March 1, 2010 § 2 Comments
I took the two hour venture into Toronto on Saturday to meet with my lovely lady friend Julia for lunch. It’s always a good time when you mix the two of us with food and coffee, especially coffee, since I don’t drink it often and when I do, I get pretty enthusiastic! After stuffing our faces with Sadie’s Diner’s breakfast burritos, the two of us headed west on Queen to check out the aforementioned Coriander Girl flower shop, which was so cute and smelled amazing! I wish I could have bought one of her pigeon toe ceramics, but I just don’t see myself trying to jam that into my already overflowing suitcase when I head back home to Brooklyn.
After checking out a few more stores, Julia and I parted ways and I walked from Ossington back east on Queen Street. I ran into a few people on the street as it had turned into a nice day, but what I enjoy most is walking around Toronto alone. I love to walk and take it all in, the old buildings and people and happy dogs wearing doggie clothes on the street. Not to mention that there have been so many adorable shops popping up lately! Queen Street between Niagara and into Parkdale is really starting to remind me of Brooklyn. The area around Trinity Bellwoods is great. The fairly new bookstore Type is wonderful and actually had some of McSweeney’s Panorama in stock, so I picked one up and was instantly excited to head home and read it!
I know I’m trying to move on and live in New York permanently, but I will always have a special place in my heart for good ol’ Toronto <3
[photos above taken by me on Sat. Feb. 27 – Trinity Bellwoods, flowers outside a corner store, and the view from Chapters at John & Richmond]