(Hipsterski… with Daniel C from Toronto)
It took me a fair bit of time to get into Toronto. It’s all so jumbled up, so hard to orientate yourself psychologically with. I was staying in the Church & Wellesley gay village area, which I didn’t really love – perhaps it wasn’t ‘hipsterski’ enough for me. Then I was shooting off in the far edges of the city, almost in the suburbs, such as in York and Scarborough. So it wasn’t until the fourth day when I met Daniel C that I started to like Toronto. It happened when I went to the corner of King Street and Parliament where I was meant to meet him. I was early so I found this sweet coffee place called Tandem with Japanese flavour (and an amazing matcha cookie) to spend some time in. This could have been my local haunt; this neighbourhood (and I don’t know what it’s called) is where I’d want to live if I had Toronto in my future.
See more of Daniel C and read his story in Elska Magazine issue (08) Toronto (Canada): https://elska-magazine.myshopify.com/collections/elska-magazine-print