New Thing #121: Town Hall Square



There’s a neat little urban park called Town Hall Square a couple of streets back from the office that I work at. 

Armed with a Hawaiian Slice, rootbeer and my buddy Stuart, I ventured into to the rather well grown greenery. Peppered with benches and raised concrete beds, the park has plenty of seating. The oversized pots make for an almost Alice in Wonderland feel to the whole place.

I’m pretty sure that the park is one of those green areas demanded of the condos that surround it by the city. It’s also nice that it sits atop the location of the original Yorkville Town Hall and includes a couple of plaques to commemorate the spot.

It’s nice to enjoy another little oasis on another fine, sunny, summer afternoon.


New Thing #31: ZaZa Espresso Bar



ZaZa is a little espresso joint in the heart of Yorkville (emphasis on little). I didn’t even know it was there until my partner at work mentioned it.

I dropped in after work tonight for a well needed pick me up and ordered a double espresso, short. Soon I was sitting atop a stool enjoying a rich, strong crema topped shot. As an added bonus I didn’t even have to ask for a glass of water with my coffee.

And so begins my journey of trying all the independent espresso shops in Toronto before this whole crazy experiment is done.

In retrospect though, I should have waited until it was a little warmer to try this one. The window seat offers a great people watching view.


New Thing #30: Raw Food Restaurant



I’ve been raw-food-curious for a while. There’s something about vegetables mimicking other food stuffs that’s creative and fun to me. But it also seems a little silly to spend the money on what amounts to a well thought out salad.

With that in mind, I ventured into Rawlicious Yorkville tonight for dinner.

I’m happy to say that my raw Pad Thai tonight was both well portioned and flavourful, two things I didn’t think it would be going in. Plus, it had the added bonus of being good for me. The noodles were made of thinly sliced zucchini and kelp and topped with a variety of vegetables, nuts and sauce.

I ordered a tasty orange, apple and pineapple juice to accompany it and followed it up with a dehydrated macaroon.

All in all, pretty damned tasty.


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