King Kong (No New Friends)

NYE at a place called King Kong. Think industrial space turned hipster hangout. Eric Lau and Tall Black Guy were spinning along with local DJs Just Themba, Symatics and others. Everything was going well. I felt good. Some soulful hip hop I didn’t recognize was playing, but I was dancing anyway. My friend, Thando, hadContinue reading “King Kong (No New Friends)”

Maboneng (Ossington)

For a second my mind wandered, and I thought I was on Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway, down by the old industrial buildings close to the lake. But the lake was missing. Maboneng: place of light. Hipsters’ paradise. Even us social justice folks have to admit when a place looks cool. Feels cool. Oozes cool. We don’tContinue reading “Maboneng (Ossington)”