single day, but I always try and hit one before or after rehearsals. I have to say, if I got some serious money overnight, I would start pricing homes here.
South of Bloor, and to Dundas, Yonge Street becomes a complex mix. High end stores are neighbours to dollar stores. Fresh-faced university students mix with the terminal poor on the sidewalks. It’s always busy.
It’s a bazaar for Toronto, and I love it. I couldn’t hang out there all the time, but when I do go around there, I get an odd kind of energy. The hustle and bustle kickstarts some lower portion of my brain, and the lizard mind gets fed.
I especially love it in winter, when the holiday lighting goes up. Yonge Street. Cleaned up, but not totally respectable. I admire that.
Well, here it is. I went to go see this last night, and I’m glad I did.
Ordinarily hate musicals, but not this one!
Well, I’ve started this blog on this here site to document my trials and tribulations as a stagewhore in the city of Toronto. Stay tuned!