Boots & Pine


Laura Anderson in Dundas and Ossington

Where did you grow up?

Here in Toronto. My parents live in the east end, so I grew up in the Beaches.

What do you do for a living?

I’m still in school doing my masters in journalism at Ryerson. So, for now, I’m freelancing and occasionally working in radio at the CBC.

How did you get started?

Well, back in high school, my friends and I started a newspaper – we had no budget and I think we printed the whole thing on the school photocopier in the secretary’s office. But, I’ve been doing journalism in some form ever since.

What’s your favourite thing about your neighbourhood?

The coffee at I deal.

What’s the last treasure you found?

An old printer’s tray.

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

Fish tacos and bourbon drinks at Grand Electric.

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

I think I have to be a radio nerd and say Ira Glass.

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

I’m not going to offer an explanation for this one.

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

Since I’m writing this after my morning commute, I’m going to say decent transit!

© 2012 Arden Wray