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in: iansmith

Jan 16, 2017 7:47 AM # 
Klepperton:
...to the Center of the Universe! ...I'm sure Boston sees itself in the same way.

Hammer gave me a heads up that you're now living here in Toronto.

I'd love to get out and show you some places to run and help you navigate your way around this great city...when our schedules coalesce. (I believe you're living in the neighbourhood)

With any large city, there are a tonne of wicked food and drink options and I'll be sure to guide you to at least the semi-cool ones. (I think that describes my level of hipness right now.).

Even for specifics, (a quality butcher, food and veg grocer, dry cleaner, bike shop, craft brewer, record shop, ins and outs of the TTC, pet store, iPhone repair, cheese haven, vegan bakery, cheap sausage mart, etc....etc.)...I'd love to help you out.

I'll reach out with my phone number through email soon!

...oh ya, this is all pending your allegiance to the Raps, Jays, Leafs and TFC. You can stay true to your Pats, nobody cares about the CFL here...(only if you live in Hamilton).
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Jan 16, 2017 1:47 PM # 
jjcote:
Boston is not the Center of the Universe. It's the Hub of the Universe. So no conflict there.
Jan 19, 2017 12:31 AM # 
iansmith:
Thanks, Mark! It will be great to meet you, and yep - I'm living in the neighbourhood (sic).
Jan 19, 2017 2:14 PM # 
Nev-Monster:
Where in TO did you settle in, eh?
Jan 19, 2017 5:03 PM # 
iansmith:
My apartment (where I move on Saturday) is in the Baby Point neighborhood, about 2 km from High Park and very near the Humber River recreational trails. It's a decent spot; my commute will either be via Subway or a 9-10 km bike ride. Should be a good daily workout, eh?
Jan 19, 2017 5:20 PM # 
Klepperton:
Funny thing about Baby Point:

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.thestar.com/amp/ne...

From the article:

'Baby Point: Look at a map and you might pronounce the name of this residential enclave in the west end just as it looks. But to those in the know it’s actually pronounced Bawby, Filey says. It was named for one of original settlers, James Baby, a member of a Quebec fur trading family and former politician.'

Ha! Don't be screwin' it up!

...but most Torontonian's will probably look at you funny for saying 'Bawby'. Your neighbours will be all over it though.
Jan 19, 2017 8:05 PM # 
emilyr:
Nice use of "eh" Ian.
Jan 20, 2017 2:06 AM # 
iansmith:
You are too kind, Emily. I had a double-double today like an *actual* Canadian. It felt good to take pride in the customs of the true North strong and free.
Jan 20, 2017 8:19 PM # 
rlindzon:
Ian ,if you want to run with maps, we have orienteering maps of High Park and Humber Valley, which I could ask someone to email to you. Tom Wolever, a long-time orienteer who is a prof at the U of T, lives near High Park.

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