Boots & Pine


Trish Padlan in Parkdale



Where did you grow up?

Mostly Oakville. I’m still growing up though!

What brought you to Toronto?

Raves, university, and an aversion to suburban life.

What do you do for a living?

I’m a lady of many side hustles but my main thing is co-owning a little shop called Nowhereland.

How did you get started?

I took a risk and stopped being afraid of the unknown.

What’s your favourite thing about your neighbourhood?

I like Parkdale because it’s…colourful. I don’t even own a TV but my street-facing window serves as sufficient entertainment sometimes.

What’s the last treasure you found?

My dog, Timmy, and a few good people!

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

I don’t particularly care what I’d eat but I’d want to be on a pretty lantern-lit roof with everyone I care about and (obviously) an eclectic variety of vodka.

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

My bestfriend who ran away to Nantes! Or Hunter S. Thompson just to say I did it.

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

Well, anyone that knows me knows that I’m an extreme multitasker so maybe…Future – Same Damn Time.

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

Endless summer! Also less condos and more conversions of industrial spaces.

Visit Nowhereland at the Burroughes Building (639 Queen St W at Bathurst)

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