Toronto, Canada
Lindsay, 40
Digital Strategy Director
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a bit about Lindsay

What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a Director Digital Strategy- The&Partnership. I love to solve problems!

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?

I worked on a farm in Australia. It was awful. The hours, the heat, the poisonous snakes!

Were you born and raised in Toronto? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Toronto?

I was born in Muskoka a few hours north of Toronto. It's beautiful and peaceful. I came to Toronto 20 years ago with my family and fell in love with the city. I never left!

What’s your current hood in Toronto and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

King West - FOOD! So many amazing restaurants, it's close to the lake, parks and shops. I hate how busy it gets on the weekends with tourists!

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

I listen to almost everything: R&B, hip-hop, surfer rock, shoegaze, soul, dream pop. I'm not really into anything too loud or intense, there needs to be a melody.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

The Smiths.

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?

The Wire. Hard stop.

Name some spots in Toronto that are good for a Tinder date.

No idea - I don't use Tinder!

Which public figure would you want to see “roasted”? (every public figure is fair game).

That's not really my thing.

Who’s your hero and where in Toronto would you take them out for a serious hang?

I don't know about a serious hang but I'd take Sia around for a fun hang. Trinity Bellwoods dog park to play with all the pooches, lunch in Kensington market and maybe find a dance party to hit up!

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Queen West, Ossington, Kensington Market

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

The Yorkdale Mall

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

There are so many things I love to do in Toronto but I love going to the Beaches and I never seem to get there :'(

Where do you go in Toronto for a casual night out?

Hawker Bar, The Done Right Inn, Home Of The Brave

Where would you go in Toronto to celebrate some freaking good news?

The Thompson Hotel roof top bar

What’s your choice of transportation in Toronto and why?

Two feet and a heartbeat, baby! It's too dangerous to bike where I live and the transit is the worst!

What are the Toronto spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Waterfront, Queen West, King West, Bellwoods, Ossington, Kensington Market

What are the Toronto spots tourists should run from screaming?

Yonge and Dundas Square

Tomorrow’s your last day in Toronto. How do you spend it?

Eating: Swan, Lisa Marie, Libretto, Nana, Milagro

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

New York. Why NOT?