Morning in Yorkville For Under $20

Sorry Coffee co. 102 Bloor St W

This is just a cute coffee shop, even with the window order. I’m a sucker for their cappuccinos – regular, oat milk, coconut milk, all of it. It’s cute, it’s a vibe – the name – cups – neighbourhood. It’s a cue settle start to the morning,
The Yorkville Rock 131 Cumberland St.

This is a rock. Simply that. A rock with a beautiful view of the surrounding luxurious Yorkville buildings & shops, perfect to do your morning rituals! Whether that’s sitting with yourself, reading, journaling, sitting with loved ones, coffee and music, doing some work, or even yoga! (Yup! Have done yoga on the rock in the mornings – not with a class. 10/10 recommend)
I recommend spending an hour one morning just on the rock.
Great way to spark reconnecting!
ZAZA Espresso Bar 55 Avenue Rd. & 162 Cumberland St.
ZAZA Espresso Bar in Yorkville has absolutely scrumptious treats & sandwiches. Yorkville has 2 ZAZA’s; the first is on Cumberland, and the other in Yorkville Village by the Avenue road entrance.
The Cumberland ZAZA has ADORABLE outdoor seating, but doesn’t have the breakfast sandwiches.
So personally, I start my mornings with the ZAZA in the village, but DON’T STALL! Their breakfast sandwiches disappear within the hour of opening.
Taglialatella Galleries 99 Yorkville Ave.
This modern contemporary art gallery has paintings from some of the top artists worldwide. Including; Andy Warhol, Banks, and Mr. Brainwash. Gallery entrance is free, and it would take minimum 5 minutes to get around the place.
Great way to spark creativity for the day!
Liss Gallery 112 Cumberland Street.
This gallery always has something nostalgic with their art collections. Carrying art collections from rock n roll stars such as Mick Fleetwood & Bernie Taupin, as well as being the only gallery in Toronto to host The Secret Works Of Suess and loads more!

Great way to spark spirit!
Pax's Stories

Casper the Fuckboy Ghost

This summer during the pandemic, I decided to break up with my boyfriend of a few years so I could figure out what I wanted to do with my life, and to really experience the Toronto dating scene for the first time in my life.

So, as most of us do, after breaking up with my ex, I downloaded all usual dating apps – Hinge, JSwipe, Tinder, and Bumble – and decided to go for it. Few days in, I meet this super cute guy, we have a few mutual friends, so when he asks me for my number I give it to him. He spends a whole week texting me day and night. He asks me mid-week to come over that Friday night after he finishes a birthday dinner nearby for his best friend, to meet him at his apartment near Jarvis & Carlton at 11:00pm. That he was just so excited.

I decide to go downtown early so I could grab a drink at the bar next door, to hype myself up for my first ever booty-call with a margarita and a shot of tequila. I’m a little tipsy by the time I realize it’s 11:00pm and I haven’t heard from him; so I text him and wait. It’s now 11:30pm, and I’m standing at JARVIS & CARLTON, alone, at night. His phones dead and my messages aren’t going through so I by 12:00am I leave, go over to Iris’s house, and get baked with her, laughing and ranting about getting stood up until passing out.

The next morning I wake up, and still no word from him. 2:00pm comes, his phones still dead. It’s 5:00pm and I still haven’t heard from him, so I send him another message, just saying that he should text me back so I don’t worry that something happened to him… that was 4 months ago.

And I never heard from Casper the Fuckboy Ghost again..