The weekend before last we were out at the Roncesvalles Street fest selling t-shirts and promoting the new website we’re working on called 5 Blocks Out. It was a great couple of days. We met a lot of lovely people and sold a bunch of t-shirts.
We have now launched our 5 Blocks Out Blog. It will have some content similar to Mukodu and other content chronicling the development of the site. If you have enjoyed reading this blog you will likely enjoy our project 5BlocksOut.com and following the blog. Currently 5BlocksOut.com is in the early stages of development – but already a great deal of fun. So whether you are interested in hearing about early stage start-ups, adventures in the City or how to get the most out of the site, the blog should have something for you.
Send me a line if you would like to learn more. Or check out the new blog as it gains momentum.
Have a great week!
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There’s a great new flower store in Parkdale. Corriander Girl opened on Queen Street West near Sorauren. It is a charming little shop with beautiful arrangements of fresh and dried flowers for reasonable prices. The shop is absolutely adorable.
Well it’s that time again: time to eat pierogies and dance the polka down Roncevalles Ave. Osh and I will be at the Polish Festival again, and this time not solely to see the sights and wolf down delicious food. We’ll have a booth of our own where we’ll be introducing and promoting 5 Blocks Out, our neighbourhood website that we are finally ready to share with a few friendly people.
5 Blocks Out is invite-only since it is still in the early stages. We have a limited number of invitations to give out to some local people who are willing to give it a test drive, suggest how we can improve, and share thoughts on how it should evolve.
People that enjoy this blog will surely enjoy 5 Blocks Out as it allows you to tap into many people’s local knowledge and musings, instead of just… well… my musings. If you are one of those friendly people that is interested in a neighbourhood-focused website then send me a line or, even better, come out and say hello to us on Saturday or Sunday at the festival.
A group of our top local barristas have congregated at yet another new coffee bar. The Sam James Coffee Bar focuses on espresso in the true sense of an espresso bar: standing room only, except for a few stools. The drinks are, as expected, fantastic. The snacks, also yummy, are made by a local chef. If you’re a coffee connoisseur you’ll have to check this one out on Harbord just west of Bathurst.