Find A Café #shoplocal #mixeduse #smallbiz

While my fiancee was at a bridal store for a wedding party she’s in I was able to do something I really enjoy in Toronto: walk along a street and find a cafe I’ve never been to.

That’s the exciting party of a vibrant, mixed use street. You never know where you’ll end up.

Bookshelf at Enigma on Bloor Street West.


The Bloor-Dundas hub has a lot of potential in my mind because of the excellent transit service:

  • Two streetcar routes and several bus routes;
  • GO Transit train service and a 7 minute UP Express ride from Union Station;
  • West Toronto Rail Path; and
  • It’s almost connected with the new Bloor Street bike lanes.

Location of Enigma.

The other fun part of finding a new, local, small cafe is that you know you’re supporting hard-working small business leaders, just like my friends at T By Daniel in Brampton and on Main Street. It’s also accessible by good transit service and worth checking out.

LRT *SURFACE* Construction in Toronto Has Started!

I enjoyed seeing this YouTube video posted today by the Eglinton Crosstown LRT team. It shows the construction work on the surface portion of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. The LRT will open in 2021 and yes, I’ll be there opening day. More details on the project here.