The 22 Worst Decisions You Can Make in Toronto
You live in Toronto -- the city of diversity, smart people, and 2am pho -- so your decision-making record is already pretty solid. But if you want to keep it truly unimpeached, you need to avoid doing these 22 things...
1. Going anywhere near Yonge-Dundas Square
Ever. For any reason.
2. Agreeing to meet anyone at Union Station
You’ll never find each other. And you might never find your way out.
3. Showing up at a food festival starving
Rookie move. You know you’re going to spend more time in lines than actually eating, right?
4. Trying to use the same jacket for fall and winter
You only make this mistake once.
5. Underestimating wind chill
Especially if you’re still walking around in that fall jacket.
6. Leaving the house without a hat or gloves in winter
Prepare for all feeling to leave your ears and fingers.
7. Letting friends convince you it’s a good idea to go to any of these bars
No good will ever come of it. There will be... regrets.
8. Agreeing to go to a party or bar in the West End when you live East
Or vice versa.
9. Thinking you can rent a better place for less money
You’ll end up paying more for less. Stay where you are.
10. Waiting until NYE to buy booze at the LCBO
There will be a line to get to the line to get in.
11. Not giving yourself extra time to get where you need to go on the TTC
Your bus will short turn. Or be late. Or both.
12. Driving Downtown during rush hour
Or driving Downtown at any time, really.
13. Not eating your way through every Toronto neighbourhood
There’s Greek, Indian, Italian, Chinese, Middle Eastern, Korean, Japanese... the list goes on. It would be a crime to miss out.
14. Taking transit to IKEA
That bookcase you want comes in six separate boxes. You aren’t going to fit it on the shuttle bus to get home.
15. Sitting in that one empty seat on the subway
It was empty for a reason. Next time, look first.
16. Assuming there will be no one else at that apartment viewing
Did it sound affordable, above ground, and decent? Expect a feeding frenzy.
17. Trying to get a seat on a patio on the first officially warm day
Good luck. Everyone in the city is trying to get on a patio. They’ve been hiding from the polar vortex since November.
18. Waiting until after midnight to go to a bar
Seriously, just call it a night. Last call is at 2am.
19. Taking transit to the airport
OK, we know it’s way cheaper than taking a taxi, but it also takes three times as long. And time is money!
20. Choosing Grand Electric as a first date spot
You’ll spend more time waiting to get a table than getting to know each other at that table.
21. Being anywhere near the Danforth during Taste of the Danforth
Or near College St during Taste of Little Italy. So. Many. People.
22. Thinking you’ll make good time to the cottage on the Friday before a long weekend
Prepare to spend a lot of time in your car. Not moving.
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