What's Your Story? Fetish Fair
What's Your Story? features the different characters that roam the streets of Toronto. Every Monday and Thursday, a new person shares their story, likes and dislikes about the city, a little secret and more.
What neighbourhood are you from? Right here - I live downtown.
What do you 'do'? Career counsellor
How long have you been in Toronto? Since 1990
What's your story?
I was born in Massachusetts and grew up in a very political family. Then, when I was 17, I went to McGill. When I crossed the border, I felt like I was home. Now, I've lived in three provinces - Quebec, Manitoba and now, Ontario. When I came to Toronto, I was a student, then a parent, then a coffee shop owner and then, I discovered my career as a career counselor. (I used to have a cult following from my coffee shop!) At the age of 40, I went back to school at George Brown College. It was hell but gave me the job I wanted.
I'm also a writer. Whenever I can steal time, I work on my novel which is set in Toronto (in a parallel universe). I also talk to everyone - all the time.
Favorite thing(s) about Toronto:
Anything I want to do, I can do here.
Least favorite thing(s) about Toronto:
You have 24 hours to spend with someone who's never been to Toronto before - what do you do?
Start by going to St. Lawrence Market for fresh croissants and coffee and then, walk along Front Street to see the Skydome and CN Tower. I'd then go down to the Harbourfront for lunch at Il Fornello to overlook Toronto Island. Then, I would take the subway to Yonge and Bloor and walk through the Annex and Mirvish Village, then down to Queen West and have dinner at Jules, a nice French restaurant, on Spadina. We'd walk home and hopefully, there would be something going on at Nathan Phillips Square or Dundas Square. Finally, we'd go to my rooftop garden to have a nice coffee or wine (depending on who it is).
One thing that your friends/family don't know about you:
I was at the Fetish Fair recently with a friend.
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