dufferin grove,

It snowed so much that day, walking was damn near impossible.  It was enough to make you say “Fuck it, I’m going to ski”.  And many people did. In fact, a woman skiied by me moments after I snapped this shot of Dufferin Grove.  

Snow like this fills me with peace.  I don’t hate it, I embrace it.  Most of my quietest moments inside and out were made possible by several feet of snow and the muffled reality that comes with it.  

I felt good on this day.

The Common - College Street
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The Common is a great neighbourhood café/bar. By day, it’s busy with people reading and working away on their MacBooks and by night, it hosts neighbours with glasses of wine – thanks to its amazing hours (open until midnight!).

They have a standard selection of coffee and espresso drinks. For your milk choices, they please different types of crowds by offering almond, soy and organic milk.

If you are in the area in the evening and cannot find a café to wrap up your dinner, The Common will be perfect for you.

Go read alone if you need to get away from the noisy world or take a date if you want a quieter chat session.

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Artist Spotlight: Q & A with Christian Stearry (Canada)

Toronto based artist Christian Stearry manages to create some sweet acrylic portraits of skateboarders, miscreants, and various locals, while he’s lurking at the Dufferin Grove Skate Park and not working as a part time Chef at a small French bistro.  We’ve been fans of his latest works and got a chance to ask a few questions about art and art making. 

Portrait by Dimitri Karakostas

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