a bit about Lauren
What do you do and why do you do it?
I sell beer. 'Nuff said?
Were you born and raised in Toronto? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Toronto?
Rihanna said it best - work, work, work, work.
What’s your current hood in Toronto and what’s the best/worst thing about it?
I just learned walkability is a real word, and its a damn good one! I live a block from King West which epitomizes walkability. There are restaurants/bars/coffee shops/gyms all within a 5 minute radius.
What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?
Someone once saw me fangirling it when I met Steve Aoki, and told me I was a DJ rat. I guess that means I am into EDM?
Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?
N/A. My tomboy reputation is at risk if I share the very 'mature' shows I watch.
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
Yonge & Dundas Square, the mecca of too many tourists & even more chain restaurants.
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
Kayak to the Island. To say there is an actual island in a big city like Toronto, is amazing enough on its own.
Where do you go in Toronto for a casual night out?
Bring me to any local watering hole, throw on a hockey game, and I am happy. If I want higher energy, you have a 98% chance of finding me at Get Well.
What are the Toronto spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
Kensington Market. It's a multicultural hub where good tacos meet good bars.
Tomorrow’s your last day in Toronto. How do you spend it?
A food crawl, naturally. I would be binge eating cheese (Cheese Boutique), brunch (Auntie's & Uncle's) & anything with burrata on it (Buca).
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
I am blessed to do a lot of travel, and will still say New York hands down. You can do whatever you want, at any cost, at any time.