It was amazing living in Old Toronto within a few blocks of the shores of Lake Ontario. My best friend lived on the floor above me and my job was easy to access with just my trusty bicycle. Unfortunately, rent went up everywhere after the pandemic and I had to look for an apartment in a different neighborhood in Toronto that I could afford. It’s like this for many of the people in my old building who were like me and didn’t have six figure incomes. My next door neighbor worked at the shipping and receiving piers at the Port Lands, breaking his back everyday to earn barely enough money to survive. He told me that he was quitting his job and moving back to northern Ontario to be with his family of fishermen in Thunderbay. He said it’s not worth it for him to barely survive in Toronto, even if the weed is better down here. I looked at a number of different neighborhoods before finding a good apartment next to the Evergreen Brick Works in Rosedale. This is an extremely convenient location when you don’t have a car to get around the city, especially with cannabis dispensaries in every conceivable direction. Evergreen Brick Works is an eco-complex with a weekend farmers’ market, event center, and nature trails. It’s nice to take my cannabis vaporizer on walks through the trails on days when I need to relax my mind from the stressors of life. Even though Toronto has parks on nearly every city block, I feel particularly lucky to have walking access to a place like Evergreen Brick Works in Rosedale.