My friends and I all attended Parkdale Junior and Senior Public School on Seaforth ave in Toronto.
- It was wonderful being so close to the shore of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands, a gorgeous set of islands just south of the city within the lake.
My parents used to take me to the Toronto Islands during my childhood on the small ferry that transports people to the area. If you’re simply wishing to get access to the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, there’s now a walking tunnel under the Western Channel that takes you directly into the island-based airport. My family always uses the Bill Bishop airport for it’s ease and convenience. On top of that, living in Parkdale meant that we were just a single block away from the huge High Park. High Park consists of over 400 acres of trees, roads, trails, grass, creeks, and a small pond. Although there are people walking and driving through the park at nearly all hours of the day, this is where I used to smoke weed with my friends if we were hiding along the Gardiner Expressway. It was a lot of fun getting high in High Park knowing the obvious pun, but it genuinely gave me a lot of great memories from my younger years. I still live in Toronto but I’m now on the opposite side of the city in Scarborough. Despite this, there are numerous outdoor parks in the area for stealth weed smoking and vaping if you’re not obvious about what you’re doing. The RCMP has better things to do than stop someone smoking a cannabis vape pen in a city park, but that doesn’t make it legal either.