Toronto Vegan Food & Drink Festival

This past summer (summer of 2017)  I took a little solo road trip to Toronto.  I live in Michigan so it was the perfect weekend trip. I used to live in Chicago and Boston and I'm in love with big cities.  It felt so good to be back in the hustle, bustle, energy and diversity of a big city.  I love Toronto's LGBTQ friendly and progressive vibe as well. 

I rented an Airbnb with an amazing rooftop view of the city.  They even had a hot tub....

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I then wandered the city and people-watched.  It's an introverts favorite thing to do, after all. As I was walking around, I found a bright neon sign that said "Rock and Roll Wrestling Show @ 8pm"  It was 7pm and a few blocks away.  I thought, "what the hell, this is something totally new, fuck it, let's go" so I went. I had just finished the series "Glow" on netflix and that sparked my interest in wrestling.  I had such a blast.  The crowd got so involved chanting things, singing, booing, cheering, it was so fun. 

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I will definitely be visiting Toronto again. This time, I'll take the train since I honestly hate driving and I'm always trying to get other people to drive me around.  It's always good to take a trip by yourself. You really get to see how well you do by yourself.  I'm pretty good at being a loner and entertaining myself so it was great!  Until next time, Toronto!

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The Vegan food and Drink Fest wasn't until Saturday, so I had a day to wander the city.  My first destination?  Doomies, of course.  They specialize in vegan diner type food.  Burgers, chicken and waffles, cheese sticks and the sort.  It was AMAZING.  

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Saturday arrived and I headed to the Vegan food and drink festival.  It was absolutely packed and I loved it!  All these people open to veganism.  I got to see one of my favorite YouTubers, Lauren Toyota of Hot for food. Check out her channel.  I ate some amazing vegan dumplings, curry and got to pet some of the sweetest dogs.  I realized how much I craved being around like-minded people.  In my every day life, I feel like I have to shut off part of my brain to function in a world that runs on so much animal cruelty.  It was nice to unthaw that part of myself and to be surrounded by people that "get it". 

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