Walk a block in downtown Toronto, look up from your phone, and you’ll inevitably cross paths with striking stylish humans who evoke a strong sense of curiosity and intrigue.
On a cold day in January, we wandered Parkdale, Nathan Phillips Square, and Toronto Eaton Centre to ask people to share with us their version of “hibernation.”
Aluad Anei (model): I’m hibernating at Grand Electric.
Niapsou Di (fashion designer): I’m hibernating in my loft in Montreal and working on my fall/winter collection.
Mark (at Public Butter): I’m staying close to home and hibernating in Parkdale.
Ishmael: I’m hibernating at home.
Gabby: I’m hibernating in Ubers.
Emily: I’m hibernating inside Tim Hortons!
Kathleen: Staying warm in my dorm room. (Editor’s note: Cute hat!)
Pamela: I live in Scarborough, so I’m staying warm there.
Christina and Matt: Our hibernation spot is Matt’s couch.
Amy: I’m staying warm at Black Cat Espresso.
Monique & Alana: We’re visiting from Brazil and we just arrived. (Editor’s note: We support your vacation habits thus far. Get your shop on, girls!)
Lea & Jesse: We’re hibernating inside School Bakery and Cafe.
Liz: 416 Snack Bar.
Kyle: Staying warm at Crews & Tangos.
Aminda Wood (jewelry designer): Rotating between libraries and my studio.