VICE Guide to Toronto
Karaoke is over. Everyone has picked safe jams within their vocal range, they practice, they have their favorite places, select group of friends… no one strays on any front and the result is a rote social exercise.
Toronto is a big vintage city. It may even rival New York in the pounds of vintage clothing per capita. Apart from the 90s when the city produced metaphysically bad raver wear (Montreal didn’t escape that DON’Ts orgy either), Toronto has always had a...
Toronto has been growing at this pace for over 40 years. Until the 50s and 60s it was a tiny little nowhere town like Kingston. It had a garrison, a constabulary, a little stone-cut city hall, three horses… basically it was a trading outpost called...
We actually mean “Queen Street West Sucks Between Spadina and Peter Where We’ve Had Our Office and Store for the Past Decade” but that’s too big for a header and probably wouldn’t have caught your attention like this one has.
For all practical purposes Toronto is basically just Queen Street. It’s Toronto’s St. Laurent, except without the park or the mountain or Schwartz’s or all the frogs.
There are a lot of Italians in Toronto. OK, they are in Woodbridge now but that’s because they are peasants at heart and love land (and fear urbanity and miscegenation).
Toronto has some really distinct neighborhoods. For the next six months at least. After that the game is up. All bets are off.
Toronto is a great city to go irony partying. Look at this chief. He’s smiling because he’s not going to get beat up looking like this, he’s going to get laid.