Off to Toronto!
TFFP is relocating to Toronto next month! Finally! Posting will be even lighter than usual (if that’s possible) until things settle down and, hopefully, I’m able to find a job.
I have to admit, I’m not terribly informed about actually living in Canada. I try to be on top of things before I move to another country, but for various insufficient reasons, I haven’t done a good job of it this time around. So, Toronto residents and other folks who know things, I’d appreciate some suggestions.
What local and national news sources should I check out? I prefer to use a feed reader for that sort of thing, but if any good ones come in hard copy at shops or TTC stations, that’s okay too. Obviously ‘good’ means ‘acceptably far left in analysis and scope.’
Grocery shopping and eating veg–I want to know from personal experience. We’ll be in North York until I’m working and we can afford to move south, but I’ll pretty much go anywhere along a transit line for a good vegan restaurant.
I’ve heard about community groups for new immigrants that help with various aspects of settlement. For anyone who’s tried them out, are they worth it? Are there other good resources for finding work, preferably in academic or non-profit settings?
Quiet parks? Little-known awesome spots? Shitholes to be avoided? Any other tips or information you’d like to share?
Thanks in advance and whatnot!