I was a fan of weed before I moved to Toronto with my childhood friend Jim.
We were sick of being in Nova Scotia and only having Halifax as a major city to explore amid the hills and endless stretches of rural alcoves.
At first we considered moving to Quebec and settling in Montreal, but that all changed upon our first trip to Toronto a few years ago. Another friend of ours named Richard had a plan to take his van from Halifax northward through Truro and into New Brunswick. Then we followed the Canadian highway system into Quebec before heading southwest until we reached Toronto. First we hit Quebec City, then Montreal, and then finally Toronto after being on the road for three days and making a handful of stops along the way to visit mutual friends. While we were all impressed by Montreal upon our initial arrival, it was Toronto that truly captivated us all at that age. I remember seeing the city skyline for the first time from Highway 401 as we made our way into the Toronto metropolitan area from Pickering. We stopped at the nearest weed store and were amazed at the treasures we found within. Now that we’re bonafide Toronto residents, I can enjoy exploring the city whenever I have the time. Recently I took the time to explore Kensington Market after I left a new weed store that had just opened in Baldwin Village. I bought clothing from a bohemian boutique store that my girlfriend immediately fell in love with upon walking inside for the first time.