Boots & Pine


Anabela Piersol in Dufferin Grove

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Toronto, in a neighbourhood that would be considered The Junction now, I think (we didn’t call it that at the time).

What do you do for a living?

I am a typesetter of academic books and I have a little accessories line on the side.

How did you get started?

I fell in to my job while I was an undergrad at the University of Toronto. Somehow I have never left!

What’s your favourite thing about your neighbourhood?

I love that I can walk to most of the places that I like best, or take a quick bike ride there. It also has a pretty chill vibe and is fairly diverse ethnically, economically, etc., and between the chocolate factory and the fire pits in the park, it always smells pretty good.

What’s the last treasure you found?

Well there is a little kitten called Binoo that we’ve found hanging around in our yard, and he’s the best!

If you were going to eat your last meal in Toronto, where and what would you eat?

I would probably get some mediocre all you can eat sushi at any number of mediocre all you can eat sushi places, because I love that stuff.

If you could have a sleepover with anyone who has ever existed, who would it be?

 I bet it would have been fun to have a sleepover at Petit Trianon with Marie Antoinette. Good snacks for sure, lots of dressup.

If your life was a TV show, what would be the theme song?

I’m currently crazy obsessed with this Neil Halstead song, “Hey Daydreamer,” & I think it would be perfect.

What does Toronto need that it doesn’t have now?

WAAAAAY better food delivery options!

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