toronto day 2: vintage shopping and report from inside a brewery.

toronto / friday.

day two in toronto! woke up to this misty view and started my day by just walking.

toronto / friday.

partly to shelter from the rain and partly to get some breakfast sweets, i stopped here at dark horse.

toronto / friday.

and got a cappuccino and a cookie.

toronto / friday.

and then i just strolled. in and out of stores, up towards chinatown, past the art gallery of ontario that i was thinking about visiting, but then skipped because it was soooo crowded.

toronto / friday.

and went down to kensington market instead, where it’s packed with cute little vintage stores.

toronto / friday.

*the antithesis of my picture of north american metropolitan*

toronto / friday.

this place though!!! a store filled with cocktail, mixology, and drink supplies. even though i’m not crafty like that, everything in there was like PORN. go here if you’re in the hood!

toronto / friday.

and spent the rest of the afternoon bouncing from one side of the street to the other, in and out of all the cute little vintage stores on kensington ave.

toronto / friday.

when it started ticking towards lunchtime, i walked back towards entertainment district, and along the walls filled with graffiti and street art close to queen street west, which is a great shopping street.

toronto / friday.

so i took a stroll along this cute little part of the street before it was time to eat.

toronto / friday.

i went for this selection of 10000 new fish. scary!! also first-ever time for me to eat eel. and maybe last ehe. :/

toronto / friday.

after my super late lunch, i thought i’d check out toronto’s own brewery, steam whistle!

toronto / friday.

i went for a tour, and it was super interesting! i learned for example that steam whistle doesn’t use preservatives, which makes the beer’s shelf life shorter (and is also why they don’t export), but also is much better for your body and makes you less hungover!

toronto / friday.

and that the brewery was started by three guys who were fired from another brewery. they thought of naming it “three fired guys” before they decided on steam whistle; and there are three embossed characters under the “5% alcohol” at the bottom of the bottle (can you see?). it says “3FG” as a little easter egg and a nod to their first name idea, “three fired guys”. CUTE!

toronto / friday.

and!! ended my day with canada’s national dish—poutine! it was my first time (but not last heh) eating this weird dish with fries, cheese cubes, and gravy (i mean?!). so strange but good. and a great end to my toronto friday. <3

 

mao

toronto dag två! kilade runt i affärer hela första halvan av dagen, mest vintage i kensington market! efter sushilunch drog jag ner till bryggeriet steam whistle och tog en guidad tur. ändå intressant! och avslutade dagen spektakulärt med kanadas nationalrätt poutine. mömzz

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